Virtual World Is The Real Market

Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Chairman, Suresh Narayanan & Indrani Kar at CII Summit

Virtual World Is The Real Market

Business Landscape Going Digital

CII marketing leadership summit focuses on Marketing Agility in the Age of Uncertainty

MUMBAI, Dec 20 (The CONNECT) - There are 250 million recipe searches and almost 10 million subscribers to food channels. There are almost 7000 food groups with 100 million members on social media. The business landscape is completely changing.

Presenting this data, Suresh Narayanan, Chairman CII National Committee on Food Processing Industries said that during the pandemic, people connected digitally across the system. “This is a new place to be in,” Narayanan, who is also the CMD of Nestle India, said addressing the 6th CII Marketing Leadership Summit 2022 titled – ‘Marketing Agility in the Age of Uncertainty’

To activate marketing agility, he explained, organisations need to sense and read consumer minds, understand trends, analyse data and macro environment with a need to inject ethics and values as a part of the brand strategy as the world is getting digital.

Marketing agility is helping companies by allowing them to rapidly respond to changes in customer demand and market conditions which has allowed it to tap new market segments.

“Companies that have adopted agile marketing have seen numerous benefits, including increased customer satisfaction and faster time-to-market. Additionally, agile marketing has helped companies save costs and reduce customer churn,” he added.

Agile marketing also promotes cross-team learning, allowing teams to share best practices and insights from each other.

Rajesh Ramakrishnan Chairman, CII National Committee on Marketing Leadership and Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India stated that organizations that can successfully employ VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) marketing agility will be better equipped to anticipate and respond to changing customer preferences and market conditions, allowing them to stay ahead of the competition. Currently organizations can also adopt VUCADD (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity, Disruption and Diversity).

“This involves anticipating and understanding changes that could impact the organization, as well as having the necessary capabilities and resources to quickly react to those changes,” he said.

He pointed out the leader’s ability to be able to take a high-level approach, looking at what is happening over the long-term and setting goals accordingly, while also being able to zoom in and take a more detailed approach, focusing on short-term initiatives and acting as quickly as possible.

Indrani Kar Principal Advisor, Confederation of Indian Industry and Head, CII Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership stated that since the summit’s inception in the year 2017, more than 2000 business leaders and more than 100 eminent speakers and thought leaders who have participated in it.

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