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Keynote @ GSMA Mobile Asia Congress

Pushkar Sane Thursday, 20th November, 2008 Tags: , , , , Marketing, Technology, Thoughts No comments

This morning I did a keynote at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau. It was held at the Venetian and I was amused by the fact that in order to get to the conference area I had to go through the Gambling Floor. And at 7.15 am I could see some hardcore gamblers still trying their luck.

The keynote went off well and I had the good fortune of sharing the platform with some really great thinkers & industry leaders like Jonathan Dharmapalan (Ernst & Young), Nepolean Nazareno (SMART Philippines), and Michael Prebenda (Rosetta Marketing).

Here is the coverage in Marketing Magazine:

http://www.marketing-interactive.com/news/9683

Economic Slowdown & Home Entertainment

Pushkar Sane Friday, 10th October, 2008 Tags: , , , , Life, Thoughts No comments

Today a client asked our POV on economic slowdown & its impact on Home Entertainment industry. As we started discussing (on our feet actually) several questions came to my mind.

  • Would people cut down on their out of home entertainment expenditure & limit themselves to Home Entertainment?
  • If people spend more time at home would the Home Entertainment Industry grow?
  • Would tighter pockets lead to increase in Piracy of Content or need for ‘Free or Cheap Content’
  • What kind of content would appeal to people? Would they depend on content to take their minds away from the economic worries?

Several questions but no real answers at this point in time but very shortly we would have a point of view ready.

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