Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha

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Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha is a thought leadership podcast by Leo Burnett India. The host, Dheeraj Sinha, CEO Leo Burnett, South Asia, and Chairman BBH India, gets candid in conversations with distinguished guests from different walks of life. Captains of the industry come on board to decode leadership, businesses, and brands through their personal experiences, insights, and journey of building and scaling businesses in India and across global markets.

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Building Brands In The New-Age Marketing Era ft. Narayan Sundararaman
06-07-2022
Building Brands In The New-Age Marketing Era ft. Narayan Sundararaman
Has the playbook for marketing changed from what it was two decades ago? In the age of social media and influencer marketing, should marketing let go of some of the guardrails? What’s the future of EVs in India? Would we see a complete shift of the ecosystem to electric in a few years? Or is it that, like every other change will this too will be an ‘and’ rather than an ‘or’?   In Episode 5 of podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ Narayan Sundararaman, Head of Marketing at Bajaj Auto Ltd. addresses the science of marketing, consumer behaviour and the future of automobile industry.    Narayan Sundararaman is a seasoned marketing professional and business leader with over two decades of experience in sectors ranging from FMCG to media to electronic vehicles. Narayan has helmed marketing at Cadbury’s now Mondelez, Star Plus and now Bajaj. Narayan’s experience spans across developed as well as developing markets and multiple geographies and cultures, particularly in India, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand and Japan. Since the beginning of his career at ITC Ltd as Assistant Branch Manager in 1995, Narayan has reached great heights.   Find Narayan Sundararaman on Social Media:  LinkedIn | Twitter Find Dheeraj Sinha on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Check out our website: ( Speakeasy on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Find Leo Burnett on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
Gaming, Content and Entrepreneurship in the New Age Ft. Anirudh Pandita
22-06-2022
Gaming, Content and Entrepreneurship in the New Age Ft. Anirudh Pandita
With internet being democratised, entertainment is no more a luxury. Gaming and content are the new ways of digital consumption. But is this a pattern across India? Or is it restricted to metro cities? Can gaming indeed be a full-time profession in India? Also, how are gaming platforms approaching Metaverse?     In Episode 03 of Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 03, we have Anirudh Pandita - Founder of Loco, in the hot seat, who answers to some of the crucial questions around gaming as the next business segment in tier 2 and tier 3 cities alongside brand building in the new age. Loco is India’s leading game streaming platform which has grown rapidly over the past 12 months, with monthly active viewers scaling by 6x, monthly active streamers scaling by 10x, and live watch hours scaling by 48x since June 2020. Anirudh is also a founder and board member of Pocket Aces.    Prior to embarking on his entrepreneur journey, Anirudh worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Istithmar World Capital in New York, London, and Dubai. He was recently featured on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list 2021, the second time he has appeared on the list.   Find Anirudh Pandita on Social Media:  Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Find Dheeraj Sinha on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Check out our website: ( Speakeasy on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Find Leo Burnett on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
Stories in Your Language Ft. Ranjeet Pratap Singh
30-12-2021
Stories in Your Language Ft. Ranjeet Pratap Singh
About a decade ago, English was the language of access, if one didn’t know the language, in most cases you’d end up with limited opportunities. But today we are experiencing a whole new India with the country opening up for the wider masses thanks to the internet revolution. With new platforms emerging in the content space everyday will vernacular content be the key to reach the next billion internet users in India? In the age of binge-watching and short format content, is the current generation a video-only or a video-first generation? When it comes to monetization, how much should one focus on value creation via-a-vis value capture? And finally, what are some of the challenges a founder faces in their journey to success; and what mindset can one adopt to overcome failures in this journey?In episode 10 of Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha, we talk about Stories in Your Language with Ranjeet Pratap Singh, co-founder & CEO at Pratilipi, the largest Indian language storytelling platform with over 5 million stories published in 12 languages and over 25+ million active readers. Before Pratilipi, Ranjeet was associated with Vodafone where he looked after Marketing, Retail, and Channel Sales. He has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 & Entrepreneur India 35 under 35.Find Ranjeet on LinkedIn( out Pratilipi at Dheeraj Sinha on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Check out our website: ( Speakeasy on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Find Leo Burnett on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn