Face the ‘Moments of Truth’ with Mindshare-Brand Equity Compass 2012

20 Mar,2012

By A Correspondent


Media services agency Mindshare in partnership with Brand Equity is organizing Compass 2012, a day-long marketing summit at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai on March 27, 2012. This year, the Conclave theme ‘Moments Of Truth’ dwells on the truth every brand must face and conquer to propel its growth. Every session will discuss new ideas that will redefine the marketing trends of the future.


Mindshare India has been organizing this annual marketing event with leading business daily, Economic Times, from the past four years. Each year, the summit is attended and addressed by leading constituents from the marketing and advertising fraternity who provideinsights and the latest trendsinmarketing, media and consumer behavior, setting new directionsinbrand-building. This year Shantanu Khosla, Director and CEO, Procter & Gamble India and Marco Rimini, Leader, Business Planning, Mindshare Worldwide will address the audience. In 5 years, this summit has grown to become a coveted arsenal of marketing mantras.


Sandeep Pandey, Principal Partner, Consulting, Intelligence & Aanlytics, Mindshare said, “Mindshare and Brand Equity have partnered for the last four years to bring the best of thought leadership to the business community through the BE Compass. It has proved to be the ideal platform for leadership discourses on the most relevant marketing issues that CMOs and CEOs face today. We work very closely with the leadership of some of the top companies in each industry to identify the themes, speakers and audience for this prestigious event. The outcome is a heady brew of game-changing strategies, approaches and stories that leaders can take back to their board rooms.”

He added, “This year’s themes revolve around the truths and challenges that the C-Suite faces around consumer growth, leadership, communication, and market penetration, including rural markets, to run their businesses effectively. As in the last years, we are sure of overwhelming response to these themes this year too.”

Over the years, The Mindshare-Brand Equity Compass has focused on a topical agenda, with the objective of addressing the key business challenges and discovering marketing strategies that align with business goals. This year, the conference theme ‘Moments of Truth’ will talk about why it is so crucial to b2b marketers’ ability to help drive the business.

While the emphasis remains on addressing challenges confronted by the marketing and business community, the day long summit is aimed at creating a platform wherein industry leaders can discuss strategies that can be adopted to propel growth to the next level. The Summit is divided into various interactive sessions which will focus on topics ranging from CEO’s Truth, Consumer Truth, Communication Truth, Retail Truth and Rural Truth.

The summit will address the challenges faced by CEOs as they rally around new set of business truths, be it allocating resources or best way to nurture people and brands in 2012. Finding the true consumer insight is undeniably the most important task faced by every marketer today. The session on Consumer Truth will analyze consumer’s relationship with brands, advertising and the role of innovation. With social networking sites gaining momentum Communication Truth is evolving every day, this session will focus on lessons for the future.

Retail has moved from being viewed as a traditional sales function to being an important component of the marketing mix. The session on Retail Truth will witness marketers discussing diverse subjects such as different formats that work in a challenged economy, how to create price premium in retail and role of advertising amongst others. With more than 70 percent of the total households in India residing in the rural areas, understanding the Rural Truth is very crucial to derive and reap maximum benefits for the marketers.


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