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Priscilla Thomas

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A content writer who has worked for Infosys Technologies and other technology startups in India and abroad.

Moulishree Srivastava

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A freelance journalist with over 7 years of experience, she writes research-based analytical stories on technology and business.

Avanish Tiwary

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Avanish is a Bangalore-based journalist who writes on business with a specific focus on technology companies.

Priyanka Bhatacharya

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Priyanka has covered every aspect of the IT industry as a tech journalist since its early days. She is now an independent writer, working on subjects like digital marketing, enterprise technology and high-performance computing, among others. 

S.Sahu

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A freelance content writer, S. Sahu was the former editor of TCS's house magazine at Tata Consultancy Services. He developed tech marketing collateral for the company and helped compile and edit books and journal articles on TCS's technology innovations. He also ghostwrites print and online publications. 

Prajwala Hegde

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Prajwala is a Bangalore-based freelance journalist who writes on social issues, stories of human interest, and art and culture, among others. 

Rajesh Nanarpuzha

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Rajesh Nanarpuzha is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at IIM Udaipur. Previously, he has worked as a brand manager in Dabur, and as a business consultant in the retail and consumer goods domains at Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services. Rajesh has an MBA from IIM Indore and a doctorate in marketing from IIM Ahmedabad.

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Priyokumar Singh Naorem

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He is a passionate UI & UX designer who thrives on creating engaging creative solutions.

Artists

Dyuti Mittal

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A freelance illustrator, artist, graphic novelist and designer. She has designed and illustrated several book covers. Her personal illustrations so far have attempted to seize the fleeting absurdity and mood of places, things and people she encounters in a childlike, intuitive and expressive manner with closure, beauty and innocence – the things that she desires.

Sumakshi Singh

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She is an artist and an educator who has taught and lectured at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxford University, the Victoria and Albert Museum among other institutions. Her installations, paintings, thread work and sculptures have been exhibited in Saatchi Gallery - London, C24 Gallery - New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art – Lyon, among other notable galleries and museums from around the world.

Parul Gupta

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A commerce graduate from Delhi University, Parul pursued a masters in fine arts from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. As an artist, she is interested in line as a subject which has led her to follow architectural lines in built environments. She says she is also interested in how we perceive the environment that we inhabit and what happens when a subtle shift is made in things which we have been used to seeing in a certain way. We present six of her artworks here.

Shweta Malhotra

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Shweta Malhotra is a graphic artist and designer from Mumbai, based in New Delhi.
After working with ad agencies and design studios for close to 8 years, she branched out on her own and currently works independently.s Her overall design aesthetic is minimal, bold and graphic, a response to the maximalist visual language prevalent in India.

Rithika Merchant

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Rithika Merchant (b.1986) received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design, New York in 2008. She has exhibited extensively since her graduation. Recent exhibitions include a duo show “Reliquaries: The Remembered Self” at TARQ, Mumbai; “Language of the Birds: Occult and Art” at 80WSE Gallery, New York; and group shows at Summerhall, Edinburgh and Artry Gallery, Kochi. Her work has been included in multiple group shows at Stephen Romano Gallery and The Morbid Anatomy Museum, New York. Born in Mumbai, she now divides her time between Mumbai and Barcelona.

Aniruddh Mehta

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Aniruddh Mehta is an artist based out of Mumbai, India. Trained in graphic design from the London College of Communications, Aniruddh is a self-taught illustrator and currently works as an independent freelance designer. He believes in finding the right balance between art and graphic design. He has worked closely in collaboration with Bhavishyavani Future Soundz, Qilla Records, Taxi Fabric, Adidas, Dell and United Colours of Benetton. He also goes by the moniker, ‘thebigfatminimalist’ and his style ranges from bold minimal forms to more intricate pieces exploring patterns and geometry.

Paramesh Jolad

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Paramesh is an artist who enjoys working in both the realistic and abstract style of painting. He loves working with water color. Featured in this issue are a set of water color works that he has created exclusively for us on the subject of digital transformation.

Chandrashekhar Thakur

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Based in Mumbai, Chandrashekhar Thakur is a Senior Art Director and Illustrator at Truebil.com and the Founder of HAPPiNESS For You. He loves working with new styles of art and considers illustration to be his forte. Chandrashekhar has completed his BFA from DY Patil College of Applied Art.

Concept and Direction

Nimish Vohra

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Head of marketing at Regalix, Nimish drives research in emerging technologies and customer experience, and takes a keen interest in creative arts.

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Quality content is almost universally recognized as the core of marketing, and in 2016, this content is increasingly going social. The State of B2B Content Marketing 2016 survey by Regalix Inc., has found that while 20% of surveyed organizations still did not invest in content marketing, 76% of them plan to do so in the next 12 months.

Among the 80% who already have a content marketing strategy in place, 96% said that quality content is at the core of their marketing strategy. Of course, there is a lot of room for content strategies to evolve, as only 28% of those surveyed rated their organization’s content strategy as being very effective. However, this is a big step up from last year’s figure of just 18%.

The growing focus on quality content is also visible in the growing spends on content marketing. As against 39% of organizations that had budgeted 10% to 25% of their spending for content marketing last year, this year 57% set such budget targets for themselves.

Significantly, organizations are shifting focus away from traditional channels like email and website, toward social media and the blogosphere.

In 2015 more marketers chose email and website as their most effective channel for distributing content, while social media ran a distant third. In 2016, on the other hand, almost as many marketers (27%) consider social media as indispensable as those who continue to rely on email (28%), while website fell to third place (26%).

Interestingly, blogs (20%) and videos (16%) toppled emailers (13%) from its number one spot in 2015, to become the most indispensable content type in 2016.

What is disappointing, though, is marketers’ continued neglect of mobile-centered content. Only 11% of marketers this year said they have an exclusive mobile content strategy, a significant drop from the 21% in 2015’s survey.

Despite the move to social, marketers are not fully exploring the possibilities social media offer for building sustained, long-term engagements with their customers. Content marketing strategies continue to focus on lead generation (87%), creating awareness (76%) and nurturing prospects and influencing purchase (69%), while engaging customers to build loyalty and advocacy fell from 56% last year to 50% this year.

Organizations measure the outcomes of their content strategies along the same lines, prioritizing website traffic (64%) and conversion rates (63%), and neglecting other key metrics like level of engagement (43%) and time spent on website (31%).

Producing quality content (62%) remains the biggest challenge for marketers.

The emerging significance of social media in content marketing opens up new possibilities for engaging and building sustained relationships with customers. As one of the more intimate technology presences in our lives, mobile devices will hopefully facilitate this relationship between brands and customers to evolve in future. And quality content will give brands a welcome, much-needed presence in their customers’ lives.