Parle’s Successful Marketing Story: Tips for New Brands ft. Krishnarao Buddha

Krishnarao Buddha is a seasoned marketer with over 27 years of experience. As Sr. Category Head – Marketing at Parle Products Pvt. Ltd, he has led the transformation of brands in the snacks, confectionery, cakes, and rusks categories. With a passion for revitalizing brands, he’s been a driving force in Parle’s success as a diverse foods company. In

Parle’s Successful Marketing Story: Tips for New Brands ft. Krishnarao Buddha

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    In this podcast episode, Krishnarao Buddha, the Vice President of Marketing at Parle Products, shares insights on food brand positioning. He discusses the importance of understanding consumer needs and preferences to create a strong brand identity. Buddha emphasizes the need for consistency in messaging and positioning to build trust and loyalty among customers. He also highlights the significance of market research and competitor analysis in developing a unique brand positioning strategy. By focusing on differentiation and delivering value, food brands can effectively position themselves in the market and connect with their target audience. This podcast provides valuable insights and practical tips for food brands looking to enhance their brand positioning strategies.

    Key Take Aways

    1. Understand the target audience: The blog emphasizes the importance of understanding the target audience’s preferences, needs, and behaviors to effectively position a food brand in the digital space.
    2. Differentiate from competitors: Digital marketers should focus on identifying unique selling points and creating a distinct brand identity that sets the food brand apart from competitors.
    3. Consistent messaging: Maintaining consistent messaging across all digital platforms helps build brand recognition and trust among consumers.
    4. Utilize data-driven insights: Leveraging data analytics and consumer insights can help digital marketers make informed decisions and optimize their marketing strategies.
    5. Embrace storytelling: Storytelling is a powerful tool for engaging consumers and creating an emotional connection with the brand.
    6. Leverage social media: Social media platforms provide an opportunity for food brands to connect with their target audience, build a community, and generate user-generated content.
    7. Optimize for mobile: With the increasing use of mobile devices, digital marketers should ensure that their brand’s website and content are mobile-friendly and easily accessible.
    8. Monitor and adapt: Continuous monitoring of digital marketing efforts and adapting strategies based on performance metrics is crucial for success in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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    Krishnarao Buddha :- There is a sort of a trivia, actually, I would say. When you say Monaco, one would wonder how come the Founders thought of naming such a lovely name. But actually, it’s nothing, but it stands for Mohanlal, Nathalal and Company. It’s an abbreviation of Monaco. We want to be there, we want to be seen with our brands wherever the eyeballs are there. So if the eyeballs are on television, we will be there, for sure If the eyeballs are moving to digital, we’ll be there as well. But I think the most critical job on hand for a brand manager is to get a mind space in the consumer’s mind.

    Kaushal Thakkar :- Welcome to The Growth Genius, brought to you by Infidigit. I am Kaushal Thakkar, Founder of Infidigit and your Host for this show. I love Parle-G biscuits and I believe that many of you would also have released either a Parle-G, Monaco, or a Hide & Seek. Today, we have a special Growth Genius with us. He’s a Senior Category Head – Marketing at Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. and a leader who has built some of the most popular brands and which are creating global impact. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Krishnarao Buddha. Hello, Mr. Krishnarao. We are delighted to have you with us today. How are you doing today?

    Krishnarao :- Thank you so much, Kaushal. Thank you very much for the lovely introduction. I’m doing well. Thank you so much.

    Kaushal :- Thanks. Mr. Krishna Rao, while most of our audience loves Parle-G, Melody, KrackJack and other products that you have built over the years, many of them may not be aware about the genius minds that have made this brand successful. So while I have definitely gone ahead and did the best introduction from my side, it will help if you tell us a little more about Mr. Krishnarao as an individual.

    Krishnarao :- All right! Well, for those who do not know me, I’m currently working in the role of a Sr. Category Head – Marketing with Parle Products, and I’ve been working with Parle for about 21+ years now. And prior to that, I have worked for about six years in several organizations like Maxwell Apparels. It’s a VIP group company, predominantly into innerwear. Then I worked for Uncle Chipps. Who doesn’t know Uncle Chipps? And then I also had a stint with a Dabur-Nestlé joint venture called Excelcia Foods. And then I moved on to join Gold Cross Ltd., which is a startup for OTC pharma. It’s an OTC pharma company before joining Parle. So at Parle, I lead the entire salty snacks part of biscuits and bakery category and the recently launched breakfast cereals as well. That’s a little bit about me. My journey here has been very exciting and a lot more excitement in store for us. And I’ve been privileged to have launched a brand like Kaccha Mango Bite. Kaccha Mango Bite was launched sometime in 2004, and it’s become a runaway success. I have been again privileged to nurture and grow certain iconic brands at Parle like Melody, like Poppins, like Kismi. And as far as salty snacks, I’ve been able to also launch the entire new categories like salty snacks and breakfast cereals. So salty snacks, we have Parle’s Wafers, Full Toss and Chatkeens. So we have both a mix of western and traditional snacks. And these are doing extremely well for us. And these are our new growth drivers. And breakfast cereals is the latest entrant, which we launched sometime around last year. So it’s been just a little over a year that we’ve had a presence in breakfast cereals. It’s called Hide & Seek Fills. So these are center chocolates, center-filled breakfast cereals. And these are doing exceedingly well as well. Yeah, that’s a bit about me.

    Kaushal :- That’s really good. And 21 years in a particular organization, that speaks a lot, both about the individual and as well as about the organization. What is your advice for leaders and team members in order to see more such long term synergies happening between an organization and its people? What would be your advice?

    Krishnarao :- So my advice rather than advice, I think I would cite a reason. Basically, we need to attract positive energy, first of all. Wherever, whichever organization you are sort of associated with, I think it is of utmost importance that one needs to really spread and attract positive energy. So once that happens so at least that’s been my reason for such a long standing. Actually, I’ll tell you, when..during my interview time, when my then boss asked me, because in a span of six years before joining Parle, you have changed four companies, so you don’t have stability. So I said, “Okay, precisely, I’m applying to Parle for stability.” So I told him that I would want to stay here for three years and then he was happy. Okay, three years seems to be a good target, but three years went on to become five and five now to 21+ years now. But it’s extremely mutual, I would say. So what I am giving to the organization is very, very important. At the same time, what is the organization offering you? I think it’s a mutual give and take. So in my case, I got consistent growth, I got consistent satisfaction. Job satisfaction is something that is extremely important. And also it gives me a lot of autonomy to drive the business. As a business owner, I think that is something that drives me extremely passionate towards working on the brands that I have been assigned to. I think that’s been my outlook and I think I would urge all the new upcoming business leaders to look up to this as a philosophy. So money is one thing, okay. But I think what is more important is to look at a work-life balance. So one needs to get inner satisfaction when you are associated with any organization. If you are able to derive that, I think you’ll be happy and you’ll be able to contribute a lot more to the organization that you are associated with.

    Kaushal :- Thank you Mr. Krishnarao. And I can connect a lot with that particular thing because I am a big fan of gratitude and positive energy myself. I maintain a daily gratitude journal and that’s something which keeps me also in that positive zone. So thanks a lot for that particular answer. In terms of Parle, it became the first packaged-food company in India to make more than 2 billion USD in sales recently. This was a big deal because this is the first time when a company in India has made so much revenue and specifically in the packaged food industry. Right? So what was the revenue, let’s say when you joined 21 years back, roughly, if you remember that?

    Krishnarao :- Of course I do remember. When I joined Parle, Parle had just achieved a 1000 crore turnover. From 1000 to 16,000+ crore. So roughly like more than $2 billion. I think it’s been an iconic journey.
    It’s been like, you know? So I think the simple reason has always been the core, I would say…policy at Parle has always been to be able to empathize with our consumers and always be willing to offer what our consumers want. I think that is the philosophy that has actually driven us to achieve such a landmark. And because, see, India is an ocean of opportunity and there is nothing tremendous…not just now, we are not restricting ourselves only to India. I think we are looking at the entire globe as a market and as an opportunity and to feed them with our products. So I think with such an objective wherein we want our brands to play a critical role in the lives of people, in the lives of our prospects, I think that is what keeps us going and helps us achieve certain landmarks. So landmarks by the way, but I think our core purpose of the business is to actually fulfill the need gap of our consumers. That’s important.

    Kaushal :- And that’s something which speaks about it. Yes. As a brand, Parle is highly respected and definitely who doesn’t know the number of brands like Parle-G, Hide & Seek and others that you have created over these years. Mr. Krishnarao, during the introduction you mentioned something about Hide & Seek Fills, which is a new entrant to the cereal market in India. We would love to understand more about the marketing strategy you are following for such a kind of brand which is very new. What is your view on that?

    Krishnarao :- So we are always on the lookout for opportunities across categories. So when we looked within, I would say, that’s what Parle had to offer. So of course we’ve had a presence in biscuits, confectionery, salty snacks, bakery products, and packaged data. So we felt okay, there could be a synergy with breakfast cereals as well. And so recently, around 2017-2018, we launched a new division called Parle Platina which is the premium offering of our products. So Hide & Seek is a brand which falls under Parle Platina, and we felt that there would be extreme synergy and Hide & Seek… the core of Hide & Seek is actually chocolate. It’s a choco-chip biscuit, the world’s first molded chocolate chip cookie. So if we lend Hide & Seek as a brand to breakfast cereals, it can do wonders. And we came up with a breakfast cereal which has chocolate filling inside. So again, the proposition, the core of the product remains the same and hence Hide & Seek Fills. So today a child is looking for different alternatives as breakfast. So a mother finds it extremely challenging to feed the child with breakfast, so he runs away. The moment he sees milk, he doesn’t want to have milk. Okay? It becomes very easy if we offer a brand like Hide & Seek Fills, which is loaded with chocolate and the moment… So you can have it as a sweet snack. If you want, it’s available for Rs. 10. We started with a Rs. 10 pouch and it’s in a luddy format. And we’ve recently also launched a 200 grams pack, which is a stand-up pack and which is for modern trade or e-commerce channels as well. So somebody wants to have as a regular portion, so one can look at having the large pack as well, but with the smaller pack the advantage is actually you can have smaller and controlled portions. Now it basically works in two ways. The child loves the product because it has got lovely chocolate and at the same time the mother is fine because she is able to feed the child because the child is interested in having Hide & Seek Fills along with milk. So you can have it as a sweet snack as it is without milk and you can also have it in a bowl of milk. The moment you put milk in a bowl with a Hide & Seek Fills, it almost turns out to be like a chocolate milkshake. And that is yummy for the child and it solves the mother’s problem as well. And she is very happy and the child is happy. So it plays a critical role in the life of a mother and a child. And that’s how we’ve been getting a very welcoming response in the market. 

    Kaushal :- Nice! And just to tell you, it’s not only the child and the kids even I love sometimes have these crunchies. They’re really crunchy and chocolatey. I have it without milk, though. But they’re really nice products. Absolutely! Thanks for launching that. 

    Krishnarao :- Absolutely! Thank you.

    Kaushal :- In terms of Parle-G biscuits, you’ve handled that major legacy biscuit brand and that we had it many years back, at least when we were kids and we are having it these days also and everybody loves it and enjoys it. What were the challenges which you came across while building Parle-G biscuits as a brand? If there are any challenges and any solutions which you found to those challenges, if you could share with us, that would be really helpful.

    Krishnarao :- So actually…the story goes along… So I’ll go to the one for which I’ll have to give you a background. So in 1929 is when we started our business with confectionery. The founder started selling confectionery on a bicycle, mind you. This was in 1929. But 10 years later, as the business started flourishing, we thought that there was a greater opportunity in biscuits. And that is the time when we launched two brands of biscuits. One was Parle Glucose biscuits, the other one was Parle Monaco. And there is a sort of a trivia, actually, I would say, when you say Monaco, one would wonder, how come the Founders thought of naming such a lovely name. Actually, it’s nothing. But it stands for Mohanlal, Nathalal and Company. 

    Kaushal :- Wonderful!

    Krishnarao :- It’s an abbreviation of Monaco.

    Kaushal :- I never realized that.

    Krishnarao :- Yeah, so when I got to know it, I was also enthralled by that and I said, “wow, this is amazing.” All right, so as far as the Parle Glucose biscuits are concerned, so the journey began…because the thought and ideology was they were only imported biscuits available and they were very expensive. Not all Indians were able to afford it. So only a very handful of Indians were able to afford such biscuits. So the Founder’s philosophy and the thought process was, “we want to create our own biscuits. We want to offer biscuits which can be easily afforded by each Indian.” So very, very affordable biscuits. And that’s how Parle Glucose, and Glucose biscuits give us instant doses of energy. It went on to become an instant hit, actually. So as we progressed into 10, 20, 30 years, we felt that there was a greater opportunity. Suddenly, competition, all kinds of competitions took notice of such…of our brand and they started coming with their own version of Glucose biscuits. And that became extremely challenging for us because we wanted to create a differentiator. So we thought, “okay, so everyone is calling it a glucose biscuit because it’s generic.” We thought, “okay, we’ll create a differentiation by calling it Parle Gluco.” So instead of Glucose, we made Parle Gluco. But even then it was still sounding very close to Glucose. And sometime around the ’70s, when the market started really exploding, is when we felt, okay, so instead of this, can we actually shorten it further? And can we call it Parle-G? As in “G” has meanings like…Glucose stands for Glucose, “G” (ji) also stands for respect in India. And importantly, now we have given it a new dimension by saying that “G” stands for Genius. And basically it gives you instant, not just physical strength, but it also makes you mentally agile, and it explodes lots of creativity, thoughts, ideas, and keeps you mentally active as well. So those were extremely challenging times. But yet another after that, there was a new journey. And again, yet another challenge that a brand like Parle-G faced was we were under tremendous short supply. Our factories were not able to ship out the kind of product demand that was generated in the market. And we started setting up factory after factory. But that was not enough. And sometime around the ’90s, with a lot of reluctance and hesitation when we decided to go for outsourcing, so that was absolutely a very very novel and new concept. There were a lot of concerns, inhibitions, whether we’ll be able to offer consistency, whether a recipe will be out in the market and things like that. But somehow we’ve been able to overcome that very very efficiently. And actually that business model has helped us to scale the business to extremely, extremely higher levels, and also it has helped us to work on principles like just in time and the shortest route to the market. So currently, as we speak, today we have more than 130 contract manufacturers with whom we work. And it helps us reach our consumers at the earliest in the shortest possible time. And that gives us a lot of advantage, competitive advantage. And that’s how we sort of overcame it. And the journey goes on. I think challenges will be a part of the business.

    Kaushal :- Thank you. The other thing which you are mentioning was about Namkeens. That’s the other category that you take care of. In the current day and age, people are becoming more and more conscious about their health and that’s where Namkeens sometimes become a challenge for this kind of people. How do you see the consumption pattern of Namkeens changing because of this particular trend or fad? I don’t know. But numbers would tell us whether it’s actually a fad or trend. Has the consumption actually changed?

    Krishnarao :- Yeah, actually speaking, I would say the consumption is shooting up like anything. It’s increasing. It’s increasing. Yeah. So I’ll tell you… so like I said, Salty Snacks is classified into two broad categories. One is the western snacks. So when I say western, what does western snack include? So western snacks include potato chips, then extruded snacks like FullToss, Kurkure, tedhe-medhe kind of brand. Then there are extruded snacks like the Cheese Balls, Wheels, etc. All those are also and then Nachos, nacho chips. These are all examples of western snacks. And then the traditional namkeens, the traditional snacks are the typical bhujia, the mixtures, the mungdals, the peanuts, the coated peanuts, et cetera. And all these form the traditional Indian ethnic snacks. And be it western snacks or be it the traditional Indian snack, the growth rates are phenomenal and every part of India will have very very unique offerings in terms of the Indian ethnic snacks. Western snacks distribution is gearing up so much that we are able to give access to our brands, to consumers in the rural markets. Because rural markets do not really have easy access to such snacks. But traditional snacks are made anywhere and everywhere. So consumers at least have that access. But the change that we are noticing is that there is a rapid change taking place across the country, particularly in the tier 2, tier 3 towns and the rural markets where consumers are upgrading from unorganized to organized, from unbranded to branded. And there we are seeing terrific growth coming in. So there are certain markets which are like hubs of snacks. So throughout the north, there is a terrific consumption. There is an extremely high consumption of snacks. Be it western snacks, be it traditional snacks, markets like Rajasthan are the hub for the traditional snacks. Markets like Punjab, UP, these are like massive snacking markets. Market like, in the west, the market like Gujarat. Gujarat is such a massive market. Oh my goodness! There would be more than 40-50 companies or even more. Those are producing snacks and all kinds of snacks. And they’re thriving and they’re succeeding left, right and center. And we have a lot of emerging brands. The regional brands are becoming almost national brands coming from Gujarat. So we have, likewise, MP, Chhattisgarh. We have a lot of local brands taking up good shape and coming to the national prominence level. So the opportunity is immense. Down south also we have certain brands which are doing extremely well. And consumers have been loving those. So we are trying to customize our offering. Say for example, for southern markets we have launched like South Indian Mixture or Butter Mur… so these are exclusive offerings for those markets. For western markets, we have launched Sev Murmura. But we are getting fantastic responses in markets like we have for such a product and a few other markets. So different markets behave differently, but the growth is immense across Geographies, I would say. 

    Kaushal :- And then definitely when you speak of peanuts, dal and several other products, the Indian products specifically, those are all healthy. So definitely even the health conscious people must be relishing it. 

    Krishnarao :-  Absolutely!

    Kaushal :- Thanks a lot for that answer. 

    Krishnarao :- Absolutely!

    Kaushal :- Krishnarao, one other question. I’m not sure if this is the right question to ask a parent which of his or her child is their favorite. But in your case, which of the Parle brands is your favorite brand?

    Krishnarao :- Okay. Personally, I would say I just simply love Monaco. Monaco biscuits are my favorite. I just love Monaco. And we have yet another brand called Top, Parle Top biscuits. So these are like extremely amazing biscuits. For snacks, I love Cream & Onion. I love potato chips. I love Sev Murmura. I think that’s my favorite. So I feel the least guilty when I have Sev Murmura, because I really feel it’s almost a healthy product. So I just love and relish these products. And as far as confectionery is concerned, I just love Melody, and Kismi. Those are my all time favorites. I just love them. 

    Kaushal :- Thanks. At least that helps. Melody is something which I also yet have sometimes, but with the number of years I would say sometimes the interest level goes up because of the other side effects. But that’s yet something which I relish. So thanks for bringing those kinds of brands to the Indian market. Mr. Krishnarao, something around the Brand Managers that may be working around in your team and you’ve come across in contact with so many Brand Managers. How is the role of a Brand Manager changed in the new age of marketing?

    Krishnarao :- Yeah, I think so. It’s becoming extremely challenging. So I remember when I was a Product Manager or a Brand Manager, so my job was relatively very, very easy because I would say there were only barely two or three channels. Okay? So I’m talking about the media landscape. So it was very easy. So to advertise on Doordarshan, on DD Metro, on maybe Sony and Zee, that’s about it, and maybe Star. But today with more than 1200 channels, it becomes extremely challenging to plan media. So that is one aspect of it, first of all. Because the media has become extremely fragmented, okay? And the landscape is rapidly changing. Every two or three years there is a rapid change. And we have seen key events like demonetization, GST and now COVID. So these are three key events which have bought in… and one more event, the launch of 4G and 5G. So these are the events which have brought in extreme changes in the landscape of the consumer market, I would say, and in the lives of consumers, in the lives of you and me, people like you and me. So what has happened is the task for a Brand Manager initially was again very easy to get a brand name to launch. But now there are more and more and more brands getting launched every day. Every other day there are several new brands that are getting launched, which means, the consumers are bombarded with so much information in their mind. So it becomes extremely critical to retain which brand was launched, what was the flavor, what was the name, what was the product, et cetera, et cetera. And that’s one. So, from a trade perspective, to build distribution channels is also becoming that much more difficult. Say from a trade perspective, the retailer gets bombarded. So he says, “how many brands are you launching every day, morning, evening? Some salesman comes and he says, “mera ye maal lelo, woh maal lelo. Abhi ye naya launch kiya hai, woh naya launch kiya hai.” He says, “your companies are launching left, right and center. I don’t have space. Mera Jagah tu itna hi hai.” So that is becoming extremely challenging for a Brand Manager today to handle all of that. So to get a mind space in the consumer, I think the most critical job on hand for a Brand Manager is to get a mind space in the consumer’s mind. I think with the increasing clutter, it’s becoming that much more challenging. Also, the media landscape is changing, changing rapidly, now from television. So earlier we had print, and then when television came, everyone said the print is going to die, but print is still alive, living and kicking and thriving. Then radio was reborn with FM and now radio as a medium is also doing quite well and out of home is yet another medium. And now television, now we are talking about digital and OTT as a new medium. So Video On Demand. So there was a time when we would actually rush to say, “9 baje mere ko ek show dekhna hai.” We would leave everything and go and watch that show. But today I don’t need to, I can actually watch it at my leisure, maybe at night, 11:00, 12:00, on a weekend or so. Whatever content I want, I can watch it at my convenience, at my… I need not have any appointment viewing. And today, say pandemic… So a lot of things have changed with, like I said, with the advent of GST. So GST has brought a lot of things into legality. So, that has eased out better and that’s made it a level playing field. There were a lot of brands, a lot of players which were evading VAT, pre-GST terms there was VAT, so they were evading so they were able to give better prices. But with GST, things have evened out. So it gives a better advantage. Then demonetization happened. So that also ensures that there are relatively low cash transactions with the government focusing and promoting UPI and 4G, all this and now 5G. Digital transactions have shot up. Pre-COVID and post-COVID, they have skyrocketed to a different level altogether. That’s how things have changed in a big way. And importantly, what we have noticed is because of these changes, again, consumerism is also changing and now suddenly post-COVID, we have seen consumer habits change from offline to a lot more online. Groceries, a lot of groceries, a lot of stuff, electronics or across categories, be it footwear, be it apparel or whatever is being ordered online. So because consumers are seeking a lot of convenience, because everyone has limited time and that time, they want to spend quality time with things that they love. Instead of saying, “I want to go shopping, I want to get vegetables, I want to buy groceries and spend 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours…” They don’t want to spend time on that. They say okay, “now I can press the button, I can actually order this and I can save this two-three hours, and I can do something creative, something productive, during that time. So e-commerce has become a new trend and that’s again changing. So digital advertising, OTT has become a new thing. Connected TV is something that is again part of the changing media landscape. So in all these ways, the life or the task for a brand manager has become extremely, extremely challenging. And I’m sure it’s going to get a lot more complex and a lot more challenging and difficult as we progress in the coming years.

    Kaushal :- Thanks for highlighting that. And now since this job is a little complicated of allocating budgets across so many different channels, what would be your advice or how do you ensure that your brands are there across all these different platforms? Is that some magic recipe for that?

    Krishnarao :- Yeah, our policy is very simple. We want to be there. We want to be seen with our brands, wherever the eyeballs are there. So if the eyeballs are on television, we’ll be there for sure. If the eyeballs are moving to digital, we’ll be there as well. We just identify the mass platforms where we can showcase our brands. So there isn’t really any…I think it’s a very basic philosophy that we want our brands to be seen where our consumers are. If consumers are shifting away from television, there are a lot of consumers who now do not watch television. They have connected, they have smart TVs. For example, with a smartphone and during COVID times, it became extremely important for every member of the household to have a gadget, be it a smallest phone or the mid-sized tablet, or the laptop, desktop, whatever it is. So it became extremely critical for every member of the household. Earlier parents would say refrain from having a mobile, but now they were forced to give it to them along with unlimited data. So which means you have inculcated habits of digital amongst the children, amongst all members of the household. Now, that habit, though we have started offline colleges and institutions, but that habit has continued and there is that much more consumption of content. So from that perspective, I think it has become extremely important to address the audience or viewers on every platform. So if there are certain markets, print still does very well. So we choose print as a vehicle. Certain markets, we may want to do some activation or some other kind of a promotion. And in modern trade, we treat modern trade very, very differently. E-commerce advertising is also very critical. So if you are on any e-commerce portal, we do visibility on those platforms. So we want to be seen wherever our brands are available and there is a possibility of our brands getting picked up. 

    Kaushal :- That’s really good. We see lots of ads across various platforms, YouTube, et cetera. So thanks at least for stating that and helping the Brand Marketers. Let’s say if you were given this magical ability of traveling back in time and you went back to the year 1995, where the young Krishnarao just graduated from his B-School and became an MBA, what would you tell this young Krishnarao to do differently this time?

    Krishnarao :- Very difficult question. Frankly speaking, I would have said the young Krishnarao to be a lot more humble. So I think that’s something that I think that is something I would have definitely advised. Other than that, I don’t think I would have suggested anything else.

    Kaushal :- Wonderful! Thanks for answering. Yes. Okay. The other thing which I would like to ask you is imagine that you’re being watched live by millions of people today. What is the most important learning of your life that you would like to share with these marketers and growth leaders?

    Krishnarao :- I think, when we as professionals or even as an individual or an entrepreneur, when we think of any idea… So I am saying, please let us not start by saying that, “let us do this and we’ll make so much money.” I think that should never ever be the target. We should always have a thought process and this is more so to every individual and every entrepreneur that I want to bring…I want to make this world a better place. Okay? And here is what I have an idea. And with this idea I want to make my people around me happy. I want to make my prospects or my consumers happy. Again. I’m saying, “money will happen…will fall in place.” So there is a consideration once I’m offering somebody something, obviously I’m going to get some money. And so but that should not be at the core. The core should be how am I going to improve your life? By offering a better product you will feel happy. By offering a better service you will feel happy. So whenever you come up with anything, don’t say, “Chal ye karte hai aur apna paisa banaenge.” No. That will not ever be the objective. So my advice is, just focus on offering and making the world around you a better place. And I think the rest of everything will fall in place.

    Kaushal :- Thank you. Really nice message. Making the world a better place. That’s wonderful. Thanks a lot Mr. Krishnarao for joining us today. These were really amazing learnings. Not only the last one of making the world a better place, but having a positive mindset, thinking more about the consumers before yourself. Those are some amazing lessons which we have learned today on this particular talk with you. So thanks a lot for joining us and we are really grateful for you for having you on this particular show.

    Krishnarao :- Thank you so much, Kaushal. The pleasure is entirely mine and I wish you and everyone at Infidigit and The Growth Genius, a wonderful journey and success. I’m sure, again, The Growth Genius and Infidigit will bring in some value addition to the people around you and around, in the country, and outside the country, across the globe and it will make a better place for everyone. Thank you once again.

    Kaushal :- Thanks a lot. Those are blessings itself. Thank you for..Absolutely. Thank you. Thank you so much for joining us on this episode of The Growth Genius. I hope you learned more about growth and marketing from Mr. Krishnarao Buddha today. I also hope that you implement his teachings of positive energy, making others happy, thinking bigger than life and addressing the needs of the consumers. If you did, please share the most important takeaway from today’s talk in the YouTube comments section below. Thank you. Now go out there and create growth for yourself and your organization. See you next week.

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