The Magician Archetype

The Magician Archetype By: Shweta Soman, Deepa Soman Having introduced the concept of Archetypes in the previous article, let us have an in-depth look at one archetype in particular viz. the Magician.   The Magician, associated with mystery and transformation, is a thinker who seeks power through knowledge. Often perceived as gifted, intelligent or intuitive, his/her abilities seem almost magical to onlookers. Magicians aim to understand the way the world…

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Relevance of Archetypes for Brands

Relevance of Archetypes for Brands By: Shweta Soman, Deepa Soman With brands having permeated every sphere of the human existence, understanding branding has become extremely essential for companies. In our highly consumer centric society, companies are no longer mere suppliers of goods and services; they are sellers of dreams and aspirations. People tend to express their personalities, both actual and idealistic, with the commodities they buy. Brands are essentially products…

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Getting Up and Close with the Consumers

The way people communicate, get entertainment, shop, and socialize has changed dramatically. Thanks to the smartphone, access to consumers has also changed. It is now possible to reach people across geographies, socio-economic status, cultures and ethnicities without any prohibitive barriers like high costs and distance. We at Lumière recently explored a new dimension of moderation with consumers across the globe sitting comfortably back at our offices. While we have been…

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Nutrition Negative India!

As India inches close to becoming the most populous country in the world, one aspect that continues to be under constant scrutiny is how the country fluctuates in its health index. According to the latest Global Hunger Index, India, which ranks 100 out of 119 countries, is one of the countries with the “lowest reduction in hunger” in the nine years. Companies operating in India understand now the importance of addressing the BOP…

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A Case for Consumer-Centric Growth

Prelude: The phone rings a couple of times. The founder CEO of a leading fashion accessories brand comes on the line. We had undertaken a small qualitative research project two years ago. The study objective was to understand usage and purchase habits in the category. The research design was five focus groups in two metro cities. In the report we identified four consumer profiles. After the research, the client wanted…

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Work Work Balance

We are at a three-day workshop with the client, a large company, spending long hours with their successful young leaders. Our day begins at 8:30 am over breakfast and closes at 7:00 pm. A few of the managers are already at their table in the conference room. Deeply engrossed into their mails or poring over documents. Some are on the phone over lunch and a few of them are doing…

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From Strength to Strength

Leadership coaching and mentoring is one of the many passions Deepa and Milind share. The sheer joy in helping people ‘be more’ drives us. There is a thrill in watching people fly effortlessly. Deepa discovered Neuroleadership through David Rock’s body of work through the Leadership Coaching course she attended at IIM Bangalore in early 2016. ‘Your Brain At Work’, ‘Quiet Leadership’ were powerful when we started studying and applying this…

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N-Light© Connect: Consumer Connect

OBJECTIVE: Project Persone was a project to understand who the NRI customer based out of the gulf is, a special understanding of the NRI Priority Customer. PROTOCOL: A detailed study of the customer profile by in-depth interviews at their home . 10 such interviews were conducted. ACTION: Understanding the life of a GCC NRI –in India and abroad. Detailed understanding of his banking and financial needs. Mapping his needs to…

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Study on Attitudes towards Online Advertising

Lumière undertook an interesting study for an Online Service Provider, which sought to understand how Indian businesses perceive online advertising. It studies their attitudes towards online advertising and looks into how aware of ‘search marketing’ Indian businesses are. The study reveals that perceptions of online advertising differ according to the size and type of a business. The need for online advertising depends mainly on a few parameters, viz., the objective…

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Brand Perception Study – Sept 2006

A study was conducted in Aug- Sept 2006 to understand triggers and barriers for the prescription of an Rx brand of medication. The study helped to arrive at product format preferences and key reasons for preference, with the intent of exploring likely brand extension opportunities. A one on one in-depth interview was conducted among doctors who regularly used the product format as well as among non prescribers of the format…

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