The Indian market is one of the fastest growing, emerging ad markets. As such, marketers need to understand consumer behavior as never before. But the fundamental needs of advertising remain the same: to understand our audiences’ preferences and lifestyles, reach them accurately at the right time and place and measure the ROI of those activities.
Brand safety is in a nascent stage in India with limited awareness and very few brand custodians taking it seriously. The present brand safety guidelines are not aligned with the changing business needs where digital takes the centre stage. Brands will need to revisit their guidelines with a digital first approach. With Brand infringement increasingly becoming a gateway to brand safety issues, it cannot be ignored.There is a definite need to formalise a structured and purpose driven knowledge repository around brand safety in India.