Did Marketing make the difference with regard to the Outcome of the recently concluded 2014 Parliament Elections? Does this demand Organisations of any size to take a leaf out of this, particularly, on the Marketing front.?

There is a strong school of thought that “Effective Marketing Communication” made all the difference in this recent concluded  elections.

The way BJP has managed its strategy will excite many B- Schools to perform case studies about the entire campaign. Branding strategy & Marketing Strategy are visible with effective use of new-age technology.

BJP resorted to  “Election Management” rather than conventional election campaigning. The following are a few highlights, which I am sure, any Marketer will appreciate.

a.Branding   :What Modi stands for  : Leadership / Development / Good Governance / Against corruption

Tag line :Ab ki bar, Modi Sarkaar

These are strong emotional connect which any Marketer will desire his product / Services to be associated. The effort was put to have TOMA (Top of the mind awareness ) among the audience.

b.Marketing  : Marketing strategy was in line with the brand strategy

i) Product Differential strategy.

ii)STP –Segmenting, Targeting, Positioning eg : Rural/Urban ;Demographic (First time Voters)

iii) Marketing programmes were tailor made to suit specific Market 3DHalogram Rallies,  NaMo Merchandise,   Chai pe Charcha, Bharat Vijay Rallies,TV/NewspaperAdvertisements

iv) Marketing communication through Social Media:eg: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Ipad/iPhone/Android applications

Therefore, This election proves beyond any doubt about the effectiveness of Marketing in deciding the success or failure of the Parties even in Parliament elections. The success of the winning party in this election is analogous to any Product / Service organization which tastes similar success concentrating on their “ Marketing Management ”.