In this Column, strategic media consultant Gopinath Menon relooks at a sacred term called GRP and questions its logic in a market like India. Menon further says that time has come for sane planners and clients to move on from being a routine media planner to a media shaper for markets.
Over a thousand crores are spent every year on the idiot box alone in promoting and sustaining market shares for many brands. According to strategic media consultant Gopinath Menon, more than half the investments are not put to good use as they do not connect with the consumer in any way. He admits it is not a polite statement to make as it involves the mental faculties of many specialists, whose job is to ensure success in the market place.