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With more than 27 years in senior roles in Consumer Insights and Strategic Planning, RP specializes in leading major research programs; gleaning relevant, actionable, sometimes hard-to-find insights from them; and developing brand, communication and marketing strategies for clients.

RP has on-the-ground global brand strategy experience across geographies (India, Middle East and North America), across categories (Food, Consumer Products, Telecom and Technology) and across major global agencies (J. Walter Thompson, Lowe and DRAFTFCB).

He is passionately devoted to teaching and is a regular faculty member at Miami Ad School and teaches often at major universities, including University of Chicago’s Booth School of Management and Texas A&M University.

RP holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategy.

The Strategic Planning Cookbook: 4 Essential Ingredients

by RP Kumar| January 7, 2015

Throughout my career in Strategic Planning, many people have asked me what qualities best characterize Planners. I’ve come to realize that at the heart of it all, there is one overarching truth, as applicable to Planning as it is to haute cuisine: It’s not about process… it’s about craftsmanship. Below are the four essential ingredients […]