In the digital age

with INDUSTRYCredsTM certification

Built by leaders of today.
Built for leaders of tomorrow.

Applications are open till 7th Nov 2019.


1-year access to content and certification
Lifelong access to industry mentorships



with INDUSTRYCredsTM certification

Built by leaders of today.
Built for leaders of tomorrow.

Applications are open till November 15, 2019

Professional Brand Management
In the Digital Age
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An intensive 16 week program to help you become the marketing leaders of tomorrow.

You get access to:

Real experience in brand management by working on live marketing problems
1:1 Coaching on marketing projects with highly experienced brand managers
1 year access to content featuring proprietary frameworks and insights from Indian cases
INDUSTRYCredsTM certification, leading to a significantly higher chance of shortlists and 100% placement support from Kraftshala team
Lifelong Access to hundreds of additional mentors across sectors and expertise areas

What will you be able to accomplish upon completion of this program?

Break down complex business problems in a structured way
Identify the most promising brand opportunities for delivering growth
Segment Users basis various need states, demand occasions etc using the latest digital tools
Target cohort/cohorts of users basis size of prize and ability to win
Frame a SuperConsumer Deep-dive to narrow down on the core communication challenge, tension and insight(s)
Frame a brand proposition which is on-strategy as well as creatively inspiring
Evaluate creative output from the agencies on a set of critical metrics- audio/ video ads, landing pages, packaging, social media posts etc
Draw insights from research data: Nielsen, Household Penetration, Brand Track etc
Determine appropriate media strategy, budget and channel splits
Create the targeted media briefs to deliver on brand KPIs
Optimise media campaigns for maximum ROIs
Understand and leverage the latest digital tools in customer acquistion
Run ads on major channels with appropriate strategies
Use Ecom channels for acquiring and retaining highly targeted customers
Create a high-converting product experience
Make content on which people click for the right reasons
Build a business model which is a self-sustaining loop
Use digital across the entire marketing lifecycle
Manage business P&L’s

Nakul Kumar
Co-Founder and COO, Cashify

Would highly recommend the Professional Brand Management program to anyone looking for a no-nonsense and application forward marketing learning!

As a founder of my company Cashify, I want to build a brand that resonates with customers across demographics.

Tools like the Brand Opportunity Framework helped me to single out my opportunity and the SuperConsumer Deep Dive helped me to understand my consumer better. Course work which is full of application forward examples has helped me to have better conversations with my brand teams and drive clearer messaging decisions for Cashify.

Thanks guys!

How does the program work?
Access our proprietary frameworks developed with India’s most reputed marketing leaders to be successful in today’s digital age. Master them through real examples of brands at different life stages including AirBnb, Flipkart, MAGGI, Dove, Paytm among others This exclusive coursework will be available at any time during the week and as reference material for the next 1 year.
Marketing recruiters hire lateral talent with relevant experience as they can add value from day 1. The truth of the matter is that it is absolutely critical to have an experience of working on & growing a brand to do well in a marketing role.
In this program, you gain that experience with the Live projects on real business challenges. There will be feedbacks at every stage to help you improve and become confident of leading a brand.
Book interactions with hundreds of Kraftshala mentors from different industries. You can ask questions specific to your business, get career advice, or simply understand all opportunities ahead of you.
Lifelong access to our mentorship platform opens up for you with the Professional Brand Management in the digital age program.
The INDUSTRYCreds™ Certification score is the only metric that top sales and marketing recruiters value as it correlates strongly to eventual job performance.
Basis your performance in the program, we will do targeted pushing of your profile for job openings to various recruiters over the next 1 year.
With no good-to-know and filler content, this program will cover only the concepts that you will need in the actual job.
Based on real-world insights from marketing experts, this program trains you on simple frameworks based on first principle thinking which can be straight away applied in the interview, job or a discussion with your colleagues.


Meet your course instructors

Varun Satia

Eshu Sharma

Nishtha Jain
Head, Marketing & Content

Sambit Dash
Head of Marketing

Arjun Sood
Client Solutions


Surbhi Tripathi
Assistant Brand Manager, Sunfeast Bounce
Joined this online brand management certification to update my skills and be ready for the Brand Management role that I have just taken up. I got to learn frameworks and concepts in absolute granularity and they are directly applicable to my job on a daily basis! The journey has been great and this is totally worth my time!


INR 70,000 + GST

EMI options available


Duration: 0.5 week

You will start the professional marketing course by understanding the methodology that we follow from here on. Through this module of the brand management course, you will have an understanding of expectations from a brand manager, and how it varies across companies and industries. We hear from the experts on their journeys and their suggestions on how to navigate your careers as a brand manager.

We’ll discuss:

  • Setting some ground rules
  • A day in the life of a Brand Manager
  • Role of digital in your marketing role
  • Understanding the course content
  • Understanding the project expectations

Exercises: Development Growth Exercise

Duration: 1.5 week

In this module, we start by understanding how great brands are built and the role of a good communication brief in that journey.

We’ll cover the following:

  • Understanding the context of the category and brand
  • Define the relevant competitive set for your brand
  • Plot the competitive and category landscape

Cases: Nescafe, Bru, Ariel, Surf Excel, MAGGI

Exercise and Project Work: Framing the competitive landscape

Duration: 1 week

This module of the brand management certification is about learning how to frame the opportunity basis the understanding in the previous module.

We’ll cover the following:

  • Identifying the life-stage of the brand and the category
  • Plotting the Brand Opportunity Framework
  • Isolating the Opportunities and Action points for the brand
  • Tapping opportunities through the Growth Equation, Consumer Funnel

Cases: Gems, Munch, OLX, Kit Kat, MAGGI, Vodafone

Exercise and Project Work: Isolating the brand opportunity

Duration: 1 week

This is where we get talking to the consumers and understand the core of our communication brief.

We will cover segmentation and targeting in this module of the professional marketing course and it will cover the following:

  • Research Techniques – Segmentation and Usage and Attitude Study
  • Understanding Discussion Guides
  • Making consumer Understanding richer using digital tools

Exercises and Project work:: Consumer Immersions

Duration: 2 weeks

This is where things get interesting and getting to the crux of our communication.

We will cover segmentation and targeting in this module of the professional marketing course and it will cover the following:

  • Need states and consumer typologies
  • Targeting framework
  • Precision Marketing: Hyper-segmentation using Digital Tools
  • SuperConsumer Deep-dive Framework

Exercies and Project work: Identify segments and isolate your target consumer

Duration: 2 weeks

Basis the target consumer identified, we now come down to defining the parts from where the creative output will emerge.

We will discuss the following in this module of the online marketing course:

  • Identify Consumer Barriers and Triggers
  • Frame the Communication Challenge and role of insight
  • Undergo the Insight Discovery Process
  • Impact of Cultural trends on insights
  • Insight Cheat-Codes
  • Choose between Insight Directions
  • Reach from Insights to a compelling proposition

Exercises:Define communication challenge and Insight

Duration: 1 week

This is where we start getting into solutions with the proposition which will resonate with your target consumers. We discuss the following in this module:

Brand Personality

  • Good vs Great Personalities
  • Framework to craft the Personality for your brand
  • Traits that define a personality

Brand Purpose

  • What is brand purpose?
  • Importance of staying true to the purpose
  • Framework to craft a purpose for your brand

Brand Solution

  • Frame the functional and emotional benefits
  • Understand the Reason to Believe (RTB) that works for your brand
  • Formulate the key message strategy
  • Research – Concept Testing

Exercises and Project Work:Basis the brand purpose and the brand personality, isolate the brand solution

Duration: 1 week

In this module we learn the art of making a content strategy which results in consumer actions
We will cover the following

  • Keyword Research – doing it right
  • Understanding consumer intent
  • Narrowing down on topics
  • Building the content plan

Duration: 0.5 week

Here we learn another important skill needed for a brand manager which is about designing efficient branding processes that maintain brand consistency.

In this module, we cover the following:

  • Designing a brief and master visual
  • Metrics to evaluate content
  • Design thinking

Duration: 0.5 week

This is the litmus test where we bring it all together in form of a concept and get the feedback from the consumers

In this module, we cover the following:

  • Creating Concepts
  • Understanding the parameters of testing
  • Concept Testing – doing it right!

Exercises: Creating and Testing Concepts

Duration: 1 week

This module of the professional marketing course covers the intricate aspects of developing and growing a brand with ample examples of Indian brands.

In this module, we cover the following:

  • Premiumizations
  • Extensions
  • Repositioning
  • Advocacy

Examples: Eclairs, Gems, Vodafone, Dominos, Munch

Exercises: Identifying Extensions across categories and developing a strategy to premiumize your Brand

Duration: 0.5 week

This module of our professional marketing course will introduce you to the basics of the research process and cover the major researches and the principles behind each.

  • Research principles overview
  • Understanding Major Researches: Segmentation, U&A, CPT
  • Testing the Communication: Ad Evaluation, Social media, YT Pre-rolls
  • Post Launch Dipstick
  • Digital Reserach techniques

Duration: 1 week

This module is all about perfecting and making impact once you have a great idea in your armour. We cover the entire gamut of media from planning to executing and finally measuring performance against the KPIs that were set.

The specifics covered will be as follows:

  • Basics of media planning
  • Selection of strategies
  • Media Mix modelling
  • Building Digital only brands
  • Choosing Digital platforms
  • Running Ads on Digital
  • Budget Allocation

Project work: Submit the outreach strategy/media plan

Duration: 0.5 week

Brand Innovation is a must-win battle for most categories and brand managers. And here, we decode the process and understand the nuances in each step to pave our way to a great launch!

We will cover the following in this module of the professional marketing course:

  • Introduction to innovation principles
  • Need for innovation
  • Steps to a great launch
  • Kinds of innovation
  • Innovation tricks and tips

Duration: 0.5 week

In this module of the professional marketing course, we cover the things needed to delight the consumers with the experience. We take examples of successful Indian brands who have done this well get inspired to apply those learnings on our projects.

  • Brand as a Service
  • Tonality of brand
  • Creating Support

Duration: 1 week

In this module of the professional marketing course, we cover the nuts and bolts of brand management. These are crucial starting points which are a part of your everyday life as a brand manager. This module covers a lot of concepts & techniques and helps you master it through various use cases, examples and exercises.

We’ll cover the following:

  • Using data to decode the consumer and the brand
  • Monitoring Business Health & its importance
  • Using retail metrics to understand the purchase metrics
  • Using household metrics to understand the penetration and consumption gaps
  • Using brand equity measures to understand the brand health and make sure effectiveness of communication

We also learn how to break down business problems. We use various logic paths and create different hypotheses across consumer, the brand’s proposition, channels, media, and copies, etc. to help you break down all business problems, in the job, interview all life.

As they say, we save the best for the last!
Exercises: Practice modules

This one will be all about practice, practice and practice! We introduce you to the competencies that you need to demonstrate in a brand management interview. We work with you on building your answers for each of these, followed by mock interviews to get you all ready!

Industry Partners

With our marketing expertise, we have delivered successful training modules for the top recruiters! We use fundamental models of thinking to help participants internalize the concepts and then apply them with ease.

Kriti Kaur Sablok

Employer Brand Manager, Hindustan Unilever

“It has been a pleasure working with Kraftshala as our partner right from Day 1. The team under the leadership of Varun Satia has always brought in strategic insights which helped strengthen our brand. The uniqueness that Kraftshala brings to the table is to demystify ‘marketing’ and bring in tools on the science and art of marketing. This results in a set of candidates who become real assets to the company from day 1."

Emilia Matsumura

Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific at Taco Bell

“Kraftshala crafted a training module for our teams to ensure that our communication is always ‘on-brand’. The module was entertaining, easy to follow and interesting. They demonstrated their expertise in the marketing by creating a tailored, one-of-a-kind brand workshop that I know we will refer back to for years to come.”