Jerusha Chande

Bowl Bar: A Week In Review

Posted by | Bowl Bar, Food, Marissa Bronfman, Vegan

Bowl-Bar-Vegan-Restaurant-Mumbai-India

Vegans and healthy food devotees have something major to look forward to this year: the launch of Mumbai’s only vegan café Bowl Bar.

Fresh. Pure. Vegan. The café is taking this stunningly simple philosophy and transforming it into food that’s good for you and good for the earth.

While you wait for the café to open later this year, you can Bowl Bar’s vegan delights now! Delivery, across Mumbai, starts in a couple of weeks and the café has delectable chia seed pudding, energizing bliss balls and delicious almond milk on the menu. Just leave a comment on Bowl Bar’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to place your order.

Post the announcement on Bowl Bar’s social media, digital and print media quickly picked up the news and helped spread the word about the launch.

“Top shots of fruit, almond milk, super greens, crowned with chia seeds and agave, stained with edible Rorschach blots and fuchsia beetroot veins: entrepreneur Marissa Bronfman’s smoothie bowls look like works of art.”

- Brown Paper Bag

“The delivery process? Easier than ever! No matter where you find them – on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – leave a comment on what you’d like and they’ll write back to you. Sweet.”

- Elle India

“Bowl Bar will offer a limited range of products including almond milk, chia seed puddings and ‘bliss balls’. The chia puddings will be made using imported chia as opposed to the local sabja seeds will be flavoured with seasonal fruits.”

- The Daily Pao

“Little did she know that her move to India coupled with her healthy eating habit would turn her from a journalist to digital media owner and now a soon-to-be restaurateur.”

- Burrp.com

“[Marissa Bronfman] will kick off a delivery service (Juhu, Bandra, SoBo) in August, offering three dishes from her menu —bliss balls of coconut and almonds; guilt-free dessert chia seed pudding (she says it’s a first in India and packed with soluble fibre and Omega 3s) and fresh almond milk. More power to superfoods, we say.”

- Sunday Mid-Day

“She’s putting her bowl of goodies up for grabs by launching a blog and website – bowlbarco.com in less than 2 weeks. It will be THE place to read about super foods, healthy recipes and the likes. And best of all, it’s tied in with the opening of a full-fledged café in Bandra by the end of the year.”

- Times Internet | WhatsHot.in

 

DISCOVER ALL THAT IS #FUTUREISGREEN ON INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND BOWLBARCO.COM.

Forbes Makes A Case For Feminist Hashtag Campaigns

Posted by | Advertising, Art, Beauty, Digital Media, Empowerment, Social Initiative, Social Media, Women in Business, Women in Media

Feminist Hashtgas PicMonkey Collage

While gender equality is still a distant goal, writer Jill Castellano shows how social media, hashtags in particular, is helping the world to bridge the distance. Her fact-substantiated and impassioned story on Forbes.com lists the most viral feminist hashtag campaigns in the past year that have magnified “calls for gender equality across the globe”.

Emma Watson’s UN #HeforShe campaign, which lays part of the onus of women’s empowerment on men, #WhyIStayed, the rallying support for domestic abuse, #IllRideWithYou, the widespread assurance of protection from Australians to Muslim women and actor Reese Witherspoon’s plea asking interviewers to #AskHerMore on the red carpet, were all “an integral part of mobilizing campaigns in support of women,” she writes.

“Feminist hashtag campaigns are a vehicle to unite millions of people behind the goal of gender equality that earlier generations could barely have imagined,” Castellano concludes, “With the almighty hashtag, everyone and anyone can be an activist and a supporter.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE AND READ ABOUT EMMA WATSON’S #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN HERE.

Deepika Padukone Voices Support For Women’s Rights In Director Homi Adajania’s Short Film ‘My Choice’ For #VogueEmpower

Posted by | Bollywood, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion, Film, Women in Media

 

Moxie Media Deepika Padukone My Choice Vogue IndiaActor Deepika Padukone joins 98 women in director Homi Adajania’s two-minute-34-second short film titled My Choice. The black-and-white montage features women from varied walks of life, including Vogue India’s fashion director Anaita Shroff Adajania, director Zoya Akhtar, hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani-Akhtar, film critic Anupama Chopra and model Pallavi Das among others.

As the voice in the video clip, Padukone narrates a monologue penned by writer Kersi Khambatta where she asserts a woman’s right to choose how she lives her life in all aspects: “To wear the clothes I like… To marry, or not to marry… To love a man, or a woman, or both…”. Khambatta is the co-author of two of Adajania’s previous films, Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny.

“In my family, my father is the only male in the house, but all of us have a voice,” Padukone tells Vogue India. “I’ve always been allowed to be who I want to be. When you’re not caged, when you don’t succumb to expectation, that’s when you’re empowered.”

My Choice is the third short film in the #VogueEmpower campaign, a women’s empowerment initiative launched by Vogue India in October 2014. The previous two films starring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt address domestic violence and women’s safety.

With more than 1.9 million views and counting, the video has received much support on social media from the fashion and film fraternity.

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE VOGUE EMPOWER CAMPAIGN HERE AND WATCH ALIA BHATT IN THE SHORT FILM “GOING HOME’ HERE

The Clinton Foundation, The Salvation Army And Star Sports India Create Compelling Campaigns To Celebrate Women’s Day

Posted by | Advertising, Art, Beauty, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion, Film, Social Initiative, Social Media, Uncategorized, Women in Business, Women in Media

Why is it so hard to see black and blue by The Salvation Army

International Women’s Day 2015 saw high-profile brands create strong campaigns to address issues ranging from violence against women to gender equality.

Last week #TheDress went inexplicably viral but the South African branch of the Salvation Army gave the hashtag an intelligent and more meaningful spin for Women’s Day, using it to raise awareness about domestic violence.

PicMonkey Collage

The Clinton Foundation made prominent American women, including TV show host Padma Lakshmi, actor Scarlett Johansson and cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, vanish from billboards, bus shelters and magazine covers on March 8. The Not There campaign, created in collaboration with advertising agency Droga5, was designed to draw attention to the Foundation’s No Ceiling’s initiative, using media platforms to present the idea that women are “not there” yet in terms of equality.

Star Sports India released a video ode to the country’s sportswomen with #CheckOutMyGame, which featured champions like boxer Mary Kom and badminton player Saina Nehwal. Opening with the question “You want to check out my game?”, a play on the line commonly used by men who objectify women, the video then makes the viewer shift focus to the sportswomen’s athletic prowess.

“Purpose-driven marketing campaigns have taken off in recent years, as companies look for new ways to connect with their consumers,” said Jim Stengel in New York Times, former CMO at Procter & Gamble. #futureisfemale is the trending topic that creates the strongest connect.

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE CLINTON FOUNDATION’S CAMPAIGN HERE AND PANTENE’S SORRY, WE’RE NOT SORRY ADVERTISEMENT HERE

Digital News Portal Mashable Partners With India.com To Launch Mashable India

Posted by | Digital Media, Digital News, Social Media

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 2.35.51 PM

U.S.-headquartered news portal Mashable adds India to its steadily expanding global footprint with the announcement of the brand’s partnership with India.com. India.com is a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation (PMC), who bought Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) from Condé Nast last year, and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

The brand plans to build a dedicated editorial team based in Mumbai and New Delhi to create localized digital and social media content, who will report to Mashable’s U.S.-based team: executive editor Jim Roberts, managing editor Jonathan Ellis and global news editor Louise Roug.

“This intersection of technology and digital media with culture and society is what makes India such a natural place for Mashable to grow,” writes Adam Ostrow, Chief Strategy Officer at Mashable, “Moreover, Indians have already shown us that they are hungry for Mashable content: It’s one of our top five markets worldwide, and our recent visit to India for the India +SocialGoodconference, with hundreds of members of India’s technology community, was a rousing success.”

An indicator of India’s burgeoning digital ecosystem, Mashable India follows in the trail of Huffington Post India, which launched its India arm in December 2014, in partnership with The Times Of India Group and Times Internet, and Buzzfeed India which launched its India edition last August.

READ MORE ABOUT MASHABLE’S INDIA PLANS HERE AND HUFFINGTON POST’S INDIA LAUNCH HERE

 

NFL Super Bowl XLIX Advertisements Champion Empowerment

Posted by | Advertising, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fitness, Social Initiative, Social Media

PicMonkey Collage Super Bowl 2

Moving forward from overt sexual innuendos and slapstick comedy, SuperBowl XLIX advertisements took a refreshingly serious turn this year by treating a range of somber subjects with inspiring messages of empowerment.

In addition to NO MORE, whose PSA we featured last weekUltraViolet also addressed the often sidelined subject of domestic violence. Their 15-second spot, with the hashtag #GoodellMustGo, singled out National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell who has been criticized for being an enabler of domestic violence within the football fraternity.

Feminine hygiene brand Always instigated a viral conversation around women’s empowerment by asking viewers to redefine antiquated connotations associated with the phrase #LikeAGirl, while Toyota starred world-class snowboarder and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist Amy Purdy conquering the streets, slopes and dance floor to the triumphant words of Muhammad Ali.

Toyota’s second ad in the same series highlighted the importance of a father’s influence on the choices his children make, a sentiment echoed by Dove For Men, who payed tribute to loving dads at all stages of life.

Spotlighting technology, Coca-Cola tackled digital bullying and Internet trolls with #MakeItHappy, while Microsoft introduced the world to Estella Pyfrom, a remarkable woman who uses her ‘Brilliant Bus’ to empower young, underprivileged students by giving them access to digital resources and jubilant affirmations.

Why all the seriousness amidst a celebratory atmosphere? Because “marketers are trying to win over Millennials”, advertising executives tell The Wall Street Journal, “who researchers suggest are more likely to be drawn to brands that have a history of giving back to their communities.”

 

WATCH MORE SUPER BOWL XLIX ADVERTISEMENTS HERE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT PANTENE’S #SHINESTRONG CAMPAIGN HERE

NO MORE’s Official Super Bowl Ad Calls Attention To Domestic Violence

Posted by | Advertising, Digital Media, Empowerment, Social Initiative

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 12.46.13 PM

NO MORE’s gripping PSA for the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl is reportedly based on a true story, which went viral on Reddit last year. A former 911 dispatcher recalled taking a call from a woman who pretended to order a pizza in order to get police to respond to her home without alerting her abuser. After reenacting the call, the 60-second spot ends with the compelling words: “When it’s hard to talk, it’s up to us to listen.”

This isn’t the first collaboration between the NFL and No More; previously they created a series of PSAs titled “Speechless,” which featured football players emoting over domestic violence. No More Director Virginia Witt told Rolling Stone, “We hope thisNo More PSA will bring Americans together—on a day families and friends spend together—in the effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NO MORE’S CAMPAIGN HERE AND WATCH EMMA WATSON LAUNCH THE HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN HERE

Exclusive content, as it happens.
Sign up for the Moxie Newsletter.