1- Hello Gautam, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Gautam Kalal, I am from India, a small town in Rajasthan state. I did my studies from various part of Rajasthan. I always inspired by creativity and innovation in rural India. In the year 2001 I started working with advertising agency DDB Mudra, and currently I work with and many start-ups to grow their business, My aim is to train 10000 students in digital marketing for boosting their career as well as contributing to Digital India initiative.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
I work with many start-ups to grow their business online, I believe doing online business is something like reducing cost and being more profitable. As the world has started reaching sky as far as online business is the concern. My primary focus is to train 10000 students this year in digital marketing fields for boosting their career as well as contributing to Digital India initiative. Which will create a huge difference for people to get jobs, do business, and become successful with many endless opportunities.
3- How do you describe the digital marketing market in few words?
As mentioned world has started reaching sky as far as online business is a concern. It’s a golden time to do something incredible for yourself for society and people those who are underprivileged. If you want to start an online business than you nearer late. I am this will be creating a benchmark.
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
There are many people who every day close their business due to lack of marketing, sales, customers, or funds. But what I believe is that if your business unique and ready to give quality services. Then I can personally guarantee to get you the ongoing customer as many you want. I would personally encourage all individuals, start-ups, business owners to introspect their marketing process and adopt or learn new edge digital marketing technology to open new ways of opportunities and companies with difference and confidence
5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job?
So far people I worked with I came across some facts which were shocking to know for me as well. Like people afraid to have an online business. They just don’t listen and accept. I don’t know what is blocking or holding them. So yes people don’t know much about digital marketing and power of it to grow a business like Amazon, eBay, Google, Youtube and list is so on…
6- Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I am sure, I would have trained millions of people and start-ups and to be running a successful business online for their battery lives and achieving goals fulfil their dreams. This is what motivates me to keep on training and sharing knowledge.
7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on “Rocket Science Idea”?
When I started consulting, I had noticed many things as I mentioned before that many people were not ready to accept and just wanted to stay away from an online business. I took some time to get initial consulting work and establish myself. I had an awful time to manage my day to day life and expenses and overheads. But I would say every business is that it take own time, I kept on doing hard work and meeting people to make it possible.
8- What can you tell young people who are pursuing their dreams?
Leave in the present. Just follow your heart and make it possible… I can say one thing very confidentially which is “future is digital” so start early and become a benchmark for others.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
I was working with many people on day to day basis, and I never realise that kind of individuals started trusting me and inviting me… that was moment something I found very exciting to me.
10- The last word or final thoughts?
If you have a really good heart then let’s be part of digital marketing and be successful and help people to bring a smile on everyone’s face. Isn’t is fantastic. Leave in present time, enjoy digital world.