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Ashok Charan

Associate Professor (Practice), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Publisher/Developer — MarketingMind, Destiny Marketing Simulator.
Author — Practitioner’s Guidebooks: Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing.


Ashok is a renowned expert in the fields of marketing analytics and digital marketing. He is the author of several books on these topics, the creator of the Destiny marketing simulator, and the developer of various tools and solutions for practitioners, such as MarketingMind, an eGuide for consumer analysts and marketing professionals.

A marketing veteran, he has over 25 years of industry experience in general management, corporate planning, business development, market research and marketing. Prior to joining academia full-time, Ashok worked with Unilever and Nielsen where he assumed a number of leadership roles including Managing Director for Singapore, and Regional Area Client Director for the Asia Pacific region. His experience spans both business and consumer marketing, and he continues to consult in the areas of marketing analytics and research, business intelligence platforms and data integration.

He is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a post-graduate in business management (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.


Used by hundreds of thousands of practitioners, MarketingMind is the leading analytics platform for marketing professionals. It serves as a comprehensive online guide to marketing management, covering underlying concepts and their application, and fusing marketing concepts with the analytical tools that practitioners use, to impart an understanding of how to interpret and apply market intelligence.

MarketingMind is also separately configured as a subscription based eLearning platform, Marketing Analytics Practitioner’s Guide (MAPG), for training practitioners and students. This eBook includes case studies, exercises, question banks, pdfs, facilities for adding notes/comments, plus a comprehensive teaching guide for educators.

Destiny, Marketing Simulator

Destiny simulates the purchasing journey cycles of households, individually, within food and personal care categories, using market models that predict consumers’ responses to the elements of the marketing mix.

The simulator’s suite of visualization dashboards supports a wide range of metrics so that participants can easily analyse their markets. Destiny also supports a dazzling array of consumer analytics techniques that permit participants to mine, filter and drill into continuous, shopper level transactions.

Destiny is used with The Marketing Analytics Practitioner’s Guide in experiential learning modules for executive education and Executive MBA, and for graduate and under-graduate courses in marketing analytics and strategic marketing.

Marketing Analytics

Marketing Analytics

Practitioner's guide to Marketing Analytics and Research Methods.

Destiny marketing simulation

Marketing Simulator

Destiny FMCG Marketing Simulator for learning consumer marketing through experience. Ideal for training in marketing, brand management, category management, trade marketing, sales and market research.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Practitioner’s guide to Digital Marketing and Advertising Analytics.

Marketing Analytics Solutions

Analytics Solutions

Analytics solutions for marketing: consumer analytics, retail analytics, promotion, market mix modelling and quantitative research methods.


Ashok Charan,
Publisher/Developer — MarketingMind, Destiny Marketing Simulator.
Author — Practitioner’s Guidebooks: Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing.
Associate Professor (Practice), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore,
Marketing Analytics: Contact by e-mail

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