CASE STUDY | EBOOK
ANSR is a business consulting firm.
They are reimagining businesses, technology and workforce transformation through global capability centres (GCCs).
Core to ANSR’s DNA is a culture of learning and sharing. A key leverage for their business is being the thought leader in the industry and a strategic advisor for their clients and community. Content is the lever.
CONTEXT AND ASK
Convert ideas into actionable and sustainable content assets.
The pandemic threw technology businesses in India into turbulence, GCCs were no exception. As a partner and advisor, ANSR’s role is two-fold:
- Bring the community together with knowledge-sharing and inspiration
- Build frameworks and roadmaps to strengthen GCC businesses
To achieve these goals, Smitha Hemmigae, head of marketing at ANSR, needed a content agency with experience working on thought leadership content. She needed writers with an instinct to turn strategic ideas to actionable and sustainable content assets.
ANSR chose Emdash.
E-book One: Making Hybrid Work
In the post-pandemic future of work, nine out of ten organisations will shift to a hybrid model. Through this transition, they will have multitudes of questions on the minds.
In seeking answers, ANSR reached out to some of India’s top GCC leaders. They discussed ideas around three key tenets — productivity and performance, engagement and community, and policy and guidelines. They recorded these calls and handed it over to Emdash.
We helped ANSR distill the best ideas from these conversations and convert them into a playbook for the community. We wrote the text content, while ANSR designed the document internally.
Smitha and team got on a call and walked us through their vision.
We listened to hours of call recordings to identify the unique, useful and relevant insights.
Structured the ebook into distinct chapters, eliminating repetition and redundancies.
Wrote each chapter around the chosen insight; also pulled quotes and highlights.
Final touches and hand-off
Wrote the foreword and handed off to ANSR’s in-house designers.
E-book Two: Roadmap for (Re)turn to work
The new normal is defined by indecision — fully-remote, fully-office based, 2-days-in-office, offices only for collaboration, so on and so forth. GCCs across the country were grappling with the ‘right way’ to return to work.
As an advisor and an execution partner, ANSR designed the 4-phase framework powered by research, technology and organizational design, for successfully returning to work.
EMDASH helped them crystallise that into a sustainable content asset. We wrote the text content, which they then designed internally.
The org. design SME walked us through his vision and a presentation he was working on.
We turned the presentation and brief into a narrative with chapters.
Wrote each chapter around one pointed, research-backed advice.
Wrote introduction and conclusion to wrap up the guide.
Carefully handed-off to ANSR’s in-house designers, who took over from there.