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Summary

Content Marketing Manager and published author of 2 bestselling titles (and counting). A prolific public speaker and the first Indian writer to crack into the top 50 paranormal writers list on Amazon's global site. One of the few Indian writers who have sold over 50000 copies. Co-owner of an innovative organic farm in Kerala.

Recipient of the 2016 Raghavendra Literary Award. 

Certified Member of the ISA, Los Angeles & Associate Member of the FWA, Mumbai.

Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hari_Kumar_K

Work History

September 2016Present

Content Marketing Manager

Quantinsti

Managing content, primarily marketing (social media, mailer, blog) and academic content editing. Supervising content creation from SMEs and Influencers. Collaborating with Influencors and potential branding partners for regular workshops and events. Closely working with Sales team with their process to convert leads into customers.

Feb 2016August 2016

Sr Content Specialist, Digital Marketing

Regenesis

Joined as Digital Marketing Content Specialist. Main duties include- providing content for juniors, supervising the work of the creative and content team, analyzing lead generation reports, planning and executing various campaigns.Specializing in Drip Mailing & PPC Ads.

Apr 2015Jan 2016

Sr Content Writer

uFaber

Managing Projects for Edutech company run by IIT-B alumni. Although joined as a Sr. Content developer to supervise junior content writers, but with on-field experience in film production, went on to control production of their video-courses, thus taking up the role of a Production Manager ad-hoc.

Projects (Courses & Digital Campaigns) Managed by me:

  • Risk Planning, Insurance and Stocks -  A Detailed Course for CFP Certification
  • Interior Designing Certification Course
  • Being Mommy - A Candid guide for Pregnant Women
  • Inside Hadoop (Presented the course as well)

Also Responsible for online marketing content generation.

Apr 2014Mar 2015

Freelance Digital Marketing Content Writer

Various

Supervised content submitted by freelancers, and developed content for the various clients. Strong focus on SEO rich blogs & Email content.

May 2013Apr 2015

Contract Author

Srishti Publishers

Published first novel 'When Strangers Meet' in May 2013 with Srishti Publishers (Delhi), which went on to sell over 50000 copies, solely on the basis of a Rs. 10000 PPC campaign on google and facebook. 70% of the books sold using Facebook as a platform to attract readers.

Second Book 'That Frequent Visitor' was the first book by an Indian Author to be featured Amazon Global's Top 50 list (August 2015) and also peaked at No. 1 on Amazon Germany (Feb 2015).

The two year contract with Srishti ended in May 2015.

Jul 2011Mar 2013

Co-owner, Creative Director

Krishna Cine House, Cochin

Started production house with fellow assistant directors in Kerala. Wrote scripts and directed TVCs for undisclosed clients through an agent based out of Cochin. Ghostwritten over a dozen concepts, and assisted in the direction department for the same. Works include TVCs for Muthoot Group, Bhima Jewellers, Chennai Silks, Sanford Electronics, Documentaries, Music Videos & Short Films etc. 

Sept 2010Feb 2011

Model Coordinator & Manager

Lukmance Model Agency, Cochin

Managed Models from Mumbai & Delhi and served as Model coordinator for ad and film shoots for leading South Indian media houses. Job profile also included negotiation for remuneration and preparing itinerary for the models.

Education

May 2014Pursuing

BA+MA (Eng Lit. with French as second language)

Annamalai University

Currently pursuing English Literature by Correspondence.

Aug 2007Dec 2012

Bachelor of Technology (IT)

Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak

Pursued BTech in IT from Gurgaon College of Engineering. Specialized in Multimedia Technology and Web Designing.

Publications

Published works

  • When Strangers Meet (2013) - Srishti Publishers
  • Martin - The Beginning (2014) - Amazon Graphic Novels
  • That Frequent Visitor (2014) - Srishti Publishers
  • A Game of Gods (2015) - Red Olyfaunt Books
  • How to Write About Your Own Story (2015) - Red Olyfaunt eBooks

Achievements

  • Finalist - 2010 Nobel Memorial Photography Competition, External Affairs Ministry of Sweden
  • Best Student Short Film - 2011 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
  • Finalist - 2012 Nobel Memorial Photography Competition, External Affairs Ministry of Sweden
  • Recipient - 2016 Raghavendra Literary Award
  • Named as one of the most influential Indian Writers on Social Media by Kochi Post and ebooknews.com