50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2022

Social Beat – Digital Growth Partner, Enabling Brands Rise to Greater Heights


Companies traditionally used to operate the old-fashioned way, but then Covid happened, and the world was forced to shut down. As a result, companies, and SMEs have to shift their operations to a digital platform to survive in the “New Normal.”  Furthermore, As the times are quickly changing and the world is shifting towards a more digital and streamlined era, the need for companies to follow suit is inevitable. And to accomplish this mission, digital transformation is the only way. Enterprises today have already begun digitizing and automating their services and operations to tackle the competitive market. Among many other things, digital transformation can facilitate better cooperation between companies, enhance customer engagement, boost productivity, and help you in collecting and analyzing data for better strategy-making that will directly lead to business growth. Digital transformation has become a vital cog in the modern technological era. Everyone can benefit from digital transformation, whether a small business or a large enterprise.

Social Beat is one such digital growth partner for leading brands and hyper scaling startups in India. With a 300+ strong team of digital experts across Bengaluru, Mumbai, NCR and Chennai, they are India's fastest-growing independent digital marketing solutions company and manage three percent of digital media investment in India Social Beat is a Google Premier Partner, Facebook Business Partner and works closely with ecosystem partners like Hotstar, Amazon & Linkedin. The company's team of digital experts offers various integrated digital marketing solutions including UX, web development, social media marketing, content marketing, video production, Search Engine Optimization, digital advertising, influencer marketing and impactful language content.

With a focus on growth and ROI, they bring creativity and performance marketing together. They work with top brands including Bharat Matrimony, Jaquar, Tata Cliq, Indiabulls Dhani, Tata Consumer Products, Mahindra Finance, Hotstar, Himalaya Wellness, Quess Corp, Sundaram Mutual, Brigade Group, Give India and Isuzu on driving innovation through a combination of creativity and performance.

Why Social Beat

Social Beat today is a powerhouse of talent, creativity, strategy and innovation to meet the business objectives of the brands that are entrusted to us. Their expertise with video content, as well as platforms such as Influencer and 22 Languages makes us the ideal digital marketing solutions partner for brands and businesses as they seek to engage with audiences in both urban and rural markets. The company's most promising DigiGrad, a digital marketing training and skill development initiative aims to bridge the gap between the demand and supply in the digital marketing job space.

Upskill and Upscale with DigiGrad

With an in-depth curriculum and a rigorous training methodology, DigiGrad is offering programs that are tailor-made for marketers, beginners and entrepreneurs alike. Currently, it offers online training and plans to initiate an offline training delivery center in Bangalore. Additionally, the training company also plans to expand to Chennai in the coming months. DigiGrad has started the online programs with byte-sized modules starting from just INR 999 onwards. It has also conducts online and classroom customized corporate workshops and webinars.

The flagship program is the Certificate Program in Digital Marketing which is a 360-hour program, spanning across three months and comprising online content, certifications, internship/live projects as well as classroom training, post the lockdown. With customized programs that cover digital marketing end to end, DigiGrad aims to train professionals, marketers and students to help them drive the marketing strategies for companies. The course can empower entrepreneurs and business owners to set up robust digital marketing strategies for their startups.

Social Beat | Leadership

Suneil Chawla is a Co-Founder of Social Beat. He is a Commerce graduate from Loyola College and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to co-founding Social Beat, he founded, a social e-commerce and price comparison engine. He has worked extensively in Marketing and Technology, with management consultants Bain & Co, across Boston, Singapore, Mumbai, and Delhi. He’s part of the Executive committee of the IIM Ahmedabad Alumni chapter in Chennai. Suneil loves to travel, for work and pleasure.

Vikas Chawla is a Co-Founder of Social Beat. He has experience as a Product Head, Digital Head & National Brand Manager at TI Cycles. In his previous role, he worked as an Executive Assistant to Mr. MV Subbiah, Murugappa Group and Chairman, National Skill Development Corp. He is a management graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a business graduate from Loyola College. He enjoys cycling and everything digital. He is the Foodie in the office, always on the lookout of new restaurants for the team lunches.

"A new age digital media firm to help you leverage the digital medium to acquire new customers & create a strong brand. The team has extensive experience in brand management, ecommerce & consulting."