Hindustan Times SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Hindustan Times with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Hindustan Times

Parent Company

HT Media Ltd




Media & Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

The Name India trusts for News


It is the flagship publication of HT Media Ltd



General News

Target Group

English speaking/reading audience in India


Trustworthy news coverage for the people of India

SWOT Analysis


1. Wide coverage especially in Northern India

2. Good brand recall and brand loyalty

3. Part of a huge media conglomerate  means excellent reach

4. Has a good pool of supplements covering education, entertainment, Sunday lifestyle magazine


1. Limited pan-India presence and penetration as compared to market leaders
2. Tough competition means market share is not growing


1. Being part of a large conglomerate means they have resources to expand in other parts of the country

2. Can use its strong network of supplements to build on its readership base
3. Maximise involvement of people through online interaction and tie-ups with institutions and companies


1.Increased competition from other dailies
2. On line news medium means reduced circulation



1. The Times of India
2. The Hindu
3. The Indian Express

The table above concludes the Hindustan Times SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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