Deccan Chronicle SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Deccan Chronicle with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Deccan Chronicle

Parent Company

Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited


Indian English-Language Daily Newspaper


Media and Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

The face of south


One of the Largest circulated English-newspaper in South India



English newspaper daily in south India

Target Group

Urban individual of South Indiaseeking english news


Contains information which helps its loyal readers to get ahead in their lives

SWOT Analysis


1. Hyderabad’s largest circulated daily
2. Sponsored  Deccan Chargers team in IPLwhich enhanced brand visibility
3. The news coverage is completely unbiased
4. Cartoons are an interesting feature of Deccan Chronicle

5. Extensive coverage of south India along with important national and international events


1. Lost ownership of Deccan Chargers due to non-payment of 100 crore bond as security
2.NSE suspended trading on Deccan Chronicle shares
3.Facing financial crisis and looking forward for investors


1. Can improve its circulation in other states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka to continue its position in South India
2.  Use the strong presence in Hyderabad to tap the markets of near-by cities
3. Scale up the operations for innovative and interesting features in the newspaper


1. Financial instability of Deccan Chronicle
2. Improving position of other newspapers in South India
3. Government regulations to allow trading in NSE



1. The Hindu
2. The Times of India
3. The Telegraph

The table above concludes the Deccan Chronicle SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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