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12 Signs that made me laugh – Building brand with humour

Friday Funny – Signs with a sense of humour. The business of business is enough to make most people lose their sense of humour, but there are some wonderful souls who keep their smiles-up through the rough and tumble, and when that humour is allowed…

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KLM extends their brand experience beyond the skies

Building Broader Brand Relationships is Good for Business. Many years ago, back when Apple was a personal computer business, Steve Jobs had a vision for Apple to play a valued part in more of the 1440 minutes in every person’s day than any other brand.…

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Graph puts iPhone’s brand growth in context

The Wall Street Journal compared Apple’s iPhone to other iconic consumer brands and the results are staggering. The iPhone has eclipsed the sales of Barbie, Zippo, Rubik’s Cube, Nintento Game Boy, Sony Playstation and Walkman. What’s even more mind blowing is how quickly it’s done…

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Green Day Tops the Charts with Audience Engagement

Hyde Park July 1st, 2017 Green Day are the headline act to a sold out concert. Over 65,000 fans wait in anticipation… Queen’s 1975 hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, starts to play, and the audience creates the most spine tingling sing-a-long… an iconic song, over 40 years…

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Air France launches Joon – An airline built on brand strategy

Much more than brand spin – hopefully. Air France have announced to launch of Joon, an airline positioned for the European Millenial market. So what does that mean exactly and why should we believe this is more than just another low-cost airline brand entering the…

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Calling All Creative and Talented Artists

We are in organisation mode again for our annual charity art exhibition, Art with Heart and are on the lookout for artists who would like to contribute to this year’s show. Art with Heart is an art exhibition held in our studio, where we raise…

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Adidas & Alexander Wang second collab breaks the retail rules

A Masterclass in New Retail Brand Mindset Following-on from their first collaboration in 2016, Alexander Wang and adidas have again steered clear of a standard retail approach. Last year’s collaboration was released through pop-up trucks in New York, London and Tokyo. Staying true to their…

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JB Hi-Fi Group CEO shares insights on brand survival post Amazon

How Australia’s largest home entertainment brand is preparing for Amazon’s arrival in Australian. Recently ranked the 9th strongest brand in Australia, JB Hi-Fi is an Aussie success story but is this all about to change for the retail giant? Last week JB Hi-Fi’s Group Chief…

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The Success Story of The Biggest Online Payment System

Recently we wrote about the healthiest brands in Australia and Pay Pal came in at number two on the list. This infographic by Play and Pay illustrates their  journey to becoming one of the worlds largest brands. PayPal is a Revolutionary platform transformed the world…

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Lady Gaga stylist Bea Akerlund in creative Colaboration with IKEA

A stunning design colab. Uber stylist to the stars Bea Åkerlund has shifted her creative gaze from creating some of the most iconic celebrity looks of the 21st century to creating some equally iconic looking furniture and homewares for IKEA. Åkerlund’s fashion styling cred includes…

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Kudos to Illustrators

With the steady increase in readily available free stock imagery, I often wonder about illustrators and how they are staying afloat in the growing pool of image libraries. Are illustrators being put on the back burner because stock imagery is so easily obtainable? Or is…

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Why poor brand design is bad for business

The cost of a poorly designed brand identity. Parked at the traffic lights last week my attention settled on the kerbside branding for a new Snap Fitness gym that had recently opened in our neighborhood. I was immediately struck by the poor quality of their…

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Google, PayPal and Bunnings healthiest brands in Australia

International research company YouGov releases the 2017 BrandIndex showcasing the best brands. The YouGov BrandIndex rates the overall health of the brand and takes into account consumers’ perceptions of a brand’s quality, value, impression, satisfaction, reputation and whether they would recommend the brand to others.…

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Vogel’s bread creates an emotive brand connection

This is an add to brighten your Monday morning, sure to make you smile and feel warm inside. Vogel’s celebrates diversity and uniqueness with an emotive and engaging TV commercial focussing on the real life stories of every day Kiwis. Goodman Fielder, with its creative partner…

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