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Department store Myer shows their branding game can still hit a winner

Anyone who’s ever worn heels for a day at the races, the idea of taking them off before you start the long trip home has enormous appeal. At this year’s carnival, Myer were giving away comfortable, practical, and not completely unstylish, branded slides – manna…

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Brands celebrate Twitter’s new 280 character count

For those who missed it, Twitter recently increased their character count from 140 to 280. This means that Twitter users (and brands) are now able to say twice as much on the social media platform as they previously could. A number of brands took the…

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Australian winemakers fight to keep the prosecco name and their brand value.

Trademark and naming battle. Should Aussies fight to keep using prosecco or create their own regional or wine style brand? Following on from France’s successful trademarking of Champagne, Italy is now trying to stop Australian wineries using the prosecco name. The challenge to the use…

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A delicious Easter shopping center brand activation for Lindt

Six Tips for Shopping Center Brand Activation. Westfield London created this brand activation with Lindt Chocolates in the UK. The magic meadow and maze enchanted children and families who engaged with several giant, iconic gold Lindt bunnies and Master Chocolatiers. Designed to drive sales throughout…

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A lesson in design from Japan

I recently visited Japan to satisfy my life long obsession for all things Studio Ghibli and my fascination for Japanese culture. I was determined to soak up as much inspiration from all aspects of the country to feed into my design practice, and there are…

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Marquees – A brand investment or ego-driven indulgence?

I have to admit I love this time of year. As the Spring Racing Carnival hits full swing, Melbourne turns into a town of glamour and excitement where it seems everyone is a racing aficionado, and dressed accordingly. As the center of the Carnival universe,…

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The Race That Stops A Nation

On the first Tuesday in November in Australia the nation stops for the running of the Melbourne Cup. It is Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest ‘two-mile’ handicap in the world and one of the richest turf…

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Infographic: The Rise of Social Media Customer Care

Why social media customer care is an integral part of every business’s success. Our friends at Website Builder have put together this nifty infographic that highlights the benefits and the importance of social media customer care. For just about any consumer brand, customer service is…

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Death of the Shopping Mall – The changing landscape of retail

The world of retail has changed. Online shopping, online product and brand comparison, and the new shopping habits of consumers have significantly changed the retail landscape. Retailers, shopping strips and shopping centres have had to get agile in evolving the way they connect with and…

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KFCs Halloween brand gesture a huge hit in the US

KFC Creates a Halloween Costume of their Iconic Colonel Sanders. Over the last two decades, fast food retail brand KFC have invested in an increasingly focused manner on bringing their founder Colonel Harland Sanders into the branding spotlight. They have reprised his image and locked-it…

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Stranger brand partnerships this Halloween

Lyft and Netflix partner for Strange Mode rides To celebrate Halloween and a new season of “Stranger Things”, Lyft partnered with Netflix in the USA to create Strange Mode on their app. Riders in in the USA were able to opt into the mode for…

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Thanking our very talented Art with Heart artists

An art exhibition is nothing without its artists and we were lucky enough to have 74 of them contribute to this year’s annual charity art exhibition; Art with Heart. All artists donate their time and artwork to the event which raises money for local charities,…

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Amazon’s vertical shift from brand seller to brand owner (and seller)

Amazon Builds their House of Brands. New’s this week that Amazon has been advertising for brand managers to create  a private label of Sportswear Apparel is another indicator of the online retail giants ambition to become an owner as well as a seller of brands.…

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Tips for Bloggers – Micro Brand Influencers

If there’s one brand trend we’ve seen explode over the last five years it’s the role of micro-influencers. Typically bloggers (but also instagrammers, facebookers and Twitterers), micro influencers stand at the center of a community, attracted and bound by a shared interest. These influencers produce…

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