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Brand slogans can become a fascinating reflection of our culture

Brand slogans/taglines are an essential element of advertising; typically short their job is to encapsulate what a brand is all about. Occasionally an advertising slogan/tagline comes along with that extra something special, it jumps out of the ad and takes on a life of its…

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Fashion design is the new black for airline brands

The power of design to beautifully deliver branding. Compared to most staff uniforms, flight attendants typically look pretty stylish, but with the bar being set at a high level, Chinese airline; Hainan is differentiating with haute courture. The airline brand’s new uniforms by designer Laurence…

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Brandless but far from being unbranded

Introducing a brand called Brandless™ (yes, trademark is noted). A start-up riding the unbranded trend and set to shake-up everyday retail in the USA and they’ve raised $50 million to get going. Way back when, our ancestors bought basics supplies from their local store. They…

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8 Strategies for Australian Retailers to take on Amazon

Head of Salmat eCommerce, Ben Popplestone recently attended the Magento Imagine 2017 event in Las Vegas which brought together 2500 eCommerce experts from 45 countries to discuss the latest in online retail.  A hot topic at the event was the expansion of Amazon into new…

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8 Amazing Creatives to follow on Insta

I’m sure we have all been there, sitting in front of the computer hoping for some divine creative inspiration to get the design juices flowing. You have trawled through your normal go-to inspiration sites but came up empty. You have made plenty of excuses to…

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How to define brand values: Creating the living brand world

Brand values form an integral part of your brand. Drawing on the very soul of your organisation, they are designed to unite, inspire and guide brand-led behaviour, enabling employees and customers to emotionally connect with your brand. They also empower your people to deliver memorable…

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Dr Who gets brand refresh with first female doctor

The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor gives BBC sci-fi show a much needed brand jolt After 50 years, iconic British Sci-fi show finally gets female lead. The Time Lord from Gallifrey will regenerate later this year and history will be made. With…

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Moby Mart – A Disruptive Convenience Retail Model

From the same crew who brought us Wheely’s bike cafes, comes Moby Mart. A few years back we wrote about Wheely’s an organisation looking to disrupt the cafe market with their new model of pedal powered, solar powered, low on carbon footprint, high on smarts…

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What will peak sugar mean for food brands?

It was interesting last week to see Coca-Cola get some local blowback from Woolworths on their new No Sugar Coke. Coke, a cornerstone in most supermarkets has been attacked over the years from many angles: constantly by perennial #2 Pepsi with the taste challenge; for…

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Cheers to Toast – A Beer Brand With A Heady Purpose

All Beer Brands Are Not Born Equal. Researching this new craft beer brand from the UK I came across an interesting stat. The fresh bread consumer trend that has swept the globe has led to more than 40% of the bread baked daily around the…

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UberBoat – A Brand extension Masterclass

E for Excitement… and Brand Extension. Brand Extension isn’t always about launching more products with great sales potential in themselves. Sometimes the smartest brand extension plays are those that reinforce brand excitement and the values that made the brand loved in the first place. Uber…

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Truly Deeply creates brand strategy and identity for Marcus Sellen & Associates

Brand proposition and identity design creates powerful differentiation for specialist RTO advisory firm Truly Deeply developed a brand proposition and identity that brings to life the idea of ‘where success breeds success’. This is a powerful brand promise highlights a compelling and differentiated offer supported…

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Creativity and the Art of Zen

Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re drifting off to sleep and a great idea or solution pops into your head, only to be lost the next morning, unless you take time to get up and write your thoughts down? Or maybe…

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The CEO’s Guide to Rebranding

  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and now the world’s second wealthiest man once said; “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff’s clearly a visionary business leader who gets brand. But for most CEOs re-branding is…

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