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Big brand Marvel releases their 2017 Superhero NRL Jerseys!

  The NRL’s ongoing collaborative superhero campaign with comic brand Marvel continues with their new jerseys for 2017! Wether your a fanatic fan of Marvel AND/OR the NRL sport, you can’t deny it is a compelling campaign and shows the power of collaboration between two forceful brands…

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Explore your brand in new contexts

The success story of Skam The young adult television show ‘Skam’ (English: ‘Shame’) has gained humongous success and large audience numbers throughout Scandinavia the past years and it all seems to elevate now as the 4th season will air, and the rights to an American…

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Why Consumers Love a Brand that Stands for Something

I recently came across this pic in my Facebook feed; it’s of a label sown into garments produced by a small U.S. brand for sale in the French market. The translation from French says: Wash with warm water Use mild soap Dry flat Do not…

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From Bandwagon To Brand Wagon?

AFL Women’s League An Untapped Brand Sponsorship Treasure Chest. If  last Friday night’s opening game of the AFLW is any indication, the belief that there’s no interest in women’s sport is fading fast. Even the AFL themselves were not prepared for the crowds that came…

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Sensory brand differentiation

Custom Apple accessory maker 12 South has created a ‘New Mac Smell’ candle for this Christmas. While it’s got plenty of headlines for obvious reasons. For me it raises the question: What do sensory branding do you do? We’re all aware of brands that have…

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Why Craft Brands are genuinely challenging the Goliaths

Is the age of the Goliath brand over? Author Ben Zifkin’s book The Rise of the Craft Brand, set’s out a compelling case for why smaller, craft-focused brands are set to become a force in the changing world of commerce. The world of brands and…

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The Trump Effect – When Consumers Say One Thing and Do Another

Today’s post is an article written by Brandhook, good friends of ours and the sharpest brand research and insights agency around. As we all know, recently Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, defying nearly every prediction and pre-poll. In the lead…

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Ford & Lego – A surprisingly successful brand partnership

Meet #BrickPony, the love child of Lego auto brand Ford. #BrickPony is a life-size replica ‘1964½’ Ford Mustang V8 coupe made from Lego and Duplo bricks. Made out of 194,900 pieces of Lego and Duplo, it took around 1,200 hours to assemble by a team…

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Why Micro Influencers are every brand’s best friend

Micro Influencers can build your brand for less than you think. When most brand owners, managers and marketers think of social media influencers, they picture top shelf celebrities with millions of followers charging $100,000 per mention. And whilst these mega-stars are leveraging their huge followings…

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Pop-Up Pub with a Purpose fits just three customers at a time

Smart Pop-Up Marketing must be on brand and buzzworthy. The payback for investing in a pop-up experience for brands really kicks-in when the concept has an element that powerfully connects with the brand’s strategic positioning, and doubly-so when the concept is news and viral worthy.…

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Patagonia continues to differentiate by living their brand beliefs

While most brands were trying to compete with the biggest discounts to standout over the Black Friday weekend, Patagonia continued to use its brand to guide true differentiation. Black Friday, Cyber Monday combine to be one biggest consumer shopping events of the year and it’s…

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Brilliant brand storytelling from Burberry takes branded content to a new level

For brands obsessed with branded content Burberry has just upped the ante significantly. English fashion brand Burberry has released a three-minute trailer for an epic but non-existent movie about the brand and it’s fabulous. Burberry takes brand storytelling to another level. The faux trailer promotes…

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