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Go with the Fake. Diesel ‘rips-off’ their own brand

Fresh fashion irony hits the streets of NY? In the quest for a new marketing edge, global fashion brand Diesel have come-up with an intriguing idea – to create ‘knock-offs’ of their own brand. Called; ‘Deisel’, the range seeks to build-on Diesel’s anti-establishment cred, celebrating…

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No Logo – What would a world without branding look like?

Imagine a world without brand design. Watching the opening round of WAFL over the weekend I spotted a sponsor sign that took me back to my childhood. The match was being played on a suburban ground in Adelaide and the huge metal sign was promoting…

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How Bud defied consumer research to create a viral campaign

Creating a viral campaign with moments of nonsense and fun. If you’ve come across the “Dilly Dilly” movement on social media recently, you can thank Bud Light for turning the phrase into a catch-cry for the end of 2017. In a recent interview with Business…

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Personality rich brand storytelling. Mirry Christmus from Air NZ.

Air New Zealand’s sweet Christmas ad. Just about every brand is trying to leverage Christmas and stay top of mind. The big retailers are all trying to outdo each other with their Christmas TVCs. It’s also the time of year when many of us are…

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Private School differentiates their brand with plenty of puff

A Unique Brand Soundtrack. I was out for a run recently (paying for it today) and as my path took me through a beautiful patch of suburban Melbourne I was greeted by the faint strain of bagpipes. The sound was at once foreign and charmingly…

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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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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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Is Oscar the world’s most innovative Health Insurance brand?

A health insurer deliberately catering toward digital natives. New US health insurance company Oscar has been called the Warby Parker for health insurance. Warby Parker is a Silicon Valley darling, an online glasses retailer who came out of left field in the US to disrupt their…

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Design for Social Good

  After a conversation with my nurse friend over the weekend, I was suddenly reflecting on the significance of my role as a designer. We talked about the differences between our daily routines in the workplace and I concluded that running out of coffee beans…

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Truly Deeply creates new premium baby formula brand for China

New brand proposition, identity and packaging taps into market gap for a premium Australian made brand specifically designed for the Chinese market. Everything from the positioning, messaging and personality was designed to connect with affluent Chinese mums. The proposition reinforces their beliefs in the benefits…

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Brands lead from the top

  With every organisation there are actions that have a disproportional effect on a brand. As you go up the tree in any company it’s the people at the top, the exec level that have this the opportunity to have such an effect on their…

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