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People Don’t Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

Today’s post is a thought piece written by Zander Nethercutt, a really interesting brand thinker from Chicago Il. with a brilliant grasp on how brands work and the role they’ve come to play in our lives. What Apple, Samsung and Starbucks learned from Pepsi The…

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A place brand in the making.

  Maker Park is a proposed adaptive reuse park that will revitalize an unused industrial site on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Conceived by a group of community activists, the initiative will transform the seven-acre site formerly known as the Bayside Fuel Terminal into a hub for…

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Good brand advice is not expensive if you can recognize its value.

The Value of Good Advice. Recently I re-read Confessions of the Pricing Man by Hermann Simon, arguably the best book ever written on the subject of pricing. I’ve always seen the subject of pricing as directly connected to branding. As Simon says: “People have asked…

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Fake personal branding. Have we moved from real people to puppets?

No longer true blue, Aussie pollies are being shaped to ‘fit’ the party image and narrative. The role of personal branding has been impacted significantly by the shift towards more populist politics. In the past, political leaders like Whitlam, Hawke, Menzies and even Howard stood…

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The 3 golden brand rules to standing out in a crowded market

The strategic brand thinking at the heart of every successful brand. Over the weekend I was having a conversation for the thousandth time with the owner of a relatively new, fast growth business who I realized was hearing it for the first time. The conversation…

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Nike puts brand values first with Kaepernick campaign

Are brand values are more important than brand value? Nike this week rolled out their 30th anniversary ‘Just do it’ campaign featuring the ex 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a move that will define the brand for the future, Nike have made an incredible brave move.…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Ultrasound Training Solutions to Zedu

New proposition, name and identity for leading ultrasound educator and trainer.  The new brand proposition provides Zedu with a compelling new brand story, messaging, personality and a new inviting tagline that encourages their learners to “see the difference, be the difference”. This was further reinforced…

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When Brands Tap Into A Tension And Go Against Conventional Thinking To Help Solve It

Today’s post is an article written by Brandhook, good friends of ours and the sharpest brand research and insights agency around. Apple recently announced the introduction of a new software tool to help wean people off their devices, offering users a ‘digital detox’. There’s a…

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6 Inspiring Hand Lettering Artists

Beautiful lettering created by Pellisco An art form that was heavily used during the early centuries in illuminated manuscripts, hand lettering is still strong on the design scene and hopefully here to stay. You probably walk past hand lettering on a daily basis, from artisan chalkboards…

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Lego moves to become a sustainable brand

Toy brand introduces first sustainable pieces It’s the only plastic toy that gets a thumbs up from most sustainably minded parents I know. It’s great to see it making a move to becoming a sustainable brand. Lego has introduced it’s first sustainable pieces as the…

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Is Harley trashing their brand in an effort to stay relevant?

Harley focuses on product development and growth but disregards its long held brand beliefs As a brand strategist I have often admired and held up Harley Davidson as great example of a powerful brand. Not because I own or want to own a Harley (so…

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Facebook and regaining brand trust

You might have seen the recent campaign Facebook has launched to defend its brand. In an attempt to reassure users that Facebook can be trusted and will improve, it has rolled out a massive advertising campaign. The national campaign, created by Now We Collide, addresses…

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