We're an agency with deep expertise in helping brands find their compelling point of difference. For more than 25 years we’ve paired strategic tools with beautiful design solutions to help business stand-out, transform and grow.

Blog

By Category


My Favourite Brands – A Truly Deeply Series

Before we begin, please put on this tune. One of my favourite brands out there is French Maison Kitsuné. Don’t know it? It’s okay, I’ll introduce you to this awesome machine. I call it a machine, as the Maison Kitsuné is a lot of things:…

Read more »

How personal brand is the foundation for building your business brand

Simple Personal Branding is great for Brand Building Recently I bumped-into a friend of mine; Graeme Goldman at a business event. Graeme is one of Australia’s brilliant entrepreneurs quietly going about growing impressive businesses and brands. His retail watch business, 8th Avenue Watch Co is…

Read more »

United Airlines boycott highlights a deeper brand crisis

Last week we shared a report on the impact of brand boycotts. The same day, United Airlines had a PR crisis unfold after they forcibly removed a paid-up passenger from their plane. What impact is this latest boycott having on the United brand? It was…

Read more »

21% of consumers boycott brands and most don’t come back

YouGov’s ‘Inside the Mindset of a Brand Boycotter report’ gives us some insight into consumers who boycott brands and why they can’t be ignored. Just about every week a major brand is under attack from consumers. Last week it was Pepsi, the other week it…

Read more »

How to Choose the Right Branding Agency.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Branding Agency. So you’ve worked-out the business benefits from branding, re-branding or designing new packaging for your business, products or services. You’ve worked through the business imperative, budgets and brief, now comes the tough task of sorting through all…

Read more »

Heineken fights to protect its brand and trademark red star

Global beer brand forced to defend it’s iconic red star and perceptions of it promoting communism. Dutch brand Heineken is recognised globally for it’s green cans and bottles. Another core brand asset is the red star. Unfortunately for Heineken, the red star is also seen…

Read more »

The Brand Value Equation & How Most Businesses Get It Wrong.

Understanding the Brand Value Equation We work on a daily basis guiding the brands for businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every conceivable category. The thing they all have in common is an understanding of brand value and how to leverage it to…

Read more »

VicSuper takes out the Member Services Fund of the Year

We’ve recently been working with VicSuper, a 16 billion strong profit to member superannuation fund who has over 240,000 members and – 22,000 participating employers. Over the last 6 months we’ve been working with the brand on some development work, nothing nothing that we can…

Read more »

ALDI rebrands to differentiate

Reading through the articles about the upcoming ALDI rebrand I’m struck by what seems to be an inability for people to grasp some of the strategic rational behind this rebrand and rebranding in general. Everywhere ALDI has opened, they taken on established supermarket brands and…

Read more »

Collaborations and why I love them

I love collaborations. I’m not sure why. Whether it’s Louis Vuitton, H&M or IKEA coupling up with a new designer, I am there. I’ve chased down press releases online, waited for collections to drop (calendar event created) and happily lined up both on- and offline to purchase. I’ll admit it:…

Read more »

Our fresh place brand connects iconic St Kilda to a new generation

St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s best known suburbs, attracting tourists and locals alike for shopping, sunning on the beach, drinking, dining, entertainment and people watching. St Kilda genuinely has a little bit of everything for everyone. Background Whilst for decades St Kilda the place…

Read more »

Smells Different. Demeter leverages the romance of everyday experiences.

Fragrance brand bucks category norms to standout in highly competitive fragrance category. Demeter continues to defy the age old art of using sex, glamour and mystique to sell fragrance. Instead, the brand uses everyday experiences as their inspiration. The US fragrance company has just released…

Read more »