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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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Australian winemakers fight to keep the prosecco name and their brand value.

Trademark and naming battle. Should Aussies fight to keep using prosecco or create their own regional or wine style brand? Following on from France’s successful trademarking of Champagne, Italy is now trying to stop Australian wineries using the prosecco name. The challenge to the use…

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A delicious Easter shopping center brand activation for Lindt

Six Tips for Shopping Center Brand Activation. Westfield London created this brand activation with Lindt Chocolates in the UK. The magic meadow and maze enchanted children and families who engaged with several giant, iconic gold Lindt bunnies and Master Chocolatiers. Designed to drive sales throughout…

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Marquees – A brand investment or ego-driven indulgence?

I have to admit I love this time of year. As the Spring Racing Carnival hits full swing, Melbourne turns into a town of glamour and excitement where it seems everyone is a racing aficionado, and dressed accordingly. As the center of the Carnival universe,…

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Infographic: The Rise of Social Media Customer Care

Why social media customer care is an integral part of every business’s success. Our friends at Website Builder have put together this nifty infographic that highlights the benefits and the importance of social media customer care. For just about any consumer brand, customer service is…

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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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Stranger brand partnerships this Halloween

Lyft and Netflix partner for Strange Mode rides To celebrate Halloween and a new season of “Stranger Things”, Lyft partnered with Netflix in the USA to create Strange Mode on their app. Riders in in the USA were able to opt into the mode for…

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Amazon’s vertical shift from brand seller to brand owner (and seller)

Amazon Builds their House of Brands. New’s this week that Amazon has been advertising for brand managers to create  a private label of Sportswear Apparel is another indicator of the online retail giants ambition to become an owner as well as a seller of brands.…

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What’s The Secret To Building a Powerful Brand? Engaging The Board.

Today’s post is an article written by Brandhook, good friends of ours and the sharpest brand research and insights agency around. This latest opinion piece by BrandHook CEO Pip Stocks was originally published in CEO Magazine. We intuitively know that customer experience is what keeps clients…

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In the end clients bear the cost of tighter budgets

The Greatest Barrier to Creativity. I recently read a great short article on Creative Review where three of the UK’s creative pioneers were asked their view on the greatest barriers to producing creative work. The article interviewed Caroline Pay, Joint Chief Creative Officer of Grey…

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The meaning and origin of famous brand names, part 2

More brands, more stories of how they found their name. Last week we looked at how Apple, Virgin, Nike and 3M, Durex and Kodak got their names. To read part 1 click here. This week we look at the stories behind more big name brands,…

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Adidas’ Parley collection – A brilliant Shared Value brand strategy

Creating a Powerful ‘Shared Value’ Brand Strategy At Truly Deeply we have a strong belief around business and brands being as good for the world and society as they are for their shareholders. Yes, this is about making the world a better place, but more-so…

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