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Happy Clients are the best Marketing Strategy.

Nothing like being schooled on marketing by our own clients. Talking with a client this week he replayed of a conversation he’d had with another client I’d introduced him to. “You’ve gotta get that guy to shoot a testimonial video for you” he said, “he’s…

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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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5 Strategies for brands marketing to Gen Z

Is Gen Z the toughest consumer group to market to yet? The answer to that question depends on the brand, it’s product and mindset. With each new generation of consumers, established brands find themselves challenged to connect with a new collective mindset. However, there are…

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Old branding lesson in a new world from Tiffany & Co.

Don’t throw the marketing baby out with the bathwater. This recent ad for Tiffany & Co. reminded me of the power of media placement. As the brand world continues to evolve and become more complex, it’s useful to keep in mind that some of the…

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Westfield’s OneMarket platform shapes up against Amazon

Westfield acts to level the playing field in this increasingly Amazon dominated marketplace. The world of retail has been shaken by the emergence of Amazon as the world’s leading platform like no other development in my 25 years of branding. If retailers aren’t kept awake…

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Our Public Sector Week branding and event activation design

A big, bold brand for an event for big ideas IPAA Victoria Public Sector Week 2017 is the only event that brings together the entire Victorian public sector in one location to drive fresh thinking and a create a better future for all Victorians. The…

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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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Tips for Bloggers – Micro Brand Influencers

If there’s one brand trend we’ve seen explode over the last five years it’s the role of micro-influencers. Typically bloggers (but also instagrammers, facebookers and Twitterers), micro influencers stand at the center of a community, attracted and bound by a shared interest. These influencers produce…

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The 6 Golden Rules of successful experiential brand marketing

Experiential Marketing for Brands There’s as much mystery around experiential marketing for brands as there is interest and curiosity. Whether you’re planning a pop-up or a mobile brand taste, experiential can be a very effective way to engage consumers with your brand.  How much will…

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Email still best for brand offers but it must be relevant and informative

Key insights from Adobe’s third annual consumer email survey, essential reading for brand marketers. The survey shows that email significantly trumps direct mail, mobile apps and social media as the best way to deliver offers to consumers. However, there is still a great degree of…

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Why Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya believes Australia is the perfect place to create global food brands

Australians are in the prime position to make food and brands that will resonate around the world, the founder of American yoghurt success story Chobani says. Just ten years ago in 2007, Turkish migrant Hamdi Ulukaya bought a disused Kraft Food factory in New York…

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