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Cannabis product packaging design takes a serious approach to brand building

The new cannabis category takes a professional approach to packaging design Harmony Extracts is a cannabis concentrate company that uses state-of-the-art extraction technologies to transform marijuana plants into high-quality, potent concentrates. A new company based in Denver, Colorado, which is one of the nearly 30…

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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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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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Kudos to Illustrators

With the steady increase in readily available free stock imagery, I often wonder about illustrators and how they are staying afloat in the growing pool of image libraries. Are illustrators being put on the back burner because stock imagery is so easily obtainable? Or is…

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What will peak sugar mean for food brands?

It was interesting last week to see Coca-Cola get some local blowback from Woolworths on their new No Sugar Coke. Coke, a cornerstone in most supermarkets has been attacked over the years from many angles: constantly by perennial #2 Pepsi with the taste challenge; for…

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Cheers to Toast – A Beer Brand With A Heady Purpose

All Beer Brands Are Not Born Equal. Researching this new craft beer brand from the UK I came across an interesting stat. The fresh bread consumer trend that has swept the globe has led to more than 40% of the bread baked daily around the…

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UK kills tobacco brands

Following Australia’s lead, the UK introduces plain packaging laws for tobacco All advertising and branding of cigarettes is now banned in the UK. This follows similar laws introduced in Australia in 2012. For big tobacco brands, this is a massive challenge. They’ve effectively had almost…

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Setting the right budget for your Product Packaging

Why the right level of investment in your branding and packaging is critical. Every week we speak to a number of people who have an idea for a new product, have a product ready for market, or have a product in market that’s failing to…

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Coles muddies the milk with undifferentiated brand

Farmers Fund milk brand clouds the issues As predicted Coles have started muddying the waters around fair Milk prices by introducing an undifferentiated milk brand called Farmers Fund to the market. The brand which ‘gives back’ 40c of each 2 litre carton to a Fund…

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Brand differentiation: Lye back and think of Iceland

Enjoy Our Nature’s explosive Icelandic condom packaging. As a brand agency with differentiation at our core, we’re always looking for unique ways to help brands standout from the pack. We salute brands who see the world differently, so we couldn’t go past this brand packaging…

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The sticking power of Apple’s brilliant brand packaging

When packaging means much more than packaging Going through the drawers in my study last week I came across not one, but three iPhone boxes. I realised that without consciously intending to I’d saved the boxes from each of my iPhones dating back years, but…

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Our Gelati Sky brand at work – delicious differentiation from the streets

Bumping into our Delicious Branding Even after twenty five years of creating brands of our clients, it’s still a buzz to bump into our branding hard at work differentiating and promoting our clients and their businesses. On a cold, grey and wet Melbourne Spring day,…

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