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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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Organic natural brands no longer differentiate

When mega brands go organic Gatorade is introducing an organic version of it’s brightly coloured sugar water for ‘athletes’. While the new product will be tested in select markets it seams Pepsi Co., the parent brand, sees the threat to the market dominant sports drink from more…

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Calling all Courageous Blondes – Lululemon Partners with Canadian Brewery

It seem’s that Lululemon is now targeting the yoga loving, beer drinkers. Who doesn’t like a cold beer after a sweaty yoga session?… The global activewear brand has partnered with Canadian based brewery, Stanley Park Brewing to create a lemon hopped ale called ‘Courageous Blonde’.

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Simple, smart and efficient packaging design for brands

We’ve had a lot of enquires lately about designing simple and efficient packaging for products so that their founders can test their product in the market before investing in expensive packaging solutions. When you’re starting out budget for packaging design and print run quantities are…

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Truly Deeply refreshes iconic Aussie BBQ fuel brand, Heatbeads

Melbourne brand strategy and design agency has developed new packaging, brand messaging and design for the Heatbeads range of products. “The team at Truly Deeply took the time to really understand the Heatbeads customers and market to create packaging that both respected our brand’s long…

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