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How will our favorite brands leave the world for future generations?

I recently had the once in a lifetime experience of seeing David Attenborough in Melbourne and hearing him the has left me feeling touched, moved and inspired and wondering what role brands can play in protecting the natural world for generations to come. David Attenborough…

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We chat with Wholesome Inc. Founder (and former client) Eugénie Rutherford

Recently we took time out from creating brilliant brands to chat with one of our favorite former clients Eugénie Rutherford. Eugénie took the jump from client side marketer to entrepreneur a couple of years back, a leap many of our marketing clients contemplate but don’t…

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Ikea bike strengthens the brand’s smart urban living image

Swedish home furniture giant Ikea’s commuter bike, ‘Sladda’ is another brand reputation proof point. Ikea has built their reputation on providing affordable stylish urban living. However, in the past couple of years, the brand has stepped up its product development to extend its dominance in…

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Patagonia continues to differentiate by living their brand beliefs

While most brands were trying to compete with the biggest discounts to standout over the Black Friday weekend, Patagonia continued to use its brand to guide true differentiation. Black Friday, Cyber Monday combine to be one biggest consumer shopping events of the year and it’s…

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IKEA brand taps into a higher purpose to support the Red Cross in Syria

  Meaningful branding builds deeper customer loyalty An unwritten law of commerce is that we do business with those we like. This applies equally to B2B sales as it does to B2C where it’s often about how much we like the brand rather than the…

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Man-Up; Creating a powerful brand campaign around this important issue

A powerful brand campaign to match an equally important issue. The ABC recently aired a brilliant three part series from radio personality Gus Worland. Man Up is an eye opening exploration of male suicide in Australia, it seeks to encourage conversation and awareness across the…

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Apple launches eco friendly wallpaper

In a initiative to raise the profile of their recycling initiate Apple has launched a series of wallpaper art focusing on environmental themes. An important consideration for brands is their approach to their social responsibilities and how they work to counteract any negative impact they…

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Brand differentiation: Sometimes you just need an asshole.

Asshole or hero? Donate Life takes boldly different approach to organ donation. We often talk about the importance of brands being brave and different to truly standout and that’s just what Donate Life America has done with its latest campaign. The World’s biggest asshole dials…

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Giving sick toys, and hopeful kids a second chance.

Second Life Toys, a Japanese organisation hoping to raise awareness about organ donation, has come up with a brilliant concept. A unique and creative way of communicating the difficult of issue of organ donation to sick children, capturing global attention.

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Ethical fashion brands – Have you ever wondered where your clothes come from?

We’re pushing brands to know the origins of our coffee, our chocolate and our fruit and vegetables but why don’t we ask who made our clothes and what are their working conditions like?  I have started thinking more about this after recently watching the True Cost Movie, and…

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Amnesty International – What do consumers really think about this Not for Profit Brand

All brands have associations – both positive and negative Whether carefully and strategically considered or by default, all brands hold associated meanings in the minds of the market place. Well considered brands establish a differentiated value proposition (their brand strategy) with layers of meaning to…

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NDIS forces not-for-profit brands to market.

Not-for-profit providers pushed to market The National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, was designed to support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and also their families and carers. But the implementation of it, is having far reaching and costly implications for the not-for-profit…

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