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Apple demonstrates the power of an iconic brand identity

Don’t try this with your branding at home Apple recently announced their upcoming event where the company is expected to announce their latest product developments. Stepping outside their standard invitation design for the event, Apple created 370 customised versions of their iconic brand symbol. For…

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Top 5 Superbowl Ads of All Time

Superbowl Sunday and Big Brands Share Centre Stage Super Bowl 52 is on today in America and with a captive television audience of over 111.9 million viewers it’s understandable that it has become advertising Mecca to big global brands. At a cost of more than…

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The meaning and origin of famous brand names

The story behind the names of some of the world’s biggest brands. If you’ve ever tried to create a name for a company or product, you will realise how hard it can be. You need a solid brand strategy and robust naming criteria. You’ll also…

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Graph puts iPhone’s brand growth in context

The Wall Street Journal compared Apple’s iPhone to other iconic consumer brands and the results are staggering. The iPhone has eclipsed the sales of Barbie, Zippo, Rubik’s Cube, Nintento Game Boy, Sony Playstation and Walkman. What’s even more mind blowing is how quickly it’s done…

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Friday Feel Good

It’s reassuring to be reminded that we all make mistakes! Big thanks Ronald. Dave Ansett David is the founder of Truly Deeply, a brand agency with 25 years experience working with brands to position them for growth. His deep expertise is in the creation of…

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Sensory brand differentiation

Custom Apple accessory maker 12 South has created a ‘New Mac Smell’ candle for this Christmas. While it’s got plenty of headlines for obvious reasons. For me it raises the question: What do sensory branding do you do? We’re all aware of brands that have…

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Is Apple’s attempt to distance itself from China brand spin or brand craft

Apple’s ‘Made in China’ Brand Messaging Maybe I’m a little late to the party, but on the weekend I notices for the first time the small print on the back of my iPhone 6 which says: ‘Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China’. I…

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Are we in a type renaissance for brands?

As brand designers we’re always hungry. Hungry for new inspiration, new palettes, new strategy and as a corner store of everything we do new typefaces. Fonts are so important when it comes to creating new brand identities or logos. Finding the right type to express 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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Genius Apple parody to get you thinking about your brand loyalty

The release of the new Apple Watch has seen countless parody videos emerge but one in particular has me questioning my brand loyalty.

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The Apple Retail Model Continues to Boom

Apple continues to lead the pack of brand leaders Data published in Apple’s 2014 annual report and another report recently published by retail consultancy eMarketer points to the ongoing dominance of the Apple Retail Store model. With the passing of Steve Jobs many commentators have been…

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Apple's new font follows through on brand engagement

Last week Apple announced a pile of new software at it’s World Wide Developers Conference which is all very exciting for those developing and using their products but the bit that stood out for my was the official launch of the companies new font San…

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