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Morrison and Shorten fail to build brand differentiation

Spot the difference: Neither of the leaders has an engaging or distinctive personal brand. While the polls have consistently pointed towards a narrow win for Labor, they also highlighted very small differences in whom Australians prefer as their PM. The last Newspoll before the election…

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The urgent need for more responsible brands

‘Unpacked’ photos remind us that brands need to take more responsibility for their impact. Recently I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with several purpose-led and social enterprises. Helping create and shape brands that are not just great products but will truly make a positive…

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Busting the Millennial Smashed Avocado Myth

New study shows smashed avocados are not to blame for millennials struggling with housing affordability Our friends at the Millennial Report have once again highlighted the importance of not over-generalising this generation. The study highlights how millennials (or Gen Ys) are just as careful with…

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Global Brand rankings turned on their head.

The fast changing face of branding. The last eighteen years has seen a seismic shift in global brand rankings. It is almost impossible to believe that less than two decades ago brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon were barely a glint in the world’s…

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Truly Deeply rebrands ATSE as Applied

Leading think-tank rebrand brings to life a new purpose and improves engagement with the broader community. Applied replaces ATSE as the new brand name for the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The new name ‘Applied’, was chosen as it humanises the brand and cuts…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Homyped shoes

Redefining one of Australia’s favourite shoe brands to appeal to new generations. Truly Deeply builds on Homyped’s comfort heritage to reposition the brand as smart solutions for healthy feet. The new brand identity leverages the product’s technological and medical credibility to create a more aspirational…

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For the love of colour : 8 cool colour inspiration sites

Creating the best mix of colours has never been so daunting. From print to digital, books to apps, the decision to finalise a particular colour palette for your project can be overwhelming at times. Colour combinations are a tricky business so why not gather the…

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Delta and Coke’s brand gesture; clever or creepy?

Delta Airlines and Coke apologise after napkins offend Delta and Coca Cola have canned their inflight match-matching brand gesture after many label it creepy. What was intended a bold and fun has potentially caused brand damage. Far from inspiring hook-ups, it has potentially also fractured…

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Chain restaurants inspired by independents

Popular UK restaurant chain, Wahaca, has rebranded to appear more like its independent competitors. When I first visited London in 2005, I was shocked to find a chain café or restaurant on almost every corner, and struggled to find a local independent option. Fast forward…

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More than $13,000 raised for local Melbourne charity StartOut

We are delighted to announce that our annual charity event, Art with Heart 2018 raised $13,407.25 for StartOut, a local health promotion charity providing regional outreach and mentorship programmes for young people of diverse sexuality and gender (DSG). Through funds raised, StartOut will be able to pay for the…

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Mastercard drops their logotype

The Power of Brand Recognition. Global credit card brand Mastercard have announced they’ll be dropping the wordmark from their brand identity. For brands this is the holy grail of recognition and the equivalent of celebrities like Madonna or Kylie being referred-to by their first name…

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Pantone have announced the colour for 2019

Yes, Colour of the Year is a thing, and an especially important thing for branding. For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging,…

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