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Smells Different. Demeter leverages the romance of everyday experiences.

Fragrance brand bucks category norms to standout in highly competitive fragrance category. Demeter continues to defy the age old art of using sex, glamour and mystique to sell fragrance. Instead, the brand uses everyday experiences as their inspiration. The US fragrance company has just released…

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What do you do as a consumer?

In the light of the recent #CoopersGate, as a consumer and a brand strategist I wonder: where do we go from here? Last week, Coopers’ beer was featured in Bible Society’s video ‘Keeping It Light’. In the video liberal party politicians, Tim Wilson and Andrew…

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Own your brand in every way

When I talk Oscars, style and Emma Stone it is not only because I am a big fat fan of award season and film, it is also because I love to see how the brand story telling of the nominated films can play out on…

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Explore your brand in new contexts

The success story of Skam The young adult television show ‘Skam’ (English: ‘Shame’) has gained humongous success and large audience numbers throughout Scandinavia the past years and it all seems to elevate now as the 4th season will air, and the rights to an American…

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From Bandwagon To Brand Wagon?

AFL Women’s League An Untapped Brand Sponsorship Treasure Chest. If  last Friday night’s opening game of the AFLW is any indication, the belief that there’s no interest in women’s sport is fading fast. Even the AFL themselves were not prepared for the crowds that came…

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Coca Cola ‘one brand’ architecture comes to Australia

Multinational soft drink giant introduces its new brand architecture strategy to Australia. After decades of establishing more niche brands, Coca Cola has shifted back to what they call the ‘one brand’ design. Essentially, they are now refocusing on creating a stronger master brand, with more…

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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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Fitbit after sales builds positive brand differentiation and loyalty

How after sales contributes to brand reputation After sales is often non-existent, designed to minimise costs, or simply not a priority for many brands – but it should be. With more and more consumers reading reviews online before purchasing, after sales service is becoming an…

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Why I love being a brand manager at Truly Deeply

      Have you thought about switching to brand? For any account handler / client service person looking to scratch an itch in their career path, in particular those working in traditional advertising big agencies, I’d love to give some accounts of my perspective in my…

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How do I apply for a design job…? Tips from a designer, part 3.

When you apply for a job there are many things that lead to a strong application. We have put together some tips to help students, grads or anyone trying to get themselves out there in the design industry. This is the final installment of my 3-part…

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No differentiation. Wesfarmers continues to cannibalise their brands.

Target gives up on brand differentiation and becomes another Kmart The remarkable turnaround of Kmart in the past few years has left its competitors scrambling to compete. The strategy has achieved its goal of killing Big W. However, in the fight, Westfarmers has also severally…

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Is Clementine Ford an ideal brand ambassador for feminism?

Today in our faced paced, transformative society, enabled though accelerated distribution of content digitally, information is at our fingertips. Social injustice that has previously been accepted as the status quo, we’re no longer standing for it. Who are we? I’m speaking for myself, 31 year old…

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