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Dr Who gets brand refresh with first female doctor

The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor gives BBC sci-fi show a much needed brand jolt After 50 years, iconic British Sci-fi show finally gets female lead. The Time Lord from Gallifrey will regenerate later this year and history will be made. With…

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Barbie has a new look – a campaign and brand evolution by Mattel to give consumers more choice

There’s a new Barbie in town – and she comes in many shapes and sizes. A more genuine and realistic representation of the modern girl is now available. The new campaign #TheDollEvolves is said to be a brand evolution for the makers of Barbie, Mattel.

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Uber releases brand refresh targeted at different countries

Uber has just announced a brand re-fresh to align with their current brand strategy and philosophy but more than that they have engaged their audience by communicating their brand story and the reason for change. On their website Uber said “We’ve always felt there was a cognitive…

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New year, new brand?

Time for brand change? Yet another year has clicked over and it’s a great opportunity to start fresh. As you consider your personal new year’s resolutions, what about your company? Before things get too hectic, take the time to a conduct a brand health check…

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From soft porn to substance, Pirelli resets their brand image

Italian tyre brand Pirelli is famous for its annual soft porn Pirelli calendar but this year it’s undergone a dramatic makeover that could change the brand’s image for good. For Pirelli’s 2016 calendar, scantily-clad female models have been replaced by ‘women of substance’. World-famous Annie…

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How do I know if my branding needs to change?

When should I change my brand strategy and/or brand identity? Brand is a sensitive beast, misread the signs or fail to understand the subtleties and you can find yourself out of touch and with a disengaged market. Like much of the branding process, there is…

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Dear Target…I love you – When brands do the right thing.

Target championing disabilities as normal – a brilliant retail brand strategy. I spotted Target making the headlines around the world this week, all for very commendable reasons. In their weekly catalogue, they featured a young child with a disability wearing one of their Halloween products,…

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Jones Lang LaSalle rebrands with the acronym ‘JLL’

Jones Lang LaSalle has joined the likes of PWC, KFC, NAB, BP and LG by shortening their brand name to ‘JLL’. While the brand was always a bit of a mouthful, the new acronym is still clunky and it doesn’t feel like a name that…

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Social helps brands sense check a rebrand

Another upside of having a socially active and connected brand is the ability to tap into your audience to get fast and cost effective sentiment of your brand change. Our client, Koolaman used their social platforms to engage their audience in their rebrand and the…

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