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Brand Leadership – Volkswagen Promotes Brand Chief to CEO

Brand Thinking in the Big Chair at VW. Volkswagen Group recently confirmed it will be replacing CEO Matthias Müller with Herbert Diess, the car maker’s current head of brand at Volkswagen. Diess will also be in charge of vehicle IT, Group development and research. Diess’…

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Green Day Tops the Charts with Audience Engagement

Hyde Park July 1st, 2017 Green Day are the headline act to a sold out concert. Over 65,000 fans wait in anticipation… Queen’s 1975 hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, starts to play, and the audience creates the most spine tingling sing-a-long… an iconic song, over 40 years…

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The Brand Value Equation & How Most Businesses Get It Wrong.

Understanding the Brand Value Equation We work on a daily basis guiding the brands for businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every conceivable category. The thing they all have in common is an understanding of brand value and how to leverage it to…

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Brand China takes another beating and takes down Aussie brands with it

This week in Australia, we’ve had a major recall of Patties Foods frozen berries sold under the brands Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet. The berries have been linked to people contracting Hepatitis A. It appears that this is caused by poor sanitary standards from fruit packed in…

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Lexus celebrates striking design and bold creativity

  It is exciting to see a major brand player giving back to the creative community and placing a focus on the importance of innovation and strong design, well beyond a new car.

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Dark Mofo and David Walsh’s remarkable attempts to put Tassie on the map

For the last two weeks, the internet across all media has been abuzz with news out of Hobart as the Dark Mofo festival rolled out. A huge variety of events, performances, food, culture, art and a bunch of naked people combined to make Tasmania the…

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When to change a brand name

The Cootes brand name should scoot away Two people were killed and five injured when a Cootes fuel tanker lost control on a bend in the Sydney suburb of Mona Vale and burst into flames on October 1 last year. What that tragic accident did…

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A Brand That Will Fly – Inspiring New Businesses Ideas

Indoor Skydive is different and relevant Indoor Skydive Australia listed in January 2013, raising $12 million with its IPO at 20¢ a share. The stock peaked at more than 75¢ in September, and was up 200 per cent in 2013. Shares are currently trading at…

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The decision to remove tobacco products is a bold but applaudable strategy by CVS

Last week, the second largest American drugstore chain, CVS, announced that it was dropping tobacco products from its 7600 nationwide stores. It’s the first move by any of the big drugstore chains to stop selling tobacco products, and the effects will likely be far greater…

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Back to basics for reality TV brand rebuild

In 2009, MasterChef took the Australian television landscape by storm. It dived head first into an empty field and reaped every possible reward. From something completely unknown to a viewership of 4 million (or roughly 18% of the population), MasterChef created a household brand name…

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Ikea parody reflects brand’s cultural standing

We get this spoof because we get the Ikea brand so well Many of us have a love hate relationship with Ikea. There is simply no way to dodge a full assault of the senses, even if your need is as simple as a coffee…

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Som Sabadell, an ode to inspiring and unexpected marketing

A recent example of inspiring, situational marketing has come from a very unexpected source: a Spanish bank. Celebrating their 130th anniversary, Banco Sabadell surprised and delighted passers-by in Plaça de Sant Roc, Sabadell by playing Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ with performers from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Cor…

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