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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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Heineken fights to protect its brand and trademark red star

Global beer brand forced to defend it’s iconic red star and perceptions of it promoting communism. Dutch brand Heineken is recognised globally for it’s green cans and bottles. Another core brand asset is the red star. Unfortunately for Heineken, the red star is also seen…

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Nutella’s brand truth spoils the party again

Can an image change brand perception? McDonald’s recently introduced a Nutella Burger in its Italy restaurants. However, among the excitement of the new burger was a one image that was souring the publicity. A picture of the Nutella jar showing what is actually inside, has…

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Adriano Zumbo laughs in the face of negative reviews

In a bold move Adriano Zumbo decided to highlight negative comments on the hoarding surrounding his new location at Emporium, Melbourne. It defiantly stopped me in my tracks while I was doing my Christmas shopping! Every brand needs to be aware of what their customers…

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