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AAMI risk offending at least half the population with their latest brand campaign

The AAMI insurance brand has always been about the AAMI girl but has their latest campaign taken it too far? Moving on from Rhonda and Ketut, AAMI has launched their new big budget ‘not very insurancey’ brand campaign.

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Good things happen when brands deliver on their promises

Keeping promises is not always easy, but it’s always a good idea. Brands spend plenty of time and energy on defining their competitive advantage, but what use is a differentiated value proposition if it’s not being delivered on in a substantial way.

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GUINNESS engages rugby fans with emotive 'Made of More' inspirational stories

It’s rugby season, it’s the year of Yes Equality and the best brand in the world :), Guinness have launched their most compelling and relevant campaign to date and that’s a big statement. The brand has reinforced their Made of More positioning and connected with rugby fans, Guinness…

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St Patrick's Day brand storytelling

For those of our blog readers who are donning green today and celebrating the festival of St Patrick around the world, here’s a beautiful brand video from Discover Ireland. With Liam Neeson narrating, the #GoGreenPatricksDay video leverages the publicity of Paddy’s Day around the world…

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The 'Real' Apple Store

London’s Borough Market, one of the oldest markets in the U.K., is marking its 1,000th anniversary this year and in conjunction with it’s annual Apple Day (a festival that marks the end of apple harvesting season) with a real treat for shoppers by creating a…

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Guinness: The art of brand storytelling

My uncle PJ lives in a rural village in Ireland and when he’s in his local pub he sits at the bar and nods ever so slightly at the barman, Liam. No words. Just a faint lift of the head. If you blinked, you’d miss…

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Brand Storytelling should evolve not stall

Wine brands are the masters of storytelling – reclaim it! Last weekend The Age newspaper ran an article by Ralph Kyte-Powell advocating that wineries are rediscovering the value of a great story and a name.

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The Instagram Handbook for Brands

Instagram has just published a handbook to help brands inspire and connect with their audiences. The book explores how businesses effectively use Instagram to engage with their communities by bringing “their unique identities and values to life”.

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Do marketers tell stories or do they deceive?

Seth Godin is a very highly regarded author in the business and marketing world. His well-known book, All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works — and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All often receives rave reviews. Even…

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The Stay Together Campaign injects genuine emotion into Skype’s communication

Earlier this year, Skype launched the Stay Together Campaign: an online call to action for real people to share their stories about how Skype lets them stay in contact. As is always the case with ‘real’ stories, the emotions runs high, even in the over…

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Underdog, purple and brand storytelling

AFL Grand Final a good reminder of the power of the underdog in brand storytelling. Last Saturday Melbourne hosted the 2013 Grand Final of Australian Rules Football with over 100,000 spectators cramming into the MCG to watch. The result, Hawthorn victors by 15 points, was…

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Terada Mokei – Small Ideas get Big Smiles

Terada Mokei is an Architect who runs Terada Designs. Though his journey as a creative he stumbled upon a niche product, designing whimsical Architectural Model Accessories. Not content with just making models of the building he designs, he wanted to put in as much love…

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