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Vale Anthony Bourdain

Like many people throughout the world, I was deeply saddened to hear about the recent death of Anthony Bourdain. A man with a desirable, dynamic and authentic personal brand, he was not your average celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and presenter. Bourdain introduced us to…

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Repositioning of the Royal Brand

Repositioning the Royal brand so it remains relevant is no doubt a strategy the British Monarchy are comfortable pursuing if the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and her presence in the Royal Family is any indication to go by. I was one…

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Top 5 Superbowl Ads of All Time

Superbowl Sunday and Big Brands Share Centre Stage Super Bowl 52 is on today in America and with a captive television audience of over 111.9 million viewers it’s understandable that it has become advertising Mecca to big global brands. At a cost of more than…

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Marketing guru Seth Godin talks about Brand Authenticity

The differentiating power of brand authenticity When best-selling author, entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin spoke with Brandchannel editor Shirley Brady about what brands need to do to stay relevant, authentic and innovative at the Brandemonium 2017 conference in Cincinnati, his view on the role…

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Adidas’ Parley collection – A brilliant Shared Value brand strategy

Creating a Powerful ‘Shared Value’ Brand Strategy At Truly Deeply we have a strong belief around business and brands being as good for the world and society as they are for their shareholders. Yes, this is about making the world a better place, but more-so…

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Why saying ‘sorry’ is such an underrated brand strategy

The Power of a Brand Apology There’s something about politics and brand management that creates a powerful aversion to apologising. There may have been a time when if a company did something wrong, the best policy was denial and steamroll at full speed until the…

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8 Strategies for Australian Retailers to take on Amazon

Head of Salmat eCommerce, Ben Popplestone recently attended the Magento Imagine 2017 event in Las Vegas which brought together 2500 eCommerce experts from 45 countries to discuss the latest in online retail.  A hot topic at the event was the expansion of Amazon into new…

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A brand-eye view of the internet in real time

Our Digitally Connected World Captured If you’re looking for evidence that the world of commerce has changed, just spend a minute mesmerized by a real time  representation of some of what’s happening on the web. In the time it takes to read this post there…

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Meet Hygge, the Cosy New Consumer Trend.

Feel like staying home this weekend? curling-up on the couch under a cozy rug in your PJs with candles burning, a glass of red from Vino Mofo, dinner from UberEats and a movie on Netflix?  Turns-out you’re not alone, but part of the global consumer…

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Employee branding is a CEO’s best friend

How do you lead, when everyone’s their own leader? Recently I read an article on the Design Business Council blog by Greg Branson about how CEOs are adapting to changing employee attitudes. In the article Greg talks about a Wolff Olins report that revealed a…

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How personal brand is the foundation for building your business brand

Simple Personal Branding is great for Brand Building Recently I bumped-into a friend of mine; Graeme Goldman at a business event. Graeme is one of Australia’s brilliant entrepreneurs quietly going about growing impressive businesses and brands. His retail watch business, 8th Avenue Watch Co is…

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Amex Vs Visa – A battle of brand association

All brands have meaning in the minds of their market. Whether carefully and strategically considered or by default, all brands hold associated meanings in the minds of the market place. Well considered brands establish a competitive brand proposition (their brand strategy) with layers of meaning…

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