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What P.T. Barnum taught me about branding

Of Show Business & Branding A good mate of mine sent me an email this morning with a link to the trailer of The Greatest Showman, the first feature film of her great friend Michael Gracey. She was proud as punch and so she should…

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Are business cards a dying breed

In a fast changing digital world, we often get asked if business cards are still a necessity for your brand. While some people may see them as old fashioned, you would be surprised at how many people still like to carry cards and how important…

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Why the most powerful healthy eating brand proposition is fast food

Unhealthy is the New Healthy We spend a fair amount of time talking to and working with hospitality businesses from start-ups to chains who are all looking to nail the perfect customer proposition. Owning a small chain of three pasta bars myself, I’m all too…

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Top 5 Tips for Creating Inspiring Workplace Culture

  With the average person spending around 1842 hours at work per year we believe happiness and a healthy work culture are an imperative part of day to day operations. Happiness at work has become serious business these days with more and more workplaces wanting…

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Say hello to our new branding work for Wade Institute

Inspiring audacious entrepreneurship for the next generation of business leaders Background The Wade Institute for Entrepreneurship is a new Institute that offers a Masters of Entrepreneurship course at Ormond College, Melbourne University, named after successful Australian entrepreneur, Peter Wade. ‘We are a smart nation but still too few…

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Back to basics: 5 key things to consider before starting your website

So you want a website and you want it now. There are alot of easy ‘web page builders’ out there these days which allow you to create your website using the drag and drop method. That’s fine if you need to launch your site in…

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Political Incorrectness and Brand Differentiation

Can Political Incorrectness ever be a valid brand communication strategy? OK, so this may be skirting the boundaries of sensitivity and taste, but sometimes the most interesting strategies are found where others fear to tread. When it comes to political correctness, most clients want to…

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Gonski Brand’s Halo Effect Shining Brightly for Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared he will “bring the school funding wars to an end” in a stunning policy turnaround. Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement that the Coalition have decided to adopt David Gonski’s needs-based funding model for schools at a press conference yesterday accompanied…

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Master Personal Brand Fail for MasterChef King George Calombaris

It would appear MasterChef Judge and restaurant king George Calumbaris has tarnished his personal brand when it was recently revealed nearly 200 staff at his restaurants have been underpaid $2.6 million. George Calombaris’ company underpaid 162 of the 430 current staff at his restaurants including…

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How to Choose the Right Branding Agency.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Branding Agency. So you’ve worked-out the business benefits from branding, re-branding or designing new packaging for your business, products or services. You’ve worked through the business imperative, budgets and brief, now comes the tough task of sorting through all…

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A Social Marketing Cheat Sheet for Brand Owners and Managers

A Valuable Resource for Brand Owners and Managers One of the trends we are seeing playing-out in the world of brand is the rising importance of digital strategy and the smart people who have a handle on how brands should leverage this new and most…

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Why Consumers Love a Brand that Stands for Something

I recently came across this pic in my Facebook feed; it’s of a label sown into garments produced by a small U.S. brand for sale in the French market. The translation from French says: Wash with warm water Use mild soap Dry flat Do not…

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