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Our fresh place brand connects iconic St Kilda to a new generation

St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s best known suburbs, attracting tourists and locals alike for shopping, sunning on the beach, drinking, dining, entertainment and people watching. St Kilda genuinely has a little bit of everything for everyone. Background Whilst for decades St Kilda the place…

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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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Gatebox and the brave new world of AI

Has artificial intelligence come of age? Tech firm Vinclu has created the ultimate companion for a new generation of overworked Japanese. Her name is Azuma Hikari, and she’s the AI persona at the heart of Gatebox, a $2,500 product that acts as a home assistant…

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Brand Australia set to break world record for economic prosperity

The gold medal for the longest running strong economy goes to… On April 1st Australia is to to achieve a truly remarkable milestone, and one that most of us will be floored to discover. Australia will likely be able to lay claim to the title…

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Found in translation. A masterclass in global branding from Samsung

Samsung’s new ad in India is a masterclass in localization for global brands. As more brands look to the huge markets in China and India with a mix of enthusiasm and consternation, Samsung’s latest ad campaign created for the Indian market is hitting the mark.…

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Is your male marketing off pitch?

Linx brand connects with the 21st Century Man One of the most significant trends for any brand marketing to males under 30 is the blurring and fragmentation of what it means to be a man in the 21st Century. Long held stereotypes of muscular, masculine,…

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#wegetyou – a Campaign speaking the language of Gen Viz

Gen Viz speak their own (very visual) language. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, is a US nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents. In 2015 they developed this campaign to raise awareness of what they do and connection with their audience. Yes the campaign…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Campaign – When reassuring brand ads get it wrong

Unbelievable Brand Messaging. It’s a Sunday night at our place and the new Samsung ad comes-onto the TV, kicking off with the statement: “At Samsung, safety has always been our priority”. It’s not often an ad is met with the instant derision to the extent…

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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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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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Instagram for Brands – A few Useful Facts

Brands can no longer be questioning ‘should I use social media?’, but ‘how should I be better using social media?’ The times have well and truly changed, and any brand not already leveraging Social as part of their digital marketing strategy is falling further behind…

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Mercedes team up with The Coen Bros to channel Easy Rider for this year’s Superbowl

No doubting that the Superbowl attracts the big boys with the biggest budgets. And they don’t come much bigger than Mercedes-Benz and The Coen Brothers. Like a match made in first class on the red-eye from New York to Tokyo, this luxury auto brand and…

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