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The Virgin brand steps sideways into hotels

A brand with extraordinary category extension discipline. Arguably no brand has stretched into new categories like Richard Branson’s Virgin has. Capturing the personality of Branson’s own brand, Virgin has come to represent a brand that challenges the paradigm of the categories it enters, usually looking…

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How this Dutch company made €44.9m in sales without advertising.

Today’s guest article has been penned by the very smart people at eatbigfish. eatbigfish is a strategic brand consultancy with a single focus: challenger thinking and behavior. Founded by Adam Morgan after he wrote Eating the Big Fish – the book that popularised the term ‘challenger…

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Moby Mart – A Disruptive Convenience Retail Model

From the same crew who brought us Wheely’s bike cafes, comes Moby Mart. A few years back we wrote about Wheely’s an organisation looking to disrupt the cafe market with their new model of pedal powered, solar powered, low on carbon footprint, high on smarts…

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3 Types of Challenger Brand Strategy

Today’s guest article has been penned by the very smart people at eatbigfish. eatbigfish is a strategic brand consultancy with a single focus: challenger thinking and behaviour. Founded by Adam Morgan after he wrote Eating the Big Fish – the book that popularised the term ‘challenger…

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5 Strategies for brands to do more for less from The Challenger Project.

Need to get your brand noticed but don’t have the resources to get the word out by traditional means?  The Challenger Project in the UK is published by eatbigfish, a strategic brand consultancy with a single focus: challenger thinking and behavior. I love the way these…

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Veganz Vegan Supermarket – The Engaging Power of Brand Focus

How Brand Focus can be the best Brand Strategy One of the most powerful truisms of branding is; ‘You can’t be all things to all people’. Yet when we think about the supermarket category, and even the innovations in this space of convenience stores, mini-supermarkets…

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Uber shows their disruption mindset extends to building their brand

Disruptive Brand Building – Simple and Effective A recent newspaper article caught my eye with the headline; ‘Melbourne woman gives birth in the back of Uber car in New York’. From a brand perspective there’s plenty to find fascinating here; Would this article have been written if…

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Wheely's Cafe Carts – A Coffee Franchise Concept with the Potential to Disrupt the Category

At Truly Deeply we love a brand that disrupts the market Any brand with the gumption to re-think the product or business model paradigm and challenge the market is cool by us. The massively, huge, global coffee market has seen its share of disruption with…

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One Wipe Charlie uses brand personality to disrupt their category

Brand Storytelling Loaded with Personality OK, so maybe we’re disturbingly obsessed with number twos (having already written brand articles on Who Gives a Crap & Poo Pourri) or maybe the toilet paper category is being challenged by a generation of new players. Few categories fit…

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Say "hello" to the brave new world of ads – long-form branded entertainment.

The Future of Advertising I was out to dinner a couple of weeks ago with a group of friends enjoying an evening of Italian food, great wine and conversation. As the meal progressed, iPhones appeared and disappeared seamlessly recording and sharing the experience through a…

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HIS Story – A Next Generation Retail Concept dedicated for men

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF RETAIL BRANDING. Last month we wrote an article for The Melbourne Review that explored the direction of market focused specialty retail. In the article we mentioned a client we’d worked with many moons ago who had a concept for an…

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New freejumping Vid from our mates at Bounce.

Last year when we created the brand and identity system for the guys at Bounce we had no idea it’d be quite this epic… (Watch the clip after the jump)

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