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Vero – True Social. Just another social app?

First of all, lets start with this disclaimer. If you can’t be bothered to keep up with yet another social media app then there’s no need to find out more about Vero. Because that’s exactly what it is, but apparently ‘with a twist’. Vero is the…

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Truly Deeply Creative – A Timeline of our Brand Identity Projects

A Demonstration of our Credentials as Brand Identity Design Specialists It struck me recently that as a brand strategy and communications agency we’ve worked with a ton of brand identity clients over the years from an amazingly wide range of categories, and yet nowhere have…

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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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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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Nokia plans for a global comeback – Will consumers embrace the once beloved brand?

The Finnish company signs a new agreement, making a comeback doing what they once did best, but is the boat already too far gone?  Two years after Microsoft’s mistreatment of Nokia’s mobile business, the Finland based company has signed a new strategic brand and intellectual…

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The rise of video content marketing continues

WebMD announces their plan to capitalise on video content marketing During their first appearance at the Digital Content NewFronts, WebMD announced to media buyers they will be intensifying their video marketing efforts. Shifting from predominantly being known for medical diseases and conditions, to lifestyle content…

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As Major Retailers Adapt to New Consumer Demands – Ikea is Quick to Follow

From DIY home solutions and affordable furniture, to fashion and bicycles – IKEA has a plan to expand globally and meet the demands of the modern consumer. As the retail environment is ever-changing and adapting to new consumer needs, IKEA has been quick to recognise the…

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Can Snapchat be an Effective Communication Platform?

As Instagram announces its changes to their timeline, are brands already planning for the future? Instagram have recently announced they will be gradually rolling out a new algorithm based timeline replacing the existing chronological format, with a broad roll out expected in the coming months.…

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11 x World Surfing Champion – A Closer Look into the Life of Kelly Slater

A true surfing legend – a snap of myself with Kelly Slater at the 2016 Rip Curl Pro. I was lucky enough to meet Kelly Slater over the long weekend at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and it’s fair to say I am a pretty…

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WWF Visual Identity Re-Design adds to the Messaging of the Brand

WWF Visual Identity Re-Design Adds to the Brand Messaging In a clever piece of brand identity design extension, designer; Yana Makarevich uses the existing shapes of the iconic WWF panda into three other endangered species animal silhouettes. Whilst none of the new three animals has…

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Aunt Maggie’s – a brand bringing the community a little soul and some great produce

An authentic retail brand experience is what you’ll get when you walk in to an Aunt Maggie’s store. Aunt Maggie’s organic food store is a brand that fills your heart and tummy with goodness. All the best produce and a wide selection of organic and…

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Nine entertainment fixes their brand architecture to connect their channels

Nine strengthens their brand architecture to build a family of brands While ABC, SBS and Seven have built a series of channels that connect their brands, Nine like Ten, have built a series of independent TV brands. Nine are now admitting this wasn’t working and are…

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