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A $243 sandwich: the positioning power of ultra premium product

Don Wagyu leverages premium positioning to stand-out in a crowded food market. I recently read about a new fast casual Japanese Sandwich concept from New York called Don Wagyu. The article I read spoke about their hero product, The Ozaki, a wagyu beef sandwich that…

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Re-imagining Retail Design – A truly differentiated brand space

Fresh New Retail Design from Japan Tokyo has rightly earned the reputation for a city that thinks outside the square. Japanese design culture is often fresh, innovative and disruptive, and this retail space designed by Nobuo Araki/The Archetype is a bold example. Following-on from The…

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Woolworths free fruit for kids campaign builds on their differentiated brand proposition

Deliciously Good Brand Differentiation Australian Supermarket brand Woolworths have teamed up with celebrity endorser and fresh food campaigner; Jamie Oliver to introduce their latest in store brand initiative – fresh fruit. Launched in-store and driven by an above the line TVC campaign, Woolworths have come…

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How building a strong personal brand is the foundation of a powerful business brand

The best business branding starts with you. Recently I’ve become addicted to an Instagram feed called Humans of NY. On their feed I spotted a profile of a professional dog walker who captured my imagination. For many small to medium sized enterprises the founder is…

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Investing in brand positioning & identity produces 7 x greater returns than advertising alone.

Is branding the most undervalued investment in business? There’s an old marketing adage that ‘50% of all advertising works – the trick is understanding which 50%’. This wisdom predominantly addresses the dated advertising mindset of sales, but in today’s brand landscape where integrated marketing campaigns…

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