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David Jones – One Name: Endless Possibilities

Department store giant David Jones unveils new Spring/Summer 2016 collections and new brand promise. Department store giant David Jones has launched their new Spring/Summer 2016 collections, along with a new brand promise ‘One Name: Endless Possibilities’. The new campaign was launched over the weekend, with…

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When Brand Cannibalisation Backfires

How Wesfarmers’ cannibalisation strategy backfired, leading to Target’s downfall Brand cannibalisation occurs when a company offers a brand, product or service that directly competes with another within the same company. When this level of internal competition is directly head-to-head, only the strongest will survive. Australian consumers…

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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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The Power of Australian Made Products in the Chinese Market

Australian business ‘Green and Clean’ sells bottled Australian air to China The Chinese markets growing demand for all things Australian continues to boom, from iron ore, to real estate, to baby formula and now Australian air. With China’s emerging middle class becoming increasingly worried about…

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American Apparel is Bringing Sexy Back

American Apparel returns to its roots in an attempt to revive the brand American Apparel, the Los Angeles based clothing manufacturer and retailer known for basic apparel and risqué marketing campaigns, has decided to bring sexy back, and propel it back to being at the…

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Realtor.com – Cuts-through the sales clutter with warmth, personality & humour

In the world of sales, lead with an engaging brandpersonality In the hyper sales environment of real estate, Realtor.com in the US is backing-up their product and technology innovations with a brand that is big on engaging personality. It doesn’t seem like rocket science; creating…

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How Global Blanding is damaging our Spirit of Place

Where has all the beautiful signage design gone? On a stunning Melbourne Saturday morning I was lucky enough to be going for a run around our Botanical Gardens when I was struck by an old, hand painted sign designating a footpath as for ‘Pedestrian Use…

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Pacific Brands Leadership Changes a Reminder of Innovation Challenges

A couple of weeks ago we witnessed the demise of the CEO of Pacific Brands, because according to media reports, he and the Board did not share the same vision for the business.

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Apple Brand’s Appetite for the Environment and Sales

It is a fabulous initiative that Apple will allow its Australian customers to trade in their iPhones and iPads for credit towards new models.

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48 Hours to Market

Shorten the time frame for brand action I have just had the privilege of returning from a two-week visit to Nepal and Bhutan running a series of entrepreneur workshops. The program is a result of a number of fellow EO members coming together and forming…

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Retail Brand Theatre Is A Differentiator

Is a cost mindset killing the theatre? With all the focus recently on department store David Jones receiving a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African retailer Woolworths, it has again raised questions around the future of department stores.

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The Ocean Scares and Comforts Me – by photographer Mark Tipple

A showcase of Stunning Imagery Mark Tipple is a Sydney-based documentary photographer who works closely with organisations seeking social change in Australia and surrounding countries. Mark’s the principle photographer for The Underwater Project, an ongoing reportage of Australia’s relationship with the ocean. His work has…

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