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Monash University Encourages You to ‘Question the Answers’

Monash University encourages the audience to look beyond the conventional and accepted, and challenge the status quo. Monash University has launched a new integrated campaign starring Australian actor David Wenham, which thanks people who accept what they’re told, for creating a world where answers should…

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Is Trademarking Hashtags Making Social Media Anti-Social?

Will putting a trademark on hashtags restrict its ability to be successful? In recent times, brands have increasingly been using their own bespoke hashtags to communicate with customers. As the use of hashtags becomes more common, hashtag trademark applications filed have followed suite. The words…

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Arnott’s fine for misleading packaging a warning to other brands

Iconic Aussie biscuit brand caught out for misleading customers with inflated health claims on pack. Arnott’s has been fined $51,000 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for claims on its Light & Crispy packaging. If you are making claims on your packaging you might…

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Leveraging brand equity from golden moments of the everyday punter.

Are you a Brand Ambassador  just waiting to happen? You may have recently seen the news footage of a rain drenched race filly stripping down to her underwear at the spring racing carnival’s famous Oaks Day.  It was the display of a free spirited woman…

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Be Cheap Or Be Interesting: How Brands Succeed

If your brand doesn’t own the ‘lowest price’ position in your category – you’d better get interesting. The following is a piece originally written for marketingmag.com.au by BrandHook founder & CEO Pip Stocks. For the original article click here. For many years now we have…

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Unexpected brand canvases can deliver a big pay-off for customer engagement

Stunning Images Create Memorable Brand Connections Artist Julien Nonnon’s recent project projecting his stunning images onto buildings around the streets of Paris is a graphic reminder of the power of placing brand visual language in unexpected places. Even as go-to-market channels for brands splinter with…

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Value retailer Best & Less demonstrates the dollar value of branding

A Graphic Demonstration of the Value of Brand Australian value retailer Best & Less set out to demonstrate you don’t have to pay crazy prices for women’s fashion. They set-up a pop-up shop in Sydney’s CBD, branding it as LAB (an inverted acronym of Best…

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24 Show Stopping Shopping Bags – A Brilliant Brand Engagement Opportunity

Brilliant Retail Branding Billboards From fresh baked bread to adult entertainment, weight loss to health and fitness, you might be surprised how many categories can leverage the engagement power of the shopping bag. With off-shore production significantly reducing the cost of printing these brilliant little…

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Truly Deeply refreshes Warriewood Square Shopping Centre brand to embrace Northern Beaches lifestyle

New look helps sell Warriewood Square’s vision to retailers and the local community. As part of Warriewood Square Shopping Centre’s $85 million redevelopment, Truly Deeply was engaged to create an aspirational brand to capture the local spirit and build excitement for the future.

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Bonds celebrate 100 years with it’s biggest campaign yet.

Australian’s of all ages come together to celebrate Bonds 100th birthday with song and dance. Turning 100 is kind of a big deal for a retail brand.

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Havaianas Magical Concept Store

Havaiana’s Concept Store in Brazil is bright, bold and creative.  A retail store so simplistic, yet so captivating in my list of exciting consumer experiences, certainly includes the Havaiana flagship store found in the luxury suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Fill Up & Drive On Starbucks Coffee Lovers

Converting forgotten suburban landmarks into engaging coffee brand experiences Starbucks has recently transformed an old gas station in Los Angeles into a new drive-thru coffee shop. The gas station has been out of use for 20 odd years, but Starbucks has brought it back to…

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