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Trends in Social Media Branding – The Cinemagraph has arrived

New social media trend for brands amps-up brand engagement. Facebook is now promoting the use of cinemagraph profile photos in the form of short loop videos. A cinemagraph is a mix of a photograph and a video. It creates a visual where one or a…

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New Tourism Australia Ad – A Smart & Stunning Piece of Place Branding

Creating an ad to capture the spirit of a place is one hell of a task. Only slightly easier than creating the overarching place brand. Having worked on more than a few place branding projects, I fully comprehend the challenge of competing attributes and stakeholders.…

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The Power of One – Brand engagement starts with a single customer

Do you have a Single Customer Engagement Mindset? We were talking brand engagement with a client recently and I was reminded of this You Tube clip from the Sasquatch Music festival back in 2009. The clip starts with a single guy entranced by the music…

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Brand patriotism: Lamb is back in the spotlight with controversial Australia Day ad

This Australia Day Meat and Livestock Australia has outdone themselves in their ‘Operation Boomerang’ campaign, with some help from their biggest critics. While many brands have tried to milk national pride and celebration for brand benefit, it’s hard to go past the dedication of Meat…

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From Humble Beginnings, to a Multi-Million Dollar Business – Ecostore Provide Consumers With An Alternative

A brand bringing you eco-friendly cleaning products – and award winning packaging design. Ecostore are offering substitute products to those other harsh chemical household products we all see in our major retailers. We all know these cleaning products contain many nasties, but sometimes we don’t…

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What’s in a (brand) name (or brand identity)

  (Brand) names have baggage When creating a new name or identity for something there’s always the challenge of seconding guessing due to current associations. But by knowing you’re following a plan, backing yourself and a little patience it can all work out. Names are an…

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Quotes on Shit – Creative inspiration for design sake

NYC design pair Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman combine to create this ripping side project. They describe what they’ve created as: “We all use so much shit. We collect shit, buy shit, steal shit, trade shit and then throw shit away. So what happens with…

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McDonald's Packaging Re-design falls short of inspiring

Will McDonald’s get bang for their packaging redesign buck? McDonald’s is set to launch a re-designed suite of packaging in the US as part of their continuing effort to keep the brand relevant with younger consumers. McDonald’s has unveiled a new series of take-away bag,…

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Is it love? Or is it Memorex? The Rise and Fall of a Tech Company Who Touched Many

Memorex is a consumer electronics brand that was best known for it’s recordable media for DVD and CD drives, and who can forget those classic cassette tapes! The story of this brand began in 1961 in Silicon Valley and by the early 80’s they were a…

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Fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana courts Muslim Women with new Hijabs & Abayas range

D&G engages the valuable Muslim market You can count on a single finger the number of audiences with a US$300 billion annual spend ignored by major brands globally… that is up until now. With few exceptions the world’s major fashion brands have largely ignored the…

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10 years of MLA Aussie Day lamb campaigns

It’s that time of year again, Aussie Day is just around the corner and the annual eat lamb on Australia Day campaign has kicked off for the 10th year in a row. This year Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have teamed up with The Monkeys…

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The world's best Christmas windows from 2015

As we blow the remnants of Christmas cobwebs from our brains and prepare to launch into 2016, we thought we’d indulge in a last little taste of the festive season. With retailers around the world looking to squeeze every last drop of Christmas cheer from…

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