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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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The new perils of refreshing your brand.

New times equal new challenges for re-branding Over the last twenty years we’ve been working with business to re-position and refresh their brands the most significant change we’ve witnessed is the internet. Not such a ground breaking thought I know; the net has forever changed…

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Will Coke’s plan to sue UK Govt over ‘soft drink tax’ impact brand reputation?

A questionable brand strategy In response to the UK Governments announcement it plans to increase tax on high sugar content soft drinks, Coke has announced plans to sue. As the soft drink market continues to decline globally Coke has been doing a good job of…

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Why public opinion is not the way to name your brand (or anything else)

Popularity Doesn’t Equal Brilliant Brand Naming There’s a fascinating and more than amusing story playing out right now in the world of brand naming. The Natural Environment Research Council NERC) in the UK is launching a new multi-million dollar research vessel and has asked the…

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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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Anthony Bourdain – A Lesson in Creating a Powerful Personal Brand

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.  Anthony Bourdain is a reality TV personality, chef and author who has been exploring the world and sharing his travels with us all on his series No Reservations, The Layover, and Part’s Unknown. Bourdain has been in…

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Art with Heart – Creativity fueled by passion and a good cause

Offshore Processing – A Piece of Art with Heart Nothing we love more than seeing a great idea take hold of someones imagination and take flight. A few years back we raised money for the Asylum Seekers Resource Center with our charity art show; Art…

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99 designs rebrands and leaves us wondering if quality over quantity is a thing of the past?

99 designs‘ business model puts emphasis on quantity over quality with their multiple designers and claims of “incredible results”, as designers compete to give you a “great custom design solution”.  Yes, I said COMPETE. With 4 offices in Australia, USA, Germany and Brazil, 99 designs…

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Disruptive online retailer the surprise buyer of Dick Smith brand

Ruslan Kogan to Revitalize Dick Smith Retail Brand It’d be tough to find two hotter topics in the world of brand and marketing than ‘new thinking brands disrupting’ and ‘old thinking brands imploding’. The latest move by Australian online retailer Kogan combines both. The move…

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Major sponsors cut ties with Maria Sharapova, but for what reason?

Sponsors using Sharapova’s news to kill two birds with one stone. Choosing not to stand by Sharapova because of recent events? Or was it just the perfect excuse to move on without facing public backlash? Nike, the same company that stood by Tiger Woods and…

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Business card design for doctors measures your heartbeat

Business card design is still an opportunity to make your brand identity stand-out. The challenge with business card design is creating a tool that stands out from the crowd whilst leaving the receiver with a memorable impression. The advent of email and email signatures have…

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Building Loved Brands – A Presentation by Truly Deeply Founder; Dave Ansett

Truly Deeply founder; Dave Ansett talks place branding at the Greater Geelong and Bellarine Tourism Excellence Summit. In his conference presentation today, Dave will be presenting the 12 attributes of loved brands with a particular focus on building place brands. Presenting to a host of…

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