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The Cookie Monster & iPhone’s Siri team-up for a branded content masterclass

Online Branded Content – Layer Upon Layer Upon From the (not-so) new world of created content for brands comes the curated ‘out-take’ footage. When Apple co-opted the Cookie Monster to star alongside Siri in their online promo for the iPhone 6, they were looking to…

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Hotel brand plans to make a global impact by growing their own vegetables

Global hotel brand AccorHotels taps into key consumer trend to build brand affinity In the highly competitive world of hotel brand loyalty the battle is raging for the hearts of consumers. Air bnb – the worlds largest hospitality brand that doesn’t own a single room,…

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Fashion Labels Are Forgetting the Importance of their Brand Essence

Calvin Klein founder discusses how current practices within the fashion industry are not good for the long-run The power of a brand essence has diminished over time within the fashion world. In the past, iconic fashion labels have endeavoured to ensure all touch points within the market…

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Is brand personality the most underrated way to build brand engagement?

The Brand Strategy of Stand Out Personality In the world of retail and hospitality, so many businesses get caught-up in the operational whirlwind of attracting, serving and delivering product to their customers that they find it challenging to take a breath, step back and assert…

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As Major Retailers Adapt to New Consumer Demands – Ikea is Quick to Follow

From DIY home solutions and affordable furniture, to fashion and bicycles – IKEA has a plan to expand globally and meet the demands of the modern consumer. As the retail environment is ever-changing and adapting to new consumer needs, IKEA has been quick to recognise the…

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Amnesty International – What do consumers really think about this Not for Profit Brand

All brands have associations – both positive and negative Whether carefully and strategically considered or by default, all brands hold associated meanings in the minds of the market place. Well considered brands establish a differentiated value proposition (their brand strategy) with layers of meaning to…

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Evidence that Woolworths Rewards has damaged the brand

One year on, evidence that Woolworths Rewards has caused brand damage and impacted the bottom line. When Woolworths relaunched their rewards programme in 2015, we commented that had the potential to alienate loyal customers and cause brand damage. Now, a Fairfax media report shows how…

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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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How your choice of internet browser determines if you’re an original thinker

It turns out the browser you use determines job performance, commitment and innovative thinking. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant in his TED Talk; ‘The surprising habits of original thinkers’ presents an insight into browser choice as an indicator of innovative and original thinking. Grant says; “There’s…

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The 2016 Olympic Games Logo – A Representation of Rio’s People and Environment

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is all about bringing people together and celebrating the environment. A closer look into the design of the logo, by Fred Gelli. The 2016 Olympic Games are fast approaching and this year it will be held in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil…

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Busting the First Mover Advantage Myth of Branding

Watching a TED Talk recently from Organizational psychologist Adam Grant I came across a brilliant insight that challenged the long and firmly held belief of First Mover Advantage. For as long as I can remember in business and brand the ‘first mover paradigm’ dictated that…

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HP is still undecided about their brandmark

HP has just unveiled a new logo for its premium range of ultra-thin laptops, the Spectre, but it isn’t actually new. The brandmark was originally unveiled in 2011 but HP backed-off implementing it. Designed by Moving Brands, the stylised, simplified marque is a sophisticated evolution…

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