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Retail Brand Theatre – Buenos Aires beautiful bookstore

Brand theatre proves the perfect differentiator for this Buenos Aires retailer. Found in the Barrio Norte neighborhood of Buenos Aires is this stunning bookshop called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. The bookshop is the latest incarnation of the Grand Splendid Theater, which was built in 1919.…

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Optus differentiates from the market with a flexible rebrand

Optus is the second largest telecommunications provider in Australia offering mobile, fixed, and broadband services to consumer and business customers. It has repositioned itself in the market with a flexible rebrand. You may remember their recent rebrand back in 2013 that received many mixed reviews and…

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McDonald’s shows why the web is the best and worst thing to happen for brands

Not a smart branding idea in hindsight When it comes to marketing and brand building, McDonald’s are about as savvy as they come. With huge departments of marketing specialists and many years in the game, you’d think they’d know how to navigate the tricky waters…

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When brand ideas and dreams come to life

There’s nothing we like more than sharing in the success with our clients when their brand finally launches and becomes a reality. Yesterday the team at Truly Deeply got behind one of our clients to try out their new soup store in Melbourne CBD. Zuppa…

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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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Why is a brand style guide so important?

A style guide is important in maintaining a successful brand story. Clarity, consistency and longevity is key. Why is a brand style guide is so important? Think of a time when you purchased a flat pack from Ikea, came home, tried to put it together using the instructions…

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Here come the milk brands

Things may have died down since the consumer backlash against big milk in Australia following Whaleed Aly’s piece on the project in May but I think we’re starting to see some of the effects in our Milk isle still today. While there was a immediate…

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Fendi’s 90 Year Celebration is a masterclass in fashion branding.

Beautiful Brand Engagement – Fendi’s 90 Year Celebration kicked off last week at the iconic Trevi Fountain in Rome. In 2012 Fendi spent US$2.2m to fund the restoration of Trevi Fountain. The local fashion brand paid for the crumbling fountain’s crucial maintenance in exchange for…

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How hotels have responded to the rise of Airbnb

The changing landscape of hotel accommodation to target millennial travellers Since Airbnb’s disruption of the hotel industry from its inception in 2008, and pioneering a shift toward the sharing economy, many have predicted the demise of traditional hotels as a result. While younger travellers have…

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Consumer are smarter than you think (don’t try and trick the girls)

Reality Check for Marketers That awkward moment marketers realise they’re not fooling this feisty four year old with their marketing charms. From the mouths of babes… Dave Ansett David is the founder of Truly Deeply, a brand agency with 25 years experience working with brands…

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Car Galleries – A new way for car brands to engage with consumers

Less Car Showroom – More Inspiring Brand Experience On my trip this month to Paris I was struck by a new addition to the glitzy end of the Champs Elysees shopping strip – Car Galleries. Within a few blocks of this uber expensive retail real…

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Maria Grazia Chiuri – The First Woman to Lead the Iconic French Brand Dior

Dior appoints Maria Grazia Chiuri as their first ever female creative director.  With an impressive portfolio, Maria was first snatched from label Fendi by Valentino and just recently has made her debut as creative director for Dior – the first ever female to run the fashion…

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