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Pride month – No shortage of brand support but is it genuine or just a Drag Race?

June, the Pride Month, is almost over and the competition between global brands on who wore the Rainbow better is coming to an end. Many global brands, especially in the USA, filled their social media accounts with glitters and confetti and happily attempted to outshine…

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Truly Deeply creates new place brand, Ellerton

We are proud to introduce our brand strategy and design work for Ellerton, a new residential community in Melbourne‚Äôs west. The Ellerton brand draws from its surroundings and the diversity and energy of its people. It’s a celebration of being at the heart of the…

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Apple’s ‘Hometown’ reminds us that powerful brands are built on strong values.

For many brand owners, marketers and managers, choosing a strong set of values for the foundation of your brand can be an unsettling prospect. The temptation to create a brand that stands for everything, or at least a brand that doesn’t alienate anyone can be…

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Branding Lost In Translation

IKEA prove that even the branding experts occasionally stuff-up. They say to err is human, and the branding folks at IKEA Bahrain have given us a refreshing reminder of how true that really is. IKEA as a global brand has a reputation for being well…

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Truly Deeply designs Porsche’s Torque Magazine

We’re proud to share the latest edition of Porsche Centre Melbourne’s Torque Magazine. Designing, printing and distributing a 52pp magazine during a pandemic certainly presented some challenges, but Porsche fans were not left wanting this year. Despite our design, production and client service teams all…

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Why Traditional Brand Positioning Works in Disruptive Times.

I saw a post this morning on social that said; “What a year this last week has been”. As the world seemingly accelerates into economic turmoil I’ve been reflecting on the learnings for brands from the GFC. The one thread that stands-out for me above…

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The 6 steps to managing your brand through coronavirus-19.

Now is not the time for your brand to batten down the hatches. For any brand born since the Great Depression, the current global pandemic is creating an environment of challenges and chaos never seen before. The extent, speed and impact of these changes have…

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McDonald’s de-brands to make a bold brand statement.

The power of brandless branding. Loving these new ads for McDonald’s by Leo Burnett in London. The holy grail for branding is when you’re able to remove your logo and the visual language of the brand, the product or the product description alone communicates who…

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Burger King’s invitation to Harry and Meghan.

A Right Royal Bit of Branding Fun. I’m loving this brand campaign from Burger King leveraging the global interest in the current Royal family split. Creating timely brand ads that connect with something as newsworthy as the royal split is not a new idea, but…

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Apple impresses with Chinese New Year short film shot on iPhone

It’s not an entirely new trick, but Apples latest piece of brandertainment has been shot entirely on the latest iPhone. And there’s plenty to like beyond showing-off the capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro. The film, about three generations of Chinese women coming together at…

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Overheard blurs the line between social content and traditional print.

Instagram brand; Overheard launches physical newspaper stands. In the latest demonstration of the blurring between new digital and traditional business and brand models, Overheard launched a physical parody paper (think The Onion) along with a pop-up newsstand at Union Square in San Francisco. Overheard was…

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French’s Mustard reminds us of the power of crazy.

When it comes to branding, standing out is tougher than it ever has been. Compared to a decade ago, there are many more brands doing more things to differentiate and stand out in the market. The challenge for brand managers, owners and marketers is to…

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