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The Psychology of Branding: Understanding Consumer Behaviour and Emotion to Create Memorable Brand Experiences

The Psychology of Branding: Understanding Consumer Behaviour and Emotion to Create Memorable Brand Experiences

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Developing your rebrand communication strategy

Key steps to successfully implement and launch your new brand.

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How to develop your Brand’s EVP and why it matters.

Create a unique, authentic and compelling Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and reap the rewards for your business and brand.

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Truly Deeply rebrands BirdLife Australia

New brand proposition and identity helps national bird conservation charity grow and activate its member base.

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Truly Deeply rebrands 357 Collins St to create a uniquely Melbourne precinct

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, 357 Collins St is a prestigious office address that has been transformed into a vibrant new precinct. Working closely with Frasers Property, their architects, and the property management team, we set out to redefine the experience of 357…

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Match flips the dating proposition in cheeky new campaign

USA dating site Match creates a bold outdoor campaign that takes a me first approach. The dating app market is massive but also largely undifferentiated. That’s why this latest campaign from Match in the USA caught my eye. Rather than promising to find ‘the one’,…

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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’s 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.

The temptation to create a brand that stands for everything, or at least a brand that doesn’t alienate anyone can be overpowering, especially in a world that feels like its becoming more polarised by the day. However, a brand that fails to stand for something,…

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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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Inspiring branding – Apple’s latest TVC

More brand building mastery from Apple. Whenever I spot a new piece of inspiring branding from Apple I find myself vexed. As a consumer I’m enraptured, immediately engaged and continue to build-on the loyalty and enthusiasm I hold for the brand. As a writer of…

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Delta and Coke’s brand gesture; clever or creepy?

Delta Airlines and Coke apologise after napkins offend Delta and Coca Cola have canned their inflight match-matching brand gesture after many label it creepy. What was intended a bold and fun has potentially caused brand damage. Far from inspiring hook-ups, it has potentially also fractured…

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Employee Branding – The Power of Thanks

We wanted to share a great pic from our client Yarra Trams. A part of their annual celebration to show their appreciation, our client had these delicious and beautifully branded cupcakes baked. A feast for the eyes, heart and tummy.  

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More than $13,000 raised for local Melbourne charity StartOut

We are delighted to announce that our annual charity event, Art with Heart 2018 raised $13,407.25 for StartOut, a local health promotion charity providing regional outreach and mentorship programmes for young people of diverse sexuality and gender (DSG). Through funds raised, StartOut will be able to pay for the…

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Adidas inspired by London Underground design

You can now wear the iconic London Tube symbol on your shoes thanks to a new collaboration between Transport for London (TfL) and adidas: adidas x TfL Inspired by the design of the London Underground, there are now limited edition adidas trainers dedicated to each…

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Why you should engage with your harshest critics

The power of listening: Transforming brand critics into advocates One of my clients, Sally, called me yesterday to tell me that she had received some negative feedback about her brand imagery. The complaint came in the form of a harshly worded hand written note and…

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Carnaby Street Rhapsody

  Although it’s still only October, Carnaby Street, located in the heart of London, has already unveiled its 2018 festive light display, with another amazing and creative design. It is always exciting to see what fashionable Carnaby Street will do. The theme tends to be …

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Brand fails – 5 tips for managing brand mishaps.

Even the big boys can have a bad day… Recently a pic of a livery mistake on a Cathay Pacific jet went viral on social media – well viral in the world of plane and brand watchers at least. Somehow, someone in the chain from…

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Nike puts brand values first with Kaepernick campaign

Are brand values are more important than brand value? Nike this week rolled out their 30th anniversary ‘Just do it’ campaign featuring the ex 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a move that will define the brand for the future, Nike have made an incredible brave move.…

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Stabilo Boss campaign creates powerful brand storytelling

Bright idea highlights incredible women and rewrites history After a disgraceful week of politics, we’ve lost another Prime Minister but perhaps the real loss in the fallout is Julie Bishop. So it’s quite fitting that I came across this campaign from Stabilo Boss. Created by…

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6 Inspiring Hand Lettering Artists

Beautiful lettering created by Pellisco An art form that was heavily used during the early centuries in illuminated manuscripts, hand lettering is still strong on the design scene and hopefully here to stay. You probably walk past hand lettering on a daily basis, from artisan chalkboards…

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Indigenous body positive brand asks white people not to wear their shirts

Nalgona Positivity Pride’s bold move good for the brand California-based clothing brand, Nalgona Positivity Pride released a controversial statement specifically to its ‘White Allies’ asking them to not wear their clothes and thanking them for “not culturally appropriating”. The move has been criticised by some…

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Crayola brand takes colour to a whole new level

Crayola’s crayons are part of our collective childhood. The brand is constantly innovating with new pastels, markers (texters) and other child friendly colouring equipment. But their foray takes things to a whole new market and shows the value of a strong brand visual language. They’ve…

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Sberbank’s Neighbourhood Campaign – A clever piece of bank branding

 Building a commercial banking brand connected to community value The best brand campaigns are those that connect a product or service with a need (conscious or unconscious) in a way that paints a vivid picture of a mutually beneficial outcome. In the case of this…

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Choice, the evolution of a brand.

More than a rebrand. There’s been something interesting going on at Choice. More than a logo refresh, it seems the stalwart reviewer is starting to develop its activist side. While Choice is known for its product reviews and buying guides more than it’s disruptive activist…

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The first steps to creating a new brand. Part One.

We’re constantly working with start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to get their brand up and running on limited funding. Wondering what they can do to guarantee value from the process and for ways to use the budget as efficiently as possible. So over my next two…

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Short film; a brilliant brand storytelling asset

The Power of Brand Storytelling on Film. Goodwin & Goodwin are a creative sign company based in North London. They recently worked with film makers; Reuben Armstrong and Jamie Neale to create a short promotional film about their business. In this short film we get…

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Truly Deeply creates a brand for Cammino shoes

Brand identity, naming and packaging for handmade Italian leather flats. Working collaboratively with the brand’s designer, we unlocked Camminos true differentiation. A unique blend of Italian provenance, quality leather and artisan craftsmanship is at the heart to the value proposition. This was then brought to…

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A legal imperative to rebrand and differentiate

It’s been a busy month for new business in Truly Deeply, which we’re all loving. Lots of new clients, new projects and interesting branding challenges for us to tackle. But one new business meeting in particular stands out at the moment, not because the size…

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Magnum campaign achieves the sophistication the brand yearns for

Just as summer here finally ends Magnum has revealed a European wide campaign for the Summer that achieves a kind of sophistication the brand has always reached for but never quite got. Mainly due to the simplicity and style of the illustrations of Thomas Danthony, which…

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Plastic Free – Great branding and good thinking shows us the way forward.

We do our fair share of packaging work here at Truly Deeply. We also work hard to make our work differentiated and valuable to our clients who are under constant pressure to produce their goods on the thinnest of margins. This is specially true with…

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McDonalds billboards prove the value of a good brand mark

The power of the brandmark McDonald’s Canada has proved the value of a good brand mark with it’s playful ‘Follow the Arches’ campaign by Cossette. The campaign consists of four simple billboards that crop the golden arches to provide freeway direction signage that goes beyond…

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6 Online Branding Disasters And What We Can Learn From Them.

Today’s guest post is an article written by brand marketing expert and writer, Victoria Greene. Having a credible online presence is critical for brands of every shape and size — but your brand messaging needs to be on point if you’re going to actually engage…

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Truly Deeply refreshes Canberra Shopping Centre brand

New visual language and teaser campaign for Hyperdome shopping centre Truly Deeply has developed a new visual style to re-engage the local trade area and excite tenants. The brand refresh gives the shopping centre a much needed update to its image and builds excitement around…

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Truly Deeply creates a distinctive brand for One Early Education Group

A stylish brand that helps One Early Education Group stand out in an increasingly crowded market. Built around the essence of ‘The Thriving Child’, One creates an environment where infants and children can thrive in their daily interactions. The brand proposition drives a powerful platform…

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Vero – True Social. Just another social app?

First of all, lets start with this disclaimer. If you can’t be bothered to keep up with yet another social media app then there’s no need to find out more about Vero. Because that’s exactly what it is, but apparently ‘with a twist’. Vero is the…

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Infographics and strong visual language creates an engaging annual report for EWOV

Truly Deeply helps the Energy & Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV) transform their annual report into a powerful and primary communication tool for stakeholders. EWOV didn’t want their annual report to be just another compliance driven, information heavy document. We helped them create a powerful communication…

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Brilliant Brand Positioning from The New York Times

Taking a stand to stand out. The New York Times’ recent campaign has created something of a storm on social media where this clip has had more than 37 million views alone. A newspaper taking the high moral ground for truth in such a complex…

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5 Inspiring Sans-serif Typefaces

Fonts are the ruler of the design world. With so many to choose from, it is sometimes hard to break away from your go-to favourite, especially when you know it’s going to work a dream on your current project. Sans-serif fonts have always been at…

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oBikes – when technology and good intentions meet the real world

Dockless bike sharing is an innovative and profitable new market place for tech-savvy start-ups but what happens when technology and good intentions meet the real world? The generosity of bikes appearing across cities throughout the world to help us get from A to B, improve…

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Personality rich brand storytelling. Mirry Christmus from Air NZ.

Air New Zealand’s sweet Christmas ad. Just about every brand is trying to leverage Christmas and stay top of mind. The big retailers are all trying to outdo each other with their Christmas TVCs. It’s also the time of year when many of us are…

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Our Public Sector Week branding and event activation design

A big, bold brand for an event for big ideas IPAA Victoria Public Sector Week 2017 is the only event that brings together the entire Victorian public sector in one location to drive fresh thinking and a create a better future for all Victorians. The…

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Stranger brand partnerships this Halloween

Lyft and Netflix partner for Strange Mode rides To celebrate Halloween and a new season of “Stranger Things”, Lyft partnered with Netflix in the USA to create Strange Mode on their app. Riders in in the USA were able to opt into the mode for…

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Tips for Bloggers – Micro Brand Influencers

If there’s one brand trend we’ve seen explode over the last five years it’s the role of micro-influencers. Typically bloggers (but also instagrammers, facebookers and Twitterers), micro influencers stand at the center of a community, attracted and bound by a shared interest. These influencers produce…

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Hotel Indigo and Asos make good bed fellows

Brand collaboration reinforces Hotel Indigo’s brand difference. Hotel Indigo and leading global fashion brand Asos have partnered to create fashion inspired travel discovery. It’s a smart brand collaboration that finds another way to leverage the hotel’s one of kind boutique hotel experience. The Hotel Indigo…

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Design for Social Good

  After a conversation with my nurse friend over the weekend, I was suddenly reflecting on the significance of my role as a designer. We talked about the differences between our daily routines in the workplace and I concluded that running out of coffee beans…

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Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior

Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria is currently showing The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, a unique collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior, featuring more than 140 stunning Dior garments. Exclusive to Melbourne,…

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12 Signs that made me laugh – Building brand with humour

Friday Funny – Signs with a sense of humour. The business of business is enough to make most people lose their sense of humour, but there are some wonderful souls who keep their smiles-up through the rough and tumble, and when that humour is allowed…

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Are business cards a dying breed?

In a fast changing digital world, we often get asked if business cards are still a necessity for your brand. While some people may see them as old fashioned, you would be surprised at how many people still like to carry cards and how important…

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

It doesn’t matter how much you spend on strategy, branding, creative, media or reputation if there’s something wrong with your culture. As Uber is currently proving. It’s impossible in today’s society to mask an internal culture with brand. Sooner or later the truth will out…

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Back to basics: 5 key things to consider before starting your website

So you want a website and you want it now. There are alot of easy ‘web page builders’ out there these days which allow you to create your website using the drag and drop method. That’s fine if you need to launch your site in…

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Political Incorrectness and Brand Differentiation

Can Political Incorrectness ever be a valid brand communication strategy? OK, so this may be skirting the boundaries of sensitivity and taste, but sometimes the most interesting strategies are found where others fear to tread. When it comes to political correctness, most clients want to…

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