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Qantas 747’s brilliant brand move

A fitting brand gesture. To mark the final Boeing 747 swansong for Australian airline Qantas, the pilot en route to drop the jet to storage at a boneyard in the Mojave Desert flew a flight path that sketched-out the airlines iconic brand mark of a…

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Why Branding is Best Left to the Experts

When Clients Design Their Own Logos… In my 30 years of running our branding agency, the one thing that hasn’t changed is business owners and marketers thinking brand design is so simple they can do it themselves. There’s a well worn truism; ‘A little learning…

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Cultural Misappropriation Remains a Minefield for Brands.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t – A challenging brand management dilemma. Following-on from our recent article out the re-branding of the Washington Redskins NFL team in the US, this recent announcement (among many) about Mutual of Omaha, a Fortune 500 insurance and…

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BLM Movement Claims Redskins Scalp

Sporting team brands have an important role to play in evolving social equity. It’s not every day a National league team in the US re-brands. The brand value of the National franchises is so incredibly high, that re-naming and rebranding is almost unheard of. But…

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Heinz Unveils a Rebranding Masterpiece

Heinz Rebranding is a delicious blend of balance and skill. Whilst we rarely write about another agencies branding projects the recently released rebrand for Heinz by global brand agency; Jones Knowles Ritchie is an example of strategic brand design worth writing about. Rebranding for FMCG…

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2020 Trends in Brand Identity Design

The power of understanding branding trends. As with all aspects of brand and marketing, consumers and businesses over time build firm associations between how a category of brands look and what that means for the way they associate the positioning of those businesses. As categories…

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A Sneak Peek at our new Branding for Straight Bat PE

  Recently we’ve been developing the branding of Straight Bat – a new breed of P.E. Fund. Straight Bat is a new kind of Private Equity Fund that plays the long game. They invest in “good” businesses, to deliver exceptional income, wealth preservation and wealth…

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Iconic Brand Identities Redesigned to Fight Coronavirus.

Redesigning brands to create affinity. In our 30 years of branding experience we’ve never seen the level of global community the current battle against caronavirus has created. This sense of community has sprung from a common cause and for brands they are battling to be…

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Truly Deeply named one of the world’s top Food & Beverage Branding Agencies

Branding for the F&B Market – Truly Deeply named one of the world’s Top Food and Beverage Branding Agencies. The food and beverage industry will generate $76.5 billion in revenue in 2020 and by 2024, it is expected to reach a market volume of $105.7…

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Our branding for eCommerce ski gear start-up; Snowkids.

A brand created by a snow family for families who love the snow. We recently worked with a couple of Melbourne entrepreneurs to turn their long-held dream of starting a online ski-gear business into reality. In the super crowded world of eCommerce, if you’re going…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Branding

When it comes to brand identity briefs, they don’t get grander than this. Every four years when the Olympic Games roll around we are treated to perhaps the most plumb job in the world of branding. The games combine the perfect branding brief – a…

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Type Design Trends for 2020

The future of fonts. As we count down to the end of the year and start getting our heads around 2020, my mind begins to wander to what design trends will impact the way brands present themselves in the decade ahead. We wrote recently about…

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