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Truly Deeply rebrands Midland trailers

Stunning new brand for iconic Australian trailer manufacturer.

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Truly Deeply rebrands Zapco to Submürge

The new brand name, strategy, and identity for the oyster farming equipment. Rebrand from Zapco to Submurge.

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Vinyl Group; the new heartbeat of an equitable music world

Brand architecture, strategy and design for a multinational music group Three separate music businesses, Vampr, Jaxsta, and Vinyl.com, were merged. Truly Deeply worked with the brand owners to create the new brand architecture, strategic proposition, and visual identity for the new entity. As with any…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Foresters Financial

A discerning new brand helps transform a heritage financial service for new generations.

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Zuum launches in Australia

New energy gum brand now available at Chemist Warehouse. Keen followers of Truly Deeply may have noticed us talking about a new energy gum brand we created for three Melbourne mates, during the lockdown years. Truly Deeply worked closely with the founders of Zuum to…

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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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Unlocking the private label brand architecture strategies of big retailers

From supermarkets to department stores, private labels or store brands are becoming more important to both profitability and customer retention. According to a recent research report from Oracle, private label dollar growth in Australia outpaces branded products by nearly 2x. Private labels currently account for…

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Brand name renaming, 3 ways to rename.

Brand naming can be hard, but it’s easy compared to brand renaming. Brand naming: coming up with a strategic, relevant and available name for a new company, product or service is challenging. Engaging stakeholders and bringing them on a journey, getting buy-in on preferred options…

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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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Truly Deeply creates Pronto, a unique vapor inhaler brand for the USA

Brand naming, strategy, design, and packaging for an innovative range of vapor inhaler products from Rhinomed. Pronto features a unique vapor inhaler that gently opens the nose and delivers a soothing blend of essential oils. There are two versions of the product, featuring different essential…

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The importance of simple differentiation

The simplest branding trick. Living in the northern suburbs we see these pink cement trucks lots. My girls love them, shouting out whenever they see them. They always bring a smile to my face and clearly demonstrate the real power of differentiation. It’s let down…

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CSL demonstrates how to shift to a monolithic brand architecture

Brand architecture can be a tricky beast to get right but CSL’s new group brand is a good example of how to move to a master brand approach. With any merger and acquisition, careful consideration needs to be given to the brand architecture strategy. While…

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Michael Hughes provides tips on rebranding for CPA’s ‘INTHEBLACK’

This month’s INTHEBLACK features an article focused on rebranding. “Brand refresh? What you need to know” provides insights for companies when considering a brand refresh. Truly Deeply’s Managing Partner and Strategy Director, Michael Hughes was featured in the August edition of the magazine. Read the…

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Rebranding for the right reasons

What you need to know before rebranding Before you consider rebranding, understand why you are doing it. It may seem obvious, but it’s important to get clarity and alignment with key stakeholders on the reason for the change. This is not just about marketing –…

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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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Truly Deeply creates the brand for innovative school software, Zunia.

Research, stakeholder engagement, brand strategy, naming and brand identity for a novel school experience and management solution. An innovative new solution from Education Horizon’s Group (EHG). Zunia brings together the best and most powerful functions of the group’s existing products into one intuitive platform. Paul…

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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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Track your rebrand to drive long-term business growth

If you’re considering a brand review or rebrand you’ll probably need to measure and justify this investment. But seeing real results from any brand investment takes time. That’s why we recommend setting up a regular brand tracking study from the outset and then running it…

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Samsung ad mimics iconic Apple campaign.

Clever Campaign Leverage or Brand Positioning Balls-up? If as they say; “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, Apple should be feeling pretty chuffed about this new campaign by Samsung for their Galaxy Z Fold 2. In this short clip a street artist is seen…

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Burger King’s Campaign for a Michelin Star

Burger King’s Clever Product Launch Brand Strategy. Burger King Belgium have launched a Change.org petition and accompanied ad campaign to get a Michelin Star for its new menu item; The Master Burger. In a bold and cheeky move, Burger King has penned an open letter …

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Which global cities have the strongest Place Brands in 2020?

The Pinnacle of Place Brand Reports. Each year Saffron, a global branding agency with specialist experience in Place Brands publishes a report looking at the strongest city brands around the world. The Saffron City Brand Barometer 2020 explores which cities have built the strongest brands…

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KFC brand adjusts for Coronavirus

Time for a brand strategy re-calibration. If I read one more coronavirus article stating how we’re all going to need to adjust to the new normal I’ll punch myself in the face. But like it or loath it, for brands of every shape and size…

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Burger King’s stand for Love & Equality

Love Conquers All – And Builds Brand Affinity. The relationships we have with brands are alot like the relationships we have with people. Our friends and loved ones reflect who we are, the values we hold dear and behaviors we want to associate with. Social…

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Leading CMOs prioritise Brand Strategy in the pandemic

Recent survey finds that more than a third of marketers see brand strategy as most important amid uncertain times. The Annual CMO Spend Survey 2020-2021 research provides detailed insight into how top marketers are adjusting their budget and marketing investment plans due to Covid-19. Amongst…

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Blockbuster Leverage their Brand Nostalgia

Why Blockbuster’s Last Summer Sleepover is a Showstopping Brand Strategy. The Blockbuster brand is synonomous with others such as Kodak and Melways that were once an iconic part of life, but by missing a critical opportunity to shift with consumers and technology have become dinosaurs.…

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Netflix shows how to build a brand with genuine compassion.

In branding, compassion is often seen as taboo. Compassion for customers and commercial optimization are typically considered to be diametrically opposed concepts, but Netflix has demonstrated how this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case. This month Netflix announced they would begin contacting inactive customers…

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Nike’s Bold Anti-Racism Stance Proves Problematic

A timely lesson for brands with a social conscience. Global sportswear brand, Nike recently took a public stance to condemn racism, seeking to tap into the social tinderbox inflaming North America and spreading around the world. Adapting their iconic tagline, Nike created a campaign around;…

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A Brand Chat with Geoff Quinlan, Racing Queensland CCO.

Geoff Quinlan in previous roles as Tournament Director, Brisbane International 2017 with Sieger Grigor Dimitrov and Finalist Kei Nishikori – Pat Rafter Arena – Brisbane – QLD – Australia – 8 January 2017. © Juergen Hasenkopf The one thing I’ve learned about branding is… be…

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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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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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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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Truly Deeply recognized as one the top 30 brand strategy companies in the world.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 20, 2020 Recognition for our brand strategy expertise. One of our favorite topics to write on is brand effectiveness, and specifically the positive commercial impact of brand strategy and brand identity. A growing body of research continues to demonstrate that consistent,…

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You’ve come a long way Barbie

The 2020 Barbie range steps-out with inclusiveness. Loving the way the Barbie brand has kept pace with society and arguably takes a leadership role in diversity and inclusiveness. The range of Barbie dolls includes35 skin tones, 9 body types, a Barbie in a wheel chair,…

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The Price / Differentiation Matrix and why your brand needs to master it.

Are you missing this important dimension of your brand strategy? Price has always been a key dimension of brand building. Ever since E. Jerome McCarthy identified the Four P’s of marketing (Price, Product, Place and Promotion) brands have understood the relationship between price and brand…

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The power of customer-centric brand thinking.

Now that seems like a valuable brand proposition. All to often we find brands working in a market driven paradigm. That-is, their mindset of how they go to market is based upon the collective history of how the category has always operated. What was will…

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Is supporting a competitor the most noble brand gesture of all?

The Power of Brands Behaving Admirably. It’s not every day that the second biggest global brand in a category stops selling their number one product for a day and runs an ad campaign asking their customers to buy from their competitor instead – but that’s…

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A brand model for SMEs to build long term business value.

The case for increasing the focus on branding in your business. Watching a video by US brand educator Chris Do recently I came across this simple illustration that captures the concept of the brand circle of behavior. Many brands, especially for start-up, early stage and…

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The psychology that drives resistance to branding change.

A Critical Step in Rebranding Strategy. Over recent months (and maybe years) we’ve tracked a growing consumer activism speaking out against changes to brand identity. Whether it’s global fashion retailer Zara, U.S. grocery chain Giant Eagle,  The City of Frederick in Maryland or most recently,…

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Doritos ‘No Logo’ ad misses the point.

Doritos Clever Thinking Only Outsmarts Themselves. Doritos is set to launch an ‘anti-ad’ campaign to appeal to Gen Z, who is research tells us are averse to traditional advertising tactics. The snack food brand plans to ditch its logo, replacing it with a recognizable triangle…

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Why heuristic bias is bad for your brand

A highbrow challenge for brands of every description. As defined by Wikipedia; A heuristic technique is any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method, not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, or rational, but instead sufficient for reaching an immediate goal. When…

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THE:5th’s Swiss Brand Strategy Masterstroke

  How do you launch a category leader to the next phase of growth? This was one of the challenges facing THE:5th when we sat down with them to develop the brand strategy for their next business phase (you can check a case study of…

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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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Truly Deeply Creates a brand for Social Impact Enterprise; Change Coffee.

A branding project to change the world. Every so often we come across a project that seems like our destiny to work on. It’s not every day that we get to create a brand with the potential to have a significant and enduring impact on…

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Solving the Branding Challenge for Startups

Branding for Start-Ups – A critical challenge. There are few things I enjoy more than sitting across the table with a founder of a start-up. The energy, excitement, vision and optimism are often at their peak in the excitement of launching a new enterprise. Over…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Central Steel Build

The new brand strategy, architecture and identity helps Australian steel builder reflect their true industry leadership and provides a framework for future business growth. A highly successful business, the rebrand now reflects the true image of the company, one that is continually evolving with its…

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A Lesson in Retail from Hanoi’s Shoe Street

Is this the toughest retail environment on the planet? On a trip to Vietnam this month I spent a couple of days sweltering through the streets of Hanoi Old Town. The mercury hit 37 degrees and the humidity was thick enough to cut with a…

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Viral cinematic brand ad fails to convince.

Never make a brand promise you can’t keep. A three-year-old TVC has gone viral recently, as social media users have enthusiastically shared it as much for its beauty as for the disconnect between the ad and the brand it represents. The stunning film was made…

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Truly Deeply & THE:5th Present at Platinum Partners Conference.

A collaboration of client and agency with a shared view on the value of brand. Truly Deeply Founder; David Ansett and Alex McBride founder of THE:5th were recently invited to present at a conference run by Reliable Education for their platinum partners. The conference delegates…

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Sexist brand icon Playboy gets with the program

The power of re-imagining a brand icon. In a shift that has even me surprised, iconic global brand Playboy has moved with the times, evolving from a ‘sexist and proud of it’ brand proposition to one of understanding and tolerance. Playboy CMO and Rachel Webber…

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A peek behind our brand strategy work for THE:5TH

THE:5TH – A watch brand worth watching. We’ve recently begun working with next gen watch business THE:5TH. For those not familiar with the brand (which makes you over 35 and not fashion savvy) THE:5TH is a stellar example of new businesses disrupting old categories –…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

New brand strategy and identity for Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) created by Melbourne brand agency Truly Deeply. The new brand proposition is all about helping both consumers and providers ‘find a clear way forward’. This is supported by clear and simple messaging that explains what…

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Reinventing the wheel – A brilliant brand strategy

The new product innovation set to disrupt the passenger tire category. We much more often hear from clients; “We’re not reinventing the wheel here”. We hear it so often it’s almost become a default starting point for approaching branding projects; ‘How do we get growth…

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Say “hi” to our branding for StartOut

StartOut is an inspiring not-for-profit organisation who match young people with role models to help build resilience, self-acceptance, help break negative self-image and to help navigate their sexuality. We worked with StartOut to create a brand that was inclusive of all diverse sex, sexuality and gender…

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Microcations – the latest trend hitting the travel category.

The Microcation is officially a trend Being driven predominantly by millennials, the microcation is a short getaway that is gaining popularity fast. Research from the U.S. (The 2019 Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance) has shown that 72% of millennials, 69% of Gen…

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Lacoste goes brandless to help threatened species

What stronger way to use globally recognized branding than to make it disappear? In another example of brands tapping into the growing consumer trend of social and environmental activism, Lacoste has created a bold social brand campaign to raise awareness and funds to help threatened…

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Uber’s effortless conservation gesture

The dual benefits of brands behaving responsibly. It’s not by good fortune that Uber has become one of the world’s most recognizable brands. From it’s earliest days, Uber and UberEats have demonstrated an effortless ability to weave branding gold whilst retaining the edge of a…

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Our Brand Strategy for Fonda Mexican sets the path for future growth.

Brand Strategy provides clear direction for business growth Fonda Mexican is a group of eight restaurants located in Melbourne and Sydney. Fonda have redefined Mexican in Australia, shifting market awareness from unhealthy Tex Mex to a healthier, more contemporary Fresh Mexican. Fonda are seen as…

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The Impossible Whopper – A brave new fast food frontier.

One small bite for man but one big bite for meat free mankind. Recently Burger King and Impossible foods announce the launch of the Impossible Whopper – a meat free twin to the global burger brand’s hero product. For those who’ve been watching the meat…

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