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Improving SEO for finance brands is all about E-E-A-T

Words matter. How to implement E-E-A-T Principles for Australian Finance brands.

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SEO 2.0 & SGE: Tips to get your brand ready for the age of search AI

Is now is the time to invest in SEO services for your business?

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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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The online review tide is turning for business owners and their brands

Online reviews aren’t always what they appear to be. If  I had a dollar for every conversation I’ve had with a business owner wringing their hands in despair of the impact of online reviews I’d be writing this from an island in the Bahamas. Even…

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The Future of Retail Branding for 2020 & Beyond

The changing face of consumer behavior raises a red flag for retail brands. When I think back even just a decade ago, the demands of retail customers were not so different from the decades before. Essentially most retailers could add a functional web site and…

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Oscar the Artist – Celebrating our Creative Community

At Truly Deeply we love sharing and celebrating not only our creative branding work but that of our extended brand family. In this case it’s doubly easy when the work includes Oscar the Grouch. Produced for the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Square Space New…

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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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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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Social Media platforms are disconnecting from Brands.

No more sharing the love. In a move reflecting a growing frustration among brand owners and manager, global beauty brand Lush announced it will be shutting down its social media channels in the UK. For a brand as popular as Lush in a category where…

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DJ Marshmello + Fortnite. The biggest concert to never happen.

Branding in the Virtual Experience Economy In the hullabaloo of last week’s Super Bowl you may have missed the news that DJ Marshmello played a gig to an audience of 10 million. Yep, not a typo. In a first (of many?) an estimated 10 million…

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Easy Jet’s Look & Book, a Social Media Masterclass for Brands

The end of Instagram travel envy. The UK’s Easy Jet has launched a new booking app that takes their social media game to a new level. Look & Book is an app designed to turn Instagram travel inspiration into a reality. Look & Book identifies…

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The Future of eCommerce – An Infographic

The Future of Retail will continue to be impacted by eCommerce. New technologies and innovations are continuously changing and exponentially improving the user experience and safety which, which will drive continuous eCommerce growth. When we compare what brands were doing online just five years ago…

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Fontstand is Netflix for fonts, and it’s amazing.

Fontstand front page. What is Fontstand? Fontstand is a Mac app that lets you try fonts for free and rent them by the month for desktop use for a fraction of their regular price. Typotheque developed this app in collaboration with Andrej Krátky. Conceived by independent…

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Infographic: What you need to know about SEO in 2018

Key insights to help you with your SEO strategy. The rules for SEO are constantly changing. Thanks to our friends at seotribunal.com this handy infographic will help you stay abreast of some of the most important facts about SEO. Key insights from the infographic; Google…

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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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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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Google’s Material design promotes uniformity

Looking at the new launch videos for Google’s new Material design, I can’t help but feel they are locking the platform into uniformity. For all the talk of tailoring the look and feel of your apps brand, the tools provided seem at first glance to…

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Finding the rhythm in life

Last weeks post was a bit heavy, so here’s something light and beautiful to inspire you. A little bit of Monday eye candy. A short film by Páraic Mc Gloughlin called Arena: A brief look at the earth from above using the patterns and rhythms we…

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April Fools Day – A Great Opportunity for Brand Tomfoolery

  Brands that made me smile. For all brands, finding a reason to connect with their audience in an authentic and emotionally relevant manner is gold. April Fools day presents that opportunity, embraced each year by many of my favorite brands. here are a few…

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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 named best Branding Blog in Australia and the fourth best Agency Branding Blog in the world.

A little recognition It’s always nice to get some external recognition of the something we are so passionate about. We’ve been channeling our insights, interest and love for all things brand design into our blog since 2009. We have built a community of almost 200,000…

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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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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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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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The Success Story of The Biggest Online Payment System

Recently we wrote about the healthiest brands in Australia and Pay Pal came in at number two on the list. This infographic by Play and Pay illustrates their  journey to becoming one of the worlds largest brands. PayPal is a Revolutionary platform transformed the world…

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8 Amazing Creatives to follow on Insta

I’m sure we have all been there, sitting in front of the computer hoping for some divine creative inspiration to get the design juices flowing. You have trawled through your normal go-to inspiration sites but came up empty. You have made plenty of excuses to…

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Counting the WWWebsites

Have you ever questioned how big the internet is? Like, we know its big, but HOW big? Similar to the stars that dot our universe, the exact number of websites seem to be forever multiplying, with no one really knowing the exact total. Here are…

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A brand-eye view of the internet in real time

Our Digitally Connected World Captured If you’re looking for evidence that the world of commerce has changed, just spend a minute mesmerized by a real time  representation of some of what’s happening on the web. In the time it takes to read this post there…

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Emotive Branding – KFC finds it’s Romantic Side

For Mother’s day 2017, KFC US released a romance novella called Tender Wings of Desire. Interestingly, Mother’s Day is KFC’s best-performing day of sales in the year (sometimes truth is stranger than fiction). The book features Harland Sanders as the story’s love interest and seeks…

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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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Three Ways Retailers Are Scaring Away Ready-to-Buy Customers

The way customers buy has changed I recently read a great article on Curalate by Jarred Shelley, Head of Content Strategy that captured one of the great challenges fro retail brands in today’s ever-changed marketplace. The article talks through a shopping experience that is reflective…

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Gorillaz launch their first single in 7 years, just in time for Trump’s Inauguration

  When you’re reading this, Donald Trump will be president of the USA… is this real life?  Today bands of calibre feel the need to really think innovatively on their album launch strategy since the era of streaming and downloading. Radiohead pioneered the trend of dropping an…

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If big brand Google was a guy

Everything you ask Google sounds a lot more stupid when you actually ask Google. A common phrase around the office is ….. “just google it!” This great little Youtube 5 part series brings to light some of the silliest & funniest google searches. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3  …

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Why Micro Influencers are every brand’s best friend

Micro Influencers can build your brand for less than you think. When most brand owners, managers and marketers think of social media influencers, they picture top shelf celebrities with millions of followers charging $100,000 per mention. And whilst these mega-stars are leveraging their huge followings…

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New online mattress brand Sooma launches

Truly Deeply recently created a new online mattress brand from scratch. Sooma is well and truly in the market now so we thought we’d share our process of working with them to create a brand from scratch. Sooma is all about simplifying the mattress buying…

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Top 3 social marketing trends for brands

Drive your brand’s social marketing to the next level As social media matures and the dust begins to settle we’re getting a better sight-line on the role it plays for brands. Regardless of the size of your business and the category you play in, online…

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Is it time for Brands to revisit Augmented Reality?

Today’s post is an article written by Brandhook, good friends of ours and the sharpest brand research and insights agency around. If you didn’t know what Augmented Reality (AR) was a couple of weeks ago, chances are you do now. After reading our blog last…

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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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The 5 levels of brand leadership – from Survival to Significance

Measuring your brand’s social standing Jeremy Waite (Head of Digital Strategy EMEA @Salesforce.com Marketing Cloud) in his book, ‘From Survival to Significance’ represents an interesting perspective on the way brands and consumers engage on social media. This is an area of brand management that is…

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Google Analytics looks at UX In Real Life

Are you distracting your customers and deterring them from buying what they really want on your site?     For the holiday season, the team at Google Analytics thought it would be helpful (and fun) to demonstrate how missteps on the digital shelf play out in real…

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A sneak peek at a virtual reality fueled future for brands

Does virtual reality present the next big challenge for brands? Could life get any busier? We’re already bombarded by thousands of messages – brand/news/social every hour. Will the brave new world of hyper, virtual reality make our life simpler, or even more cluttered? The promise…

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The big news on influencer marketing is; think small

Influencer marketing is a powerful way to share your brand’s message with a targeted audience. One of the strongest marketing trends to emerge in recent times is influencer marketing, which involves recruiting influential social media people to promote you through their blogs, Youtube channels and…

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The Cookie Monster & iPhone’s Siri team-up for a branded content masterclass

Online Branded Content – Layer Upon Layer Upon From the (not-so) new world of created content for brands comes the curated ‘out-take’ footage. When Apple co-opted the Cookie Monster to star alongside Siri in their online promo for the iPhone 6, they were looking to…

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The importance of blogger outreach for SEO – increase your site traffic

When it comes to SEO, content is king, but distribution is queen. Despite understanding the importance of quality, not everyone is fully benefiting of their content marketing efforts. Simply put, having a solid content strategy and committing to quality is not enough to put your…

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A Brand Manager’s Guide to Leveraging Social Media

Like it or not, social media is the new frontier of brand engagement. The role of brand owners, managers and marketers has never been tougher. With the channels to market that a brand needs to master increasing and morphing by the day, it’s all-but impossible…

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Search, Mobile and the top 8 marketing trends for 2016

  The Top Marketing Trends for 2016 and what they mean in particular for small business Much is written each year on the key marketing trends we see playing out, usually most relevant for our larger clients. So when this week I came across a…

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