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Developing your rebrand communication strategy

Key steps to successfully implement and launch your new brand.

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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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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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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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Are Adobe and Pantone playing for colour?

We were surprised to open Illustrator the other day and get a warning that the Pantone colour palettes would be vanishing from the app. There’s always been something clunky about the way Illustrator handled spot colours, but I always thought it was more to do…

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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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Mecca rebrands ‘kit’ to make it more inclusive and relevant

Mecca is currently getting some well deserved attention for their Kit rebrand. Mecca’s home brand for beauty on budget for nail polish, lotions, and a few products was discontinued years ago. Kit has now been rebranded and relaunched with a completely different offer, theme with…

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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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Patisserie rebrand brings to life unique product and drives brand growth

Truly Deeply is excited to share the new look Vienna Patisserie, a unique fusion of traditional European cakes and pastries with a modern Australian twist. From one small cake shop in Kew, the rebrand has helped Vienna Patisserie secure a new store in Canterbury’s prestigious…

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Pizza Hut’s Retro Rebrand with Purpose

Much More than Back to the Future Branding. Here at Truly Deeply we often talk about Branding being ‘Design with Purpose’ and Pizza Hut’s recent redesign of their take away pizza box packaging is a clever case in point. When we say ‘Design with Purpose’…

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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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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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City of Pocatello rebranding stumbles over their best intentions

Best intentions don’t always get the branding job done. Following example after example of city and municipal rebrands around the world copping rate payer vitriol, The City of Pocatello decided to get on the front foot with a project and design rationale for their rebrand.…

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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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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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Branding – Has the consumer empowerment pendulum swung too far?

Brand Backlash – Important feedback of ill-informed hot air? I read with interest this week of a city in the US State of Maryland who launched a new brand identity for the town, only to backtrack in the face of resident dissatisfaction. Having worked on…

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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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Truly Deeply rebrands ATSE

Leading think-tank rebrand brings to life a new purpose and improves engagement with the broader community. The new brand is designed to strengthen, humanise and highlight the organisation’s practical approach.   Working with key stakeholders and the organisation’s board, we created a new strategic proposition…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Homyped shoes

Redefining one of Australia’s favourite shoe brands to appeal to new generations. Truly Deeply builds on Homyped’s comfort heritage to reposition the brand as smart solutions for healthy feet. The new brand identity leverages the product’s technological and medical credibility to create a more aspirational…

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Truly Deeply’s new packaging design for Castlemaine Dips

Delicious New Packaging. Our good friends at Castelmaine Kitchen have created this short clip for their social feed showing the change from old brand to new. If you love your dips, these beauties are worth a try. Your taste buds will thank you for it.

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Susan McKinnon Foundation Branding by Truly Deeply

A Bold & Courageous Brand Identity One of my favorite branding projects of 2018 is this strategy and identity for the Susan McKinnon Foundation. Susan McKinnon Foundation is a non-partisan, not for profit organisation committed to working with all sides of politics to find common…

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Selling your business? Why you should rebrand first.

Two tough truths about selling your business. So you’ve spent years (often decades) building a business with your blood, sweat and tears and it’s finally time to sell and collect the reward for all your hard work, ingenuity and perseverance. There’s only two problems with…

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Why an ad agency isn’t the right agency for your rebrand

When it comes to rebranding, all agencies aren’t equal. After more than 25 years of running a branding agency, it’s not every day a conversation with a client re-frames my perspective on our business. But recently, that happened. I was talking to the founder of…

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Truly Deeply rebrands Ultrasound Training Solutions to Zedu

New proposition, name and identity for leading ultrasound educator and trainer.  The new brand proposition provides Zedu with a compelling new brand story, messaging, personality and a new inviting tagline that encourages their learners to “see the difference, be the difference”. This was further reinforced…

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Why this CPA article on branding best practice falls short

A branding article filled with good intent. I was initially thrilled to see an article on the CPA’s blog titled; ‘Why your accounting practice brand is more than a logo’. The CPA is one of our countries most trusted and respected associations, representing an industry…

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Palmer rebrand not really a rebrand at all

Palmer United Party changes name to United Australia Party When is a rebrand not really a rebrand? When you change your name and maybe your logo but nothing really changes. That is exactly what Clive Palmer seems to be doing. Clive has announced that Palmer…

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Why the world’s leading ad agency outsourced their rebranding

Leaders stick to their knitting. I recently read with great interest about the rebranding of global ad agency Ogilvy. The agency recently announced a global re-founding. “designed to clarify the company’s purpose, simplify its structure, and unify behind one single brand: Ogilvy.” Born in 1948…

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13Cabs rebrands to stay relevant

13Cabs campaign attempts to revive the brand but is it too little too late? In an effort to combat Uber and make the traditional taxis more appealing, Cabcharge has revamped their 13Cabs brand. The uppercase blocked typemark has given way to a lowercase ‘cabs’ with…

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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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Truly Deeply creates the new brand proposition and identity for Squareweave

Digital agency rebrand brings to life a passion to create ambitious, purposeful digital products that amplify human potential. Working closely with the Squareweave team, Truly Deeply unlocked their compelling truth and created a new internal mantra of ‘purposeful solutions amplify potential’. This was then supported…

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

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 ways to use the budget as efficiently as possible. Over my next two blogs, I’m…

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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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Truly Deeply rebrands ACC TV as Altura Learning

New brand and name for learning partner for the health and social care industries. The brand proposition, name and identity reflects Altura Learning’s ongoing work to innovate and expand geographically and across the health, disability and social sectors with the support of enhanced technology. The…

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Carbon Market Institute rebrand increases influence and impact

Truly Deeply creates a powerful and distinctive new brand that connects business, policy makers and thought leaders. Carbon Market Institute’s General Manager & Company Secretary, Brad Kerin, says the new brand really embodies the Institute and has enabled them to increase their influence and impact…

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Why Rebrand?

The how and why of rebranding. Whether you’re planning on attracting new clients and customers, selling more products and services, growing awareness or growing margins, re-branding is a truly effective strategy for your business. Your brand can require updating for a multitude of reasons including;…

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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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Bank First or Customer First? Confusing rebrand messaging.

New look, new name with a contradictory sales pitch. Next month Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank will relaunch as Bank First. The new name and identity gives the bank a much simpler and stronger name to compete with other mutual banks. It also shifts the brand…

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Fontstand, a great tool for widening your brand’s font repertoire

While doing another late night trawl through the different foundries and shops we all spend so much time in (us designers anyway) I came across Fontstand. I couldn’t believe it. A great collection of foundries and fonts that you can really try for free, rather…

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Dr Who gets brand refresh with first female doctor

The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor gives BBC sci-fi show a much needed brand jolt After 50 years, iconic British Sci-fi show finally gets female lead. The Time Lord from Gallifrey will regenerate later this year and history will be made. With…

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What will peak sugar mean for food brands?

It was interesting last week to see Coca-Cola get some local blowback from Woolworths on their new No Sugar Coke. Coke, a cornerstone in most supermarkets has been attacked over the years from many angles: constantly by perennial #2 Pepsi with the taste challenge; for…

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The CEO’s Guide to Rebranding

  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and now the world’s second wealthiest man once said; “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff’s clearly a visionary business leader who gets brand. But for most CEOs re-branding is…

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What P.T. Barnum taught me about branding

Of Show Business & Branding A good mate of mine sent me an email this morning with a link to the trailer of The Greatest Showman, the first feature film of her great friend Michael Gracey. She was proud as punch and so she should…

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Brands we love – Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of my favourite places in Melbourne. Famous for their beautiful gardens, conservation of plants, and their visitor and education programs, the organisation does great work around sharing the importance of plants to life. To me it’s the gardens that…

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Freshwater rebrand reflects a vibrant urban city precinct

Truly Deeply repositions commercial tower to create a new place brand in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank. Working together with GPT and Frasers Property, Truly Deeply created a fresh and compelling new brand that stands out and connects with premium tenants in the highly competitive…

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ALDI rebrands to differentiate

Reading through the articles about the upcoming ALDI rebrand I’m struck by what seems to be an inability for people to grasp some of the strategic rational behind this rebrand and rebranding in general. Everywhere ALDI has opened, they taken on established supermarket brands and…

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Fashion brand Calvin Klein launches their new logo.

Calvin Klein’s Instagram account announced over the weekend that the brand has decided to “return to the spirit of the original” and acknowledge “the founder and foundations of the fashion house” by launching their new logo to mixed reviews. With the new appointment of creative…

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Qantas rebrand – new era spirit or just spiritless?

Australia’s national carrier just launched its refreshed brand identity. It’s being positioned as “a new era, same spirit”. The Qantas rebrand is being linked to the airline’s new fleet of Dreamliner aircraft. It follows a series of service and product improvements. “This is not just…

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Six Degrees – Rebranding a key recruitment provider for the future

Leveraging brand to stay fresh when you’re at the top of your game. Six Degrees Executive is a specialist search consultancy, focused on the recruitment of mid-level to executive professionals across multiple industries. The business over the past 10 years have immersed themselves to become…

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Kodak rides the modern nostalgia trend to resurrect its brand

The once iconic photography brand is back with new products and its 1971 brand icon. After more than decade, Kodak are hoping to revive some brand nostalgia and engage a new generation. As a counter trend to the digital evolution, just about anything analogue in…

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Is minimalism an appropriate brand differentiator?

The trend of minimalist branding We’ve had some recent discussion with clients and in turn in the studio about the relevance of minimalism in brand identity or logo design. Some point to a trend of recent rebrands like Pentegram’s work for Mastrcard, wondering if there’s…

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Optus differentiates from the market with a flexible rebrand

Optus is the second largest telecommunications provider in Australia offering mobile, fixed, and broadband services to consumer and business customers. It has repositioned itself in the market with a flexible rebrand. You may remember their recent rebrand back in 2013 that received many mixed reviews and…

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