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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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Stunning New Yorker Cover pays tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement

Stunning New Yorker Cover demonstrates the powerful role design can play in social issues. Kadir Nelson’s recent cover image titled ‘Say Their Names’ depicts the murder of George Floyd embodying the history of violence inflicted upon black people in America. The image reminds us of…

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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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Visual Design to Combat Covid

The power of design to lift the human spirit. In response to the United Nations’ call for creativity, the world’s designers have pitched-in to create a wave of inspiring and beautiful imagery to lift the soul. We love that design gets to play such a…

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Everything will be alright – Inspiring Design from around the world.

An inspiring message of hope and solidarity from Dutch designer; Marcel Wanders Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has creates a beautiful piece if typography and design that combines an interpretation of the Italian flag and the phrase ‘AndrĂ  tutto bene’, which translates to; ‘everything will be…

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UN’s Creative Call-out to Combat Covid-19

The United Nations has made a global call out to creatives to help stop the spread of Covid-19. We love that the creative community has been given a chance to be part of this global positive movement and are on the edge of our seat…

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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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Cheers to Art & Social Comment

Banksy captures the true spirit of Christmas Reminds me of a time when street art was graffiti and graffiti had a purpose which was to make social comment. In these days of fleeting content it’s heartwarming to find thoughtful, considered art. Dave Ansett David is…

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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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Make America Greta Again – A brilliant brand parody.

We love a good brand parody. OK, so I have to admit I’m a fan of brand piss-takes of any variety, but when they come to political branding parodies, my appreciation goes up-ten fold. When I first spotted the ‘Make America Great Again’ brand positioning…

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Responsible produce packaging from Asia

Asian supermarkets use banana leaves instead of plastic packaging for fruit & veg. For decades many consumers have been pushing Australian retailers to reduce the overpacking of fruit and vegetables, but it’s still happening. Now, it seems our neighbours to the north are streets ahead…

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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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