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The Flip Side of a Branding and Strategy grad

Recently I had the honour of being asked to speak at AGDA Student Council’s event; First five out, along with some very talented creatives in different fields such as branding and strategy, letterpress printing and illustration.

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Controversial blue lane puts artist's brand under pressure

Melbourne artist, Adrian Doyle, outrages street art community by painting iconic lane blue. Melbourne’s iconic street art locations seem to be experiencing a dumbing-down, with some spaces descending into a chaotic mess of artless tagging. Rutledge Lane (a small alley off Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane)…

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Vespalogy – An animated tribute to one of the worlds most loved brands

A Tribute to Authentic Brand Strategy and Design Few global brands hold the same level of love as Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter manufacturer. French creative agency No Moon have created an animated tribute that documents the evolution of the vespa from 1943 through to…

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Creative collaboration reinventing a game of mini golf.

As a part of the 25th anniversary of the Walker Art Centre’s Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, artists, architects and engineers have collaborated to create the unique mini golf course “Walker on the Green.” Each hole throughout the course is an artwork in itself, by introducing…

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New limited edition line of Lacoste shirts feature redesigns of the iconic crocodile logo

  UK Designer Peter Saville creates a limited edition range for Lacoste with a brand identity design twist To be launched in November this year, Saville has created a new range of polo shirts with a surprising twist; the polos feature a range of re-imagined versions…

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Open House Melbourne an innovative event brand.

Open House Melbourne is an event that provides a free and rare opportunity to discover the interior design, architecture and engineering of historic buildings nestled around the city. Recently, the brand’s extensive integrated campaign has been building in anticipation of this weekend’s event. I’ve noticed…

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Brand responsibility. Coca Cola tries to sugar-coat obesity issues with new campaign.

This week, Coca Cola has released a new campaign, which they claim is part of their commitment to help fight obesity. With the brand being threatened, Coca Cola is trying to take a leadership position on the issue by trying to reframe the discussion around…

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Naming balls up for professional services giant

Multinational professional services giant, Ernst & Young launched their newly named brand, EY, earlier this month with an accompanying fresh new look. A re-brand is always an exciting time for any brand. Unfortunately for EY though, who deal heavily in due diligence and corporate advice, is that…

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Woolworths’ Masters brand strategy lessons

According to designer Hans Hulsbosch who created the brand for Woolworths’ hardware retail chain, Masters, the name was chosen because it stands for strength, intelligence and artistry. They wanted the name to be simple, strong and contemporary, one that would appeal to both genders. If…

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There's no 'I' in team right? Branded sporting personalities in team sport

Sporting teams all over the world must contend with the balance of club brand vs personal brand when the decision is made to sign up a superstar. Players that are so well-known and successful can end up being as big, if not bigger than the…

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Rice to Riches – food retail branding with delicious personality

How this Food Concept in the Crowded New York Market is using Buckets of Personality to Create an Exceptional Retail Brand Exploring the retail scene of New York last month I came across this great concept; Rice to Riches’ in New York’s SoHo. The store…

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Emotions + Remembrance = Brand

One of the most important things in a brand is remembrance. If a brand cannot be remembered it won’t be consumed as much as it is wished. If it was a good experience or product and still we can’t remember the name of it, then…

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