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Uber trades cars for horses for Cup weekend

It still gets me three years into living in Melbourne, that Victorians get a day off work, to gamble on horses, but hey, I’m happy to not have to come in tomorrow. While I will be avoiding the crowds personally and enjoying a day off, I’ve…

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Branding, invisible gorillas and the art of standing out

How much are consumers really noticing your brand? In 2004 Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons shared the Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology, awarded for ‘achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think’, for the experiment they completed at Harvard that inspired The…

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Why branding’s the most powerful weapon in your marketing arsenal

Tough to argue with this kinda science!!! Dave Ansett David is the founder of Truly Deeply, a brand agency with 25 years experience working with brands to position them for growth. His deep expertise is in the creation of high engagement brands that attract the…

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Car Galleries – A new way for car brands to engage with consumers

Less Car Showroom – More Inspiring Brand Experience On my trip this month to Paris I was struck by a new addition to the glitzy end of the Champs Elysees shopping strip – Car Galleries. Within a few blocks of this uber expensive retail real…

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Hugh Jackman tells the Montblanc story – A masterclass in building brand authenticity

For all brands authenticity is one of the real hot buttons in their efforts to connect with consumers and build highly engaged relationships. Brands are telling their story at every opportunity, spruiking provenance, craftsmanship and history – regardless of whether they’re a start-up or a…

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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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The Toast Maker – A gently amusing poke at brand story telling

Does this amusing parody of brand story telling diminish the effectiveness of this branding approach? OK, so we’re the first ones to rave about the virtues of authentic brand story telling. We love to discover a passionate, artisan craftsman sitting at the heart of a…

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Why Enjoyable Brand Experiences are so Valuable for Customers

  The Science of Brand Influence Here at Truly Deeply we bang-on a lot about brand experiences and why they are so important for brand engagement. The science behind this phenomena is what we call the Dopamine effect. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a chemical in…

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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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Fitness brands leading the way for brand engagement

There’s been a burst of innovation to the fitness categories in the last number of years which has been both inspiring from a brand perspective and also motivating from a get up off your ass and sweat a little perspective too! What is playing out…

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Tactics for protecting brand reputation – A very real challenge for business

Managing brand reputation is becoming increasingly challenging A plumber in the US state of Texas is suing a car dealer for US$1m after a truck he traded-in appeared in a propaganda video from Syrian rebels in an attack on the city of Aleppo. When he…

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Is brand personality the most underrated way to build brand engagement?

The Brand Strategy of Stand Out Personality In the world of retail and hospitality, so many businesses get caught-up in the operational whirlwind of attracting, serving and delivering product to their customers that they find it challenging to take a breath, step back and assert…

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