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Cultural Misappropriation Remains a Minefield for Brands.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t – A challenging brand management dilemma. Following-on from our recent article out the re-branding of the Washington Redskins NFL team in the US, this recent announcement (among many) about Mutual of Omaha, a Fortune 500 insurance and…

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A Brand Chat with Geoff Quinlan, Racing Queensland CCO.

The one thing I’ve learned about branding is… be absolutely clear about your purpose. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with a whole host of inspiring business founders and leaders. A learning for me was regardless of some similarities, they each had…

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The 6 steps to managing your brand through coronavirus-19.

Now is not the time for your brand to batten down the hatches. For any brand born since the Great Depression, the current global pandemic is creating an environment of challenges and chaos never seen before. The extent, speed and impact of these changes have…

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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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Brand Leadership – Volkswagen Promotes Brand Chief to CEO

Brand Thinking in the Big Chair at VW. Volkswagen Group recently confirmed it will be replacing CEO Matthias Müller with Herbert Diess, the car maker’s current head of brand at Volkswagen. Diess will also be in charge of vehicle IT, Group development and research. Diess’…

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Green Day Tops the Charts with Audience Engagement

Hyde Park July 1st, 2017 Green Day are the headline act to a sold out concert. Over 65,000 fans wait in anticipation… Queen’s 1975 hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, starts to play, and the audience creates the most spine tingling sing-a-long… an iconic song, over 40 years…

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The Brand Value Equation & How Most Businesses Get It Wrong.

Understanding the Brand Value Equation We work on a daily basis guiding the brands for businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every conceivable category. The thing they all have in common is an understanding of brand value and how to leverage it to…

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Brand China takes another beating and takes down Aussie brands with it

This week in Australia, we’ve had a major recall of Patties Foods frozen berries sold under the brands Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet. The berries have been linked to people contracting Hepatitis A. It appears that this is caused by poor sanitary standards from fruit packed in…

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Lexus celebrates striking design and bold creativity

  It is exciting to see a major brand player giving back to the creative community and placing a focus on the importance of innovation and strong design, well beyond a new car.

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Dark Mofo and David Walsh’s remarkable attempts to put Tassie on the map

For the last two weeks, the internet across all media has been abuzz with news out of Hobart as the Dark Mofo festival rolled out. A huge variety of events, performances, food, culture, art and a bunch of naked people combined to make Tasmania the…

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When to change a brand name

The Cootes brand name should scoot away Two people were killed and five injured when a Cootes fuel tanker lost control on a bend in the Sydney suburb of Mona Vale and burst into flames on October 1 last year. What that tragic accident did…

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A Brand That Will Fly – Inspiring New Businesses Ideas

Indoor Skydive is different and relevant Indoor Skydive Australia listed in January 2013, raising $12 million with its IPO at 20¢ a share. The stock peaked at more than 75¢ in September, and was up 200 per cent in 2013. Shares are currently trading at…

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