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Apple’s ‘Hometown’ reminds us that powerful brands are built on strong values.

For many brand owners, marketers and managers, choosing a strong set of values for the foundation of your brand can be an unsettling prospect. The temptation to create a brand that stands for everything, or at least a brand that doesn’t alienate anyone can be…

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Track your rebrand to drive long-term business growth

If you’re considering a brand review or rebrand you’ll probably need to measure and justify this investment. But seeing real results from any brand investment takes time. That’s why we recommend setting up a regular brand tracking study from the outset and then running it…

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Swedish Bedding Brand Trumps US Election Ad Stakes.

Clever Brand Campaign Creative Cuts-through. Swedish mattress and bedding brand SOVA released a timely ad to leverage the currency of the US election. The very clever ad features a montage made from items of their bedding range that create a portrait of President Trump. Combining…

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Samsung ad mimics iconic Apple campaign.

Clever Campaign Leverage or Brand Positioning Balls-up? If as they say; “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, Apple should be feeling pretty chuffed about this new campaign by Samsung for their Galaxy Z Fold 2. In this short clip a street artist is seen…

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Burger King’s stand for Love & Equality

Love Conquers All – And Builds Brand Affinity. The relationships we have with brands are alot like the relationships we have with people. Our friends and loved ones reflect who we are, the values we hold dear and behaviors we want to associate with. Social…

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Leading CMOs prioritise Brand Strategy in the pandemic

Recent survey finds that more than a third of marketers see brand strategy as most important amid uncertain times. The Annual CMO Spend Survey 2020-2021 research provides detailed insight into how top marketers are adjusting their budget and marketing investment plans due to Covid-19. Amongst…

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Blockbuster Leverage their Brand Nostalgia

Why Blockbuster’s Last Summer Sleepover is a Showstopping Brand Strategy. The Blockbuster brand is synonomous with others such as Kodak and Melways that were once an iconic part of life, but by missing a critical opportunity to shift with consumers and technology have become dinosaurs.…

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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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Why Traditional Brand Positioning Works in Disruptive Times.

I saw a post this morning on social that said; “What a year this last week has been”. As the world seemingly accelerates into economic turmoil I’ve been reflecting on the learnings for brands from the GFC. The one thread that stands-out for me above…

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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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Truly Deeply recognized as one the top 30 brand strategy companies in the world.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 20, 2020 Recognition for our brand strategy expertise. One of our favorite topics to write on is brand effectiveness, and specifically the positive commercial impact of brand strategy and brand identity. A growing body of research continues to demonstrate that consistent,…

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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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