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Department store Myer shows their branding game can still hit a winner

Anyone who’s ever worn heels for a day at the races, the idea of taking them off before you start the long trip home has enormous appeal. At this year’s carnival, Myer were giving away comfortable, practical, and not completely unstylish, branded slides – manna…

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What’s The Secret To Building a Powerful Brand? Engaging The Board.

Today’s post is an article written by Brandhook, good friends of ours and the sharpest brand research and insights agency around. This latest opinion piece by BrandHook CEO Pip Stocks was originally published in CEO Magazine. We intuitively know that customer experience is what keeps clients…

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Why saying ‘sorry’ is such an underrated brand strategy

The Power of a Brand Apology There’s something about politics and brand management that creates a powerful aversion to apologising. There may have been a time when if a company did something wrong, the best policy was denial and steamroll at full speed until the…

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UberBoat – A Brand extension Masterclass

E for Excitement… and Brand Extension. Brand Extension isn’t always about launching more products with great sales potential in themselves. Sometimes the smartest brand extension plays are those that reinforce brand excitement and the values that made the brand loved in the first place. Uber…

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3 Types of Challenger Brand Strategy

Today’s guest article has been penned by the very smart people at eatbigfish. eatbigfish is a strategic brand consultancy with a single focus: challenger thinking and behaviour. Founded by Adam Morgan after he wrote Eating the Big Fish – the book that popularised the term ‘challenger…

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Amex Vs Visa – A battle of brand association

All brands have meaning in the minds of their market. Whether carefully and strategically considered or by default, all brands hold associated meanings in the minds of the market place. Well considered brands establish a competitive brand proposition (their brand strategy) with layers of meaning…

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The 12 Steps to Building a Loved Brand

Loved brands are profitable brands Is the whole ‘Loved Brands’ thing a fluffy piece of feelgood PR from the branding community or a commercially savvy strategy? That so much cynicism surrounds the brand industry must be a reflection of the inability of the industry to…

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The fart in a bottle test – How do your neighbors impact your brand?

Oops, there goes the brand neighbourhood The thing I love about online is that somewhere there’s someone trying to sell just about anything you can think of. Take this ‘fart in a bottle’ for instance with a bid of 99c – brilliant product design for…

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Meet me at Starbucks – an interactive brand campaign

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Starbucks? Is it the coffee? A green mermaid? Or maybe the USA? With this campaign, the global coffee giant is attempting to reinforce its emotional brand connection going beyond the coffee to reinforce their…

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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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The Crittenden Brand Critter – How Social Media Helps Keep Big Business Honest

The power of social media for having a conscience. The Australian newspaper last Saturday (15/2) had a great piece written by Blair Speedy that once again highlights the power of social media. It also highlights how big business, in this case Woolworths, can at times…

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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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