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Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior

Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria is currently showing The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, a unique collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior, featuring more than 140 stunning Dior garments. Exclusive to Melbourne,…

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Are business cards a dying breed

In a fast changing digital world, we often get asked if business cards are still a necessity for your brand. While some people may see them as old fashioned, you would be surprised at how many people still like to carry cards and how important…

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Master Personal Brand Fail for MasterChef King George Calombaris

It would appear MasterChef Judge and restaurant king George Calumbaris has tarnished his personal brand when it was recently revealed nearly 200 staff at his restaurants have been underpaid $2.6 million. George Calombaris’ company underpaid 162 of the 430 current staff at his restaurants including…

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PwC Brand Not Shining So Brightly After Oscars Blunder

For those yet to see the footage, confusion hit the stage at this year’s Academy Awards when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the incorrect winner of the Best Picture award as ‘La La Land’, not ‘Moonlight’ after they were given the wrong envelope on…

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David Jones – One Name: Endless Possibilities

Department store giant David Jones unveils new Spring/Summer 2016 collections and new brand promise. Department store giant David Jones has launched their new Spring/Summer 2016 collections, along with a new brand promise ‘One Name: Endless Possibilities’. The new campaign was launched over the weekend, with…

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Maria Grazia Chiuri – The First Woman to Lead the Iconic French Brand Dior

Dior appoints Maria Grazia Chiuri as their first ever female creative director.  With an impressive portfolio, Maria was first snatched from label Fendi by Valentino and just recently has made her debut as creative director for Dior – the first ever female to run the fashion…

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When Brand Cannibalisation Backfires

How Wesfarmers’ cannibalisation strategy backfired, leading to Target’s downfall Brand cannibalisation occurs when a company offers a brand, product or service that directly competes with another within the same company. When this level of internal competition is directly head-to-head, only the strongest will survive. Australian consumers…

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5 reasons behind Donald Trump’s thriving personal brand

Donald Trump has one of the strongest brands in the world right now, and he didn’t have to change a thing to get there. Donald Trump has become one of the most powerful brands in the world, with the Trump boom continuing to grow every day. Trump has demonstrated…

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Can Snapchat be an Effective Communication Platform?

As Instagram announces its changes to their timeline, are brands already planning for the future? Instagram have recently announced they will be gradually rolling out a new algorithm based timeline replacing the existing chronological format, with a broad roll out expected in the coming months.…

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Western Sydney University Brand Campaign joins the refugee conversation

A brand campaign with a timely insight into the hardship faced by refugees and a reminder of the role Australia can play. Western Sydney University formerly University of Western Sydney has given an amazing insight into the life of refugees and the role that Australia…

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Nine entertainment fixes their brand architecture to connect their channels

Nine strengthens their brand architecture to build a family of brands While ABC, SBS and Seven have built a series of channels that connect their brands, Nine like Ten, have built a series of independent TV brands. Nine are now admitting this wasn’t working and are…

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Unexpected brand canvases can deliver a big pay-off for customer engagement

Stunning Images Create Memorable Brand Connections Artist Julien Nonnon’s recent project projecting his stunning images onto buildings around the streets of Paris is a graphic reminder of the power of placing brand visual language in unexpected places. Even as go-to-market channels for brands splinter with…

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