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BONDS Set to ‘Bring It’ with New Sports Range

BONDS introduces their first ever cross-category sports range – led by a perfectly on brand campaign. BONDS have recently announced the introduction of their first ever cross-category sports range. The collection features BodyCool technology, which boasts moisture absorbing and quick dry properties, and marks a…

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The most important ingredient in effective packaging design is client mindset

Not all packaging design projects are born equal. Some have bucket loads of SKUs while some have one or two. Some packaging design projects launch a new brand into the stratosphere, whilst others demand a tweak to keep market leaders on top of their game.…

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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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Nokia plans for a global comeback – Will consumers embrace the once beloved brand?

The Finnish company signs a new agreement, making a comeback doing what they once did best, but is the boat already too far gone?  Two years after Microsoft’s mistreatment of Nokia’s mobile business, the Finland based company has signed a new strategic brand and intellectual…

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The rise of video content marketing continues

WebMD announces their plan to capitalise on video content marketing During their first appearance at the Digital Content NewFronts, WebMD announced to media buyers they will be intensifying their video marketing efforts. Shifting from predominantly being known for medical diseases and conditions, to lifestyle content…

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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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Fashion Labels Are Forgetting the Importance of their Brand Essence

Calvin Klein founder discusses how current practices within the fashion industry are not good for the long-run The power of a brand essence has diminished over time within the fashion world. In the past, iconic fashion labels have endeavoured to ensure all touch points within the market…

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The 2016 Olympic Games Logo – A Representation of Rio’s People and Environment

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is all about bringing people together and celebrating the environment. A closer look into the design of the logo, by Fred Gelli. The 2016 Olympic Games are fast approaching and this year it will be held in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil…

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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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American Apparel is Bringing Sexy Back

American Apparel returns to its roots in an attempt to revive the brand American Apparel, the Los Angeles based clothing manufacturer and retailer known for basic apparel and risqué marketing campaigns, has decided to bring sexy back, and propel it back to being at the…

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McDonald's Packaging Re-design falls short of inspiring

Will McDonald’s get bang for their packaging redesign buck? McDonald’s is set to launch a re-designed suite of packaging in the US as part of their continuing effort to keep the brand relevant with younger consumers. McDonald’s has unveiled a new series of take-away bag,…

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Is it love? Or is it Memorex? The Rise and Fall of a Tech Company Who Touched Many

Memorex is a consumer electronics brand that was best known for it’s recordable media for DVD and CD drives, and who can forget those classic cassette tapes! The story of this brand began in 1961 in Silicon Valley and by the early 80’s they were a…

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