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Woolworths free fruit for kids campaign builds on their differentiated brand proposition

Deliciously Good Brand Differentiation Australian Supermarket brand Woolworths have teamed up with celebrity endorser and fresh food campaigner; Jamie Oliver to introduce their latest in store brand initiative – fresh fruit. Launched in-store and driven by an above the line TVC campaign, Woolworths have come…

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Retail Brand Theatre – Buenos Aires beautiful bookstore

Brand theatre proves the perfect differentiator for this Buenos Aires retailer. Found in the Barrio Norte neighborhood of Buenos Aires is this stunning bookshop called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. The bookshop is the latest incarnation of the Grand Splendid Theater, which was built in 1919.…

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The 4 critical numbers to understanding changing consumer behavior for brands

Customer Evolution – The Important Numbers for the Future of Retail Brands Recently I attended a presentation on Global Trends in Retail put on by PWC. One of the speakers was Dr Violet Lazarevic from Monash Business Schools ‘Australian Consumer, Retail, and Services’ Research Unit…

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Australian Retailer Target loses $2b of Goodwill and Brand Value

Brand irrelevance leads to evaporating brand value Australian retailer Target has struggled in recent years to maintain a valued, differentiated consumer proposition in the market.  As competitive pricing has become a table stake rather than an active brand differentiator, mid-market retailers like Target (and the…

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The Simplicity of Being Nude – A Brand Delivering the Bare Minimum

Taking a Nude approach. Domestic glassware brand all about simplicity. Nude is a new domestic glassware brand that insists “simple is beautiful”. Nude want to appeal to a younger target market and brings a fresh new angle to a pretty out-dated and fair to say boring industry…

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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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Disruptive online retailer the surprise buyer of Dick Smith brand

Ruslan Kogan to Revitalize Dick Smith Retail Brand It’d be tough to find two hotter topics in the world of brand and marketing than ‘new thinking brands disrupting’ and ‘old thinking brands imploding’. The latest move by Australian online retailer Kogan combines both. The move…

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The world's best Christmas windows from 2015

As we blow the remnants of Christmas cobwebs from our brains and prepare to launch into 2016, we thought we’d indulge in a last little taste of the festive season. With retailers around the world looking to squeeze every last drop of Christmas cheer from…

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Fashion Retail Meets Technology in Ralph Lauren's New Smart Dressing Rooms

The Smart Technology Trend Continues for Retail Brands As retail brands continue to look at innovating their spaces to create stronger and more engaging customer experiences, Ralph Lauren in New York has gone high tech.

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Arnott’s fine for misleading packaging a warning to other brands

Iconic Aussie biscuit brand caught out for misleading customers with inflated health claims on pack. Arnott’s has been fined $51,000 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for claims on its Light & Crispy packaging. If you are making claims on your packaging you might…

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Leveraging brand equity from golden moments of the everyday punter.

Are you a Brand Ambassador  just waiting to happen? You may have recently seen the news footage of a rain drenched race filly stripping down to her underwear at the spring racing carnival’s famous Oaks Day.  It was the display of a free spirited woman…

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Retail Brand 7-11 Gets a Social Media Reality Check

Social media can be a tricky place for brands at the best of times. The world of social is truly owned by consumers, and brands need to understand the challenges and responsibilities that come with that. Recently convenience retailer 7-11 was called-out by the very…

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