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The meaning and origin of famous brand names, part 2

More brands, more stories of how they found their name. Last week we looked at how Apple, Virgin, Nike and 3M, Durex and Kodak got their names. To read part 1 click here. This week we look at the stories behind more big name brands,…

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Telstra finally engages customer service staff in the brand but what about the rest?

Customer service is a particularly tricky area for brands to build differentiation on but without the rest of the business behind the brand, it is simply another promise that can’t be delivered. Beyond sales, marketing and even customer service, you need to engage all staff…

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Trend Report – The Visual Language of Brands (Chapter3)

The Third Chapter in our Comprehensive Trend Report Over the last two Mondays we’ve published the first two sections of our research report into trends in visual language. Each Monday for the next four weeks we’ll publish another chapter. This week’s chapter focuses on trends…

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Trend Report – The Visual Language of Brands (Chapter2)

The Second Chapter in our Comprehensive Trend Report on the Visual Language of Brand Identity Last Monday we published the first section of our report into trends in visual language. Each Monday for the next five weeks we’ll publish another chapter. This week’s chapter focuses…

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Brand Valuations – The Top 10 Australian Brands for 2009

This week there has been a lot of press coverage of Brand Finance’s ranking of Australia’s strongest brands. The study focused on brand portfolios owned by ASX listed companies and excluded secondary listings. The value of individual brands was not split out, so the results…

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