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Workshop

A guide to reviewing your brand: 13 key questions

We understand that a full-rebrand is a big deal and requires quite a level of commitment and valuable resources. The strength of your brand gives you an advantage over your competitors, so we recommend re-assessing your branding every so often. This...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Industry

Fresh Awards introduce a free category for in-house design teams

What do Apple, Starbucks, Facebook and Innocent Drinks have in common? They all have an in-house design team that has been an integral part of their business success. This NEW award category is an opportunity to show design agencies that the design...

Posted by: MYWW™
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Leaders

Why great design needs great copy

Resplendent in a white silk dress and crimson cape, the Queen steps gracefully down from her golden chariot and begins a slow, dignified walk into Westminster Abbey. Accompanied by the ancestral Mistress of the Robes and Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Clarity and dynamism with Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane is a London-based graphic designer, working with a variety of clients and companies to deliver everything from broadcast to book publishing, corporate reporting to visual identity. Ian has been selected to judge for the D&AD awards and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Byron marks 12 years in the UK with new brand identity

It’s been 12 years since Byron arrived in the UK and since then a host of American-style diner restaurants have entered the scene including Five Guys, Patty & Bun and Shake Shack. With a successful decade and a bit under its belt, now Byron is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

Posted by: ifour
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Leaders

Frijj shakes up its brand identity

The milkshake brand Frijj, which is owned by the Dairy Crest group (which also owns Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Clover margarine), recently announced a complete redesign of its packaging. BrandOpus has given the brand's trademark...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Inspiration

How To Master the Omnichannel Brand Experience

The original article was published on Brand Quarterly. Knowing the difference between a brand providing a multichannel and omnichannel experience for your consumers is vital to understanding how to ignite true brand affinity. In an age of...

Posted by: LEAP
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: How Sonos found its voice

When Sonos opened their first retail store in New York’s SoHo this summer, it was a pioneering moment for the brand. Having dominated the wireless speaker market, eclipsing other competition easily and steadily along its 14 year journey, Sonos...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Karmarama and venturethree reinvent Just Eat for brand relaunch

Just Eat is relaunching its brand with a new company vision to create the world’s greatest food community. The relaunch is being spearheaded by a new brand and advertising campaign celebrated Just Eat’s renewed commitment to its 27,000 UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

MullenLowe Group unveils new global corporate identity

Following the formation of MullenLowe Group in May 2015 - from the merger of IPG agencies Mullen in the US with global creative network Lowe and Partners - the network today has unveiled plans for its new global corporate identity. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Brand Case Studies: KITE Eyewear

KITE is a UK-based optometry brand making waves with its innovative ‘eyewear’ and ‘eyecare’ products. Founder Asad Hamir was frustrated at optometry’s sterile marketplace and sensing that it lacked innovation or...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Brand Makeovers of the Week

Gretel transform Netflix into a literal House of Cards As maddeningly successful as it has become, few would argue that Netflix is long overdue for a visual upgrade. The internal design team unveiled a new, flatter logo design last year, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Hewlett Packard Enterprise finds a fresh identity

After Hewlett Packard announced its intention to split into two separate entities last October, the “Enterprise” arm was left without any real brand identity, and it's taken six months for the newly christened Hewlett Packard Enterprise...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

NOW TV reveal magical new identity

The independent, London-based brand consultancy Venturethree has created a colourful new brand identity for NOW TV, the TV streaming service from Sky, marking the first rebrand since the service launched back in July 2012. The new identity features a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

GTR rebrands with new “Seamless” identity

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the biggest rail franchise in Britain, recently rolled out a new brand identity by SomeOne to bring the whole company in line with the recently rebranded South Eastern network. The train operating company, which also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

10 Facts: How to create a successful brand

“Whether you’re a business looking for more success or tasked with developing brands, having a clear focus will save you time, money and tears.” The team at TEN Creative has designed a handy infographic and guide to share. 1....

Posted by: TEN Creative
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Leaders

Hive mind. How are British Gas getting on with their new brand?

The post-Christmas advertising landscape is a rum old scene. The big retailers have withdrawn - some to lick their wounds, others to bathe in glory and ass's milk. This leaves the field pretty clear for other, less seasonal outfits, to pitch their...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why we love Twitter’s new brand

Brands owe consumers much more than they usually let transpire. As both their advocates and their fiercest critics, consumers will fight for a brand they believe in and they will be ready to take it down just as easily. Often, a brand’s story...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: how do you build an agency's identity?

Funny enough, it's quite unusual to see creative and branding agencies working on their own brands. It happens - but not as much as one would hope to see. And yet good agency rebrands, when done right, can be a good indicator of the level of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to create and activate an effective brand strategy

This blog looks at how a good brand strategy can help you change the way people think, feel and act. But you have to embed it across the whole customer and employee experience, not just the brand expression. Branding is, and always has been, about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Is your brand stronger than your product?

Ever worked with a brand where you’ve completely drunk the Kool-Aid and, in your mind, that brand’s products are categorically the best? I’m torn about whether that’s a good thing. I’ve always kept a degree of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Leaders

Brand simplicity – a trend or natural evolution?

In early January, Mastercard dropped its name from its logo, and a number of industry commentators picked up their pens to discuss the meaning of the move. The financial brand cited the removal of the wordmark as a move towards greater digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Grayson Perry explores gender identity for Channel 4

Channel 4’s award-winning in-house creative agency 4Creative has produced a new four-part short-form series starting Grayson Perry, in partnership with production company Swan Films. “Born Risky: Grayson Perry” launched yesterday (November 2)...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Identity Crisis: Rebrands of the Week

The Liberal Democrats After a disastrous election (by anyone's estimation) that saw the departure of their figurehead Nick Clegg after he managed to hold on to a paltry 8 seats (down from 57 in 2010), it's not surprising that the Liberal Democrat...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Meals on Wheels rolls in fresh identity

The Minneapolis branding and design firm Duffy & Partners has undertaken a thorough rebranding for the Meals on Wheels organisation in the US; a charitable organisation that provides healthcare, meals and company to elderly citizens who need it most....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

BBC headquarters gains new identity

The former iconic BBC headquarters in London's White City are set to be transformed into a mixed-use development, which will comprise a new Soho House club and a hotel, as well as 950 luxury apartments and numerous offices, shops and restaurants. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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