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Inspiration

The Power of Brand Identity

So, what is a brand, and why is having a distinct identity so important? Marty Neumeier helpfully defines a brand as ‘a customer’s gut feel about a company’. It’s a simple definition which rightly expresses that a brand isn’t just a logo...

Posted by: Catch A Fire Agency
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Workshop

Brand identity design: your guide to everything worth knowing

What is a brand identity? Your brand identity can also be referred to as your corporate identity and goes beyond simple logo design or branding services. Instead, it includes any tangible element that lets you differentiate yourself from the...

Posted by: Think Design Manchester Ltd
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Inspiration

9 Reasons Your Brand Should Tell Stories

For CMOs today, options for building your brand are changing before your eyes. These days, leading brands think like publishers, creating editorial calendars, hiring chief content officers, and curating their asses off. This is all good and well, but...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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Inspiration

What Brand Believers Know That You Don’t

Long before digital marketing started to suffocate emotional creativity in favor of unnecessarily complex, performance-based blindness, my agency presented a TV spot for a high-end audio brand. We were excited. We had a powerful concept, and we...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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Leaders

Why now’s not the time for your brand to go quiet

Recent history has shown that in times of crisis it’s the brands that stay in touch with their customers and offer genuine care and value that come out of tough times stronger and better for it. By applying the lessons of 2008 to today, we can...

Posted by: HelloYes
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Workshop

A Fun Little Exercise On Building A Brand

Today's video is all about brand building. At my first agency, Screamer Co., we helped client's find their brand voice. In the discovery phase of doing that, we hosted a fun little exercise to help them look at their brand in a fresh, new way. It was...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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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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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Wildfang fashion a rebellion

The Wildfang ladies describe themselves as a modern day band of Robin Hoods (or should that be Maid Marians?) and their aim is simple; to redistribute, recategorise and rebrand menswear for women. The Wildfang story is pretty rad, and it all kicks...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Fritz-Kola

How do you take on two of the world’s biggest corporations and win? Well you start by saying "it can be done better". At least, that’s what Mirco Wolf and Lorenz Hampl told each other as they sat in their kitchen one day, eating a frozen...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

FIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRAND RELEVANT.

Embrace constant change, keep it new and tell dramatic stories. Freddie Baveystock, our Strategy Director, explains how brands can remain fresh as featured in The Guardian. The ever-changing competition between which brands are hot and which are not...

Posted by: Rufus Leonard
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Leaders

Nescafé’s global brand refresh leaves a bitter taste

Back in 1938, Nescafé brought instant coffee to the world's lips for the first time. 76 years later, it is still the instant coffee of choice for the baby boom generation and their jars continue to stock kitchen cupboards all around the globe....

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Leaders

Touchdown Duracell: Battery brand tells a poignant brand story

Duracell takes its brand beyond the bunny with a new internet ad featuring the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player Derek Coleman as a brand ambassador. Coleman has defied many critics and former coaches to make it to the NFL in what is an...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Another stink for Chanel. The trouble with the classic perfume brand.

By Magnus Shaw Helping the postman to haul several swollen mailbags through my front door, it occurs to me that Valentine's Day is also a busy time for the perfume industry. As most blokes are spectacularly unimaginative when it comes to buying...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

skyFAIL - Has Bond gone off-brand?

by Ashley Morrison. James Bond is as much a part of my DNA (or life history) as Wimbledon, walks on Hampstead Heath on Sunday afternoon, and Mars bars. So it pains me a little bit to be mildly disappointed with the new Bond film. Don't worry, this...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Opinions - Stephen Hawking - the man. The brand.

by Magnus Shaw Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe - throughout the modern era, one or two human beings have exceeded their brief to be carbon-based lifeforms, walking around, eating dinner and making other carbon-based lifeforms. For want of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Brand GB. As seen from USA

by John Fountain I was in the US during the entirety of the Olympic Games. As I wasn't able to secure any tickets to any of the events I couldn't see any particular reason for sticking around. So me and my mob headed in the opposite direction to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. Usain Bolt - the brand.

by Ashley Morrison Like the rest of the world, I'm very impressed by Usain Bolt. But not just for being the fastest man on the planet. I'm impressed because he has single-handedly turned himself into a perfect brand. A brand that is simple, clear,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

When Branding, Politics & Capitalism Collide

We live in a dangerously divided world where politics, branding, and capitalism continue to collide. Fueled by social media’s immediacy, vast reach, and influence, and a society stoked by activism, we’ve never been more socially...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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Inspiration

Paying down experience debt for luxury and premium brands

There's a saying in marketing: if you want to sell a product, you can charge a hundred pounds. But if you want to sell a story, the sky's the limit. That, in a nutshell, is the power of storytelling. It intrigues and inspires. It connects brand...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Leaders

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Would you disappear for a Diesel jumpsuit?

Clothing brand Diesel is giving away a limited number of original jumpsuits from hit Netflix series Money Heist, while challenging fans to disconnect from social media. In contrast to other brand strategies to try and achieve as much online...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

And the winner is....

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the UK’s only In-House Design Awards 2018. Winner's will be announce at the evening awards ceremony on Wednesday 7th November. Tickets are FREE with pizza and drinks included but it is guest-list...

Posted by: Hands Down™
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Leaders

Creativepool are proud Sponsors of the UK's only In-House Design Awards

The UK In-House Design Awards celebrates the very best in In-House design, showcasing entries from across the UK. With seven distinct categories covering brand development, collaboration, influence, creativity and originality there is something for...

Posted by: Hands Down™
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Workshop

Engaging people? It’s simple. Be authentic.

As the need for brands to evolve and innovate, adapting to category disruption, we know that driving audience engagement is more critical than ever before. With that in mind, we’ve curated a few key insights that best demonstrate why authenticity...

Posted by: Simon Dixon
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Inspiration

The Flaw in Flawsome

Is the well intentioned brand-championing of our individuality actually working to reinforce outdated beauty ideals? Flawsome is intended to be a powerful statement of self-acceptance. In the recent Diesel, 'Go with the flaw campaign', we see a...

Posted by: ECHO
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Leaders

First look: Product Launches

designjunction is set to be the platform for hundreds of product launches from global brands including: Another Country, Bethan Gray, Channels, Deadgood, Design House Stockholm, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, LSA International, Icons of Denmark,...

Posted by: designjunction
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2017: Leveraging human memory with Fitch

We sat down with an expert panel consisting of; Dominique Bonnafoux, Senior Strategist at Fitch, Mike Reed, Founder and Creative Director at Reed Words, Jason Bruges, Founder and Creative Director at Jason Bruges Studio and Per Sederberg,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Why content activism can save brands from the tyranny of always-on

Let's replace the always-on content approach with one where you don't say anything unless it's meaningful and backs the brand purpose. Specsavers won plaudits for a quick witted and relevant response to the mix-up while Snickers’ got in there...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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Leaders

Collaboration is key to the world’s most purposeful brands

The overall trend that surfaced in this year’s Fit For Purpose index was collaborative thinking; the top purposeful brands are collaborating with stakeholders and partners within and outside the company to embed purpose in authentic and...

Posted by: Radley Yeldar
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Features

Why Mr West shouldn’t lower the prize of Yeezy

While people from LA to Helsinki are spending nights outside carefully selected stores waiting to get their hands on the next Yeezy drop, the man behind the brand is dreaming of something that might destroy a well thought out brand. With the third...

Posted by: Harry Elonen

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