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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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News

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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Design

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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News

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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Advice

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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Advice

How to... Create an employee brand that people believe in.

In almost every business the attraction and retention of staff is a key requirement and often burning issue that management teams spend hours debating and a great deal of money trying to get right. In this article we look at creating a brand that...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

A Conversation with... OHMME’s Louis d’Origny

You’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is an exclusively female pursuit, judging by the amount of athleisure-clad women you’ll see in most city brunch spots on any day of the week. And yet - more and more men are realising the benefits...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Awards

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: MYWW™
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Advice

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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Trends

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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Design

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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News

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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Advice

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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Features

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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News

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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Creative Branding: What's It Good For?

A brand is the visual, emotional, rational, and even cultural image that people associate with a product or with a company. Brands are more important at this period in time than any time in the past century. Brands bring together psychology and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

How a hip hotel failed spectacularly

I'm not a hipster. That particular role is denied to me thanks to my great age, and my inability to grow a thick bushy beard. But that doesn't mean I can't have a little taste of the hipster world. So last weekend, I headed for the achingly...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Extendable Creativity with Steven Soderbergh

He’s a film director whose credits include Erin Brokovich, Traffic, and Contagion but now Steven Soderbergh is trying his hand at launching a new alcohol brand. It took the Oscar-winner six years to get the Bolivian brandy that he claims...

Posted by: Bluemarlin
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Inspiration

Three ways that brands can move from social pariah to social star

Brands have forgotten what being ‘social’ actually means and need to put more effort into ‘working the room’ on social media, says Rena Varsani, head of copy. Bear with me for a moment while I ask a patronising question: can...

Posted by: Rufus Leonard
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News

Fighting fires. Why that Vodafone ad is such a terrible mistake.

Getting an advertisement completely and utterly wrong is quite an art. For starters, it takes two parties who at least profess to know what they're doing: the client and the agency. Then the brief must wildly misunderstand the nature of the audience...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Core blimey. Why is Apple's new ad so flavourless?

Apple used to do great ads. The silhouettes of iPod users, offsetting the machine's white wires, were tremendously vivid, recognisable and memorable - classy and classic brand design. Then there were the dancing, multi-coloured iMacs, animated to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why celebrating the demise of HMV is barking.

by Magnus Shaw. First a clarification. One would think from the chatter across news outlets and social media that the HMV retail chain is in the process of locking the doors and boarding up its stores. It's isn't, but the news is not good. The...

Posted by: Creativepool

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