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Advice

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

Continuous Lines: The Creative Mind Behind Our Branding

At JJ Media Group our values are reflected in every aspect of our branding and culture. We are spontaneous, experimental and collaborative. Our mission is to provide our clients with an all-round, efficient, continuous service that exceeds their...

Posted by: JJ Media Group
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Trends

I eat therefore I am - branding today's edible experiences

The food and drink landscape today has many different faces. But, one which continues full steam ahead is its wonderous reflection of people’s desire for experience over things. And now more than ever, how we fuel ourselves makes a statement...

Posted by: ECHO
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Features

The Future: Lifestyle Branding

Customers are increasingly pushing for more experiences - viewed as a luxury to share and embrace. Lifestyle brands need to give consumers bigger, better, bolder and more distinct experiences. Lifestyle branding is about: Storytelling and engaging...

Posted by: Noir Agency
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Careers

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Branding environments with Bruce Mau Design

Bruce Mau Design is a multidisciplinary design firm specialising in brands and their environments by developing brand systems, visual identities, packaging, digital experiences and physical environments for a roster of clients including Sonos and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

The Week in Branding

SomeOne create flowery identity for Hello Student SomeOne has created the new brand identity for a student accommodation service from Empiric Student Accommodation, which aims to provide accommodation and services for student living. The consultancy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Branding Bud: Bringing Cannabis to Market

With the US seeing states legalising weed (Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Colorado) there’s something of a scrabble to rebrand cannabis to a mass audience. Should health benefits be the calling card, targeting yoga bunnies looking for that extra...

Posted by: Jade French
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight... Mirko Albertin, Fashion and Branding Graphic Designer

"I am an apparel and branding graphic designer with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of production methods, innovative techniques and application of graphics. I specialise in producing trend driven graphics and branding for the fashion...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Demanding branding

As BP's stricken rig barfed over 2000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico for the best part of a month, some wag suggested pouring gallons of vinegar into the ocean to create the world's largest salad dressing. But that's probably the extent...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

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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Design

Introducing HolaBrief.com, a better way to create design briefs

A lot happened since my last post talking about my branding process. I started new projects with clients I already had which made me realise how much they trust me. I met new people willing to start new collaborations. I also received (and declined)...

Posted by: Fernando Ifran
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Designing our future 'Life Facilitators'

Over the last half decade, we have seen some interesting shifts in the buying habits of people in privileged and developed markets. Notably a decline in the need for ownership in its traditional sense. With the vast majority of ‘things’ no longer...

Posted by: ECHO
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Inspiration

How brands are using: Podcasts

At the start of 2017, Rawvoice, a data firm that tracks 20,000 podcast shows, reported that 75 million people listed to its podcasts each month, and in the UK alone, statistics show that 4.7 million people download a podcast every week. Squarespace,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Mixing old & new with Say What Studio

Benoit Berger and Nathalie Kapagiannidi are the creative duo behind Say What Studio. The pair mix vintage styles with modern designs to create super fresh typography, art direction and design from their Paris studio. We asked them about their unique...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Domino's to Tokyo 2020

JKR - Domino's I love me some Domino's Pizza, but have always considered their box designs to be a little on the plain side, especially when compared to competing brands. JKR obviously agree, as the consultancy has decided to go big with their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Focal Point: Making the world a nicer place with AHOY Studios

AHOY Studios are a design agency with a difference; dedicated to delivering culturally and socially relevant campaigns that impact the greater good of the world. We caught up with one-half of the agency’s founders, Connie Koch, to hear more about...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

The Biggest Rebrands & Makeovers of the Week

Rufus Leonard - ODEON ODEON, the European cinema chain, has been given a glamorous brand revamp courtesy of Rufus Leonard, all based around the franchises iconic “O” motif, which the design consultancy have said they have aimed to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: How to keep busy with Andy Cooke

Andy Cooke has one hectic schedule – not only has he worked with clients as far ranging as Google, Ace Hotel and Ikea, but he also runs a streetwear shop, is an artist’s agent and (probably most importantly) is about to open a pizza place. With...

Posted by: Jade French
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Design

Burger King launch new interior re-design in Paris

Burger King is giving itself a visual upgrade with a new interior design that features self-service kiosks and more subtle brand detailing. These new-look interiors are being launched at Burger King’s flagship restaurant in Paris, which the is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

ifour client Fourex wins Virgin Media Pitch to Rich campaign

Tunbridge Wells based creative design agency ifour are celebrating today as client Fourex reaches the final and wins in the ‘New Things’ category of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich 2015 campaign. ifour were appointed by the duo...

Posted by: ifour
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Features

Six US presidential candidate logos reviewed

In the UK, those standing for parliament always use the branding of their party. During the run-up to the recent general election, you may have noticed Labour candidates' posters were red and yellow with a red rose; Tories were all blue and white...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Is PayPal's audio logo pointless?

Much like text messages and instant noodles, there was a time when audio logos seemed terribly brave and inventive. Received wisdom tells us Intel were the first to deploy such a thing, when they decreed their name could not be shown or spoken...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Best of British Design

What is it about British brand design that transcends borders and epitomises international branding? At R Design we have been enjoying a flurry of interest from overseas brand owners, which have come to us specifically for that international...

Posted by: R Design Ltd
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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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Advertising

New Team Behind The Legendary New York Music Venue CBGB

CBGB was founded on the Bowery in New York City by Hilly Kristal in 1973. The New York music venue became a forum for American punk and new wave bands such as the Ramones, Television and Patti Smith Group. In 2013, the former location of CBGB was...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

A New Name to 80-Year History Of Financial Stability

Formerly GE Capital Retail Finance, Synchrony Financial, is one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States and is the largest provider of private label credit cards since its begining in 1932. Yesterday, Synchrony...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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News

Can I kick it? What's wrong with the World Cup 2014 logo?

Is there anything wrong with a writer reviewing a logo? After all, very few of us know our way around Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and I've never met a writer who went to design school. If then, you do think we have no business sounding off about...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Bat Wings: 60 years of the BBC ident

"All branding is about setting yourself apart and trying to be clear to your audience or customers that you stand for this set of values.” Absolutely spot on…and so it should be, because those words of wisdom come from Martin Lambie-Nairn...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Bad reception. Why the worst thing about DAB isn't the advertising.

'Share the love!' says a one and half foot, massive headed, dead-eyed creature in a white jump-suit. Ordinarily the shock of this vision would wake you from your nightmare. You'd slope off for a wee and crawl back into bed. But this isn't a bad...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Twist and shout. How a town gained a brand from a happy accident.

To create a brand for a new building is to take on one of the most challenging projects in the industry. Once the brick dust has settled and the scaffolding rolled away, there's a need to create an identity and personality for a new development....

Posted by: Creativepool

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