Brand Strategy

How Tissot found time for a new class of heroes

Many Australian children have grown up with posters of their favourite sports stars taped to their walls. Fifteen recipients of the Australian of the Year honour have had a background in sport, and sports stars are perennial favourites as ambassadors and spokespeople for all manner of brands.

Social Media

Communications and brand lessons from COVID-19

Brands must be agile, adapt communication to their audience, treat people well and adopt principles based on individual safety and embrace flexibility as they strive to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Digital Marketing

What SAP did digitally to address the COVID-19 climate

SAP’s head of marketing A/NZ, Rushenka Perera, is a big believer in brand building in a time of downturn and crisis. Why is why she’s committed to brand-led activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategy

Most trusted brands during COVID-19 lockdown revealed

In times of crisis, Australians turn to their homes, focusing on food and maintenance, according to the results from a Roy Morgan survey. It’s revealed that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians nominated Bunnings and Woolworths as their most trusted brands.

Leadership

From Ampol to Polly Waffle: Lessons in reviving a brand

Two long-dormant brands are set to be revived in the Australian market, with news the Polly Waffle chocolate bar is coming back to supermarket shelves and drivers will soon see Ampol back at the petrol bowser. But is the nostalgia both represent enough to win back consumers?

Digital Marketing

Bringing back the Max Brenner brand

An online shop, mobile app, fresh take on customer loyalty and new product ranging are just some of the steps Max Brenner’s local marketing chief says it’s taking to prepare the once-embattled brand as Australia recovers from COVID-19.

Social Media

Lessons in brand authenticity from an Australian success story

Being authentic to your brand values is more important than ever in times of crisis, according to the co-founder and CEO of Australian luxury leather brand, Maison de Sabre. Because there are plenty of brands who haven’t been and could lose customer standing as a result.

Leadership

How RACQ is pivoting marketing to suit members facing a crisis

RACQ has repurposed funds allocated to the cancelled Motorfest 2020 into a $100,000 donation to the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine research program. It’s just one of the steps the brand has taken to support community and members and pivot its marketing approach during the current crisis.

What's behind the latest brand symbol overhaul at BMW

Some brand symbols are iconic, and immediately convey not just an identity but a set of attributes that clearly describe what the brand stands for. Such recognition can take years to establish, and it is something most brand owners are loath to mess with.

Digital Marketing

Is COVID-19 the right time for a positive marketing campaign?

The current COVID-19 pandemic that’s gripping the world is forcing the type of strict isolation and distancing on people most have never experienced before. Yet, with so many connected platforms and services, we’ve never been more together while being apart.

Strategy

Greencross CEO on what it takes to be customer-led in a crisis

Greencross CEO, George Wahby, is a great believer in focusing all your organisational energy on providing the best customer experience you can. Which is exactly what the company has been doing to navigate its Petbarn and Greencross Vet clinics and hospitals through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Blog Posts

A Brand for social justice

In 2020, brands did something they’d never done before: They spoke up about race.

Dipanjan Chatterjee and Xiaofeng Wang

VP and principal analyst and senior analyst, Forrester

Determining our Humanity

‘Business as unusual’ is a term my organisation has adopted to describe the professional aftermath of COVID-19 and the rest of the tragic events this year. Social distancing, perspex screens at counters and masks in all manner of situations have introduced us to a world we were never familiar with. But, as we keep being reminded, this is the new normal. This is the world we created. Yet we also have the opportunity to create something else.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

Should your business go back to the future?

In times of uncertainty, people gravitate towards the familiar. How can businesses capitalise on this to overcome the recessionary conditions brought on by COVID? Craig Flanders explains.

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CEO, Spinach

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