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Mars loses face of Uncle Ben in rebrand as Ben's Original

Following public criticism in the US about racist advertising and a name-change announced last year, Mars Food is now airing its rebrand of Uncle Ben’s rice as Ben’s Original, in new packaging minus the smiling face of ‘Uncle Ben’, a person of colour.

Digital Marketing

Dri-Glo debuts its first direct-to-consumer model

Winning over the millennial generation of consumers and taking advantage of rapid digital take-up has led iconic 90-year-old Australian brand, Dri-Glo, to take its first steps into direct-to-consumer commerce.

Digital Marketing

Dairy Farmers rejuvenates its marketing push

After at least decade without sustained marketing communications effort for its masterbrand, Dairy Farmers has stepped up activity under ‘Here’s to Good’ banner with marketing bursts for core products.

Digital Marketing

Woolworths purchases majority stake in Quantium for $223m

Woolworths is outlaying $223 million to gain a majority stake in data analytics firm, Quantium, and has flagged plans to establish a new advanced analytics practice bringing the best of both companies together as it increases its shareholding to 75 per cent.

Strategy

​How ESK took an evidence-based approach to customer retention

An investigation of Australia’s bathroom cabinets is likely to reveal an assort of expired and neglected skincare products, used only a few times and then consigned to posterity as expensive follies, never to be purchased again. This, however, was not a fate general practitioner, Dr Ginni Mansberg, and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein, were prepared to accept when they launched their cosmetics brand, Evidence Skincare (ESK).

Violet Crumble goes local with latest brand collaboration

Australia’s rejuvenated Violet Crumble brand has struck a new partnership with fellow South Australian FMCG, Bickford’s, to create a chocolate honeycomb flavoured milk. It’s one of several product collaborations from the iconic chocolate brand since its return to shelves last year.

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?

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