Melbourne, city of cranes.
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Melbourne has seen tens of thousands of new apartments constructed over recent years, and apartment brands are flourishing. We can see striking typographic similarities with another economic frenzy: the 1870s cattle boom.
The Hermès building in Tokyo, designed by Renzo Piano (Ginza 5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
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Case analysis of Hermès and its four strengths: a real identity, the creativity and skills of its artisans, innovation, and the fact that it remains an independent family company.
Universities portray campus life as idyllic, but may be missing an opportunity to truly connect with students.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media
Eight billion cans sold and counting…
Eighty years ago, Hormel Foods introduced a simple, canned meat product called Spam. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
Me and my brand.
Brands affect how products are perceived. The same is true of our names, making them our personal brands.
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Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
Uber is changing the way it calculatess fares.
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Charging consumers different prices for the same service is actually a very common practice called "price discrimination".
Me, myself, my brand.
As companies strive to take advantage of the selfie phenomenon, they're also realizing that consumers' self-portraits constitute a whole new form of brand co-creation.
The cosy relationship between big sporting events and alcohol brands flexes too much muscle – and young people are suffering for it.
Many brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins.
Facing international competition to attract people, jobs and firms, cities are branding themselves. But to succeed they must identify key values and address the question of identity.
Race against the clock.
Who's really running this famous race?
A significant portion of small business failures are caused by branding mistakes and owners who don't understand the importance of branding. Here are the common mistakes.
Businesses were top dog when it came to branding but popular politics show there's a new player in town.
Tobacco companies are adapting to Australia’s plain packaging laws by lowering prices and changing their marketing strategies.
Big tobacco companies have found a way around plain packaging with clever marketing techniques that undermine Australian regulations.
Sell-out product 'drops' are the new way that brands get millennials hooked on their goods.
Research shows the letters used for product names are subject to trends, much like anything else.
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How did K come to be used more often in brand names than would be expected by chance?
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
The Washington Redskins have been a flashpoint for the controversy surrounding Native American mascots.
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If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
What’s not to like?
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Companies seem obsessed these days with getting you to 'like' them. But what does that really mean?