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Brand Evolution or a Rebrand?

By Anya Ow | January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Photo: AFP As I write this article, the Cleveland Indians, an American professional baseball team, has become the second major American team to drop a racist nickname. This follows the Washington Football Team, which was previously known as the Redskins. Cleveland had already phased out logos and imagery of its cartoon mascot, Chief Wahoo, after …

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Holiday Season Retail in 2020

By Anya Ow | December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been remotely online for the last few months, you’d have likely seen retailers like John Lewis crank out their usual high budget Christmas ads – with a twist. Some of the ads, like Disney’s, don’t acknowledge the 900 pound COVID19 elephant in the room. Others, like John Lewis’, try to encourage people to …

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The Aussie Wine Exports Apocalypse

By Anya Ow | December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the news by now if you’re anywhere near part of the industry: due to various reasons including the Australian Federal Government’s decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks and forming a new defence pact with Japan, China has hit Aussie wines with tariffs, ranging from 107-200%. The wine industry is only the …

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Planning for the Post-Pandemic

By Anya Ow | April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been a scary few months, but Australians stepped up to the challenge. Whether it’s been working from home, keeping kids at home, or doing necessary delivery, healthcare, and other work, things in Australia so far look under control so far, enough that elective surgeries are opening up and restrictions are beginning to relax. Projections …

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Starting a Business from Home

By Anya Ow | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like us, you may be one of the many Australians who have decided to do their bit and stay home during these difficult times. You might be doing this because you have to — as one of the people who flew in from overseas and are self-isolating for two weeks, or because you’re working from …

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Things We Like

El Chapo

The Origin of El Chapo – An Explainer

The Origin of El Chapo – A Vox Explainer featuring two DEA agents who discuss how they discovered his identity and how he changed the drug trade.
Genshin Impact

What We’re Playing: Genshin Impact

What We’re Playing: Genshin Impact – a gacha game from miHoyo, a Shanghai-based company. It’s one of the most popular games in the world, and at its base level, is free to play: very much like a CRPG version of Breath of the Wild. The gacha system (paying to pull lootboxes for possible characters) is …

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Brand Evolution or a Rebrand?

Brand Evolution or a Rebrand?

Photo: AFP As I write this article, the Cleveland Indians, an American professional baseball team, has become the second major American team to drop a racist nickname. This follows the Washington Football Team, which was previously known as the Redskins. Cleveland had already phased out logos and imagery of its cartoon mascot, Chief Wahoo, after …

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Monster Hunter

What We’re Watching: Monster Hunter

We caught the Monster Hunter film over the break and it was… surprisingly not as bad as we thought it would be? Tony Jaa was great. It did bring back bad memories of fighting Diablos in the game, but other than that, it was entertaining.
stardew valley

How Stardew Valley was Made

How Stardew Valley was made by one person — one of the most popular games on the Switch, and one of the most popular farming games to date.
Death to 2020

What We’re Watching: Death to 2020

Death to 2020 – a Netflix original production by Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones under their Broke and Bones production company. A sort of funny if ghoulish watch reminding everyone of what happened last year, with actors such as Samuel L Jackson playing roles just for the film.
Snickers

Snickers: First Visitors

Ace Metrix has named this Snickers ad, “First Visitors”, the funniest ad of 2020 – about a man who forgets how to act socially after quarantine.
Doc Morris

Doc Morris Xmas 2020

Doc Morris has created one of our favourite Christmas ads for 2020, featuring a grandfather’s strange pre-Christmas workout routine.
dragon age 4

Dragon Age 4

Dragon Age 4 cinematic trailer! It dropped during the Game Awards, setting up the story for the highly anticipated new instalment in the series.
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