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Brand Names Have Power

By Anya Ow | February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Heinz asked people to ‘draw ketchup’, by giving them pieces of paper and a tin of coloured pencils. Most people, they claim, drew Heinz bottles. I’m surprised that nobody drew bloody red puddles, but to be fair, had I been told to draw ketchup, I’d likely have drawn a Heinz bottle too. …

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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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Things We Like

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A New Space Jam

Space Jam is back…? But with LeBron James at the helm. Didn’t expect to feel this degree of nostalgia for the old Bugs Bunny film.
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Making of the Impossible Burger

Impossible Burger has released a Making Of video, targeted at curious people like us who want to know what’s behind the famous vegan patty.

Loki – Second Trailer

Loki has a new, more detailed trailer! The upcoming TV show about the titular Marvel villain will be out on Disney+ at some point.


Forspoken is an upcoming PS5 fantasy game in development by Luminous Productions, a part of Square Enix. Looking good so far!
Narco Wars

Narco Wars – National Geographic

Narco Wars by National Geographic features a group called Los Pepes, consisting of a coalition of Pablo Escobar’s enemies.
Dear Destiny

Dear Destiny with Nas

Dear Destiny is an ad for Hennessy with Nas, who tells his daughter the history of Black Wall Street and explains how people can carry on that legacy.

Sustainability with Mercedes-Benz

Sustainability with Mercedes-Benz looks into some of the initiatives that the car company is running, featuring a wind initiative tying in to their logo.

Montero – Lil Nas X

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X is a gorgeous, risque fantasy music video which is an unashamed celebration of the artist’s queerness. Naturally, it’s already had a lot of pushback from conservatives.
Museum Gift Shops

How Museum Gift Shops Choose Merch

How Museum Gift Shops Choose Merch to sell – a Vox Explainer. I have to admit, I love museum shops, especially the MoMA one.
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