colour branding

newsletter 2013 oct selfridges no noise banner

silent branding & why business owners need to listen up

If you were in London earlier this year, you may have heard of Selfridges (the iconic UK department store) ‘No Noise’ project. This is where they and other well-known brands removed their logos from their products, symbolically ‘de-branding’ their products. Their aim was to create a ‘quiet shop’ offering customers a carefully selected range of…

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why the big brands fiercely protect their brand colours and what that means for you

why the big brands fiercely protect their brand colours and what that means for you

If I asked you to name the company that uses purple to wrap their chocolates, or the maker or the red soled shoes, could you? Or the company behind the robin egg blue box? My guess is if you have come across these brands you’d know exactly who they were just by their brand colour.

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newsletter 2013 august rebranding

Business Branding – Thinking of Rebranding? Here’s the one thing you can’t ignore

Most businesses, no matter what the size, will come to that evolutionary point known as the ‘rebrand’. As the business owner, you may find you have come to this decision because you have realised you aren’t attracting your ideal clients. Perhaps you feel you have outgrown your business, maybe you’ve   inherited the business, or…

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business branding are you engaging your customers emotions

business branding… are you engaging your customers emotions?

Whether we realise it or not, whenever we buy anything, it’s based on an emotional reason, which we later justify on performance or price. This is because we like to think of ourselves as logical beings. But really, we buy because of an emotional want, a need, or a desire.

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karen haller colour and design newsletter april 2013.

Business branding… does colour really matter?

Did you know that colour is the first thing our brain registers before words or shapes? In fact, up to 85% of the initial perception of your business brand or product is based on colour alone. [1]

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fab women in business colour psychology and your brand issue 5 2013.

fab women in business feature… colour psychology and your brand

fab Women in Business magazine is the UK’s only magazine aimed at business women running or wanting to run their own business. And they have just released their 1st Birthday issue! I was delighted to interviewed by Kate Miranda (a fellow Australian) for this special birthday issue on Colour psychology and your brand.

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most popular blog posts for 2012

It’s the end of another year and I’m always excited to see which blogs were the most popular with my readers.  Checking Google Analytics below is the list of the 10 most popular posts. It’s really interesting to see what my blog readers found of interest. There’s a great mix of business interiors, business branding…

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australia’s cigarette ‘plain packaging’ laws is anything but plain

Yesterday, 1st December, Australia became the first country in the world to have a law come into effect forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets. This was to remove any ‘perceived’ glamour from smoking and prevent young people from taking up smoking.

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are these the right colours for my business brand?

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked during this month of 30 blogs in 30 days is can you tell me if my business brand colours are right? Naturally as business owners we all want to be attracting our ideal clients not repelling them so it is no surprise this has become a…

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business interiors – how businesses use brown

Brown is often seen as dull, lifeless and even boring. Granted given these are some of the negative psychological traits of brown. This article aims to show there is a positive side to using brown – showing how a variety of brands from very different industries are using brown in their business interiors to communicate…

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