• Transform magazine
  • June 25, 2018

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Place branding: Costa Rica

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A popular destination for tourism, Costa Rica transformed its economy through a comprehensive country brand strategy that set interrelated goals for foreign investment, sustainability and tourism. Amy Sandys reports...

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The type writer: BBC's typeface rebrand

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Bruno Maag discusses the development of the BBC’s new organisation- wide typeface, BBC Reith Public sector institutions are under constant scrutiny whenever they spend money, and und...

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Brand in action: Kibo

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Who: Kibo and GreenspaceWhat: Planned by Dutch economist Huib van de Grijspaard, social mobility enterprise Kibo was developed in Holland, assembled in Kenya and branded by London-based agency Greenspace. Designed to allow workers to navigat...

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Fight or flight

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Companies that change their brands quickly due to adversity can fall prey to problems that will plague the new brand and potentially cause ruinous results. Hassan Butt analyses the successes and failures of panic rebranding...

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Sustainable futures: REI

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Gaining the support of 475 organisations from all sectors and taking a stand on a day when no other brand will, REI has put its commitment to people and the environment at the heart of its business. How does its #OptOutside ca...

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A place of one's own

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Creating a sense of place is no easy task. Determining the right strategy falls to branding professionals working with places. Amy Sandys previews the upcoming City Nation Place forum...

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Rewind: Saab

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Once a reliable automaker and a flagship Swedish brand, now reinvented by a Chinese investor as NEVS, could a brand repositioning have saved Saab from bankruptcy? Nick Moffat, creati...

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Charity branding, in conversation

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Last year, the UK’s Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) undertook a comprehensive brand review. With the fruits of this labour soon to be implemented, Brittany Golob, speaks with James Ward, director of marketing, membershi...

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Work and wear

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When developing workwear for employees around the world, brands succeed most often when they gain insights and feedback from employees themselves. Amy Sandys reports on workplace uniforms...

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Timeline: Walmart and Asda

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One of Walmart’s acquisitions, the UK’s Asda carries on under its own banner, 18 years after joining the Walmart family. Both brands grew from humble origins, but how have they evolved – together and apart – over the years?...

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