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    February 26, 2019 by Craig Jones

    How to Define Your Brand Personality

    A business’s brand is more than just a logo and a colour scheme—it’s the entire emotional and psychological connections that that business makes with their target audience. It’s the thing […]

    February 8, 2019 by Hayden Shearman

    Craig Jones Claims Multiple International Design Awards

    We’re just a little bit proud of the head of our brand team, Craig Jones, and his accomplishments with Juno Gin’s bottle design and logo. He has just picked up […]

    February 7, 2019 by Hayden Shearman

    How to Nail Your Marketing with Zero Advertising

    It might seem like a contradiction—having killer marketing while not doing any sort of actual advertising—but it’s perfectly possible, happens all the time and ultimately opens up a whole new […]

    January 21, 2019 by Hayden Shearman

    How to Get Started with a Facebook Page

    So, you’ve decided to join the herd and create a business or organisation Facebook page. Congrats—it’s a world full of potential for growing your business and for building better connections […]

    October 18, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    Congrats, Ozone! 20 Years of Deliciousness

    We’re immensely proud of the success of our clients and Ozone Coffee is one of those special local success stories that has gone far beyond Taranaki to have a truly […]

    October 14, 2018 by Trish Cox

    900 Days in New Plymouth

    Get me out of here! (Just kidding HR)… and correction, 1247 days in New Plymouth but seeing as my 90 Days in New Plymouth post still holds the record for […]

    September 28, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    We’re hiring … a Senior Designer and an Accountant

    Do you lie awake at night dreaming of spreadsheets? Or do kerning and f-stops spin your wheels?  Right now, at Strategy Collective, we’re on the hunt for two people—an exceptional Senior […]

    August 16, 2018 by Trish Cox

    Semi for Semi

    By Trish Cox August 10th 10:45am Chip Kidd Made me cry. Chip shared his story about his husband going through the motions of cancer and the work he created alongside […]

    July 9, 2018 by Craig Jones

    The 3 Steps for Creating a World-Class Brand

    Whether you’re Nike or Apple or your local sparkie, having a strong and consistent brand is vital for winning and keeping the right customers. Craig Jones explores the steps necessary […]

    June 21, 2018 by Willem Ockhuysen

    Why I moved back to New Plymouth after New York

    By Willem Ockhuysen // After nine years away, I have moved back to New Plymouth, hopefully for good. I’m originally from New Plymouth. I grew up here and went to […]

    June 13, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    How successful businesses respond to bad news and reviews

    As much as you’d love your company to be loved by everyone, inevitably there will be the odd slip up or negative Google review or awkward moment that each has […]

    April 22, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    Creamy Jo’s is closing, but the gelato is here to stay

    (2019 UPDATE: Creamy Jo’s has a permanent shop in Little Glutton on Devon Street East) 22 April 2019 // This has been the hottest summer on record. As the sun shone […]

    April 6, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    How to choose a company tag line

    “Just Do It”, “I’m Lovin’ It”, “Think Different”, “”Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.” Great company tag lines or slogans are almost as famous as their brands. So […]

    February 19, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    How remarkable is your social media?

    The secret to success on social media is not-so-secretly hidden in its name … “social” … it’s all about creating content that gets people talking and helps them to be […]

    January 11, 2018 by Hayden Shearman

    Is print advertising dead?

    Marketing in the 21st century is all about online and social media, isn’t it? No need to clutter letterboxes with printed flyers anymore? Well, not quite. Here’s why it’s not […]

    October 24, 2017 by Hayden Shearman

    Why some advertising works and others flop

    Why does one advert cause sales to soar while another advert barely causes a blip on the revenue radar? Hayden Shearman unravels a recent study from Neilsen into what makes advertising tick. In […]

    September 14, 2017 by Hayden Shearman

    Is your business correctly listed on Google?

    By Hayden Shearman // Possibly the most important piece of your marketing puzzle is Google—that people can quickly find where you are, when you’re open and how to get in […]

    May 23, 2017 by Shay Starrenburg

    Millennial Marketing

    Millenials have completely flipped marketing on it’s head. Things are changing as technology grows and we become immune to blaring, annoying advertising. What is a Millenial? Basically anyone that has […]

    October 12, 2016 by Trish Cox

    Let’s do cool shit together.

    Expressions of Interest Wanted: Design, Film, Marketing and Digital skills We are looking for the right person, no specific skill set or experience, just someone who is passionate about what they […]

    August 23, 2016 by Trish Cox

    Who killed the audience for advertising?

    Each year the Strategy Collective Brand team heads to Auckland for two days to attend Semi Permanent as part of our on going creative development. This is usually our annual dose […]

    July 13, 2016 by Dominic Prestidge

    Gin with a Grin

    At Strategy Collective, we love working with people in pursuit of a vision. For the last few months we have been working with David & Jo from BeGin Distilling developing their new […]

    June 10, 2016 by Craig Jones

    Taking your brand strategy seriously – Behind the scenes.

    A serious undertaking. Our Brand team put their clever little heads together to create a unique campaign to promote the Strategy Collective Brand Department. After plenty of banter and a number of ludicrous suggestions from […]

    March 30, 2016 by Craig Jones

    Creative Report 2015

    In 2015 the Strategy Collective Creative Department embarked on a whole new adventure and begun developing websites. Adding a web developer to the team was a natural step in our pursuit […]

    August 7, 2015 by Trish Cox

    90 Days in New Plymouth

    Just 90 Days ago I moved to New Plymouth from the ‘un cool’ city, the Tron, to join the creative team at Strategy Collective. It amazed me how easy everything […]

    June 18, 2015 by Craig Jones

    Web Developments

    It is always exciting to see strategic initiatives come into fruition. The thrilling journey from idea to implementation is what keeps us in the game! At Strategy Collective we have been […]

    October 24, 2014 by Craig Jones

    What’s your big idea?

    It’s no marketing secret; if you really want to stand out from your competition, you need to hit the market with a great message. The only way to have a great […]