Articles by Rick Barrack

Nostalgic Packaging: Those Were the Days

Why “something old is new again” works every time with design.
September 4, 2013

Whenever I hear the word “nostalgia,” an image of grumpy old Archie Bunker and his dowdy wife Edith sitting on their musty old furniture in their Queens house singing “Those Were the Days,” pops into my head.


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When Brands Get Plastic Surgery...

October 1, 2012

The other night, I was reading a marketing article in bed about the new Twitter logo when I looked over to see my wife reading a “before and after” plastic surgery article in US Weekly.


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Recession Proof!

June 26, 2009
Packaging that gets you through the economic downpour.
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10th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference, Chicago, October 2012

Posted Date: October 29, 2013

BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

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Packaging Matters™: A study on packaging’s impact on shopping behavior, product satisfaction and trends in the global marketplace

On-Demand Packaging Matters™ is MWV’s study of the role of packaging in product satisfaction.  In its second iteration, the research has expanded to 10 markets: China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, U.K., Germany, Japan and the U.S. We study packaging because it matters to brand owners, retailers and consumers around the world. Packaging impacts shopping behavior, influences product satisfaction and motivates consumers in global markets in different ways.

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April 2014

The April 2014 issue examines the topic of "Green Fatigue."  You can also read the issue at the Digital Editions.

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Design Gallery Volume 11 is not just a study in good design. It’s a look at how packaging can successfully demonstrate structural and graphic innovation, make strong shelf impact, meet consumer, shopper and retailer needs and support and convey the brand story

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