Prudential’s nearly forgotten Bache brand is being given more prominence, this week appearing in ads in Financial Times. New York’s Bache & Company was one of the great old brokerages, with roots into the 19th century. It went through dozens of names; it eventually merged into Prudential and became PrudentialMORE HERE

The Australian bank Westpac is apparently considering to use a predecessor bank name as a separate online brand to help lure deposits. Reviving a brand online is one that is gaining increasing currency in an Internet age. Even retailers are doing it, the best example being the British version ofMORE HERE