Archives: Digital

Breaking up with Apple

September 12, 2017 – By Chris Airey, Editor and Animator, Creative Studio

At the time of writing, it is T-minus 12 hours until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage of the brand new Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino to proudly unveil the company’s newest lineup of iPhones. It has been ten years since Apple’s first imagining of the smartphone which, without doubt, revolutionised the way… Read More

How are data and tech disrupting the PR biz?

September 5, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove Rowland Head of Digital

In preparing a presentation for a recent PRIA Queensland event on the topic of how data is transforming the PR jobs of the future, it dawned on me that my education and career, across a range of communication disciplines, has mirrored the rise of the internet of things. The 90s delivered not just the Internet’s… Read More

Let’s chat ‘Chat Bots’ — how can they add to the customer experience?

July 26, 2017

You know those virtual help-desk pop-ups so many Facebook pages and websites seem to be using these days – ‘live chat’ at your fingertips? There’s been much interest in chat bots of late, and increasing use by company websites as a customer service salve. At Rowland, we’ve been dabbling in natural language processing to understand text and sentiment… Read More

Data behind the data — the value of the digital Annual Report

July 5, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

For many, the writing, collation and production of an Annual Report can be a testing time — checking, double-checking, treble-checking the numbers and data before going to print or more commonly hosting the report online. As we continue to see a trend towards digital Annual Reports, the opportunity to derive data and insights from web… Read More

Brand Matters: Podcast-ing for the greater good with Prince Harry

May 16, 2017

This week Marci and Jennine have their pinkies at the ready as they natter about podcast-ing for the greater good. How does one go viral? Naturally, one has Prince Harry as one’s special guest*. All of this leads to a discussion about ‘The Crown’ which Marci loves for the intrigue and Jennine loves for the… Read More

Brand Matters episode two

April 18, 2017 – By Jennine Small and Marcellina Powell - our resident podcast addicts

Relieved they weren’t given an official warning from management after episode one, Marci and Jennine embark on episode two of Rowland’s podcast, Brand Matters.   In this episode, Marci and Jennine explore Netflix’s decision to begin reformatting content for smaller screens and what this means for content creators. So how exactly are we watching content?… Read More

Brand Matters episode one

March 21, 2017 – By Jennine Small, Production Creative & Marcellina Powell, Senior Consultant

Drum roll please… Rowland is proud to announce our new podcast. For our very first episode, our biggest podcast nerds and hosts Jennine and Marcellina talk about their personal ‘top five’ podcasts – yes, they struggled to limit to five. For brands, podcasts are a great way to reach niche audiences — there’s a podcast… Read More

Content — we’ve all been schooled

March 9, 2017 – By Melissa Lemberg, Director, Integrated Marketing Communication

For a generation of bingers, we sure are picky. Now, more than ever, quality rules — and its reign has taken control of marketing’s most important tool: content. But not just any content, binge-worthy content. With its on-demand format and abundance of chatter-inducing content, Netflix has successfully found its way into our private conversations, as… Read More

Feeling a bit retro lately? You’re not alone…

February 28, 2017

Nostalgia’s right on trend. Nokia has just announced plans to bring back the beloved Nokia 3310, and late last year Nintendo achieved tremendous success with the release of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic, a device that to this day is still plagued by shortages at retail level. And GIFs (animated images) — basically 1989 technology… Read More

This is our Uber moment

February 13, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

Debate in the ‘PR’ world regarding digital disruption has never been more apparent than now. Digital disruption used to mean agencies and communication practitioners working on how they introduce social media into their business, heralding a handful of likes and followers with proclamations of success. But the time for playing in the digital space and… Read More

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