Archives: brand

Taking the boring out of annual reporting

June 28, 2017 – By Catriona Babao, Creative Manager and Rebecca Kowald, Senior Designer

The annual report is a powerful touchpoint in sharing your brand story. While they remain an important tool for reporting on the financial performance of your business, this doesn’t mean they have to be boring. In fact annual reports can showcase just how engaging and innovative your company is. Over the past few years, annual… 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

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

Patriots win Super Bowl on and off field

February 6, 2017

The biggest game on the sporting calendar, the Super Bowl*, has been decided for another year. To mark the occasion, we too held our own decider — which Super Bowl commercial scored the ultimate touchdown when it came to gaining the all-important cut-through? Some were politically charged, some were mere teasers to extended online stories… Read More

Showcase your company with new LinkedIn updates

December 7, 2016 – By FleishmanHillard Canada

Do you manage your organisation’s LinkedIn company page? You might have noticed an option to access the new admin experience and thought: “what’s that all about?” Whilst the new admin experience is not yet available to all LinkedIn users, our friends from FleishmanHillard Canada have broken down the new features and offer some valuable advice on… Read More

Obituaries are not opportunities

October 27, 2016 – By Mallory Tucker, FleishmanHillard

‘Newsjacking’ is not a new phenomenon and has been a part of campaign strategy as long as communication has been a business function. Social media has made this tactic easier than ever before. But handling it the wrong way can have impacts on reputation and can easily backfire. What happened: Sex symbol and music icon Prince… Read More

What are the communication rules in a disruptive market?

September 27, 2016 – By Marcellina Powell

The easy answer: There are no rules. Here is the long answer. Everywhere we look, disruption is happening — so much so that it is starting to become predictable, part of the norm. Essentially, disruption is losing its ability to be disruptive. Social media is changing our digital news habits, with online news now ranked… Read More

Shift creative from subjectivity to measurability

September 13, 2016 – By Sean Dallaskidd, FleishmanHillard

With brand, reputation, digital, engagement, campaign and communication services under one roof, Rowland clients can expect real results and positive business outcomes. However, as this post from our global affiliate FleishmanHillard discusses, creativity in marketing is not always measured by its effectiveness. Designing solutions should be a straightforward job, whether it’s a logo, website, video or… Read More

Making the most of big event sponsorships

August 22, 2016 – By John Cassillo, FleishmanHillard Los Angeles

As the Rio Olympics comes to an end, John Cassillo, a consumer marketing and communication specialist from our global partner FleishmanHillard, looks at recent examples of brands succesfully and authentically leveraging sponsorships.  Your brand is an official sponsor of the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the Daytona 500. You put forth a lot of… Read More