Archives: branding

How existing brands can survive in the age of disruption

September 9, 2016 – By Dr Ken Hudson

Digital disruption is everywhere. The taxi industry has been disrupted by Uber, likewise the hotel industry has been challenged by Airbnb. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Now anyone who has $500 or so, a large dollop of imagination and can solve a consumer problem in a powerful way can potentially disrupt… Read More

How to help a city find its place

September 2, 2016 – By Susan Hawkins

Just like products, people and companies, places hold a position in our minds — whether that position is managed or not. Rowland has been applying its brand positioning expertise to a number of our cities to help them find their place in an increasingly competitive and crowded world. Here’s what clever cities should consider when… Read More

Social media – the fuel in the Olympic flame

August 26, 2016 – By Paris Searson

It was coined the social media games, thanks predominantly to a younger generation of digitally-native athletes. They had the ability to share content from the point-of-view TV cameras and journalists can never cover – their own perspective. Live streaming on social media platforms also gave event organisers direct access to audiences, with 160 million interactions… Read More