• Introducing Access Control

    May 11, 2017 benmorgan

    Following feedback from you, our amazing community, we’ve been working hard on an exciting new feature called Access Control. Available exclusively on the Studio Plan, Access Control provides more clarity for Journalists, Editors and BowerKit Owners. For BowerKit Owners Once turned on, Access Control will put your BowerKit into ‘Preview Mode’, giving you one-on-one control…

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  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Architects

    January 5, 2017 benmorgan

    For many architects, January is the slow month. Down Under it’s time to hit the beach and hit the refresh button. But it’s also a time for New Year’s resolutions and to start thinking about those higher level ideas, the vision that takes us forward into the next year. For Nic and me, it’s a…

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  • 4 media tips on hero images for architects

    September 6, 2016 benmorgan

    This week BowerBird co-founder and architectural photographer Nic Granleese gives us some media tips on choosing a hero image for your media kit. This post has a sister article on Nic’s personal blog that goes into the photography and technical side of hero shots here. What is a hero shot? You’ve probably heard of the…

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  • A Better BowerBird for architects

    August 29, 2016 benmorgan

    We’re excited to introduce you to an updated BowerBird. You’ll notice a streamlined design, putting all your content right at your fingertips. It is more than just a refreshed design – which we think looks pretty sharp – it’s a nip and a tuck to make your experience much richer. The most obvious change is…

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  • New journalists who want to publish your architecture

    August 2, 2016 benmorgan

    When we started BowerBird (or MediaMap as it was then known) back in 2014, it was a one-way communication tool for architects and designers to send projects to journalists. The biggest development you’ll notice in BowerBird today is the ability for journalists to log in and actively search for new content. Over the past few…

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  • Find out when journalists download your architecture

    July 11, 2016 benmorgan

    We’re excited to let you in on one of our favourite new BowerBird features. As you may have noticed, when you create a BowerKit and add your images, you’re also asked to add your photographer. This important step not only notifies the photographer that you’re uploading their images, but also drives an important new feature:…

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  • 5 Myths of Architecture Publishing

    July 8, 2016 benmorgan

    When it comes to getting your architecture published, we know it can be a bit overwhelming, but we’re here to reassure you by dispelling 5 common myths… 1. It’s who you know This is one we hear a lot. It’s this idea that the well-known architects have ‘special relationships’ with the top editors, who will…

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  • Architects have no time for media

    July 4, 2016 benmorgan

    One of the biggest hurdles to architects and designers getting published seems to be time. Everyone is so stretched within their practices, sitting down and putting together content for a journalist can just slip to the bottom of the list. But promoting your work in the right places is just so important. Well, this week…

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  • Why Journalists Love Architecture Awards Time

    June 26, 2016 benmorgan

    Whether you win or not, journalists are excited about your awards submission. You’ve just attended an architecture awards night. You’re riding high on the buzz of the evening and you’ve just seen your project up in lights. Whether you win, get a commendation or miss out on an award, what you have are the building…

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  • Are architecture exclusives worth it?

    June 9, 2016 benmorgan

    Time and again, this question comes up when talking to our users and other architects and designers: ‘What is an exclusive, and is it worth it?’. So we thought it would be useful to revisit our post from last year. Article Highlights: Exclusivity Checklist Are there dangers? Things to consider If you’ve ever dealt with…

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