• What is Storybanking?

    November 23, 2020 bowerbirdblog

    In the last few weeks before Christmas, online editors around the world are on the hunt for projects so they too can enjoy a well-earned festive break. Have you ever heard of storybanking? It’s what happens when online editors are trying to have some time off. With the expectation of weekly, if not daily, stories…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why get my architecture published?

    June 3, 2016 benmorgan

    Let me give you a hint. It’s not just an ego boost. You might not necessarily feel that you want media. For some, getting your architecture published can seem a little vain; this idea of validation from a bunch of editors and/or your peers. Ultimately the decision to pursue media is a personal one, but…

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  • Who you should send your architecture to…

    May 27, 2016 benmorgan

    The most common question we get asked when talking to architects about getting published is ‘Who should I share my projects with?’ We know that there are as many different ways of getting your story out there as there are stories to be told. And that can be confusing, and a little bit daunting. What…

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  • Empowering creative people like architects to tell their stories

    May 20, 2016 benmorgan

    One of the first architects that Nic and I helped out with getting published sat on her project for almost 12 months before putting it out to the world. The moment the project was shared with just a couple of journalists it went completely viral. The house has now been published over 1000 times, from…

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