Rolling Stones rocks Stace the Ace

A shout out to Stacey Roper, senior art director, who recently went global in a Rolling Stones feature about “The Weirdo Art of Pinstriper Stace the Ace” and just finished illustrating a colossal mural outside the Panhead Brewery. As you’ll see in the Rolling Stones interview, Stacey is a crazily talented person who hasn’t lost her refreshing honesty, humour, signature crew cut and keychain jeans.

September 28, 2022

The Plain Language Bill in Plain English

The Plain Language Bill has passed into law in New Zealand, a formalised intention to make the language in official documents and websites more accessible. There’s perhaps no better example of how complex language and structure creep in than when you look at the wording of the bill itself. Oh, dear. We gave the Plain Language Bill a plain language brush over and popped in some of our favourite tips and tools to de-jargonise language.

October 30, 2022

Turf Wars. The world's top golf clubs take on Titirangi (and Gazza)

At BOW the outdoors is so much part of our DNA that Helen and Gary Norris put their hand up to help organise one of the biggest club-based golfing events on the NZ calendar, the Mackenzie Society Annual. This event is so big it takes over accommodation at the top four hotels in Auckland and golfers are jetting in from fifteen clubs around the world to compete. We snatched them for five minutes to answer a few curly questions!

October 23, 2022

The term ‘revolutionary technology’ just got real for the humble valve

There’s nothing like a bit of technical digital writing to sharpen the mind. In what was “the most challenging technical project we’ve ever done,” claims Gary Norris, our Writing Director, we’ve just completed a fascinating web-writing project for Joyce & Howse and their client, Hammerforce to explain revolutionary valve and actuation IP that has the limitless force and flow applications across global industries from aerospace to utilities.

October 23, 2022

Meet Ben. He’s the new MD of Big On Writing and he’s not very keen on bears.

We’re delighted to appoint Ben as Managing Director of Big On Writing... and look forward to him leaving us again soon. Because Ben has one last adventure up his sleeve before he gets down to business: a 1,000-mile kayak race in the Yukon where even the fact that he’s a scrawny ginger with chicken legs won’t deter a hungry bear.

May 19, 2022

Meet Scott Robertson, I think he has something to do with rugby

Scott Robertson walks onto the plane and every male is thinking,“Sit by me. Sit by me.” Instead, he sits in a window seat beside the only person who doesn’t know his name, what team he coaches, or even how the season is going for him...me.

May 12, 2022

5 expert tips for overhauling your website

Every website needs constant maintenance and optimisation if you were to make the most of it. Occasionally a big overhaul is needed to keep it looking modern or moved to a new technology platform so it can deliver features that users are looking for. A website rebuild or refresh can be a lot of work – which is why it’s often delayed, again and again.

May 10, 2022

A cat and horse tail

This is a yarn involving a well-loved actor and a daring stuntman. The actor is Max, a kitten who grew up on the streets and ended up at SPCA. Not shy about coming forward, he immediately stood out from the other cat candidates and was selected by a boy named Mitch.

May 12, 2022

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