Rowan Kerek Robertson
Founding Partner & Director
Rowan Kerek Robertson was the Social Media Lead for BBC Television from 2011 to 2014. She is a Social Media Consultant, Producer and Trainer with over 15 years wide ranging experience in the field of online communications.
Her work has involved setting the social media direction and strategy for very well known brands as well as ones without the benefit of global attention. Rowan is a passionate public speaker about social media, recently speaking at the European Parliament as well as the BBC.
Sharing her expertise has always been an important aspect of her work and she now spends a lot of time involved with social media training. She has recently rewritten one of the BBC’s core social media training courses; delivered bespoke social media training materials for Goldsmith’s University; has recently re-written one of the core BBC’s Digital Season training courses which she also delivers; acted as Editorial Consultant for the BBC’s successful #BBCSocial16 Conference in Dec ’16; produced the BBC’s Future of Audience Participation conference; and written and delivered bespoke training courses for Rotary International UK’s senior team, the Royal College of GPs, BBC Springwatch, the Association of Science and Discovery Centres aswell as The British Antique Dealers’ Association.
People attending some of Rowan’s recent training courses said:
- “You did an amazing talk today at the Digital Cities event! I really enjoyed it!”
- “Such knowledge from @row… today – I learned so much…”
- “Loving the session by @row on storytelling.”
You can read more feedback for one of Rowan’s recent Digital Cities lectures.
Further background: While at the BBC Rowan worked across hundreds of social media projects and was a key member of the BBC’s social media leaders, setting corporate direction, strategy and guidelines. She is also a highly experienced digital producer, writer and a keen content strategist. With over 15 year’s experience, she has a unique insight into the potential of successful social media, as well as the risks and required resources.
Rowan started working in the online social world in 2001. Having been hands on as a community manager, host and moderator, she has spent years helping people with their needs in this area, from beginners to experts, and has an accessible and approachable manner.
Founding Partner & Director
Lalita Taylor is an expert strategist and a social media specialist, who is skilled at boosting profiles and creating online buzz. She has worked on international, national and regional radio and television programmes. She has been in charge of BBC Breakfast’s social media streams and taken a leading role in the planning and implementation of two new BBC websites. She is full of original creative ideas to maximise multimedia coverage and reach target audiences. She specialises in digital audits, campaign strategy, implementation and delivery for global brands including Blue Cross, TEFAF Maastricht and the BADA Fair. She is also a digital trainer, consultant and events organiser with the BBC Academy’s Fusion Digital initiative with special focus on social media good practice and digital innovation across all departments at the BBC.
Associate Media Specialist
Emily Buchanan has over thirty years experience in BBC TV and radio as an award-winning world affairs correspondent and presenter. She specialised in making films about development issues and religion in some of the toughest parts of the world. She is now an Associate Media Specialist working with TaylorKerek, passing on her presentation and interview skills to others, as well as her understanding of storytelling, writing and how the media works.