Creative ideas and practical digital solutions for both brand and business challenges, delivered by a diverse team of experts.

From brand strategy to technical architecture and managed services – and all stations in between – we provide insightful, best-practice advice to help nail your technology and communication challenges.

Digital Strategy

As the communications world becomes almost exclusively digital and increasingly personalised/one-to-one, you need to have a solid grasp on the options available.

Knowing how to connect with your audience in a timely, meaningful and relevant way is essential.

Our Digital Strategy expertise covers the full gamut of digital communications:
– Digital Marketing Strategy
– Technical Strategy and Solution Architecture
– User Experience (UX) Strategy
– Content Marketing Strategy
– Search Strategy
– Social Media


The challenge of being original or staying relevant is a constant pressure on both existing and new brands. DISTRICT thrives on innovation, be that helping clients to develop or launch new products and services - or creating our own to broaden and reinvent our product offer.

DISTRICT services include:
– Ideation
– Conceptualising and prototyping
– Pilots
– New product development
– Apps and PWAs

Implementation is nothing without a solid platform, and the built solution is nothing without modern design and an engaging user experience. That is why we couple our strong, proven implementation service with a highly skilled DevOps team, and cutting edge UX and creative, all offered under one roof within the District Group.

We offer world-class capabilities and credentials – combining comprehensive, end-to-end digital communications and systems integration to deliver enterprise level websites and disruptive apps / PWAs.

We strive to maintain a position at the forefront of technological advancements. This is particularly evident in our adoption of new cloud-based technologies, where they can provide a rationalisation of services, deliver improved customer experiences or contribute significant cost savings.

Our technology services
– Responsive website design and development
– App design and development
– Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
– Ecommerce implementation
– Content Management Systems (CMSs)
– Personalisation
– Accelerated Mobile Pages
– CRM and DAM
– Systems Integration

The DISTRICT development team has extensive hands-on experience across a vast range of platforms and technologies, including:
– Drupal
– VueJS
– Office365
– Swift / Kotlin
– Shopify
– WooCommerce

As the significance of AI continues to grow exponentially, we are investing in ways to bring relevant and practical applications of this relatively new science to our clients’ projects and business challenges.

Consumers have a growing thirst and indeed expectation for increased utility in their lives. Key to this is the on-going shift from touch to conversational interfaces, coupled with an increasing impact on ecommerce – all with potentially invaluable benefits to brands.

Current project applications include:
– Content personalisation
– Internet of Things (IoT)
– Chatbots
– Voice search
– Digital assistants

We have a reputation for delivering award-winning design.

Indeed, Canvas has been recognised as one of the most innovative agencies to come out of Australia and New Zealand*.

Innovation and ideas drive our creative process. Form informs functionality and vice versa; we constantly strive to explore new concepts across a diverse range of creative disciplines and applications, including:

– Website & App Design
– UI Design
– Animation
– Illustration
– Brand Design
– Print Design
– Packaging Design
– Integrated Campaigns
– Internal Comms
– Signage Design

See Canvas’ design awards


Everything we do as an organisation is founded in - and shaped by - the user experience.

DISTRICT has a wealth of experience in UX and user-centred design, spanning back over 15 years, during which time we have delivered UX strategy and implementation for a raft of blue-chip brands and for a range of complex environments.

In line with our Agile methodology, it is an iterative process, so design and evaluation are built-in from the initial design and wireframe development through to the first initial build implementation and on-going user testing.

– UX Strategy
– Information architecture
– Wireframing
– Prototyping
– User testing and reporting

A core skill set of the group is our ability to develop and nurture new brands and/or develop and energise existing brands.

Whether for traditional media or digital platforms or both, we create truly integrated brand experiences.

DISTRICT brand services include:
– Brand Identity
– Brand Voice
– Brand Experience
– Brand Guidelines
– Brand Applications

Content Marketing

We have a long history of content marketing strategy and content development for a host of blue-chip brands, including Nestlé, TAL Life, PGH Bricks, Panasonic and MAGGI.

Making your brand relevant, accessible and valuable to your target audience, using an omni-channel, multi-format approach to content, is an essential part of any corporate communication strategy.

Our services include:
– User persona creation and segmentation
– Content management
– Content personalisation and optimisation
– Content audit and gap analysis
– User journey mapping
– User story creation
– Video production
– Copywriting and editing
– SEO strategy and implementation

Social Media

Our social media services include:
– Social media strategy
– Social copywriting and content repurposing
– Community management

Brands and businesses face significant challenges in scaling and managing their Information Technology infrastructure. It is also difficult to maintain an experienced team that can manage these environments. That’s why we provide on-going managed services that can be much more cost effective, whilst utilising best-in-class tool sets, hardware, and software.

We can provide a fully managed environment, from hardware to platform, including zero-downtime deployment services and high-availability, multi-geography configurations as a turn-key solution, as well as Azure cloud-based services. We support multi-vendor development and software releases from development through SIT, UAT and into Production.

We also provide guidance and consulting on matters of solution architecture, cloud infrastructure, and Sitecore implementation practices.

- Microsoft Azure

- Amazon Web Services (AWS)

- Verizon Terremark (Enterprise Cloud)

Discover more about our managed services offering here:

SiteCasa: PING's own turn-key Azure product offering

Having identified an opportunity in the Australian market-place, and to give us an extra edge, we have now developed our own unique, proprietary fully managed, turn-key Azure product offering – called SiteCasa.

Features of the Azure based SiteCasa platform include:
– Rapid deployment of environments, on-demand
– Transparent elastic scaling
– CDN, SSL and DNS included
– Fully managed MongoDB and Solr clusters on Ubuntu
– AI-powered asset optimisation with
– Integrated CI/CD
– Zero-downtime deployments using a blue/green model for fast fall-back
– Out of region “Offline” site
– APM monitoring and log aggregation
– Fast-provisioning of developer VMs