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What I learned Wednesday – Embracing the intern role

September 11, 2019 – By Jock Lucas, Rowland Intern

Internships are daunting. If you are anything like me, you literally had no idea what to expect. What do I wear? When do I go on lunch? Do I put a comma here or there? What does ETL, KDM, SEO, BDV and WIP mean? (Yes, I made one of those acronyms up). Six weeks ago,… Read More

PR + Digital: A match made in communication heaven

August 22, 2019 – By Marcellina Powell, Manager Marketing Communication

Public relations has been around long enough to be comfortable in its own skin. As a self-sufficient discipline, it could easily fall into the trap of becoming tired and stale. But as it enters a new relationship with digital and data, PR is seeing a new lease on life and side-by-side, the pair are challenging… Read More

What I learned Wednesday – Financial Communications is misunderstood

May 22, 2019 – By Louise Priddle, Consultant

Mention Financial Communication to many communication consultants and you’re met with a blank look. “We’re words people” they say. While that is true, financial comms is more than just a numbers game, it combines the best parts of communication, with the best of Investor Relations, and then mixes in design and issues management. It really… Read More

Is Google+ still a thing? As of today –— nope!

April 2, 2019 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

Time has been called on Google’s failed social network effort. The warning signs were there early on. Launched in June 2011, arguably at the height of Facebook’s growth and just prior to Zuckerberg and Co’s purchase of Instagram, Google+ (or was it Google Plus?) was intended to be a genuine contender for our social hangtime…. Read More

What I learned Wednesday – what the textbook didn’t teach me

April 1, 2019 – By Laura Healey, Consultant

After three-and-a-half years of study and what feels like a lifetime of mental preparation, I finally made my debut into the intoxicating world of public relations last June. And to say it’s been a learning curve is quite the understatement. As I ditched the textbooks I so heavily relied upon in university and embraced the… Read More


March 7, 2019

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here at Rowland, we are fiercely proud of the many and varied achievements of our female staff, and of the amazing, inspiring female clients we have the privilege of working with each and every… Read More

Is your organisation ready for the Aged Care Royal Commission?

January 17, 2019 – By Bruce Ruddy, Specialist Advisor

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is getting underway, with the first preliminary hearing scheduled in Adelaide on Friday 18 January. Aged care operators across Australia last year received letters inviting providers to make an early submission to the Commission. Similar preliminary information requests were used by the Banking Royal Commissioner with… Read More

Bonkers for Honkers

November 23, 2018 – By Talya Kaplan, Consultant

Never in a million years did I think I’d have the opportunity to work from one of the world’s most vibrant, energetic and chaotic cities. Hong Kong was truly an assault on the senses. From the sticky sub-tropical climate to stinky deep-fried tofu, the sights, sounds and soul of ‘Bonkers’ were like nothing I had… Read More

It’s time to take your annual report design to the next level

July 24, 2018 – By Dean Power, Creative Director

In recent years, overt marketing and brand content in annual reports — at least in their traditional printed guise — have taken a backseat to emerging online, social media and interactive channels. Limited budgets that could be seen as a lingering legacy of the post-GFC austerity years have also taken the limelight away from the… Read More

Queensland election 2017: What to expect

October 31, 2017 – By Alasdair Jeffrey, Executive Director

November 2017 is locked in as the date for the next Queensland election. Lock in 31 October 2020 as the date for the following election too, as the 2017 election will be the last time a sitting Premier has the ability to choose the poll date. Before we get started, let us quickly recognise the… Read More