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Rowland Executive Director takes over Managing Director role

July 13, 2021 – By Geoff Rodgers, Chairman

Rowland Executive Director, Alasdair Jeffrey, has recently been appointed Managing Director of the strategic communication agency, following the stepping down of Helen Besly from the role, just shy of 20 years at the helm. Alasdair is one of Australia’s most well-respected and seasoned financial communication and investor relations specialists, while Helen’s 42-year professional career firmly… Read More

Global outlook – the strategic communication response to the pandemic

April 30, 2021 – By Rowland

From a global perspective, Australia has fared very well in its management of the health and economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the Australian economy is recovering faster than originally forecast, and we feel somewhat protected simply by virtue of being an “island”, as a trading economy, our continued recovery will be… Read More

Hello Sydney! We’re setting up shop

April 15, 2021 – By Geoff Rodgers, Chairman

Strategic expansion is something we’ve helped countless clients achieve over our nearly 30 years in operation. So, it’s with great excitement that we announce a growth story of our own. 2021 will see Rowland formally expand our independent, full-service corporate communication, digital, creative and training offering into Sydney, with the appointment of former Marketing Director… Read More

2021 communication forecast — creative

March 30, 2021 – By Rowland

COVID coloured our world in 2020 and it’s making organisations pivot again in 2021 — just not in the way you would traditionally think. The final article in our 2021 communication forecast series promises this year will be a fascinating one in the Creative space. Creative and design in 2021 If as the saying goes,… Read More

2021 communication forecast — organisational and change communication

March 18, 2021 – By Rowland

2020’s silver lining … the year internal communication suddenly got the attention it deserves! As many organisations scrambled to patch together solutions for keeping teams connected and informed in a time of global crisis, those who had previously invested in careful planning of internal communication, leadership culture and values-based decision-making were able to click into… Read More

2021 communication forecast — digital

March 11, 2021 – By Rowland

The remote learning and working that defined 2020 fast-tracked digital transformation within businesses like never before, and there’s no sign of it slowing down in 2021. 2021 is sure shaping up to be an interesting one in the world of digital. Digital in 2021 There is nothing like a global pandemic to shift people’s perceptions… Read More

2021 communication forecast — corporate communication

February 25, 2021 – By Rowland

The nimble, purpose-driven communication that was made necessary by the global pandemic in 2020 will flavour the emerging trends of 2021. In a series of articles penned by Rowland advisors across Corporate Communication, Digital, Organisational and Change Communication, and Creative, we’re bringing you our communication forecast the next 12 months. To kick things off, we… Read More

No news today: the impact of removing news media from Facebook

February 18, 2021 – By Rowland

In a response to the proposed Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2021 intending to force major social platforms to pay Australian news outlets to display their content, Facebook has today released updates to the algorithm that restrict access to both national and international news for Australian users. The… Read More

Community expectations and engagement — putting the local in a global pandemic

December 1, 2020 – By Rowland

During COVID-19, Australians across the country have rallied together to support their neighbours, becoming increasingly protective of their patch. While the pandemic has significantly impacted our ability to engage with communities in traditional ways, community expectation is at an all-time high — with people feeling they not only have a right to be heard, but… Read More

Getting ahead of the curve: managing brand in a crisis

October 23, 2020 – By Rowland

On the path to finding purpose in today’s chaotic business landscape, it’s never been so important for companies to return to what they know best — their core beliefs. Harnessing the power of authenticity and staying true to brand values is not only pertinent in driving operational decision making, but has proven crucial in cementing… Read More