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

March 12, 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

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019

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

Breaking up with Apple

September 12, 2017 – By Chris Airey, Editor and Animator, Creative Studio

At the time of writing, it is T-minus 12 hours until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage of the brand new Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino to proudly unveil the company’s newest lineup of iPhones. It has been ten years since Apple’s first imagining of the smartphone which, without doubt, revolutionised the way… Read More

Taking the boring out of annual reporting

June 28, 2017 – By Catriona Babao, Creative Manager and Rebecca Kowald, Senior Designer

The annual report is a powerful touchpoint in sharing your brand story. While they remain an important tool for reporting on the financial performance of your business, this doesn’t mean they have to be boring. In fact annual reports can showcase just how engaging and innovative your company is. Over the past few years, annual… Read More

Where do your thoughts go during winter?

June 19, 2017 – By Emily Wood, Director, Organisational and Change Communication

For me, the arrival of winter conjures daydreams of snow holidays, leather boots, warm coats and scarves — so many scarves! But, when the weather starts to cool, my thoughts also go to the 105,000 Australians experiencing homelessness. At the end of each day I go home to a roof over my head, a home-cooked… Read More

Technology transforms event workforce communication

May 18, 2017 – By Janet Houen, Group Manager, Organisational and Change Communication

Good people doing good things. Even though motivations are diverse, the spirit of volunteering has not changed for centuries. The response to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ volunteer recruitment campaign shows that the ethos of giving your time and your commitment for free is alive and well — around 47,000 applicants for 15,000 roles at… Read More