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Rowland celebrates 30 years of communication success

February 17, 2022 – By Geoff Rodgers, Chairman

MEDIA RELEASE 1 February 2022 Rowland ─ one of Australia’s leading strategic communication and advisory firms ─ is celebrating 30 years of success and achievement in 2022. Headquartered in Brisbane, Rowland works with some of the world’s and Australia’s leading corporations, brands and government agencies to help them achieve corporate strategy, shape culture and brand,… Read More

Are you fully equipped to deal with a cyber-attack?

October 27, 2021 – By Rowland

October is Cyber Security Awareness month, but that is not the only reason organisations should be thinking about whether leadership, operations and communication teams are fully equipped to deal with a cyber-attack. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s latest Annual Cyber Threat Report revealed more than 67,500 cybercrimes were reported in the 2020-21 financial year, an… Read More

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 — 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

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

Digital evolution in a post-COVID world

August 21, 2020 – By Rowland

While many organisations have kept a cautious eye on the concept of digital transformation for some time — perhaps making incremental improvements between tending to initiatives considered to be more pressing — it’s safe to say COVID-19 has been effective in dragging many digital laggards kicking and screaming into the 21st century. What the pandemic… Read More

COVID-19: A new wave of digital disruption or a new normal?

July 13, 2020 – By Rowland

COVID-19 is transforming businesses at a rapid pace. Not only has it contracted the transformation process, but it has firmly placed organisations into two categories — those who have been dragged into the adoption of a more digital approach kicking and screaming, and those who have welcomed digitisation and innovation with open arms. As a… Read More

Is going digital the only answer for engagement during restrictions?

May 13, 2020 – By Talya Kaplan, Senior Consultant

Social distancing measures have forced us to think differently about community engagement — traditional methods such as door knocking, in-person focus groups and public displays are no longer possible in the short to medium term. Now more than ever, communication professionals are embracing digital platforms to inform and engage with our audiences. But even in… Read More