Engagement Archives - Rowland

Archives: Engagement

Handle with care: Communicating a vaccination policy

August 26, 2021 – By Rowland

Devastating COVID-19 scenarios continue to unfold and lockdown life has become a blur for people across NSW and Victoria. Meanwhile, Queensland waits with bated breath and Australians everywhere are feeling the pain of the pandemic, both economically and socially. The nation’s vaccine delivery status and state-led rollouts now feature as daily topics of conversation on… Read More

The rise of social activism: a new reality for corporate Australia

August 9, 2021

There is no better time to look at the radical transformation of business that has occurred domestically and globally on the back of a surge in social justice and equity movements. The acceleration of social activism has significantly impacted the way in which companies put their ESG principles into practice and also, how they communicate… 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

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

Communication culture: Momentum and legacy in the post-COVID business environment

June 30, 2020 – By Janet Houen, Group Manager - Organisational and Change Communication, and Emily Wood, Director

With the initial economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, the task of rebuilding businesses and the economy is now high on the agenda — for organisations and government alike. We are all acutely aware that the enforced change of the past months has brought uncertainty and accelerated adaptability in equal measure, with communication… Read More

Steering the ship: Corporate Affairs during a global pandemic

June 5, 2020 – By Rowland

At a time when authenticity and altruism are not only expected — but demanded — by consumers, it’s become clear that the power of communication and genuine relationships are more than earning their place on the COVID-19 response and recovery agenda. In fact, as we heard in Rowland’s first Corporate Affairs Discussion Forum — bringing… Read More

Rowland and CCIQ webinar series: Communication for business leaders

May 20, 2020 – By Geoff Rodgers, Chairman and Fiona Sperou, Chief Operating Officer

Doing business in the current COVID-19 environment is the very definition of unprecedented. We’ve never seen anything like it. Which means we don’t always have the answers. But if you’re leading a business, people are counting on you and expect you to show up, every day. And this is hard. We recognise that, and so… 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

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

New Ministerial Arrangements

February 10, 2017

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced new appointments brought about by the resignation of Stirling Hinchliffe from Cabinet.   Cabinet welcomes first-time Minister, Mark Furner, Member for Ferny Grove into the role of Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.   The appointments are as follows: Jackie Trad (Member… Read More