Archives: Engagement

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

What does your email persona say about you?

February 7, 2017 – By Susan Hawkins, Group Manager - Integrated Marketing Communication

We’re all time poor, texting and tweeting our way through life – but have we lost the delicate art of connecting via email? It’s great to be concise and to the point but it never hurts to add a little warmth or civility to help make a more meaningful connection. Here’s the top five tips… Read More

Post-truth world has implications for the future of communication

January 20, 2017 – By Bruce Ruddy, Head of Financial Communication

We are living in a ‘post-truth’ era. In fact the word was declared ‘Word of 2016’ by Oxford Dictionaries. ‘Post-truth’ is defined as an adjective, describing circumstances where objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals. Last year’s political campaigns such as Brexit and the US election demonstrated the era we… Read More

Your A to Z of the Queensland Ministry

January 17, 2017 – By David Everton, Director, Government Relations

If your new year’s resolution was to memorise every current Minister in Queensland, we’re here to help. The Government and Public Affairs team at Rowland have prepared a list of all the current Ministers and their portfolios on a single page and it is available to download here. There have been no changes since last… Read More

Rowland’s Annual Top 5 Communication and PR Trends 2017

January 17, 2017 – By Melissa Kaplan, Director of Digital and Innovation

Every year, we monitor trends to stay ahead of the curve and advise our clients on what they should be doing next. Here are our top five predictions for what 2017 will bring in the world of communication, marketing, and public relations. Digital transformation of communication and PR companies We predict 2017 will be the… Read More

Sublime to ridiculous? Presidential transition spotlights communication contrasts

January 13, 2017 – By Janet Houen, Group Manager

*Wherever you encounter an asterix, please feel free to insert your preferred adjective/phrase Regardless which side of the threatened/promised* Trump wall you find yourself, the contrasting communication styles of the outgoing and incoming US presidents were writ large on our screens this week. If nothing else, it is clear Trump’s time in the universe’s most… Read More

Rowland wins prestigious PublicAffairs Asia Gold Standard Award

December 5, 2016

Our most successful campaign this year has been recognised yet again – this time at the prestigious PublicAffairs Asia Gold Standard Awards 2016. Our strategic communication work  for Kina Securities‘ acquisition of Maybank PNG and listing on the Australian and Port Moresby Stock Exchanges won the stakeholder engagement category, and was shortlisted in the financial communications category…. Read More

Why the Gold Coast will become a political powerhouse

August 19, 2016 – By The Hon. John Mickel

With the make-up of the new Federal government now final, and Queensland largely responsible for delivering the majority to the Coalition, the Gold Coast’s political relevance is stronger than ever. Queensland now needs to ensure that infrastructure projects are delivered in high growth areas – the Gold Coast being one of them. The private sector… Read More

How to leverage global events locally

August 4, 2016

As the world’s attention turns to Rio and the Olympic Games, this month we discuss the role of global events and how to make the most of local and international PR opportunities, as well as how to handle crisis communication issues that may arise. In November 2014 as world leaders descended on Brisbane to take… Read More

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