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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

The next evolution of the CEO

October 9, 2017 – By Alasdair Jeffrey, Executive Director

The skill-set required of a CEO has evolved over the past 20 years as a result of a range of emerging forces. The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics will increase the pace from evolution to revolution, and require an additional set of skills for future CEOs. CEOs have developed new skills to deal… Read More

Big data’s burning platform

October 9, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

Three industrial revolutions have transformed the face of humankind and how we engage with the world around us. They are respectively epitomised by steam and water power, electricity and assembly lines, and computerisation. Today we stand on the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that places the Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent robots at the… Read More

The real impact of geopolitical issues on Australia

October 9, 2017 – By David Everton, Director Government and Public Affairs

A 24-hour news cycle, the World Wide Web, and our growing device addiction ensure that geopolitical issues create interest. It’s now more than 12 months since the British voted to leave the European Union — an event that many pundits saw as the trigger for a domino effect for other European countries looking to do the… Read More

Big Brother vs Humans: Keeping it real in the internal communication technology race

October 9, 2017 – By Janet Houen, Group Manager Organisational and Change Communication

“So team – today we’re having a Chips ‘n Salsa party! Yes, that’s right … what fun! We’re going to be inserting microchips into your hand with a big needle so you can buy more things from us, and clock on for work, and all sorts of other handy stuff without even having to think… Read More

A message from the Chairman

October 9, 2017

As Rowland celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we naturally reflect on the changes in business over that period, and more specifically, the evolution of the communication profession. From humble beginnings as a one-person operation above a fruit shop on Racecourse Road in Brisbane, we have expanded to 55+ staff headquartered in Brisbane with an… Read More

Rowland news – October 2017

October 9, 2017

Winangali-Rowland strategic alliance Rowland is proud to formalise our 15-year association with Winangali — one of Australia’s leading Indigenous businesses. Winangali is a 100% Aboriginal-owned business that is certified with Supply Nation and registered on Indigenous Business Direct — the mandated Federal Government reference points under the Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy. The alliance between Winangali… Read More

Caretaker conventions: a primer

October 4, 2017 – By David Everton, Director, Government Relations

With an election to occur sometime in the next eight months, when it does, the government will enter ‘caretaker mode’ until the election result is clear or, if there is a change of government, until the new government is appointed. Caretaker mode recognises that, with the dissolution of Parliament, the Executive cannot be held accountable… 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

How are data and tech disrupting the PR biz?

September 5, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove Rowland Head of Digital

In preparing a presentation for a recent PRIA Queensland event on the topic of how data is transforming the PR jobs of the future, it dawned on me that my education and career, across a range of communication disciplines, has mirrored the rise of the internet of things. The 90s delivered not just the Internet’s… Read More

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