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

The daylight debate: time for a brand new day?

January 19, 2017 – By David Everton, Director, Government Relations

Daylight savings (or is it just daylight saving?) remains political kryptonite in Queensland. The most recent referendum in Queensland in 1992 asked the question “Are you in favour of daylight saving?”. The result was 54.5 per cent ‘no’ with the strongest opposition in northern and western regions, and the strongest advocates in the state’s south-east…. 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