April 2020 - Rowland


Access to international insights through COVID-19 Global Taskforce

April 30, 2020 – By Geoff Rodgers, Chairman

Crisis management has been a significant part of the Rowland business since its formation, but never in my 30+ years of business have I seen a crisis so far reaching as COVID-19. The economic fallout has impacted businesses like never before, and while Australia may be ahead of its international neighbours in its health response… Read More

Are you remembering the basics of internal comms during COVID-19?

April 15, 2020 – By Janet Houen, Group Manager – Organisational and Change Communication

In troubling times, internal communication is your greatest ally and an absolute priority. It doesn’t matter what type or size business you have, your employees must be top of mind as you navigate the impacts and challenges now and yet to come. In the best-case scenario, your business continuity depends on keeping people motivated, productive… Read More

Local elections during a pandemic

April 2, 2020 – By Hon. John Mickel - Strategic Advisor, Government Relations

At last weekend’s local government elections, the LNP comprehensively won a fifth term in Brisbane City Council, repeating its stranglehold on the wards – keeping Labor to five out of 26 seats. The LNP strategy of replacing long-term councillors in the last year of their term was a political masterstroke. Labor faces a long, hard… Read More

The digital measures that could save your business during COVID-19

April 1, 2020 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

At a recent PwC Australia virtual event, Rowland’s team of communication and digital leaders led a discussion about the issues and opportunities posed by COVID-19. In my comments, I suggested this could be the wake-up call many businesses needed to better prepare themselves for running their organisations virtually and in an immediately changing digital environment…. Read More