Rowland wins at PRIA state awards

Published on
September 23, 2013

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Rowland was recently recognised for outstanding client work at the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) State Awards for Excellence, which recognises campaign best practice at state level.

Rowland received three awards in the following categories:

  • Winner, Low cost/pro bono
  • Commended, Investor Relations
  • Commended, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Rowland’s promotion of 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) received a Gold Award in the low cost/pro bono category.

Rowland provided media and communication support to build the profile of, and attract delegates to, the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC), held in Brisbane in August 2012.

We achieved more than 100 items of media coverage for the 34th IGC, and engaged with key business and political influencers in Queensland to help drive delegate registrations. The campaign achieved significant online engagement through Facebook and Twitter, proving the value of using social media to engage niche groups online.

Our investor relations program for Namoi Cotton and the sustainability video for Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) received commendations in their respective categories.

Rowland Chairman, Geoff Rodgers, said the three awards were a credit to the collaborative approach Rowland takes to working with clients, and the exceptional skills and experience of its team.

“It is very exciting to be judged a category winner and commended by our peers in the public relations profession. We always strive to achieve the best results for our clients, and to win three awards is particularly gratifying – it is a testament to the outstanding work performed by our talented team at Rowland,” Mr Rodgers said.

The IGC PRIA award now competes nationally in the 2013 National Golden Target Awards, to be announced at the PRIA National Conference in Adelaide in November.

The PRIA is the national industry body for public relations and communication professionals in Australia. PRIA represents and provides professional support and recognition to over 3,000 individual practitioners and more than 175 consultancies nationwide.

Rowland is a leading provider of communication, business advisory and creative services with a distinguished 20-year track record. Rowland employs approximately 70 staff and brings together an unrivalled breadth and depth of skills and experience to offer integrated client solutions.