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Queensland election 2017: What to expect

October 31, 2017

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

Breaking up with Apple

September 12, 2017

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

Brand Matters episode two

April 18, 2017 – By Jennine Small and Marcellina Powell - our resident podcast addicts

Relieved they weren’t given an official warning from management after episode one, Marci and Jennine embark on episode two of Rowland’s podcast, Brand Matters.   In this episode, Marci and Jennine explore Netflix’s decision to begin reformatting content for smaller screens and what this means for content creators. So how exactly are we watching content?… Read More

When Debbie’s done? The challenge of regional rebuilding

March 30, 2017 – By David Everton, Director Government Relations

As harrowing and challenging as Cyclone Debbie has been for the communities of North Queensland, the collective response before, during and in the immediate aftermath cannot be faulted. Admittedly as I write, the post-Debbie deluge is still in full swing. But what is abundantly clear is that due to extreme weather variability, northern  Queensland is… Read More

Brand Matters episode one

March 21, 2017 – By Jennine Small, Production Creative & Marcellina Powell, Senior Consultant

Drum roll please… Rowland is proud to announce our new podcast. For our very first episode, our biggest podcast nerds and hosts Jennine and Marcellina talk about their personal ‘top five’ podcasts – yes, they struggled to limit to five. For brands, podcasts are a great way to reach niche audiences — there’s a podcast… Read More

Is it time for disruption in urban planning?

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

2017 is a big year for urban planning in Queensland. New Acts, Regulations, Policies and Provisions, Planning Schemes, and Regional Plans will all emerge this year. But how much will stay the same and how much will change? How different will all of these plans really be? Planning is happening all around us, but how… Read More

Content — we’ve all been schooled

March 9, 2017 – By Melissa Lemberg, Director, Integrated Marketing Communication

For a generation of bingers, we sure are picky. Now, more than ever, quality rules — and its reign has taken control of marketing’s most important tool: content. But not just any content, binge-worthy content. With its on-demand format and abundance of chatter-inducing content, Netflix has successfully found its way into our private conversations, as… Read More

Feeling a bit retro lately? You’re not alone…

February 28, 2017

Nostalgia’s right on trend. Nokia has just announced plans to bring back the beloved Nokia 3310, and late last year Nintendo achieved tremendous success with the release of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic, a device that to this day is still plagued by shortages at retail level. And GIFs (animated images) — basically 1989 technology… Read More

Is there a science to communicating?

February 22, 2017 – By Miranda Olsen, Consultant — Organisational and Change Communication

There is a short answer and a long answer. Both of them are ‘yes’. Effective communication is not only a science but an art, and a skill we all require to navigate our way through life. If you had asked me that question five years ago, my answer would have been different, but I have… Read More

The lines are being drawn on Queensland’s electoral boundaries

February 20, 2017

In perhaps the most anticipated exercise of drawing lines on a map in recent Queensland history, the Queensland Redistribution Commission is finalising its Proposal for the Redistribution of Queensland’s State Electoral Boundaries.   Originally slated for December 2016, we can now expect its release by late February, 2017.   There will be an increase in… Read More