Archives: Communication

Making comms great again? What’s hot in 2018

February 4, 2018

It’s that time of year when we think about what’s getting us communicators excited in 2018. Here are our five fave frontiers we are talking about at the water cooler right now. Rise of the website (back to the future?) Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital I see a resurgence in branded website content in 2018… 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

This is our Uber moment

February 13, 2017 – By Rob Lovegrove, Head of Digital

Debate in the ‘PR’ world regarding digital disruption has never been more apparent than now. Digital disruption used to mean agencies and communication practitioners working on how they introduce social media into their business, heralding a handful of likes and followers with proclamations of success. But the time for playing in the digital space and… Read More

What does your email persona say about you?

February 7, 2017 – By Susan Hawkins, Group Manager - Integrated Marketing Communication

We’re all time poor, texting and tweeting our way through life – but have we lost the delicate art of connecting via email? It’s great to be concise and to the point but it never hurts to add a little warmth or civility to help make a more meaningful connection. Here’s the top five tips… Read More

A brand new you

February 1, 2017

It’s that time of year when ‘new year, new you’ messages have been flooding our channels. We’re all for bringing new energy into our everyday lives, but what about in the business environment? Keeping the focus on you, we asked some of our best and brightest minds for their tips on how to refresh your personal brand… Read More

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