In 1995, we were asked by entrepreneur and founder Peter Kazacos to help establish and grow the brand of his IT services company KAZ Group. It is a relationship that has stood the test of time and the co-founding KAZ Directors still work with us 16 years later. We helped position the KAZ Group as one of Australia’s leading IT outsourcers, assisted them with their IPO float in 2000, the acquisition of Aspect in 2001, and through to the sale of KAZ to Telstra for some $356 million in 2007. Peter was our founding client and kick-started the Taurus enthusiasm to work with smart, successful entrepreneurs.
Since 1995, we have helped over 100 entrepreneurs launch their businesses and personal brands in a wide range of industries from IT to beauty to sporting icons. We have been fortunate enough to assist corporate legends and industry leaders including Napoleon Perdis, Michael Bevan, James Elkington, Richard Hewson, Ian Kiernan and Dominic O’Hanlon.
If you want to establish and grow your business, and even take your company through to float, call us now.
Where do you start?
The TaurusAccelerator™ program will:
- Check on your business and sales objectives
- Messaging and positioning session to align your brand
- Establish key messages
- Evaluate your brand
- Renew your collateral
- Renew the website
- Developing a case study and testimonial suite
- Review you database strategy
- Refine the sales kit
- Lead Generation programs
- Develop a PR Media Kit
- Plan an initial PR program
- A marketing plan
- Creative and Design
- Training internal staff towards greater focus
- Measure success
GiggedIn – Music
Client Services Outcome
The Taurus team was able to exceed Edwin’s expectations diversifying his media reach to include publications outside the music press.
By the end of the 6-month PR project, GiggedIn had been featured in major consumer publications such as The Huffington Post and The Collective, tech/media publications such as Download This Show, start-up publications including Dynamic Business and mainline business publications such as The Daily Telegraph.
Ultimately, Taurus exposed GiggedIn to over 22 million people through a strategic PR push. Edwin had no hesitation in continuing with Taurus as his preferred PR agency and renewing his contract with the knowledge that the Taurus team would strive to smash his expectations out of the park.
Regardless of whether you are an established company or a new entity, if you don’t grow you will go backwards. We offer you a simple one-stop service. We provide integrated business, marketing and public relations services, we keep the bigger picture in of your business in view and come up with ideas that work to maximum effect for you.
Our senior consultants will work with you from scratch, guiding you through the most practical cost and time effective process, whatever your budget, to make you marketing happen. We start by helping you prioritize your needs and identifying the best options and projected results. We understand small business and we understand you market.
“Taurus Marketing undertook a 360-degrees evaluation of our company, and helped us define what type of events company we are in the marketplace now, and where we want to be in the future.”
Kate Lopez, Out There Productions
“Absolutely outstanding! Taurus have got the market completely wired. We couldn’t have picked a better agency for PR.”
Mike Blanchard, MD, TeleWare
“The Taurus team made sure we had the right number of choices. They asked the right questions and their knowledge and guidance made each decision easy, saving us time and money.”
Frank Woods, Managing Director, ATS Training Systems
“Taurus work as my extended marketing department, advising me on ideas and helping me plan. The Taurus team assisted me to re-brand my company and gave us a smarter, up-to-the-minute look.”
Lena Malouf, Lena Malouf Events (a Platinum Events Company)
“The mentoring my team received from Taurus was invaluable. Taurus worked alongside the graduates while they gradually took over more responsibility. They learnt to do everything to the highest standard which is reflected in our marketing approach now.”
Peter Kazacos, Managing Director, KAZ
“Taurus is our special counsel. They are more than a marketing agency – they are business consultants to us.”
Sam Riley, Managing Director, Ansarada
“The Taurus team are innovative, efficient and possess an appropriate sense of urgency to progress projects. The work they produce is of a consistently high standard and Taurus is always willing to go beyond the call of duty to get the job done.”
Judy Stenmark, CEO, Osteoporosis Australia
Feedback from our Clients
MPower, Managing Director, Paul Sharp“The Taurus team listened, heard us, formed their opinions, were very professional and delivered what they said they would deliver. It was this project that resulted in the step change in revenue in excess of 20% over a year and half since the re-branding exercise.”
Head of Marketing, Sentral Education, Yusuf Pingar"I am always pushing my teams for new ideas, improvement and innovation in marketing. That also applies to all agencies that work with us at Sentral. At the beginning of this year, while brainstorming for ideas to try new ways of engaging with our Facebook audience and generate new content, Taurus proposed a testimonial and product feedback focussed campaign that would build engagement with our Facebook audience and generate testimonials we could leverage across our assets. This was in line with our overall goal of producing user generated content as it holds tremendous value amongst our TA. We loved the idea and immediately approved it after figuring out the mechanics of the project."
University of Sydney Student, Fei“I had the opportunity to see Sharon Williams speak as a guest lecturer at Sydney university. Immediately, I was impressed by her engaging speaking style which drew everyone’s attention. Her talk mainly focused on marketing and brand reputation, both topics that are very relevant to me. After hearing Sharon’s advice on how to maximise our brand image, I’ve made some adjustments to my own approach and I’ve only received positive results. Thank you Sharon!”
Kyocera, Managing Director, David Finn“Taurus has achieved strong coverage for Kyocera in the media and developed relationships with key media contacts and analysts so that we are now sought for our opinion on a wide range of subjects. Taurus has been a strong business partner working with us to build our profile in both main stream and trade media. Our account team is proactive and organised, always striving to provide measurable value to Kyocera. The Taurus team have worked to understand our business well and know how to position us effectively with the media and seek out and secure the right opportunities for us.”
KAZ Group, Managing Director, Peter KazacosTaurus PR expertise keeps the KAZ name at the forefront of business news. The tailored approach means we get excellent coverage time after time.
Insentra, CEO, Ronnie Altit"From start-to-finish we had open communication with Taurus, they understood us and the tech industry, and the Taurus team worked diligently from the get go. As a result, in a month, we got great press coverage where our brand was exposed to new audiences we otherwise wouldn't have reached."
ConnXion, CEO, David Colvin“PR is essential for a publicly-listed company like us; I can plot spikes in shareholder support when we get in the press.”
ConnXion, CEO, David Colvin“Taurus has taken our coverage to the consistently high level we needed to reach decision-makers. We’re now in the top business media, including The Financial Review and The Australian.”
Avocent, Marketing Director, Brendan Walsh“The team at Taurus really did a very good job for Avocent. I was very pleased with the way they handled the account. Sharon has fundamental ideals which are reflected by her staff. Taurus is a very professional operation.”
Windsurfing Champion, Allison Shreeve“I just really love everyone here at Taurus, so whenever I hear the name Taurus or if I hear the name Sharon, or if we’re talking about her I always think of my wonderful friends here.”
Doughlish – Food
Client Services Outcome
“I didn’t have any reference point in what to expect in going ahead with PR. I was hesitant to go ahead because we felt we could do it ourselves or at least try and reach out to different media outlets and get the info and product across. But having said that we’re really happy we went with Taurus, because of what’s come out of it – such high-quality articles, very well written and big media publications! We are super happy with it. It’s super aligned with our target market and we definitely wouldn’t have been able to get that kind of quality ourselves.”
Adam Caspary, Founder, Doughlish
Taurus achieved coverage in The Daily Telegraph and this article was syndicated nationally. Other publications include Broadsheet, Pedestrian.TV, 2DayFM and TimeOut. The Sydney launch was a success with a total audience reach of 8, 467, 374 people in one week!