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
Client Services Outcome
“In two years we’ve moved extremely quickly. Our goal is very much impact through research, to take these ideas and get them put to use. That might be through a start-up, or it could be a policy change. As we start to track the impact ON, we will see companies that will be the next Atlassian or Cochlear.”
Dr. Steve Brodie, CSIRO Executive Manager of Innovation told The AFR
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
Former KAZ Group, General Manager, Marketing & Communications, Kevin Ryder"Taurus are our right hand when it comes to PR and Marketing Services. With Taurus we have the dedicated services of senior PR professionals with close media relationships. I know that at any time I can call Taurus and get high level strategic PR advice from experts. The team are highly responsive and totally dependable. Working with Taurus has helped us mature our entire PR approach."
Stellar Group, General Manager Sales, Scott Deane"We went to Taurus for PR, but in doing so, ended up with so much more- a new strategic process for our product and service offering. Internally we were very happy with the approach and saw great possibilities with it."
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!”
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.
SecureData Group, Gina Burman"Taurus prepared case studies of the highest standard for SecureData Group. Their work really stands apart from anything we've previously commissioned. The Taurus team are efficient in keeping you up to date with their progress, maintaining almost constant contact. Taurus’ ability to gain customer buy in was outstanding. Our customers were truly excited by the prospect of having case studies prepared; they felt like stars! Taurus made our customers appreciate that it was a win–win situation and the testimonials Taurus extracted were so impressive they couldn’t have been better if we'd paid our clients to say it! The standard of the writing was excellent, with one of the case studies being placed in The Australian IT Section as the lead case study. You can’t say better than that!"
Napoleon Perdis, Emanuel Perdis“Through the TaurusEngage process, we gained perspective and clarity on our social media presence. It also revealed the need for integration with and across all my activities to create a stronger, more united presence for the Napoleon Perdis brand.”
TrustDefender, CEO, Ted Egan“I was looking for a firm that would work with me as part of my own team as an extension of what I needed within my own company as I grew. I think that with Taurus they actually grow on you more than anything and everyone becomes part of the family, so to us they’re an extension of our company.”
Ansarada, Managing Director, Sam Riley“Working with an integrated agency saves us time and takes away risk. Dedicated frontline people and an agency principal I can call anytime means I don’t waste time with people who don’t know my business and results are fast.”
Former Stellar Group General Manager Sales, Scott Deane“The Taurus plan was a practical document that still gets used today. It set the framework for our way forward and now our own marketing team are running with it.”
Cybertrust, General Manager of Commercial Sales, Jennie McLaughlin“In Taurus we have a whole team at our fingertips, from writing brochures that translate our industry jargon into plain English, to slick creative and events that go off without a hitch. We turn on senior resource like a tap.”