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
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.”
Former Prosperity Advisers, Anne Adams“Taurus has been a great asset for us to be able to secure media coverage and build connection with industry media in a meaningful way. I have always found the team to be responsive, strategic and to offer advice and ideas when needed. The Taurus team have always been there to assist when we needed it and are supportive during tight deadlines and equally understanding of our internal processes. When we needed encouragement, ideas or prodding to deliver, they were there for us. The relationship has evolved over time to be close and personalised which is rewarding both professionally and personally. Our practice has benefited from the volume and breadth of media exposure of the right sort by working the experienced team at Taurus for over 4 years.”
Snapdragon Consulting, Managing Director, Guy Riddle“On a scale of one to ten I would rate Taurus a definite ten. They fully understand our business and provide us with a fast, effective service that helps our business stand out from the crowd.”
Blackmores Ltd, Company Secretary, Cecile Cooper“Sharon and her team demonstrated an ability to come up to speed quickly with our individual requirements providing tangible results in a very short time frame.”
TeleWare Australia and New Zealand, General Manager, Mike Blanchard"We don't sell direct so we were an unknown brand in the market. We had spent a lot of money supporting our channel's branding to the point where one of the channel was bought by Telstra. We decided to position Teleware independently from the channel, but it was no good relying on advertising to achieve this. We needed a PR agency that was local and we chose Taurus to educate the market in a cost-effective way."
Trans-Tasman Business Circle, CEO, John Weiss“Sharon in particular reaches out into new media, into new areas in which she integrates and links back to all of her clients, so I found it a very wide and embracing approach to the mission that we’re on, which is to make a name.”
Former KAZ Computer Services Ltd, Marketing Executive, Marnie Withers"Taurus work with us on a broad range of projects including brochures and collateral, research and development of corporate case studies, copywriting and PR. Their PR expertise keeps the KAZ name at the forefront of business news. The tailored approach they use to put out a press release means we get excellent coverage time after time. The Taurus team are highly experienced with extensive industry knowledge and are a delight to work with."
Australian Businesswomen’s Network, National General Manager, Suzi Dafnis“Sharon Williams presented at the 8th Annual Businesswomen’s Seminar & Expo Day in August 2005 inspiring delegates with her passion for practical Marketing and PR solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Delegates commented that Sharon’s presentation was one of the experiences from the day that they valued most, in particular her enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise. They wanted to hear more from her. IT has been an honour to have Sharon as part of our annual conference and I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again.”
ConnXion, CEO, David Colvin“Taurus has a genuine focus on its client’s success, which builds trust between you. They are big about results.”
Bible Society CEO, Daniel Willis“Both Taurus’ team and our team here at Bible Society worked hand in glove, daily, to bring about the overall objectives. It’s been a very good relationship. We rolled out a daily program on Twitter to engage people and we picked up a Facebook fan following, and again we looked at feeding that daily with comments and information so that people could respond to the campaign. As a result of that, today we’ve got something like 25,000 regular users on that Facebook page and they constantly engage with the ongoing aspects of Jesus – All About Life.”