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
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.”
Fraame Solutions, CEO, Gavin Wright“The results Taurus helped us achieve have definitely increased Fraame’s profile. We are a still a reasonably small company but we have a solid profile, with good awareness.”
KAZ Group, General Manager, Marketing & Communications, Kevin Ryder"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. Working with Taurus has helped us mature our entire PR approach."
Ansarada, Managing Director, Sam Riley“I only have to look at the way Ansarada is growing- it’s extremely successful and Taurus has played a large part in that.”
Napoleon Perdis, Emanuel Perdis“My persona in the media has been raised significantly. There is recognition and recall with regards to the coverage obtained and the things I feel important."
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.”
Insentra, CEO, Ronnie Altit"I was skeptical that getting a PR firm on board would help Insentra's brand but Taurus completely turned that around for me."
TeleWare Australia & New Zealand, Managing Director, Mike Blanchard"Absolutely outstanding! Taurus have got the market completely wired. In our first month we got a page in The Australian and that has culminated in the front cover of Voice & Data. We couldn't have picked a better agency for PR. Taurus and the woman behind the organisation - I trust implicitly with my business!"
Charmaine Terry“Having worked with Sharon on the AmCham Women in Management Committee I respect and admire her ability to "think outside the box" to produce creative solutions. Sharon is an ideal team member, exhibiting intelligence and efficiency to identify new opportunities from emerging market trends and work effectively with peers to resolve business issues promptly. Her client commitment and focus means she successfully produces results that are aligned to their business strategies. As a working mother she is empathetic to women's needs. Sharon is a delight to work with and has my highest recommendation, respect and regard.”
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.”