23 years, 1000 brands, with people we ‘get’ across industry
Taurus began in 1995 when founder Sharon Williams was personally chosen by Tech Entrepreneur Peter Kazacos, former CEO of The KAZ Group to help build the KAZ brand into the largest IT services company in Australia. Peter sought and selected Sharon personally from her international reputation with Global Tech Start up and IBM Business Partner Synon Inc. Working together with Peter and the Directors directly, through acquisitions, KAZ became the most successful IT IPO float of the year in 2003 when the company sold for $340m.
Based on this success, referrals to our team grew and while our sweet spot remains B2B tech companies, as our long term clients and captains of industry have branched into other sectors, so have we! We’ve had extraordinary wins with B2C, consumer, NFP, professional services and education and run Australia’s largest community campaigns too. Life at Taurus, is about doing great work with people we like.
Industries we work with
Banking and Finance
Green and Environmental
In the Taurus Network - Our friends & Partners
Feedback from our Clients
GiggedIn, Edwin Onggo“The Taurus team were great to work with. We ended up getting a great response from a number of the mastheads and I was very happy to have them work on our project.”
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.”
Hewsons, CEO, Richard Hewson“Taurus ability to open doors in the media is excellent; we are now quoted as an authority in tier one publications. A major strength of Taurus is their Strategic Messaging product. Becoming clear on our messages has been a key step in communicating effectively with our market.”
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.”
Bible Society CEO, Daniel Willis"Taurus came into the campaign at the last minute, but created a huge impact with the press. The number of media hits was exceptional and more than we ever imagined. A highlight for us was the sheer scope of media we gained, prime time television, national radio, daily newspapers and online. The campaign is now being used by three University’s as a marketing case study due to its phenomenal success."
GM Small Business & Channel Partners, My Net Fone Group , Lee Atkinson"I couldn’t think of a more fitting person to open our first in a series of events. Sharon Williams is clearly an exceptional speaker who knows how to relate material directly and relevantly to the audience. My clients all remarked how much they took from the session and my marketing team were blown away by the quality of what was presented. I cannot recommend Sharon and Taurus Marketing enough and am looking forward to the next time we can work together."
Managing Director, Kineo APAC, Vicky Bartolacci“I would recommend Taurus. Working with the team was easy and everyone provided the support I needed. I had a very positive experience working with the Taurus team and found each team member had a very very positive and encouraging attitude.”
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."
Playoust Churcher, Managing Director, Brett Churcher“The Taurus messaging and positioning workshop captured our thoughts and ideas into a formal document that could be drawn upon when developing our marketing strategies in both the short-term and long-term – it hit the nail on the head perfectly.”
Aussiepay, Managing Director, Dean Morelli“When Workchoices legislation was as its most topical, Aussiepay appeared in the media 23 times, including four interviews in The Australian Financial Review over the course of eight days.”
Advance – Association
Client Services Outcome
The Taurus team divided their approach to the awards into various strategies: Profiling the organisation itself, the CEO Serafina and those nominees for the awards. The results were outstanding and all parties worked together as a team. The nominees assisted with their own story and were profiled (some for the first time) in mainstream media on broadcast, radio and mainline dailies. The drip of news coverage ran for six months leading up to the event. On the night of the awards, journalists were invited to cover the breaking news when Greg Norman was announced as the Australian of the Year 2015.