Whether you’re a celebrity or not, you have your own personal brand. It’s up to you to take ownership of your reputation and the ongoing process of a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others and emerge stronger, surer and way ahead of the field! Your personal brand will affect every part of… Read more »
The event is hosted by HRM Asia and for the first time ever bringing together, two of the world’s leading events – HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia) – to create what will be the region’s largest gathering for the HR and Tech industries. Bringing together over 5,000 HR and HR… Read more »
Only 8 weeks to go until financial year end and I’m sure like me, you’re evaluating the year, progress, performance (my own) and striving to over-reach those targets – even if your fiscal year falls differently. After 23 yrs in business, I find ongoing evaluation is key to building performance of my company, people and… Read more »
When calling to book a table at Bel & Brio, mention ‘Taurus’ and have a glass of Perrier Jouet on arrival on us. In our opinion, one of Sydney best restaurants! Located in Barangaroo Sydney, the sophisticated and elegant Bel & Brio is a powerhouse eatery, fitting a huge variety of delectable occasions, whether its… Read more »
Idea Spies are observant people who care about the world and make it better by sharing clever ideas happening around them. There are now about 2.000 clever ideas, happening now, posted on IdeaSpies. You can easily search the ideas by category and word, share and rate them. The platform shows the most popular as well… Read more »
My experience as an intern at Taurus Marketing was a great learning experience. The environment I was in encouraged me to be open to learning and have a positive attitude to continuously challenge myself. TaurusFastTrack intern program has allowed me to step into and gain experience and understanding of the marketing and PR industry. It… Read more »
Congratulations to our Taurus friend and former team member Belinda Williams for the launch of her new contemporary romance book, Wild Heart! This is the 4th Book in Belinda’s Hollywood Hearts series. Is Hollywood’s most formidable actress a match for one of the world’s toughest stuntmen? Faith Martin is not having a mid-life crisis. Never… Read more »
Taurus is proud to have Alexander Roche and Ron Stephens as Taurus clients and friends. Androgogic is a leading provider of Educational Technology infrastructure and services such as Learning Management Systems (LMS). Androgogic has the expertise, team and technology to help you achieve your learning and business objectives. They work with clients to design and… Read more »
Taurus was thrilled to work alongside Littlescribe, delivering a TaurusBullseye© Strategy Session. Littlescribe, an online platform and App makes it easy for students and children to write and create self-written, original books to empower their love of reading, writing and sharing. Jenny Atkinson founded Littlescribe in 2015 with the aim of giving children a purpose… Read more »
We are delighted to welcome specialist private debt fund company Manning Asset Management to Taurus. Manning Asset focus on the delivery of superior investor outcomes in the growing private debt market. They provide risk-controlled exposure to high yielding, short duration business, personal, mortgage and specialist loans. To find out more, visit https://manningam.com/
One of our most successful team events has been cocktail making at Blu Bar on 36, the top level of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. The Taurus Team treated ourselves to an afternoon of entertainment and delectable items working across and behind the bar to create some tasty treats. Not to mention the view! We… Read more »
On March 8 2019, Sharon Williams, our CEO was at the UTS Insearch presenting at the Leadership Program discussing all things personal branding! The Leadership Program, is facilitated by UTS Insearch for both domestic and international students with the aim of helping students prepare and transition from education to careers in Australia and across the… Read more »
Fundraising Auctions is a global company started in 2012, that assists in raising money for charities and causes via silent, interactive, online and live auctions. Their clientele includes the likes of the Invictus Games, Salvation Army and Prince of Wales Hospital Foundations. They offer a wide range of auction items with their Australian offices in… Read more »
Visiting our friends at Geniale to celebrate their first birthday! Geniale is a premier cosmetic centre in Drummoyne NSW, founded by Doctor Mike Schenouda. They host an extensive range of services from cosmetic and beauty to skin cancer and surgical services. They have nailed a wholesome approach to looking after yourself! The event was beautiful… Read more »
SO WHAT HELPS YOU GET YOUR RESUME ON THE YES PILE? For over two decades I’ve been on the receiving end of hundreds of resumes a year from hopeful first-time applicants, mostly university graduates, to work in my PR agency. I’ve just about seen it all. Resumes that are pages too long, resumes that are… Read more »
Maybe Sammy Bar, welcome to town the Taurus team are already fans! The rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed, the roaring fifties are back and just around the corner! Maybe Sammy is a fifties inspired bar located in The Rocks, check them out here https://maybesammy.com
This was my first internship and after hearing some less than pleasant stories from others, I was a little bit concerned about how it would all unfold. Being an intern at Taurus was one of the best experiences I could have asked for; it was informative and rewarding, with the best team teaching me real… Read more »
Our friends and Taurus clients Simon Pryce (yes the Red Wiggle) and Lauren Hannaford (FHITness model and entrepreneur) were at the 2018 ARIA Awards in November. Taurus would like to thank Van Heusen for dressing Simon at the ARIAs. We enjoyed our field trip to Van Heusen HQ with a day full of fun… Read more »
Be yourself with purpose and get where you want to go to with a tailored TaurusProfile™ personal branding plan. Our new year new you 2019 February package will ensure you get off to a fresh start. Be decisive and take positive steps to get where you want to be in 6 months, whether that’s a… Read more »
The Outperformer is an Australian award-winning business providing accounting and finance professionals with the tools to enhance their career. With an online platform, one on one career support and group and in-house programs The Outperformer believe in the power of innovation, collaboration and career development – offering solutions across career management, executive coaching, business partnership,… Read more »
More and more research is going into understanding the human gut and your microbiome – the community of organisms living in your body. New Taurus client Aussie based Microba is the only microbiome research company in the world capable of providing people with a detailed and highly individualised portrait of a gut microbiome! The… Read more »
A pleasure to announce we are working with Avery Dennison, a leader in the manufacturing space who distribute display graphics, labelling and packaging materials globally. With products that provide a crucial thread in global commerce across an array of markets such as consumer packaged goods, apparel, transportation, architecture and healthcare. The company boasts 30 000… Read more »
Happy new year everyone and now Australia day weekend is over, the real work for 2019 begins. We’ve been back at work for some weeks and have already signed new clients, planned our kick-off and the Taurus team have each enjoyed an extensive break over the holidays so we are back in full flight, and… Read more »
These last two months has seen us deep in awards and achievements from every quarter, from our own PRIA Golden Target award application for our work with New Direction Care to the Australia Day Corporate Club celebration with basketball hero Andrew Bogut and the inspiring international Advance of the year awards at Town Hall. We… Read more »
The Taurus Team celebrated Melbourne Cup in Style this year around the corner from Merivale’s Ivy complex at popular restaurant, China Lane. The nine-course banquet and Rose tasting went down a treat with the succulent pork belly being a crowd favourite. The Team received prizes for best dressed, best hat and had a trifecta winner amongst us!
Red Wiggle Simon Pryce and fitness entrepreneur Lauren Hannaford were featured on The Daily Edition on Channel 7, talking all things fitness as a couple, travelling and future plans together.
The benefits of exercise and healthy living reaches far beyond the physical aesthetic the world sees. It has been scientifically proven that a fit and nutritious lifestyle benefits your mental health, academic performance and overall happiness. Whether your training at the gym or challenging yourself with a fitness program like FHIT by Lauren Hannaford or in a… Read more »
October saw us deep in awards and achievements from every quarter, from our own PRIA Golden Target award application for our work with New Direction Care aged care innovation to the Australia Day Corporate Club celebration with basketball hero Andrew Bogut and the inspiring international Advance of the year awards at Town Hall. We took… Read more »
The Australia Day Corporate Club hosted a great breakfast at the magnificent Museum of Contemporary Art to kick off the first event on their 2018-19 program. The day was hosted by one of our favourites, journalist and presenter Chris Bath, who interviewed Aussie basketball legend Andrew Bogut from the Sydney Kings (one of the tallest… Read more »
Advance is the largest global community of high achieving Australians. Each year they host the Global Australian of the Year Awards. The event celebrates international Australian’s who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. We mixed with our favourite, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon Brookes and captains of industry including Carla Zampatti at Sydney Town Hall.… Read more »
On October 4th 2018, Sharon Williams was part of the UTS Insearch 2018 Leadership Program, speaking to international students on the importance of personal branding. The program included a series of educational, fun and interactive workshops that essentially helped provide international students with insights and develop a set of skills that can be applied in their education and career… Read more »
This year I had an amazing opportunity to intern at Taurus Marketing under the Taurus FastTrack™ program. I feel the internship helped progress my knowledge, confidence and even my interest in my chosen field. I joined Taurus in the start of June, and being my first Internship it was a great experience. Every day I… Read more »
We’ve selected Sake as our new restaurant of the month! Our Restaurant of the month is Saké Restaurant & Bar in Sydney’s Double Bay. The Japanese restaurant has a modern twist with vibrant and rustic-chic dining and an inventive way of serving sushi and sashimi. Oh, and their cocktails are fabulous! The Taurus team would… Read more »
CEO Sharon Williams is “Excited to be part of this dream in the making – building the careers of young people for friends and inspiring marketers at UTS Insearch!”
As we head towards Christmas, I’m particularly proud of the Taurus team as we celebrate a wide range of major wins including introducing a 5 month old company into the AFR, promoting the fun and fitness of Lauren Hannaford of FHIT (Functional High Intensity Training) expert, boosting enrolments for our childcare group Integricare and drawing attention to… Read more »
The White Knight Foundation’s 2018 4th Annual Walk Against Youth Violence was a great success! The magnificent 10km walk from the Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf was held in perfect weather conditions for the 200 walkers who collectively raised over $8k. The event continues to grow year by year and we are already excited for the… Read more »
The Tour De Cure 2018 Spring Lunch was such fun, thank you fashion brand Allegra Lombardi for the special invite! The lunch is held annually, raising money to support Doctors and scientists who’ve dedicated their lives to uncovering a cure for cancer, in particular, this year, brain and ovarian cancers. ‘The Races’ theme brought great… Read more »
The Taurus Fast Track Internship has truly been amazing. I have not only been able to further develop my skills from my degree but also learnt new things you would never have dreamt of learning at university. I got to experience real PR and Marketing life and how to be successful in those areas. During… Read more »
We are proud to introduce a partnership with talented new Sydney videographers and co-founders of BéZIER, Sebastien Phillips and Juris Malasenoks. Sebastien and Juris kickstarted the year with the launch of their company BéZIER. Having the ability to learn and implement quality industry standards paired with their passion for filming, animating, editing and creating. They… Read more »
We are loving this speakeasy bar and the colours of Hubert it transports us back to Chicago! Basement 15, Bligh Street, Sydney 02 9232 0881 www.restauranthubert.com
Taurus has a well-established graduate and intern program called TaurusFastTrack™ and we welcome contributions from their experience with us. Annette undertook a three-month internship at Taurus and came to us with an interest in Public Relations and Marketing. In her time with us, she was exposed to a wide range of activities and responsibilities working… Read more »
Next Sunday, September 23rd come and join us on the beautiful scenic 10km walk to raise funds for victims of youth crime. Coffee van at the start to send you on your way and a Free BBQ at the finish line to keep you going for the rest of the day! Limber up and get ready to… Read more »
Be it for Melbourne Cup, Christmas or just a friendly client gift, Cocktail Archive Co is a fun emerging trendsetting gift your clients will love you for! Specialising in the corporate world Cocktail Archive Co. is an online bottled cocktail shop, offering premium and handcrafted cocktails for your home, office or event. Sharon and the… Read more »
We are very proud to announce that our website has been given a Facelift! For the third time in 23 years of business, it was a long-awaited occasion. It has been a year in the making with much thought going into the sitemap, design, hosting and choice of developers. We hope you enjoy our new… Read more »
Taurus is thrilled to welcome Paula Mills and The Academy of Entrepreneurs on a new PR adventure! Building a bridge between education and the start-up world, The Academy is the first incubator nationally accredited as a college based in Sydney, offering Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas of Business and Entrepreneurship. The college offers mentoring and coaching programs to… Read more »
We can’t thank Rebecca from Core Décor enough! The grazing table she put together for us – it was incr-edible! Core Décor created the centrepiece for the evening with a 2m grazing board filled with everything you could ever imagine a cheese plate could hold! Along with creating a fun wonderland of food the team… Read more »
Jess and Alex from Floating Designs created an awesome wow factor on the evening of our party. They transformed our lobby and stunning terrace into a funky creative space for us to hold our party. They did a balloon art across one wall and wrapped it around our huge 30 kilo cake! It made a… Read more »
To celebrate our birthday and office relocation into our Cogravity space on August 1st we decided to throw a party to say hi to our new neighbours. We entertained over 100 with less than 10 days notice and welcomed a mixture of Taurus past clients, current clients, friends and many of our new CoGravity neighbours.… Read more »
Tuesday 21st August marks Taurus 23rd birthday and also our third week in our beautiful new office space! To celebrate we went all out to celebrate with Taurus Balloons and personalised Cupcakes for our neighbours and Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Palings Flowers for the team!
Want a bar that will stand out from the crowd? These are the guys! We are in love with the purple glow bar we ordered from Bar Out. It came with two smart and well dressed young gentleman Alex and Yorgo who were our Bar Tenders for the evening and who put great care and… Read more »
I can’t quite believe we are on countdown till Christmas and on the final leg of our first financial year quarter. It’s been a great start to our fiscal year with change and evolution moving into our new office space. The team have had some super wins, with new clients and current clients re-engaging us,… Read more »
Taurus is excited to welcome back client and friend, Lauren Hannaford! Lauren is the founder and creator of the new revolutionary online training program FHIT by Lauren Hannaford. As the name suggests Functional High-Intensity Training, the program features Lauren’s unique style of physical workouts with a focus on strength and conditioning. Lauren is a former… Read more »
After running a business for 22 years, I’ve learnt it’s not OK to stand still and complacency is not acceptable. Just as you get comfortable, you have to throw it all up in the air and re-examine opportunities. I first looked at co-working spaces 4 yrs ago and registered my interest. At that time, I was concerned the space… Read more »
Taurus has kickstarted the new fiscal year with a relocation from our George Street premises just 400 metres down the road to Level 13, 50 Carrington Street. We are right opposite Wynyard station, sitting above Wynyard Park. Our new location in one of Sydney’s primary business precincts is within minutes of Barangaroo and Martin Place and n the heart of… Read more »
Taurus is delighted to be working alongside Patrick Harrison and his unique and automated money management App, Solo & Smart. With a passion for self-employment, Patrick works with individuals and businesses to empower success and simplify the process of working with subcontractors. The App is designed specifically to help self-employed and sole entrepreneurs to organise,… Read more »
Taurus Welcomes Digital Lifecycle Group. We are delighted to announce the return of long-standing client and friend Ian Woollett at CDRU to launch of his new company Digital Lifecycle Group. DLG has been formed to meet growth objectives to evolve its leadership position as a complete digital lifecycle service provider, delivering strategy, sourcing to execution, servicing the… Read more »
One of the many events we attended last month was with our close friends at The Australian British Chamber of Commerce – a lunch around the topic The Fourth Industrial Revolution – AI and IoT. The speakers touched on the rise of Artificial Intelligence and it was entertaining, thought-provoking with a lot of laughs. The good… Read more »
Taurus is proud to introduce talented new Sydney videographers and co-founders of BéZIER, Sebastien Phillips and Juris Malasenoks. Sebastien and Juris kickstarted the year and their passion for filming, animating, editing and creating with the launch of their company BéZIER. Operating to quality industry standards they have expertise in Film, 2D & 3D animation to create engaging content. “We started… Read more »
Taurus restaurant pick of the month goes to Pendolino located in the Strand Arcade in Sydney this restaurant hosts the title of our favourite Italian! We can’t decide our favourites here – as they’re all so delicious! Shop 100 Level 2 The Strand Arcade. 412-414 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 9231 6117
One of our favourite business lunch destinations, Machiavelli boasts a delicious Italian menu and has stood for 30 strong years. The room is filled with power portraits and filled by corporates and politicians. 02 9299 3748 123 Clarence St Sydney NSW, 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taurus welcomes back our long-term client CorProfit, a world leader in risk management. They provide solutions via strategic consultancy, methodology and technology to global organisations in the public and private sector. Taurus will be assisting CorProfit fine-tune their marketing strategy. http://www.corprofit.com
Taurus first met Liam Knight at the Australian of the Year Awards back in 2016 and have since fallen in love with Liam and his family and have developed a strong passion to support them and the Foundation. The foundation raises money for victims of alcohol-fueled youth violence to help support recovery and fund medical… Read more »
On Wednesday 20th June, Taurus together with the Lashd team launched Australia’s latest on-demand beauty service App, Lashd. The Taurus team planned and managed the event which took place at The Dockside Group’s L’Aqua venue and was hosted by Australian entrepreneur, author and The Collective Hub’s very own Lisa Messenger. We had a total of… Read more »
The Taurus team have just finalised a number of KPI busting successful events this month and this issue is all about our event expertise and experience. We love events and helping clients to think strategically about what they want to achieve and then to conduct a clever holistic and integrated approach to make each event… Read more »
Our proven intergraded approach to Marketing & PR success. The Taurus team consists of both in-house marketing experts and agency directors, so we understand business from both sides of the fence. We start with your company’s fundamental business objectives and align your marketing and digital strategies to support these.
An American think-tank report reveals more than 113,000 Australians now work directly in developing apps with New South Wales leading the way in Australia and internationally beating the US on a slim margin alone. As NSW leads by a wide margin at 56,100 employees, Victoria and Queensland follow with 29,000 and 14,500 making Australia internationally recognised… Read more »
As Australian families welcomed Easter Sunday with the Easter Bunny or playing April Fools Day pranks, private health insurers lifted their premiums by an average of 3.95 per cent. Taking effect April 1, 2018, the average single Australian will outlay an extra $73 a year ($1.40 per week) and families an extra $143 ($2.75 per week).… Read more »
Sharon and the Taurus team joined forces with events, social media and MC responsibilities to help announce the joint venture of two major brands e3Learning and Kineo, under the Kineo name. Sharon was MC at the April 9th event announcing the joining of two leading players in the HR learning and technology service provider category.… Read more »
The inaugural Australian Small Business Champions Conference was held at The Star, Sydney over a two-day speaker driven, action-packed weekend in April, Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 2018 with Taurus as a key event partner and Taurus CEO Sharon Williams as one of four keynote speakers. The two-day conference, hosted by Precedent Productions, featured sessions… Read more »
In the whirlwind of Australian sporting personal brand incidents in the past couple of weeks, the Taurus team has definitely been on crisis comms watch. Nearly over the media reaction to the Steve Smith and David Warner cricket cheating scandal, we’ve now been asked to comment on the Instagram post by Wallaby player Israel Folau.… Read more »
We work with a wide range of clients and our team is excited to be working with not-for-profit child-care and education services provider, Integricare. Founded in 1882, Integricare is a Christian based charitable organisation assisting families, children and the disadvantaged. We are looking forward to implementing an integrated five-month Public Relations and Marketing strategy in… Read more »
Sharon’s February Dynamic Business article has gone live! When people moan about millennial’s, I occasionally share the sentiment… however, my response is usually “well, who bred em?” rather than “yeah, who’d have them”. I also like to point out that it’s their birthright to be different in order to keep pace with the modern world. … Read more »
I trust you enjoyed a restful and peaceful Easter and Anzac day with loved ones. I certainly did, a chance to reflect on how lucky we are to live as we go through the sacrifice of so many. Back to work our April was busy and we’ve focused on all things education with clients including child… Read more »
The inaugural Australian Small Business Champions Conference is set to hear from Australia’s leading experts across various sectors to share their insights at The Star, Sydney over two speaker driven days Saturday 21 – Sunday 22, April 2018. The 2018 conference theme is challenging Australian Small Businesses to “Grow, Shape & Plan” their business from those who have real, on the… Read more »
With the recent news about James Packer announcing he is dealing with depression and stepping away from his gaming business it’s sparked a renewed focus on ‘mental health’. According to BeyondBlue, in any one year approximately one million Australian adults have depression, and over two million are dealing with anxiety. Australia’s response to mental health… Read more »
A huge congratulations to our newest client NewDirection Care in announcing their revolutionary microtownTM community for Australian seniors with complex care needs including those with younger onset dementia. Set to change the Australian Aged Care framework, founder Natasha Chadwick has over 20 years experience in striving to improve the quality of life for those living in aged… Read more »
John Wanna joins the Taurus Marketing team as an Account Manager to bolster the health and wellness portfolio. With a strong focus on health and wellness clients, his experience in PR and social media will assist in crafting and executing strong campaigns. During his career, John has worked on delivering solid media campaigns, built strong… Read more »
Taurus Client Neer Korn, Founder & Director of The Korn Group, which provides insights and learnings about Australian Society, and has signed with our unique TaurusSpeaker service and PR. Neer’s been researching and reporting on Australian attitudes and trends for 20 years, publishing over 120 large scale studies similar on all aspects of Australian culture. He’s also an expert advisor to some of… Read more »
Continuing our Taurus FastTrack™ Intern Blog Spot, see Jaime’s experience and overall thoughts of her time at Taurus. Jaime undertook a three-month internship at Taurus from 17th November 2017 to 8th March 2018. Coming to us with an interest in Public Relations and Marketing, she became exposed to a wide range of activities and responsibilities… Read more »
CEO Sharon Williams will be attending The Australian Business Champion Conference as a keynote speaker this April 21 – 22, 2018 at The Star Sydney. Presenting on personal branding, Sharon will provide audiences with her own personal entrepreneurial journey, the pathway to becoming the captain of your brand, guidance on your digital resume and the power of social media.… Read more »
It’s been a productive end of quarter month at Taurus HQ with onboarding four new clients, new staff hires and a strong focus on our work in the health sector. We are delighted to welcome Health and Wellness Account Manager, John Wanna to the team enabling us to bolster our Health division offering. A warm welcome… Read more »
Sharon’s January Dynamic Business Article has gone live It’s hard to believe we’re more than a month into the new year. Many corporates didn’t return to business until after Australia Day, giving the SME owners who’d been in full swing for a few weeks a great head start. To capitalise on this early advantage, here… Read more »
Thank you to Clients, Friends and Senior Media colleagues who joined us for Summer Drinks at the Ivy Pool February 6th. In case you have missed it have a look on our Social media for more photos!
Gabrielle undertook a three-month internship at Taurus from 13th November 2017 to 20th February 2018. Coming to us with an interest in Public Relations and Marketing, she became exposed to a wide range of activities and responsibilities working with the Taurus Team and our CEO, Sharon Williams. Here is Gabi’s experience and thoughts of her… Read more »
This month, we welcome back long-standing client ASUS. The company was established in 1989 and is today one of the world’s leading brands in technology as well as a top-three consumer notebook vendor. Two years in a row, 2015 and 2016, Fortune magazine acknowledged ASUS as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The company has… Read more »
February has seen lots of high profile events at Taurus – some of those included in our newsletter today. It’s a big reminder to me that after some 20 years in business, the power of face to face interaction and experiential marketing is as strong and successful a marketing tool as ever. As a B2B… Read more »
A warm welcome back for 2018 and peace, goodwill, success and good health to you, your team and your loved ones. We are well rested after a long 3 week break and back to work with a vengeance at the Taurus office in George Street Sydney. We have already signed new business, are settling in… Read more »
We are delighted to welcome Mark Fenton-Jones, ex AFR journalist and content expert to our Taurus content team. If you need anything written, content generation, case studies, releases, thought leadership articles, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the team. Oh and he is a Taurean! By way of reminder, our cost-effective, fast content creation… Read more »
In line with our commitment to support young entrepreneurs, brothers Adam and Saul Caspary joined our client list in October to launch their new edible cookie dough company. Having seen the light in the US, the boys have bought scoops of fun and edible cookie dough to Sydney. Doughlish is available from 30th January 2018 in… Read more »
A big welcome to Sentral, Australia’s rising EduTech provider who joined us in October working for the first time with a PR firm. We are delighted to be chosen by Yusuf and his team at Sentral to help increase brand awareness in conjunction with the launch of their latest product – Class Builder. Taurus has… Read more »
Charlotte Riddle has worked with us casually for many years while pursuing an acting career and has committed to a full-time position in sales and PR. Charlotte is excited about developing her skills in marketing and social media and one day hopes to start her own business. She has a background in performing arts (she went… Read more »
Our Christmas Party was a success in our beautiful offices in George Street and we were especially excited to watch the unveiling of George Street Mall with giant green wreaths lit up and all playing Christmas songs.
Always great to hear good Feedback from our clients. Lovely to work with you JustMums! “As part of our recent Kochie’s Business Builders competition win, we had the privilege of meeting the wonderful Sydney based PR & Marketing experts from Taurus Marketing. Sharon and Jacqueline provided us not only with practical advice, but also the comfort… Read more »
Sharon’s October Dynamic Business Article has gone live! “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” ― Maya Angelou A well-known entrepreneur once said to me, “If a business owner can’t keep the members of their family happy and engaged at home, how can… Read more »
Such fun to have our KBB Digital competition winners (Rachel and Erin) from JustMums Recruitment in the Taurus office for their prize – a complementary strategy session. I’ve been in and out of recruitment agencies since my Mother worked in recruitment when I was a child. I guess it’s in my blood. Since then I… Read more »
This week, the Taurus team held a winning strategy session with two very excited ladies, Rachel and Erin founders of Just Mums, a Melbourne based, multi-service recruitment agency looking to assist mums make their way back into the workforce. JustMums are the winners of this years annual KBB competition for which Taurus had donated a… Read more »
We are proud to support The White Knight Foundation and the Knight family who created the foundation after their son Liam Knight was injured in an alcohol-fueled violent attack. The family and Liam now work tirelessly to increase the awareness of alcohol-fueled youth violence and raise funds to go towards victims of such violence. They held their… Read more »
Watch our CEO Sharon Williams discussing digital marketing and social media trends for the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival, along with David Koch from Kochies Business Builders, Jane Lu (CEO of online retailer ShowPo) and digital marketing specialist Dave Chaffey. The panel discussed the most important digital marketing trends for 2018. To watch the full webinar focusing on the future of digital marketing and… Read more »
Fun this lunchtime when our CEO @SharonWilliams01 took part in a webinar to talk all things trending in digital marketing for the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival @SmallBizFestVic with David Koch (@kochie.online) from Kochies Business Builders @KochiesBiz , Jane Lu @thelazyceo owner and CEO of online retailer ShowPo @iloveshowpo and Dave Chaffey. The webinar focused on the relevance of social media today and the future of digital marketing.… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams presented to students at St Andrew’s Cathedral School at their ‘Learning the Ropes’ event this week about personal branding and the TaurusProfile™ service. Our CEO loves mentoring students and young people and giving them insight into the real world of work and how to build their personal brand. We are always… Read more »
Our client Digital Jungle was featured in the AFR to talk about the new digital e-marketplace Daigou Sales. Click here to read the full article.
Our CEO Sharon Williams wrote about customer satisfaction in her latest contributed article for Dynamic Business. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website or read below. Most mornings I buy my coffee from the same beachside café. While I order the same coffee every morning, the waiters never remember my… Read more »
A big congratulations to JustMums Recruitment who have won the Kochie’s Business Builders competition for $60,000 worth of small business support and lunch with David Koch! The Taurus Marketing Team are excited to develop your personalised PR and marketing strategy workshop
We are proud of our coverage for Prosperity Advisers in the Daily Telegraph and syndicated across Australia. We almost beat the Big 4 on the amount of our coverage! Thanks Prosperity for your faith in the Taurus team for over four years. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/fitforbusiness/business-oners-need-to-prepare-for-succession-planning/news-story/cddf5a222c387cee5a63cec79051023a
Congratulations to our client Joanne Pellew! Your interview with Megan from Behind The Brands has been published! Click the link below to view the inspirational piece. Behind The Brands
Taurus attended the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon today, with a keynote from Steven Ciobo MP, The Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment. Thank you Ashurst for hosting!
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business surrounding the art of delegation. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website, or see below. You have a dream and create your start-up and work through the night until you almost drop. You think hiring people is really… Read more »
Too many Apps, too little time! Chris Adams, Executive Director and Advisor to Thred and the Thred Board are working to solve this universal problem. Thred is set to be the most useful App in the world unifying our digital footprint by consolidating contacts, communication, content, services and transactions into ‘One App for All!’. Chris went… Read more »
So proud of Life Cell Marine Safety on their award – from adversity great things happen! go team! http://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news-analysis/sydney-startup-life-cell-wins-third-award-in-under-a-year-as-it-looks-to-make-its-product-the-gold-standard-in-marine-safety/
Members of the Taurus team were delighted to attend the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner and victim Liam Knight to raise funds to assist victims and families in the recovery of unprovoked youth violence. The gala dinner was a huge success with Channel 9’s host Ben Fordham as MC, performances by brilliant comedian ventriloquist Darren… Read more »
Taurus hosts our Biggest Cancer morning tea at our George Street office, Sydney city centre We were delighted to hold our annual Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, raising over $1600 towards cancer research, prevention and support services. Our morning tea was held in memory of Lisa Jane Williams, sister of our CEO Sharon Williams… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently teamed up with Kochie’s Business Builders to assist a small business owner with her questions about small businesses. Click here to read the full article, or see below. Calling all business builders! We are starting a regular new section called ‘Ask the KBB expert’. How does it work? We will… Read more »
We were delighted to organise and help host Taurus client OVH who celebrated the opening of their Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Laurent Allard, Vice Chairman of the Board of OVH flew in for this milestone event hosted by the KPMG Melbourne office. The event was held in the presence of esteemed guests the Hon.… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business highlighting the importance of effective time management. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website, or read below. Without vital time management skills, it would be impossible to juggle my business, team and speaking career, let alone run a… Read more »
Great to see Prosperity Advisers Group on SBS Australia Wednesday night! You can hear Allan’s thoughts on the budget here: https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/federal-budget-2017-18-means-smes/
Working with Thred! The #TaurusTeam is very excited! http://www.afr.com/news/facebook-ex-backs-new-australian-communications-app-thred-20170501-gvw8je
The Korn Group‘s founder Neer Korn spoke about millennials this weekend for Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/behind-the-smashed-avo-and-takeaway-coffees-stereotype/news-story/a66ad657d197d0db2fceb0c099a76973
Early this month over 400 Mahjong players arrived at The Star Casino from overseas and all over Australia to play in the 2017 Mahjong Masters tournament. With a prize pool of $168,000, the tournament was Mahjong’s biggest yet! Taurus secured media coverage with local Chinese and Australian media from the Parramatta Advertiser to The Vision Times, reaching an audience of well over 5… Read more »
Taurus has been chosen to work with Thred ASX:THD to grow the brand and get Australia ready for the next generation in unified social messaging, communications, commerce and content. With Thred, users will be able to see all their Apps in one simple thred. Thred will change the way we connect, communicate and consume media. Thred is One App for… Read more »
We are delighted to welcome global client OVH to the Taurus family in Australia – one of the world’s leading providers of hyper-scale cloud and internet infrastructure. OVH is bringing cost effective, contract friendly and the highest quality global cloud infrastructure to Australia and Singapore and we are right there alongside them in introducing them to the media… Read more »
You have the chance to win a $20,000 personalised PR and marketing strategy workshop for your small business with Taurus Marketing! Read below for full details, or click here to enter. WIN! $60,000 worth of small business support & lunch with David Koch! WIN! A money can’t buy business lunch with David Koch + $60,000 worth… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business surrounding the importance of a strong employer brand. Click here to read the full article, or see below. Most of what is written about an employer brand is baloney! You can’t fabricate the perfect job or control how people feel about their workplace day… Read more »
It goes unsaid that maintaining client relationships is vital to the success of your business. Our CEO Sharon Williams was recently interviewed by David Koch on 2UE radio to discuss and provide ideas and tips on best practice. Sharon talks about aligning core values, understanding how much communication is required and adding value. Click here to listen… Read more »
We love our startups and the Taurus Team recently took our client GiggedIn back in to mainstream media, reaching over 22 million people this month alone! Known as the Netflix of live music, GiggedIn is set to change the way Australians experience live entertainment with their subscription based service. Click here to read the full article on news.com.au and learn more… Read more »
New Taurus client Joanne Pellew, CEO of leading Indigenous workforce in Australia Ochre Workforce Solutions is working to raise awareness of the low rates of employment within the Indigenous community. She aims to disrupt the system and is pioneering greater understanding between employers and our Indigenous people. So far she has placed 900 Indigenous Australians into jobs by… Read more »
The event held on International Women’s Day at PWC at Barangaroo, was to launch Meetmagic, a B2B platform combining business and philanthropy. The concept involves booking meetings through a digital platform which puts people together for a meeting. These people pay for the meeting. 50 per cent of that payment is donated to a charity… Read more »
We are proud to have our CEO Sharon Williams featured on The Carousel as a Game Changer for International Women’s Day 2017! Click here to see the full article, or read below. International Women’s Day 2017: Inspiring Messages From Our Game Changers For International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, organisers are asking everyone to… Read more »
David McCredie, CEO of Taurus client Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) was interviewed by Janine Perrett for her namesake show referencing Theresa May’s Brexit speech and soon after, David was asked back on Sky News for another live interview with Peter Beattie and Peter Reith of the Beattie and Reith show. Reaching out to a business audience, David lent his expertise… Read more »
It seems that the year of the rooster brought with it a side of good fortune! With new clients Mahjong Australia, Digital Jungle, and long-term client UTS:INSEARCH re-signing for a fifth year, we celebrate all things Australian and Chinese. We are seeing an increase in the number of organisations that identify the importance of Chinese relations. Our Chinese web… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams outlines why your database is so important to your business in her latest contributed article for Dynamic Business. Click here to see the full article, or read below. I’ve been a business mentor for a while now and yet it never ceases to amaze me how often company’s either ignore or underrate their… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote this article about the importance of social media to your business. Click here to read my full article on the Kochie’s Business Builders website, or read below. Before you think it’s not relevant or too challenging, take a step back and consider just how drastically our personal lives have changed… Read more »
Forget expensive consultants and reading endless books on marketing – these six principles will hold you in the best stead to successfully market your business. 1. Your database is King and one of your most important assets! Keep it accurate and up to date by giving responsibility to a database keeper. This could be… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote this article for Kochie’s Business Builders surrounding business strategy. Click here to view the full article, or read below. Running a business seems like a marathon sometimes. It’s a long journey that takes a lot of courage. However, while our days are full and we are busy focussing on… Read more »
CEO Sharon Williams wrote this contributed article surrounding personal branding for Dynamic Business. Click to here view, or see below. Personal narratives are as old as time and they continue to command attention – just look at Hollywood’s continued obsession with biopics and the abundance of best-selling biographies on bookstands. Simply put, people love good stories and they need to know what your… Read more »
Sharon Williams, founder and CEO of Taurus Marketing, wrote this contributed article for Kochie’s Business Builders. Click here to view, or read below. The joy of the internet is that whatever your business construct – small, large, retail, BSB, wholesale, niche or anywhere in between – you have the chance to dominate your space or… Read more »
The following article is a piece by CEO and founder of Taurus Marketing Sharon Williams for Dynamic Business. Click to view here, or read below. When I first came to Australia knowing no-one, Public Relations (PR) was one of the main tools I used to build my business. While I still believe in the power… Read more »
Sharon Williams is a Game Changer! Sarah Harris, Studio 10 host, has discovered that Sharon is an inspiring Game Changer in every sense of the term. From humble beginnings in her Sydney living room 21 years ago, London-born Sharon has grown Taurus Marketing into a pioneering powerhouse revered for its practical ‘No Bull’ approach. Click the… Read more »
The CEO Magazine Taurus account team had a wonderful night at the Executive of the Year Awards last night in Darling Harbour. Here are some of the photos from the night!
The following is a contributed article written by Sharon Williams for Dynamic Business A managing director arrives at her desk to a bottle of wine and a ‘thank you’ note from her team. They’re expressing gratitude for a fun afternoon away from the office celebrating the Melbourne Cup as a team. No leave time was recorded – the out-of-office activity was a… Read more »
Sharon appears as a Marketing expert on Kochie’s Business Builders, giving advice to an up-and-coming cake business Sydney Smash Cakes.
Sharon will appear as an expert adviser again on Kochie’s Business Builders on the 6th November, 12pm, Channel 7. She will be giving marketing advice to Claudia Abraham, owner of the chocolate cake business ‘Sydney Smash Cakes’.Here is a sneak peak of what you will get to see on Sunday! Remember to watch this space… Read more »
As a business owner, I am a natural giver. I am a big believer in the art ofpaying it forward and giving to others. It is one of the great joys of building your own business: being able to provide respected customers with advice, value adds such as extra time, additional services, or offering… Read more »
The great thing about being the CEO of one’s own company is that every year you get new tools and ideas to play with. Social media tools in themselves are not necessarily new, but statistics show that SME business owners, the vast majority without marketing departments, are still not sure how best to maximise them… Read more »
If you learn one thing as you work your way through your career, it’s that ‘who you know’ is as important as ‘what you know’. Who you know can help you become front of mind with mentors, friends, clients, suppliers and new ideas and opportunities. Expanding your spheres of influence by deepening and widening your… Read more »
I’ve been lucky to experience a job and a career in my lifetime. What is the difference between the two and which makes the most sense for you? A chance to trial what works and what doesn’t A job is usually denoted by doing a task over and over again in exchange for money. It… Read more »
Spending too much time sussing out the competition can be a distraction, but when I do, the insights are often important to my SME and my direction as a leader and innovator. This information is occasionally acted upon or at a minimum, it influences my thinking, my team and my business. In a world where… Read more »
As Sydney’s Edwin Onggo can attest, some businesses are born out of sheer frustration. While studying at university, Edwin’s passion for live music was put to the test by a student budget, risk-averse friends and an industry plagued by financial uncertainty. “I was frustrated that I never got to see my favourite acts live,” Edwin… Read more »
Success in business requires an artful mix of different traits, skills, and qualities. It often depends on what industry you’re in and what kind of business you’re running. While most entrepreneurs fail, those who do succeed often do things differently than the rest. Here’s what sets them apart from the crowd. 1. THEY TAKE ACTION… Read more »
When I came to Australia from the UK, via Hong Kong, and started my ‘’start-up’’ business, I didn’t know anyone and almost no one knew me. My previous experience, reputation network and endorsements carried little weight down under. 5 reasons and more! I guess my background in PR helped, but it is Public Relations (PR)… Read more »
Running a business for over 20 years provides a wide ranging perspective on hiring, firing and the movement of people. We’ve seen all levels of skill, experience and commitment; good team players, poor team players, low performers, those demonstrating the height of excellence and integrity, skilled but indifferent, emotional and highly strung, quiet and introverted,… Read more »
Some people have a great idea they want to see through, some could think of nothing worse than going out on their own. Today, the word entrepreneur is the new black and we are talking start-ups all over again. I’ve seen several cycles through my career and worked with my first entrepreneur in my early… Read more »
As the Australian government shines more light on start-up companies, it’s now considered to be a fine time for anybody who is thinking of taking the plunge into the entrepreneurial pool to finally make a move. Yet coming up with a fabulous business idea is one thing – knowing how and where to start is… Read more »
As the Australian government shines more light on start-up companies, it’s now considered to be a fine time for anybody who is thinking of taking the plunge into the entrepreneurial pool to finally make a move. Yet coming up with a fabulous business idea is one thing – knowing how and where to start is… Read more »
The digital age has given us a lot to be thankful for. With the ability to transfer information freely and quickly, we have never been better connected with information, resources and people. It’s easy – with only a few touches of a keypad, we need not speak, travel or put on our best corporate attire… Read more »
Remember pay rises? They were the incentive-based payments we received for a job well done, the financial boost that kept us both motivated and feeling valued in our workplace. But these days, Australian workers are being gifted fewer pay rises than ever. According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in June, Australia’s… Read more »
A new app designed to streamline communication between property managers and tenants is launching early next month. MyMobilePM co-founder Sharon Whorlow said the app has the facility to connect property managers with landlords and tenants directly. “The app eliminates the needs for clients to call the property manager, allowing them to be able to focus… Read more »
How to be an effective disruptive startup Every technological era comes with its focal points and concepts that generate buzz. It is no secret that for the past few years, disruption has been at the heart of every startup-related discussion. It’s actually become such a widely popular topic that one might wonder if we should… Read more »
SMEs are shunning human resource investment, with a recent survey revealing 63% of SME owners admit they are not conducting regular training or development with staff. The finding is among those outlined in a report released at the end of July by Prosperity Advisers Group, which is based on a surveys of 2700 small business… Read more »
There are countless examples of Australians leaving the country and achieving spectacularly overseas. Is it right to consider this a brain drain? Brent Balinski collected some perspectives. Recognising expat achievements Lack of local appetite for risk; a small domestic market; the tyranny of distance: the reasons for Australian businesspeople taking their ideas overseas all sound… Read more »
Join us at the Opera House next Monday 14th September for the Advance Summit and Awards
Tickets available on www.advance.org
A controversial topic from the get go, linguistic imperialism has been a reality since the start of global population movements that began in ancient civilization. Today it’s relevant to society on every level, particularly over the past two centuries in which globalization has exploded and international level trade, travel and interaction are routine occurrences. But… Read more »
Our voices can shape our careers. Just ask Clint Eastwood, Pauline Hanson or the late Robin Williams.
More Australians are encouraged to venture into the SMB world and are on the lookout for savvy business advice.
Mark McDonald of Appster gives marketing strategies for a startup on a budget.
Jason Dooris of Atomic 212 declares Woolies slogan “past it’s use by date”.
Make end of financial year reconciliation a breeze with these tips from Futura Retail Solution.
If you try these on with the ATO, you can almost certainly expect to receive a call from Canberra.
The sky is the limit according to startup entrepreneur and CEO of Maestrano Stephane Ibos. Stephane is interviewed by the Godfather of IT Len Rust at CeBIT 2015.
It’s imperative to understand how to do business on the subcontinent, confirms Mark McDonald, co-founder and co-CEO of mobile app and product development company Appster.
Michael Griffith, director of financial services group Prosperity Advisers, is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald reminding businesses to pay staff superannuation contributions before June 30 if possible to claim a deduction in this financial year.
Jason Dooris, founder and CEO of Australia’s largest independent media agency Atomic 212, shares his expert advice in BRW on how advertisers can increase the effectiveness of TV marketing. Atomic 212 is the fastest-growing media agency in the country and came in at number 28 on BRW’s fastest-growing 100 list.
Want to know what it takes to run a successful media agency? Claire Fenner MD of Atomic 212, Australia’s largest independent media agency, has some words of wisdom in the Weekend Australian.
This is 23 year old tech entrepreneur Mark McDonald’s reality. The co-Founder of app and ideas development company Appster shares his experience in Fairfax Money of going against the grain and becoming a business owner rather than a student.
Today, computer programming is overwhelmingly run by men, but for a long time it was dominated by women. It used to be considered an easy job in the late 1960s and early 70s, likened to modern day data entry positions, so women were typically the workers writing code and programming at their respective companies. In… Read more »
GolfBuddy, leading innovator in the golf rangefinder industry, releases the first GPS activity band to wear on and off the course called the BB5. It combines fashion and function along with providing accurate measures of a golfer’s shots while playing. GolfBuddy has succeeded in providing the most accurate and innovative golf rangefinders in the market… Read more »
HiPages, Australia’s #1 site for buildings and renovations reaches growth phase and uses revenue to improve liquidity in the marketplace. Their aim is to continue growing and to get the customer experience right. By doing so, they will achieve one of the main priorities, which is to win the dominant position in Australian home improvement.… Read more »
UTS:INSEARCH, the premium pathway provider to UTS, ventures to unite bright, young leaders from China and Australia to discuss a number of issues common to both countries through the China Australian Millennial Project (Project CAMP). Stephen Rutter discusses how to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem that creates opportunities for millennials as a part of Project CAMP… Read more »
On top of managing Atomic 212, Australia’s largest independent media agency, Claire Fenner enters the Ride to Conquer Cancer every year. The Ride to Conquer Cancer opened Claires eyes to pedal power and her love of cycling. Claire’s cycling habits are profiled in The Australian Financial Review this week!
Taurus CEO Sharon Williams says hi to business colleagues at Commerce Ballarat’s annual Business Day Out. She is really looking forward to presenting her 360° integrated marketing approach and joining other subject specialists as guest speakers for an informative day of networking, education and fun.
Advance, Australia’s largest global network of high-achieving expatriates has selected eight late-stage technology start-ups to participate in its third annual accelerator event, this year re-launched as elevate61. A program jointly offered by Advance and KPMG Australia.
Mark McDonald co-founder and co-CEO of Appster, the fastest growing mobile app and product development company in Australia educates AFR readers on how the Apple Watch presents enormous opportunities for app developers.
Savvy marketers recognise that the humble domain name is a digital asset that underpins their brand’s entire online experience. It is not to be overlooked. Sharon Williams, Taurus Marketing CEO and marketing expert understands the benefits of local domain names. The success of a new domain name marketing strategy comes down to three essential factors.… Read more »
Appster co-founder/co-CEO Mark McDonald is featured in BRW. Mark outlines 5 keys learnings on the road to profitability that have been tried and tested by Appster. Appster has grown from a startup with just two people – Mark and co-Founder/co-CEO Josiah Humphrey – working out of an office in Melbourne, to an organisation 190 people… Read more »
Another daily for Taurus client Appster! Appster has partnered with Hobart’s New Town High School to build a course to teach students how to code and create apps. The curriculum includes the history of apps, how they work and how they shape people’s interaction with technology. Appster continues to make waves.
Craig Gibson from hipages.com.au, Australia’s largest network of trade professionals offers his advice on resolving disputes with tradies. The site has about 500,000 customers, 30,000 job requests per month from 40,000 tradies.
New Taurus client Atomic 212 Group was featured in the My Small Business section of Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald. Jason Dooris, CEO of Atomic 212 offered his two-cents on the advantages of gender specific marketing. Atomic 212 Group is Australia’s largest independent media agency.
Long standing Taurus friend Shehan Wijetilaka, CEO of GROW-STRATEGY.com was featured in BRW, offering insights into the effectiveness of using a SWOT analysis. If executed correctly, a SWOT analysis helps you craft a strategy that helps you differentiate and focus on your key strengths to take the greatest possible advantage of opportunities. GROW|STRATEGY is a… Read more »
Entrepreneurial company Appster, a Taurus client and leading Australian web development start-up announced its latest staff appointment in the AFR. Appster has named former Microsoft executive Mike Wehrs as global CMO and head of US operations as it looks to push its expansion into the US market. Appster works with with the world’s leading entrepreneurs and… Read more »
New Taurus Client GROW|STRATEGY was featured in the My Small Business section of the Sydney Morning Herald online. The article was syndicated online across the following Fairfax publications; The Age, Brisbane Times, WAToday, and Canberra Times Online. CEO Shehan Wijetilaka offers his expert advice on how to save your start-up from failing. GROW|STRATEGY is a… Read more »
Australian people analytics company Revelian is revolutionising recruitment with its latest psychometric product ‘Theme Park Hero.’ Revelian has launched a tool that helps employers pinpoint someone’s abilities after just 10 minutes of playing a video game online. Click here to watch how the game works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82YuNcYs33k
Another daily newspaper for Taurus client UTS:INSEARCH, premium pathway provider for The University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Tim Laurence, Dean of studies, highlights the benefits in the Sydney Morning Herald of a pathway-provider education. UTS:INSEARCH “acts as a bridge between school and university, where every subject has a tutorial with maximum class sizes of 20… Read more »