Public Relations is enjoying a resurgence in the era of fake news. It is a vital part of the communications mix. Whether you are addressing the media, analysts, investors, employees, government, staff or influencers, in today’s global economy you cannot afford to ignore key stakeholders where everyone is a thought leader. Crafting and communicating the appropriate message is integral to business success.
Public Relations is a core specialty of the Taurus team. With our extensive experience and strong relationship with the media, we are dedicated to delivering smart communications strategies which generate momentum and initiative behind our clients.
At Taurus, Public Relations activity is underpinned by a solid communications strategy. You can rest assured that Taurus is a proven expert in this field. We have taken many of our clients from media anonymity to having strong, credible profiles with their stakeholders.
We can assist you with:
- PR strategy and planning
- Personal branding
- Reputation management
- Internal communications
- Analyst and investor relations, including IPO support
- Building brand awareness
- Key messaging
- Social media engagement
- Issues management
- Crisis communications
- Financial results and reporting
- Mergers and acquisition
- Product or service launches
- Thought leadership
- Media tours and briefings
- Event support
- Media training
What is PR?
Public Relations covers a field of strategies and tactics that share a common aim to communicate positive message about your company with the aim of influencing the behavior of customers, shareholders, potential customers and others. Chief among PR tactics is to generate media coverage, which appears as independent comment from a publications editors or journalist. The coverage is read as factual news, with a level of credibility that paid advertising does not carry.
Gaining strong media interest and editorial coverage is one of the most powerful ways to reach your target audience and influence attitudes.
We work closely with you to craft genuine messages to the media, drawing on our far-reaching network of media relationships to target the right publication and the right journalist. Consistency and creativity of message is integral to building a successful media campaign and we are experts at it.
Similarly, a well-trained and well-briefed spokesperson is essential and we work with you ensure proper technique, preparation and presentation, before any direct contact with the media. Be it the daily newspapers, the financial press, television, radio, digital media or vertical publications, we ensure all communications are well-conceived and tightly targeted to maximise success.
Our reputation with the media is paramount so our aim is to genuinely promote the right news at the right time.
Business and technology analysts are vital to influencing your customers and building your business. Taurus is highly experienced at creating a compelling message for analysts. We regularly coordinate one-on-one briefings between clients and key industry analysts.
Whether it is Gartner, IDC, Frost and Sullivan, Forrester, or others Taurus can tell you who you should target to tell your story these crucial market influencers.
IPO and Investor Relations
Preparing for an IPO is an exciting and challenging process. One of the critical aspects of this preparation is building your brand, and ensuring timely, accurate and compelling communication with stakeholders – including regulators, employees and potential investors.
Taurus can help you navigate this communications landscape with a detailed plan for building your brand and your profile, and managing your communications program as you prepare for your listing. After listing we can help with your ongoing investor communications and investor events such as your AGM and results announcements.
Employees are stakeholders that are often overlooked. Smart businesses acknowledge the importance of internal stakeholders in driving business success. Taurus will devise a plan to help you communicate effectively with employees and promote a unified, productive and positive culture.
Taurus offers a diverse range of services, from creating an internal newsletter, to implementing a full employee program (such as loyalty reward schemes).
Strategy and Planning
Smart marketing strategy is integral to driving your business forward. But the best strategy won’t deliver results without a plan to bring the strategy to life. Taurus will devise marketing plans driven by your business objectives.
Our plans are based upon an understanding of your target market, your customers, your brand and your sales goals. We design the optimal marketing tactics to help you achieve your goals in all these areas.
Key stages of the planning process include auditing your existing planning documents, devising an overarching strategy and finally writing that all-important plan. We breakdown your 12 month plans into achievable three-month objectives.
Arguably one of the most valuable business tools your company will ever own.
Case studies are stories about how your company and your product or service has worked successfully for your customer. These stories are powerful sales tools, professionally designed with your corporate branding and typically delivered in PDF format and in print as a two-sided fact sheet ready to add to your sales kit.
When your customers go to buy a high value, big impact product or service, they want the security of knowing it’s a proven success and that your company is reliable and trustworthy – case studies are a third party endorsement of your company. Case studies have all the credibility of an honest, approved, signed off account directly from your customers’ lips of how they’ve successfully implemented your product or service. It simply doesn’t get any better!
We are more than writers
The case study team has developed over 500 case studies for the ‘business to business’ sector worldwide. We are experienced marketing professionals who write well, understand the realities of business and interact effectively with senior executives to deliver polished smartly designed case studies.
You can trust us to work directly with you and your most valued customers to produce case studies that tell the real story of the solution you deliver to business. We regularly interview captains of industry on behalf of our customers. We responsibly and ethically research, write and gain approval for your story.
Messaging and Positioning
A strong, easily articulated message that tells your market who you are and what you can do for them is fundamental to your business. Getting this straight from the outset is key.
That’s why we like to kickstart our relationship with you via our messaging and positioning strategy session. The half day session with our most senior executives is the culmination of much research and allows us to delve deep into the workings and culture of your business.
Outcomes from the session are a unified business direction and tangibles including a 12 month communications strategy and key messages.
CUB Network – Business
Client Services Outcome
Over an eight week period, Taurus achieved national mainline daily coverage, online press, the SME and lifestyle design publication coverage. Within three weeks of defining the public relations strategy, Cub Network made their media debut on page 3 of The Australian Financial Review, followed by a range of strategically targeted local, national and international coverage across print, online, SME and design media in the lead up to the launch.
Feedback from our Clients
ConnXion, CEO, David Colvin“It makes sound business sense for a company of our size and needs to work with an agency that offers a broad range of marketing, PR and creative services. I use Taurus as my marketing department.”
Head of Marketing, Sentral Education, Yusuf Pingar“Taurus is a great PR partner; led by Sharon and her dedicated team, Taurus excels at understanding client’s needs and delivers great results. Our business and product category can be tricky for people to understand. Its a complex product within the technology sector but our account manager Shazana has done a great job in understanding our business, customers and then converting our marketing strategy into an effective PR solution. I was impressed by the quality of writing, ability to craft compelling angles, efficient media relations and a pro-active approach towards handling media enquiries.
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!"
Objective Assessment, Managing Director, Beverley Jones“Without professional marketing you risk looking like an amateur and in today's business world no one wants to deal with an amateur. Taurus helped me define the business of Objective Assessment and communicate that in a compelling way. The responsibility to sell is still yours – Taurus gives you the tools to do it!”
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.”
Head of Marketing, Sentral Education, Yusuf Pingar"I am always pushing my teams for new ideas, improvement and innovation in marketing. That also applies to all agencies that work with us at Sentral. At the beginning of this year, while brainstorming for ideas to try new ways of engaging with our Facebook audience and generate new content, Taurus proposed a testimonial and product feedback focussed campaign that would build engagement with our Facebook audience and generate testimonials we could leverage across our assets. This was in line with our overall goal of producing user generated content as it holds tremendous value amongst our TA. We loved the idea and immediately approved it after figuring out the mechanics of the project."
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.”
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.
Artis Group, CEO & Board Member, Mark Bennett“Taurus demonstrate that our business success is paramount and I feel I have a genuine partner. We could not be happier with their service, guidance and delivery. You really feel they are on side with experienced counsel.”
Owner & Manager, Host my Home, Julie George"I engaged Taurus to assist in promoting my book - Million Dollar Host and to establish me as an Industry Leader in the ‘sharing economy’. Within a four-week time frame the Taurus Team were able to get me national exposure through Radio, TV and Online publications. The result of this exposure was beyond my expectations! I highly recommend Taurus as being ultimate professionals and offering a fantastic value for money service.”