Secrets to success of Tweed Coast holiday parks

As always, it's so great to see articles about our client, Tweed Holiday Parks, in the media. The Northern Star wrote this article on Tweed Holiday Parks recent and ongoing success.

The location, modern facilities and drive of staff to go the extra mile is what keeps attracting visitors to the park. According to Tweed Holiday Parks Business Development manager, Lisa Mcrae, "those are the key elements to keep tourists coming back to the Tweed with a smile on their face." Lisa went on to say, "I think the location in Tweed is definitely a selling point for our customers. Five of our parks are located on the beachfront," she said.

Excitingly for the business, of the seven council-owned parks, four have been given the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award based on customer feedback in the most recent awards.

Tweed Holiday Parks initially approached Barefruit to guide them through a rebrand project. We have continued this relationship and now assist them with their SEO, social media, digital advertising and more. You can read more this project here.

C&M Garage Doors

C&M Garage Doors

Brand Refresh

C&M garage Doors business cards mock up

the brief

C&M Garage Doors has been part of the Ballina community since 1994 and is very well-known in the Northern Rivers as a leader in customer service and quality products. The team at Barefruit were very excited when C&M approached us with a brief for a brand refresh. C&M Garage Doors were looking to give some fresh air to their current branding, without disrupting their brand identity the public is so familiar with already. 

 Garage Doors Old logo
 Garage Doors new logo

our response

Our response began by updating the C&M Garage Doors' logo to something more fresh and current. It was crucial for us to maintain C&M's brand identity in the refreshed logo as the business already has high brand awareness within the Northern Rivers community. Once the new logo was approved, we rolled out the branding across all marketing collateral, including online collateral, car wraps, and business cards.

 C&M Garage Doors car wrap
 C&M Garage Doors newspaper ad

the fruits

C&M Garage Doors received as modern look and feel refresh to their existing branding, which both teams are very happy with. The community welcomed the refreshed logo and marketing collateral, and no disruption was made to the business's existing brand awareness (if anything it was boosted by the change, cutting through marketing clutter). Stay tuned for new outdoor signage at their showroom and service centre in the industrial estate which is coming soon. 

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Korff Wealth

Korff Wealth

Complete Rebrand

the brief

We were thrilled when we received the brief to work on the rebrand and name change for the former, Yellow Brick Road Wealth and Management, Northern Rivers, which is now operating under Korff Wealth. The business saw an opportunity to restructure and rebrand during the current COVID-19 crisis. With the current economic climate, Australians need expert financial advice they can trust, more than ever. And so, it was the perfect time to strategically review the business and position for future growth.

 

our response

It was time for Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management to rebrand and restructure and position themselves in the market as Korff Wealth. With Barefruit's client services and branding expertise, we made this happen with a complete rebrand. The team worked with the client on the strategic direction for the brand's future as well as the visual aspects, including a new brand name, brand image, and brand logo and brand-new website which was designed by our creative lead and put together by our digital team who assisted in organising, uploading and optimising content. As well as completely rebranded both offices Ballina and Lismore.

To inform the public of Korff Wealth's rebrand, Barefruit created an integrated campaign, that combined both online and traditional advertising. We placed online ads in GIF format to capture the attention of people searching for financial advice. This was complimented with a newspaper article and press ads that were scheduled in the local Northern Star and The Ballina Advocate over a period of four weeks as well as other collateral.

Korff Wealth Brochure for Rebrand
Korff Wealth ad for Rebrand
Korff Wealth GIF for Rebrand
Korff Wealth logo for Rebrand
Korff Wealth newspaper ad for Rebrand
Korff Wealth newspaper ad 2 for Rebrand

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The result is a slick, and professional rebrand that the client is very happy with. Korff Wealth, with its new name, new logo, brand-new website, new social media pages, and signage for the Ballina and Lismore offices will certainly be attracting old and new customers looking for an expert, objective financial advice across wealth management, insurance and lending.

The Korff Wealth rebrand was promoted in the local newspapers to help spread the word within the local community about the finance company's recent changes. This included paid advertorials and half page ads in the Byron Echo, the Ballina Advocate and the Northern Star.

 

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Organic Search Engine Opti-‘what’?!

COVID-19 certainly changed consumer behaviour, and while our community is up and running (almost) as usual, some learned behaviours are here to stay. People are still online…a lot! It’s more important than ever to make sure your website is ticking all the boxes in Google’s eyes… yes, we are talking Organic Search Engine Optimisation. This is a long-term strategy to increase Google’s ranking of your website (and reach more potential website visitors). The time to start is now! But where do you start?

  1. Get your data

First of all, make sure your website has Google Analytics to track how people come to your website and what pages they visit on your site. Having the data gives you the power to learn more about the behaviour of YOUR target market.

  1. Learn what your customers are actually searching for

You can’t optimise your website without knowing what your customers are searching for. This is as simple as it sounds. Make a list of words and phrases people might search for when they look for your business online. You can do this by digging into your Google Analytics or doing some research with Google auto-complete or ‘related searches’. These search terms will become your keywords, and a handful or so is enough to begin with.

  1. Organically optimising for keywords.

Now, let’s optimise your website by using those keywords in content on your site. Quick tip: it is not just using the keywords on your site but also the placement of those keywords. Google takes hints about the page’s topic from the top of a webpage, so try getting your keyword in the first 25 words. But don’t get spammy! Remember to speak like a human being and not some robot!

  1. Don’t ‘set and forget’.

There is a ‘set and forget’ mentality when it comes to websites which doesn’t do anyone any good. Help Google see you as an authority by talking in-depth about what you do, why you do it, who you do it for and importantly giving insider insights to your industry. How do you do this? Create and post more content! Time to start that blog. Google is trying to help searchers get the information they need – so be helpful, discuss problems, answer questions.  The more people click on your helpful content, the higher you will rank on a Google search results page (winning!).

The best thing about organic SEO is that it’s free if you want to give it a crack yourself. The more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it. So, go on, give it a go! And stay tuned to learn more about how organic SEO compares to a paid SEO strategy.

Byron Bay Accomodation

Byron Bay Accomodation

Rebrand Marketing Campaign

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the brief

Byron's largest Accommodation Specialists, Byron Bay Accommodation and leading independent property management and sales firm, Byron Coastal Real Estate recently rebranded and needed assistance with rolling it out across all of their collateral and brand channels.

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graphic design byron bay

our response

We evolved the brand by implementing an integrated campaign. This included designing new print media; new signage, brochures, postcards, posters, and business cards. As well as launching the new brand communications through advertising, social media, and email marketing. The rebrand was announced in local newspapers and all brand collateral was updated with the new look and feel. Everything was in-line with the new brand guidelines, ensuring brand consistency across all platforms now, and moving forward.

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the fruits

The result is a business that now engages in consistent messaging aligned to their new brand. This ensures the clients audience understands the brand's offering and position in the market, which is invaluable for any business. It was fantastic to work with the team at Byron Bay Accommodation and Byron Coastal Real Estate and we are very proud of the work that has resulted from our collaboration.

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Avilla Farm: Shopify Website Development

Avilla Farm: Macadamia Skin Care

New Website Design & Build

web design byron bay

the brief

An Alstonville based Macadamia farm found an opportunity with a side hustle – to use macadamia oil for skin and hair care products. Ann Leslie (the brains behind this genius idea) engaged us to help her make the switch from her WordPress Woo-Commerce site to an e-commerce website with Shopify. At the same time, she was rebranding from PureNut to Avilla Farm and needed to ensure that the transition was smooth, for her business operations and her customers.

our response

We decided to put our digital experts on this project. Ashleigh and Felismina worked on all the technical back end things; uploading and optimising, formatting and organising. Jennica worked with the client on the visual aspect including brand image, content creation and copywriting. Uncovering the correct ‘tone of voice’ was an important aspect to this project.

Avilla Oils - web design byron bay
web design ballina

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The result was a gorgeous and functional website that the client was happy with. She can now sell her amazing products, around the world in a more streamlined and efficient way. Because Shopify helps you to organise things like shipping and international fees during the build, order fulfilment is now a breeze for Ann.

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The New Financial Year is Here!

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We’re two months into the easing of restrictions and everyone is out and about, getting back into their usual pre-COVID habits. It’s no longer feeling like such a novelty go out for a coffee with a few friends. And, the weekends are busy again. We have lots of visitors coming to enjoy the beautiful Northern Rivers. You could almost say, things feel pretty much back to normal for most of Australia.

In saying this, the situation in Victoria is a bit different. Things are certainly not back to normal with the tightening of restrictions in parts of Melbourne. These so-called 'hot zones' have reverted back to the same restrictions from the start of the pandemic in order to slow the spread of the virus. It's disheartening to hear, but we have our fingers crossed this is only a little bump in the road for affected Victorian businesses.

Considering all of this, the new financial year already here! It’s time to reflect on the financial year that was, reset focus and plan for the one ahead. This is the perfect time to adapt branding and business operations to new consumer behaviour and appeal to new markets in innovative ways.

So, let’s take a look at 4 tips for planning for the Financial Year 2020-21.

  1. What is your Point of Difference?

In order to stand out against your competitors, you first need a point of difference. Something distinct and novel that consumers recognise, remember and come to you for. Maybe this is your brand story or brand personality. Or perhaps there is something unique about your delivery of your product or service. Is your customer service different or special in some way? Whatever it is, make sure your offer to consumers includes a point of difference that entices consumers your way. And spread the word about it.

  1. Organise a Content Calendar

At the moment, your social media presence is more important than ever with consumers turning towards online communities to connect and share with others. For businesses, social media is key to building trust and transparency and for keeping your audience up to date with new information. And so, now is a great time to get your social media content organised for the next little while. Think about what messages and content you want to share, make a plan and schedule your posts into a calendar. Why? This will help keep you on track and hold you accountable to your social media marketing. Along with your social media strategy, remember to mix it up a bit with well-chosen local media outlets, like radio, community magazines etc.

  1. Set a Marketing Budget

The new financial year means it is time to think about your budget. Considering the last few months have been a bit of a roller-coaster (to say the least) for every business, your budget may very well look a bit different to last year. With everyone in re-set mode, do set aside some money to market your business – a general guideline is 5% of your turnover. It is so important right now to make sure your brand messages reach your target audience, increasing awareness and desire to purchase your service or product. And trust us, a bit of money, especially in the digital marketing space, can make a significant difference.

  1. What’s your Digital Marketing Strategy?

Your consumers are online, and the best way to reach them is to be online too (no way!). Traditional marketing and advertising in print is still great, but online marketing is so flexible and in times like this, flexibility is what you need. With no lead times or deadlines, you can change your online messaging instantly to suit any situation.

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Reduce Single Use

Waste Warriors

Reduce Single Use Campaign

Reduce Single Use Print Advertisement

the brief

Reduce Single Use was first brought to life in the Barefruit office, since then, the local Council has come on board to push the challenge of reducing single use within the Northern Rivers community. The challenge was to challenge yourself or your colleagues for the month of May to; use a reusable coffee cup, use a refillable water bottle and; use a reusable container and cutlery for your take away items. 

 

Reduce Single Use EDM

Reduce Single Use landing Page

our response

Create a campaign identity, and marketing strategy for the Reduce Single Use campaign in Northern Rivers, Ballina.

We created a logo identity for the RSU campaign, this included the design of promotional cut outs to use at Reduce Single Use events, producing campaign guidelines, which were followed across all creative projects, campaign assets, creating a website landing page and further mock-ups of a potential website, email template design and print ads.

Reduce Single Use Advertisement

the fruits

33 local businesses signed up to take on the Reduce Single Use challenge, each week a print ad was published in the local newspaper, promoting the campaign and listing businesses each week that has signed up.

"The collaboration between Barefruit Marketing, North East Waste and Ballina Shire Council for the Reduce Single Use project is a great example of community stakeholders coming together to create good things for our community. The project was really well supported with a fantastic brand, website build and marketing advice from Barefruit Marketing. Thanks team!"

Kim

Waste Warriors

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Ballina RSL Rebrand & TVC

Ballina RSL

"All In Ballina" Campaign

the brief

Who wouldn’t be thrilled to work with our home towns' most iconic and community minded establishment the Ballina RSL?

After a major Club renovation and development of their strategic plan, the RSL needed to develop a marketing plan addressing communication, branding and re-positioning with their target audience.

 

our response

After conducting qualitative and quantitative research, hitting the streets to chat face-to-face with Ballina locals and undergoing brand and industry immersion, a detailed marketing plan was developed.

The major projects prioritised were:

  • to evolve the RSL brand mark and create a sub-brand system

  • create detailed brand guidelines to ensure brand consistency across all platforms

  • create a TVC to showcase the RSL and everything it has to offer locals and visitors to the region

Ballina RSL Logo Before and After
Ballina RSL Logo Hierarchy

Logo hierarchy

Ballina RSL Logo Mockup

Logo mockup

RSL Club Life Magazine

Members 'Club Life' magazine mockup

RSL-Rewards-Mockup

RSL 'Your Rewards' promotion mockup

RSL Tone of Voice

Ballina RSL branding 'Tone of Voice'

Ballina RSL Guideline Mockup

New Branding Guidelines

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As a visitor to the RSL there really is something for everyone. Great service, location and value. Hence the brand promise of “All In”. "All In Ballina" RSL. Only the RSL can own that!

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Raine & Horne – You List We Donate Campaign

Raine & Horne Real Estate Ocean Shores & Brunswick Heads

Supporting Aussie farmers - You List, We Donate Campaign

Raine & Horne Landing Page

Raine & Horne Landing Page

the brief

Client needed to get more properties listed in 2018. The client would like to donate $1000 to the Aussie Helpers Farmer Charity for every home listed between now and the 31 st of January. The initiative hopes to help Aussie farmers in hardship with financial support. Help us, help the farmers!

Have as much presence as possible with an enticing offer over three month period to generate leads eventually resulting in listings.

our response

To keep within budget, we were to utilise client’s current media buy (local press, digital, social, EDM/database, radio) for an integrated campaign across all possible channels.

Raine & Horne DL Flyer

Raine & Horne DL Flyer

Raine & Horne Advertisement

Raine & Horne Advertisement

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Generated ‘Aussie Farmer’ campaign awareness through regular EDMs, Radio, Flyers, Website, Social, PR and Editorial.

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