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Rebrand Marketing Campaign
Rebrand Marketing Campaign
Over the past few years Barefruit has been implementing strategies and practices to lower our environmental impact, including banning all single use plastics in the office. A litter free and sustainable future is one of Barefruits main goals for the future and we love encouraging other local businesses to participate also. So, as it’s Keep Australia Beautiful week, we thought it was only fitting to share our top 5 tips to keeping our local community beautiful!
Reduce Single Use – An initiative produced through the collaboration between Barefruit Marketing and the Ballina Shire Councils ‘Waste Warriors’. Established to encourage other businesses in the local area to be more accountable. Including no single use plastics, eco-friendly office practices such as double-sided printing and using online filing systems, reusable crockery provided for staff lunches and the use of keep cups on coffee runs!
Take three for the sea – Residing in the coastal town of Ballina we all know the impact that microplastics and litter are having on our beautiful waterways. On our morning walks or afternoon runs we all consciously make an effort to clean the areas we are in and encourage others to do so too!
Shop local – Farmers markets, wholefood shops and road side stalls all offer great produce and supplies that don’t come over packaged. From fruit, veg and meat to natural products or loose-leaf teas. It’s a great way to support your local economy also.
Here at Barefruit, we love fresh fruit 🍊🍌🍎 Not just the type you get from the local grocer but also new additions to our team!
Our management team put their noggins together and defined what makes a stand-out Barefruit employee? The ability to determine effective strategies, to see the bigger picture and to know that no 'one size fits all' in the world of marketing. With this in mind, Barefruit recently recruited two new team members - a new Digital Account Director, Felismina Jom, and Agency Manager, Cat Smith. Felismina is a creative thinker, a mother of two, and a kind and happy soul. While Cat is a fun-loving Jill of all trades whose creativity and caring nature flows into her work seamlessly; and, of course, they’re both a bit fruity!
Originating from New Zealand Cat has also previously worked for companies such as Vodafone, KPMG and Westpac. On relocating to Sydney Australia in 2012, Cat worked at RedBalloon and Macquarie Bank, before moving to Lennox Head in 2016. Cat is an experienced Office Manager and Executive Assistant, generally working in HR or Learning and Development teams.
Cat, while formally appointed the Agency Manager at Barefruit, also looks after everything from finance and Human Resources (HR) to cleaning the fish tank that is home to our resident fish named ‘Chips’! By far the most important part of Cat’s role, besides Chips, is the wellbeing of the Barefruit team. She has a passion for creating a great employee experience and work culture for the team. This enthusiasm stems from her time at RedBalloon as their Employee Experience Coordinator. Cat also holds a diploma in Event Management and Interior Design and has her own creative hobby business – making custom macramé wall hangings and hosting workshops in her spare time. You can find her work on Instagram and Facebook by searching for The Knot Smith.
Felisminas creative nature had her dreaming of a career as a tap dancer! But instead, she opted for University and graduated with a Business Degree. Just like her tap-dancing days, she moved quickly and tapped into her skills to begin her career as a Change Management Consultant working on training and communication for large scale IT projects. This role set Felismina up as a sort of "middle-woman" for the technical/digital world.
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Always being one to jump at opportunities that come her way, Felismina and her husband left corporate jobs to start their very own digital agency in 2000 - back when the world was only in Web 1.0! Witnessing the World Wide Web evolve and how it has affected businesses, of all scales, Felismina has supported many small to medium-sized businesses enabling them to thrive through digital solutions. While the agency continues to operate in Sydney, Felismina, her husband and two sons Mani and Max made the leap North to the beautiful town of Lennox Head. Felismina utilised her experience and expertise to support small business owners through government programs where she aided them in implementing their very own digital strategies. In pivoting back to agency work at Barefruit Marketing, Felismina remains passionate about helping clients to navigate the increasingly complex digital world to meet real business objectives. Bringing her renewed energy to implement digital solutions at Barefruit - the team can't wait to see what she achieves.
Cat and Felismina have joined the team at an exciting time for Barefruit. Started by Claire and Evan Harding after a collective 30-year career in UK agencies, the agency is celebrating its seventh year as an all-service agency; marking the occasion with a branding refresh and awareness campaigns that encompass the Barefruit ethos. With an increasing demand for marketing locally and nationally, the Barefruit Marketing team are excited about what's in store. This regional agency provides expertise right across the marketing mix – from strategy and planning to advertising, design, PR, events, website design and Felismina's speciality, digital marketing.
As the agency expands we are always on the lookout for talented and creative individuals who share the Barefruit Marketing Ethos. Get in touch with the team and say hey!
This is a question the team at Barefruit get asked a lot, so we thought we would share a couple of industry tips with you.
First of all – stop thinking about marketing. Start thinking about real conversations and genuine recommendations.
1. Ask your loyal customers if they have ever recommended your business. If they have, thank them and ask why they recommended you? Keep a record of this!
2. See if there is a recurring recommendation e.g. great service, friendly team, value, best coffee ever. This is will be part of your marketing message.
3. Now where do your potential customers hang out? Social media? Community centres? Do they read the paper? Once you know this, this is where you can start to spread your message.
In a nutshell, find out why your customers love you and tell others about it.
Who doesn’t love a recommendation? We hope this information helps you grow yours.
Your Barefruit Team
It’s the award that all Lennox Head business owners would love to win, but only one can take it home.
The winner of Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce Awards ‘Business of the Year’ was announced last night at Club Lennox and we couldn’t be prouder!
We took home the award for Business of the Year, as well as the award for the Professional Services category.
"We are so honoured to win an award so close to our hearts and home, especially being up against so many other wonderful contenders, many of which we know - it must have been a tough one for the judges,” Chief Juicer Claire Harding says.
“We proudly live and raise our family in the beautiful town of Lennox, and, chose to start our business here," she says.
Employing a team of specialists to suit our clients. With three account managers that support us and act as our clients’ day to day point of contact, as well as graphic designers, web designers, photographers and key industry partners.
We are greatly involved within the local community. Supporting and working with local businesses including Beef+Beach Lennox Head who also took home the award for the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ last night.
“We are very proud to be Lennox residents, business owners and a part of the local community. Barefruit was established with one thing in mind – We want to do what we love, for people and brands that interest and inspire us. We want to be part of their business and help them grow,” Claire Harding says.
Winning an award isn’t something new for us - in 2015 we won, ‘Best Home-Based/Online Business’ at the Ballina Chamber of Commerce Awards, ‘Excellence in Small Business' at the Northern Rivers Business Awards and were also ‘State Finalists’ in the NSW Business Awards in Sydney.
We're really proud to have won best home-based and online business award, at this year's 2015 Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Excellence Awards.
Operating for four years, Barefruit Marketing is the creation of a husband and wife team who together have over 30 years experience as marketing consultants in the communications industry.
This was a proud moment for Claire and Evan who have a great passion for every aspect of marketing, from cultivating creative concepts, planning and strategising to implementing and delivering the best possible solutions for their clients.
“It’s been a absolute honour to be presented with this award. Since making the move from the UK to the Northern Rivers we have been very lucky to be surrounded by incredibly talented and creative people in the community who have inspired and supported us. We’ve never looked back.”
In Mr Harding’s acceptance speech he thanked his wife and business partner; made very special mentions to his clients including BCMC and Horizon Motorhomes who won the Business of the Year award; the talented Barefruit team, stating that ‘we are only as good as our team’ and also acknowledged the Ballina Chamber of Commerce for the recognition of the work Barefruit Marketing does in the community.
Barefruit Marketing works independently as a marketing department or alongside an existing marketing team and offers a full marketing service including design, advertising, digital strategies, social media, promotions, websites, public relations and events.
We are extremely happy pips to be announce that we are now working with the amazing brand - Byron Bay Coffee Company.
Barefruit have been provided with the enjoyable task of helping Byron Bay Coffee Company with their Marketing Strategy and Implementation.
We look forward to sharing with you over the up and coming months some of the exciting work that we'll be creating for them.
In the meantime, how do you like your coffee?