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Round Square Marketing is Toowoomba and Southern Queensland’s most dynamic, full service marketing consultancy. With us you get the experience and expertise of a large corporate agency, but none of the conventional thinking.

As a boutique agency we’re sized just right to give you personalised attention and specialised advice. And, with our enviable professional network we have the resources and partnerships in place to support large campaigns.

Our team brings over a decade of executive level marketing experience across a variety of industries, including government, not-for-profits, and commercial.

We know business.

We know you want hard work, fresh perspectives and remarkable results. That’s what we do here. No gimmicks, no jargon – you don’t have time for that and neither do we. We’re more interested in taking the time to understand your business in detail so we can get you the results you really want. We’re no-nonsense that way.

Since 2013 Round Square Marketing has been enthusiastically building a name for ourselves as delivering creative marketing solutions in Toowoomba.

Want proof? We’re responsible for It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon, now Australia’s largest daytime fundraising initiative, which raised $1.2 million in 2014. And over the past two years Round Square Marketing has been instrumental in assisting to increase community engagement for the FKG Tour of Toowoomba – Queensland’s only National Road Series event.

Whether it’s event management, community engagement, brand development or creating an eye-popping marketing campaign, we mix tried and tested methods with new ideas for the best outcome. And most importantly, we love connecting people. Creating partnerships is the key to any campaign success, and we’re experts at identifying and creating opportunities and outcomes for our clients.

Need strategic advice from a local Toowoomba business that knows the area, the people and issues relevant to you? Chat to us at Round Square Marketing. We’ll have the right shaped solution for your business. 

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LAUREN HOPE
Director

LAUREN HOPE BIOGRAPHY

Outgoing, fiercely determined, compassionate and full of drive – they’re just some of the ways to describe Round Square Marketing director Lauren Hope.

A young mum blessed with a deep love for her family and an equally deep passion for the exciting world of marketing, Lauren continues to take Round Square Marketing from strength to strength.

“I established the business because I saw a hole in the market for common sense, practical and flexible marketing solutions in the Toowoomba region,” she said.

“I knew I had the ideas and the philosophies to make a difference for local businesses. Sometimes they just need a helping hand to navigate the confusing minefield that marketing can be…….and we’ve been able to provide that.”

It’s this strategic insight and friendly approach from Lauren that has established itself as the hallmark of Round Square Marketing.

Lauren offers more than a decade of marketing and corporate communication experience, across a variety of sectors, including from within the competitive and fast-paced civil construction industry as the previous Marketing Manager for the FK Gardner Group.

“I decided it was time to swap my steel-capped boots and fluro vest for a more comfortable wardrobe,” she laughs. “But the skills and experience I’ve received through my construction roles have been invaluable. It allowed me to quickly identify challenges and develop solutions – that way, everyone wins.”

Lauren’s experienced at leading teams and is an expert at developing the internal and external stakeholder relationships needed to drive successful engagement across businesses, with communities and at all levels of government.

“You need to listen. You need to understand every aspect of a client’s situation and then allay their concerns by discussing the outcomes they want to achieve and offering solutions,” Lauren said.

“Once you’ve established a common direction, then the pieces fall into place and you can map a blueprint for success.”

In 2013, Lauren was a finalist in the Australian Institute of Management’s Young Manager of the Year Awards, and a finalist in the 2011 Fairfax Employment Marketing Awards.

“It’s nice to be acknowledged in the industry I love, because it helps fuel that enthusiasm and excitement I have for marketing,” she said. “But, most importantly, it shows that the ideas I have and the decisions I make in my business are seen as being innovative and contemporary. It’s great to be recognised by your peers.”

With keen business acumen, Lauren has the ability to flexibly respond in a constantly changing environment.

And, as the face of Round Square Marketing, she’s quickly established herself as one of the region’s leading creative marketers and event managers.

“I love diving in to complex projects and working in partnership with our clients – together we can create solutions and outcomes that really work.”

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Cheryse
CHERYSE BLIESNER
Marketing and Business Development Manager

CHERYSE BLIESNER BIOGRAPHY

As the Marketing and Business Development Manager, Cheryse is a valuable asset to both Round Square Marketing and your business. 

“With 8 years of experience working in operations and logistics for a local family business, I have a strong eye for creativity and brand awareness, and will implement innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of your business”. Cheryse said.

Cheryse has a wealth of knowledge in the Toowoomba and South Burnett regions, and has spent her years employed in Tourism building strong professional and personal networks. When Cheryse is not working, she is exploring our backyard in the Darling Downs regions, and would be more than happy to provide you with excellent suggestions on where to go and what to do if you have a spare weekend.

Cheryse is caring, reliable, attentive and resourceful. Being a highly motivated person, she is eager to establish an ongoing relationship with your business, and showcase what your business has to offer.   

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Annie
ANNIE GLOVER
Marketing Strategist

ANNIE GLOVER BIOGRAPHY

As the team’s Marketing Strategist, Annie Glover brings more than five years’ experience to this pivotal role.

With a strong background in service marketing and event management, Annie has worked with a variety of clients from real estate to hairdressers. She understands the complexities of business as an entrepreneur herself and the integral role marketing and public relations plays in attracting and retaining consumers.

"Marketing to me is a perfect ying and yang mix, combining my passion for strategy and organisation with the ability to pitch and execute creative concepts to drive cut through for clients” Annie said.

Annie joined the Round Square Marketing team after most recently working with one of Toowoomba’s most renowned real estate agencies – Colliers International. Where she lead the multiple marketing functions of the fast paced agency.

Launching her own event styling business in 2015, Annie’s desire to concentrate her skill set in the events industry lead her to join Round Square Marketing hitting the ground running assisting in the 2016 It’s a Bloke Thing Luncheon and the inaugural Downlands College Wake up with the Wallabies Breakfast.

 

With an intricate eye for detail, a passion for business and unwavering drive for her clients, Annie revels in brainstorming, fine tuning, executing and evaluating our clients strategies.

 

“I am always looking to document new strategies and ways of doing things for our clients, ensuring they are innovating and competitive within their market space. A big concentration of which is social media and digital technologies of which my knowledge is constantly evolving and the results for our clients speak for themselves” Annie said.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jayden Leask
JAYDEN LEASK
Graphic and Digital Designer

JAYDEN LEASK BIOGRAPHY

As Round Square Marketing’s newest team member, Jayden has recently completed a Diploma in Graphic Design, bringing her into this exciting and diverse role.

Having freelanced for small business' before joining the team, she has more than a year's experience in the industry. She brings fresh ideas to the team and is constantly working with our clients to make sure their business is represented in the best possible way.   

Jayden is reliable, efficient, creative and highly motivated.  She specialises in marketing materials for businesses and offers unique and creative solutions for your company to stand out from the crowd. She also has a particular interest in social media and website development.  

 

 

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JESSICA HARVEY
Graphic and Digital Designer

JESSICA HARVEY BIOGRAPHY

Having recently graduated as a Graphic Designer, Jessica Harvey is an exciting new addition to the Round Square Marketing Team.  

 Jessica joined the Round Square Marketing team after most recently working with some of Toowoomba’s most popular clothing boutiques, where she designed and maintained all online and social media platforms and built websites along with an online presence for small businesses. 

 Jessica specializes in logo design and she offers unique, creative and innovative solutions for your organisation. Her designs have thought behind them and her simple styling ensures that a brand has consistency, longevity and will last the distance. Jessica is here to help your organisation bridge the gap between business direction and creative expression. 

“I have a natural flair for all things creative and am always up-to-date with current trends, styles and technological innovation. I love it and immerse myself in it! “ Jessica said.

 

 

 

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Customer Testimonials

Add your voice to the growing chatter about Round Square Marketing.

"Lauren has worked with us in her capacity as event manager and planner. During this time, i have been impressed with her drive to grow her business, striving towards developing networks and impeccable customer service which has seen her steadily expand her customer base in a short few years. Lauren holds a strong passion for, and is very loyal to the Toowoomba and Darling Downs community, being involved with events and marketing for both not for profit events and businesses. She is interested in increasing community awareness, not only through her marketing but also in education in events, for example the 'It's a Bloke Thing" charity event and men's health education programs. It has been pleasure to work with Lauren Hope and Wagners look forward to working with her in the future. "
John Wagner / Wagners, Chairman
"Lauren played an important role in my recent and very successful election campaign. She bought her skills in promotion to my campaign plus her ability to manage what was a hectic and changing environment. She made a tremendous contribution to my successful campaign. "
Paul Antonio / Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council
"I've worked closely with the team at Round Square Marketing for the FKG Tour of Toowoomba and New Hope Group Day in the Park community event. As a committee member for this event it’s been pleasure working with Round Square Marketing as they have handled pretty much all of the detail. They've worked with the Toowoomba Regional Council for permits, organised vendors, insurance, staging, entertainment and the list goes on. Basically, this event would not have gone ahead without their hard work. If you are planning on holding an event in this region then I would recommend Round Square Marketing – they will do all of the hard work and make sure your event is a success."
Ali Davenport / Southern Cross Austereo, General Manager
"She is a responsible, enthusiastic and creative individual with an excellent knowledge of the marketing function and an ability to confidently filter strategic direction through to a practical application. "
Gary Gardner / FK Gardner & Sons, Chairman
"Lauren has been involved in many and varied for profit and not for profit events throughout the region over an extended period of time and has an excellent reputation for innovative and cost-effective marketing strategies, on time and on budget event management and effective and targeted event management. Lauren is known for her attention to detail, and the absolute excellence to everything she does. These attributes are the reason why she is highly sought after for event and marketing management. "
Shane Charles / Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise
"Round Square Marketing are as professional as they come. Lauren has been invaluable to TSBE and a number of our stakeholders, assisting to deliver a variety of projects from events to copy writing, all within tight timeframes and budgets. The quality of the work Lauren and her team do is a testament to their energy and enthusiasm for their clients. Keep up the good work! "
Stacey Kent / Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, Executive Officer
"Thank you RSM for your incredible energy and conviction as you created this event (The Lad’s Lunch for Unleash the Beast), especially as you were given the briefest of briefs. The greatest attribute is interpreting the needs of the client (me!) and deliver an event to those attending. As I continue to gather feedback, the consensus is the event was incredibly well run; the setting was on-point; the program was entirely appropriate; the food & beverages were wonderful; and the entire team representing RSM were delightful. Can’t imagine creating such a fabulous event without you! Thank you."
Emma Mactaggart / Unleash The Beast
"Lauren is an outstanding event manager and has both the capacity to conceptualise."
John Osborne / Tour of Toowoomba, Event Director
"The team at Round Square Marketing get the job done and are a pleasure to deal with. The level of professionalism displayed by Lauren and her team is to be commanded."
Andrew Allpass / Toowoomba Regional Council, Sports and Tourism Officer
"On behalf of Risen Energy, I would like to thank you and Round Square Marketing for organising the ground breaking ceremony for the Yarranlea Solar Farm. With 2 ½ weeks notice , you were able to arrange and deliver a totally professional event. Round Square Marketing organised all the necessary infrastructure (marquee, stage, sound, signage), event styling, catering, photography and videography. We appreciated the gold plated shovel that you supplied for the symbolic ground breaking. Your scheduling and co-ordination resulted in the event running flawlessly. The quick delivery and the quality of the video provide us with a permanent record of this significant occasion. Risen Energy highly commends you and Round Square Marketing for delivering our event in a very tight time frame. We will be recommending Round Square Marketing to anyone, or organisation who wishes to arrange a memorable occasion."
John Zhong / Risen Energy
"Round Square Marketing are an exceptional company to work with. Lauren and her team coordinated our Ag in the Asian Century Conference Exhibition and went over and beyond the call of duty to make sure all our exhibitors were well looked after and that everything in the exhibitor hall ran according to plan. Their energy and enthusiasm for the work certainly helped take a load off the mind of the TSBE organisers who could focus on what they do best, pulling together a highly successful National Conference with hundreds of delegates. We certainly had a great experience overall with Round Square and look forward to working with Lauren and her team on future events."
Kate Reardon / Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise, Projects Officer – Agribusiness & Export
"I had been procrastinating about creating a website presence for my company but as my business grew I knew I had to do something. I bit the bullet and contacted Round Square Marketing who, from day one, were able to take charge of the project from start to finish with content writing, imagery, website design, graphic design and development. I also had them create a company brochure which I could send to potential clients in the tendering process. I was impressed by the process and structure they employed to unearth the vision I had for my growing business. They really hit the nail on the head, from creativity to ensuring we had the best tools for a competitive market. They worked with me to ensure the finished product was not only to my satisfaction but also reflected my vision for Mason Plumbing Group. I have no hesitation in recommending Round Square Marketing for their services, they have done a fantastic job!"
Andrew Mason / Mason Plumbing Group Pty Ltd, Managing Director
"While our brand was strong within the Toowoomba region, I felt a stronger online presence was needed to showcase our works. We started with a self-managed Facebook page but didn’t have the know-how to go to the next step with a website. I came across Round Square Marketing and after an initial consultation things got moving and within weeks I had a draft website to review showcasing a modern looking and usable website highlighting our work – exactly what I needed! Thanks for your help and getting everything moving in the right direction!"
Daniel Priest / Simplicity Painting, Owner
"Lauren and the team at Round Square understood our business needs and were instrumental in driving the success of the pre-launch and launch activity by managing the media strategy & media buy, local activation initiatives, event management for three significant events, graphic design, print management, supplier engagement and third party management including council liaison. The team at Round Square worked to very tight deadlines and were adaptable to our ever changing needs and business requirements."
Megan Pollock / CUA - Marketing Lead
"I’ve come to learn that there’s not much the team at RSM can’t handle. TSBE recently took 70 people to New Zealand on a 5-day business itinerary to network and investigate opportunities in the NZ market. It was a significant project with a number of moving parts and plenty of customisation opportunities for our guests. To ensure that we could focus on the aspects of the trip that were most important for our members, and the development outcomes we wanted for our region, we engaged RSM who assisted with the significant travel and logistics coordination required for such a venture to succeed. They did not disappoint. Cheryse was both the perfect travel liaison for our delegates and logistics expert we needed to ensure the trip ran like a well-oiled machine. She consistently went above and beyond throughout her time on the project to ensure every ‘i’ was dotted and ‘t’ crossed. Cheryse kept us informed and comfortable with how our vision was being executed at every stage of the project. The positive feedback from our delegates following the delegation has spoken volumes of the quality event support we received from RSM. "
Stacey Burrell / Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, COO
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