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We love what we do &
who we do it with.
KISS Team

We connect our clients to their audience with simple, effective marketing.

Our clients are businesses, just like yours, trying to be heard. In a crowded market, it helps to have your marketing team in your corner. And when it comes to winning teams, we not only have the star quarterback, the cheer squad AND the winning game plan, we’ve also clocked the mileage to get you where you need to be.

Our ideas aren’t cookie-cutter versions of each other. Rather, every solution is tailored to match your needs.

As you’ve probably guessed, we aren’t your typical marketing agency.

Darnelle O’Brien
Director

We’re a team of straight talking, passionate marketers who are always happy to help.

Our Story

We are innovative thinkers, always bringing a fresh perspective.

This is an exciting time for The K.I.S.S Marketing Agency. The space in which we play, particularly the digital landscape, has experienced exceptional growth and change. And with this change we’ve emerged as leaders in our field.

Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.

After studying Business (Marketing) and Arts (Economics) and working for over 10 years on both client and agency side, I recognised business owners and marketing managers eager to market their brands were overwhelmed by so many strategy options.

I realised a genuine need for small businesses in particular to “keep it simple”. Initially setting out to help small businesses, K.I.S.S grew and began servicing the larger end of town with the same key principle. Together with our team of superstars, I still strive to help clients stand out from the crowd with simple yet effective marketing solutions.

Our Journey

2013
Kiss Marketing Journey 2013
Darnelle creates K.I.S.S, May 2013

Virtual office established above Sea Level Restaurant, Cronulla.

June
Sammy joins (Marketing Assistant)
Erin joins (Designer)
Aengus joins (Designer)

September
First K.I.S.S website and blog launches. Designed by Aengus
K.I.S.S social media launches

November
Kat joins (Account Manager)

2014
Our first K.I.S.S-MAS!

November
First K.I.S.S-MAS is held at K.I.S.S HQ
Level 1, Suite 4,
4-6 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 

2015
Learning, teaching

Darnelle launches public short courses in social media marketing, email marketing and Google to service SMBs that want to DIY

July
New lease is signed for 9/17 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW

August
Office fit-out complete

September
Brit joins (Account Manager)

November
Kayla joins (Intern)

2016
Growing and learning

April
Darnelle attends Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, California, USA

May
Second K.I.S.S website and blog launches. Designed by Erin

September
Luke joins (Art Director)

November
Grace joins (Account Co-ordinator)
K.I.S.S-MAS is held at 1908 Cronulla,
1/15 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW

2017
Expanding

March
Darnelle attends Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, California, USA

May
Sarah joins (Designer)

July
K.I.S.S HQ expands. New lease is signed for 10/17 Gerrale Street, Cronulla, NSW

September
Jamie joins (Design)

October
Office fit out for 10/17 Gerrale Street, Cronulla, NSW is complete

November
K.I.S.S-MAS is held at 1908 Cronulla, 1/15 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW

2018
Strengthening the team

March
Lorna joins (Client Relationship Manager)
Ash joins (Design)

February
Brooke joins (Intern)

May
Third K.I.S.S blog launches. Designed by Jamie
Jess joins (Account Manager)
Tara joins (Account Coordinator)
Des joins (Key Account Coordinator)

July
Jen joins (Key Account Coordinator)
Caitlyn joins (Key Account Coordinator)

November
K.I.S.S-MAS is held at Sealevel, 2 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW

2019
The bigger picture

February
Maz joins (Intern)

September
Darnelle lobbies (and meets with) Prime Minister Scott Morrison for Plastic Free Cronulla

2020
The COVID Year

March
K.I.S.S HQ closes and team works from home due to COVID-19

June
Team return from WFH
Marc joins (Paid Ads Specialist)
Hayley joins (Account Manager)

September
Brit returns from leave (Senior Account Manager)

2021
COVID 2.0

January
New meeting space opens (8/17 Gerrale Street, Cronulla)

February
Kelsey joins (Social Media Manager)

May
K.I.S.S website is refreshed (version 4.0)

June
Sydney goes back into lockdown and WFH is enforced

October
Team returns to office.

Facebook’s parent brand “Facebook” re-brands and the Metaverse is born.

2022
GROWTH + FOCUS

January
Team and clients begin Covid recovery.

February
Service focus shifts in-house design and Paid Ads offering is expanded.

August
BeReal launches.

November
K.I.S.S expands client base including a stable of global beverage brands.

2023
A DECADE IN BUSINESS

January
Myk joins (Paid Ads Specialist)

February
Brooke joins (Marketing Assistant)

May
K.I.S.S turns 10.

August
Team celebrates decade of K.I.S.S in Bali.

December
Gabbie joins (Marketing Assistant)

Our People

We’re easy and fun people to work with. We communicate in a way that is accurate and timely, honest and friendly, and we always take ownership of what we do.

Who we work with

We genuinely partner with our clients: we become your outsourced marketing department, part of your team, completely committed to your success.

Contact us today

Get in touch to start your next marketing project.

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