creative and digital
With an exceptional 24-year reputation of excellence and integrity, D+M is a trusted boutique agency delivering innovative marketing and design solutions. We specialise in digital strategy, innovative design, creative thinking and activation, efficiently delivering to the retail, corporate, community, retirement, and commercial property sector.
At D+M, we believe in a collaborative, bespoke approach, where we explore and craft campaigns to drive growth for our long-term partners, to consistently meet objectives and deliver a strong return on investment. Our team of experienced creative professionals are 'always ready' to leverage cutting-edge AI technologies to amplify brands for impactful results.
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Experience the personal touch, whether you seek digital strategy expertise or creative design solutions, connect with our Director, Julie Furlong, and discuss how D+M can elevate your brand or next campaign.
Marketing plans, creative thinking, marketing & design outsourcing solutions
Web Design & Development
Design, website care, SEO Optimisation & Google AdWords (SEM), wireframes, UI & UX
Art direction and bespoke creative
CTA, activations, promotions, experiences - project management & implementation
Digital Design & Digital Strategy
Digital advertising, social & affiliate marketing with Web3
Brand journeys, positioning, tool kits, style guide & development
Platforms, frameworks, affiliates, influencers & reporting
Copywriting, bespoke messaging & editing
Co-ordination & placement
Frameworks for seamless implementation
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
- Bespoke Marketing Strategy
- Brand Specialist
- Digital Strategy
- Creative Thinker
- Marketing Campaigns
- Omnichannel Marketing
- Innovative Designer
- Content Strategy
With an extensive 33 years of experience delivering strategic marketing strategy within parameters that are achievable and realistic in the ever-evolving marketing landscape, Julie has proven to be a visionary leader for the D+M team. Her positive, growth mindset has led to remarkable success and numerous partnerships with multinational companies, resulting in the delivery of over 26,000 powerful brands, strategies, concepts, campaigns and projects during her impressive career. She has an exceptional reputation as a creative thinker having worked extensively within the property, retail, tourism and advertising industries.
Her forward-thinking, strategic approach and creative thinking ability have played a vital role in shaping the success of the agency. Julie possesses a deep understanding of digital strategy, content strategy, AI technology and omnichannel marketing. Coupled with the ability to think objectively outside the box, she ensures that her partners receive tailored and impactful marketing solutions, delivering every project to the best standard, on time and on budget. Furthermore, Julie’s expertise and approach have consistently optimised marketing budgets, ultimately contributing to the ROI with long-term partners including Lendlease, GenesisCare, MIRVAC, Vivacity, Arkadia, JLL, Colliers, CBRE, PIA, Fraser’s Property, Vivacity Property, Qantas, Woolworths and Stockland.
- Art Direction
- Brand Creation
- Innovative Design
- Marketing Campaigns
- Digital & Web Design
- Omnichannel Marketing
- Social Media Services
Frances is an innovative and driven creative specialist, with over 15 years of professional experience and a wealth of knowledge, working across well-established creative agencies for a variety of multinational brands such as Carlton United Breweries, Kelloggs, Coca-Cola Amatil and P&G in addition to D+M’s client base. As a strategic Creative Director, she specialises in brand & concept development, integrated campaigns with holistic activation, web design & development and effective omnichannel marketing along with AI driven creative platforms to deliver focused, successful results, on deadline, to the highest possible standard. A true professional, leading the D+M creative team, Fran has a proven track record of consistently delivering with a personal touch and approachable personality.
Her wealth of experience has provided her with an extensive network of industry contacts, granting her access to the latest trends and technologies that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. She thrives on embracing challenges and staying ahead of the curve, continually seeking opportunities to learn and grow. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Frances is also an advocate for giving back to the community as she actively participates in mentorship programs and charitable initiatives.
At D+M we believe in more than just the bottom line. With 24 years of experience in the industry, we've learned that true success is not only measured in profits but also in the positive impact we can make. We are committed to giving back to our community and nurturing the environment we all share.
Our dedication to responsible business practices extends to our support for charitable organisations. From our close-knit local neighbour, the Neutral Bay Community Centre, to our heartfelt partnership with NAPA, a global organization providing innovative therapy services to children with neurological and developmental needs, we strive to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
We are passionate supporters of the Balmoral Swim, an initiative that has been raising vital funds for cancer-related charities since 1990. In particular, we proudly support the Children's Cancer Institute, a cause that holds a special place in our hearts.
At our core, we are not just business professionals; we are responsible humans dedicated to creating a positive impact, fostering a sense of community, and leaving a lasting legacy of giving back.
"We have found that Julie and Fran provide just the right mix of expertise, creative thinking and customer service to meet our requirements. Having worked on a number of retail projects with them, they have listened carefully every time to the brief and come up with a solution. Creative design projects are always approached with enthusiasm and a focus to deliver on-time."
"D+M are an easy-to-work-with creative agency - going above and beyond to deliver upon your marketing strategy and frameworks. They have successfully increased our website traffic significantly, and achieved close to 1 million impressions during our past campaign period. Following our marketing campaign, they also provided terrific insight into who our customers are, which has helped further tailor recent marketing campaigns, messaging & content."
“I'd like to sincerely thank you, Fran and Julie for all of your support over the years, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you (and seeing your creative vision come to life for Toombul!) and I'll particularly miss your positivity and happy nature Jo! We appreciate everything you've done for the centre and I'm sure (we) will remain in touch for future campaigns and concepts. Hopefully, I get the chance to work again with you all in the future.”
“The versatile skill set at D+M goes far beyond any other creative & digital agency I have worked with.Their exceptionally good at a strategic approach to any campaign big or small, which separates them from other agencies. They have the ability to digest and interpret any type of brief and make relevant recommendations that make sense. Without fail they consistently deliver engaging, creative and beautiful campaigns (on and off line) that align the branding, within deadline. All the while providing exceptional client service that always leaves me feeling positive, happy and excited after each interaction with any member of the team.”
“You've been an instrumental part of Team PIA over the past couple of years. Assisting us in creating and building our departmental brands, launching new businesses, creating project branding and everything in between. I thank you for your contribution to the growing success of our brand - it takes a village, and you were a valued villager in this process.”
“We recently commissioned Design Marketing to help us with a re-design of our website. The team came up with a number of thoughtful, attractive and functional options that encapsulated the essence of our business and what we wanted to communicate to clients and the broader market.”
"Julie and her design studio Sydney team just get it... they take the time to form a close relationship with your business so they can truly understand your objectives and work tirelessly alongside you on developing marketing strategies to deliver success."
It's been great working with the boutique agency D&M - always easy, productive and with a successful result. I'm sure there will be many more opportunities in the future!"