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Design+Marketing, 22 years of innovation & expertise | est. 1999

creative and
digital solutions
summed up

A unique formula

At D+M, we are professional marketing strategists, creative thinkers and digital media experts who provide a unique formula for our clients; original creative and digital strategies informed by intelligent data and research plus transparent cost-effective solutions featuring no account service fees thereby achieving time and cost efficiencies to provide a positive return on investment.

We focus on establishing successful long-term partnerships and we’re proud to consistently deliver unique full-service creative and marketing innovation for our clients.

the advantage



For over 22 years D+M has specialised in designing inspiring digital and creative strategies based upon meaningful data, research and industry knowledge - we dig deeper and deliver advantageous marketing solutions.



We understand the dynamic ever evolving intricacies of digital media utilising cutting-edge technology to create integrated strategies incorporating the right advertising channels to achieve client goals.



Whether it’s brand identity or advertising promotions, our creative specialists design experiences that communicate a specific message developed to drive emotion and action within the target audience.



Bringing brands to life on the right social media channels with eye-catching engaging content designed for the target audience that drives both motivated audience action and strong ROI is just one of our specialties.



Our Content Crafters help brands find their voice, communicate each important message, and strategise how to get that voice in front of a relevant targeted audience who will respond and act.

positively led

Julie Furlong

Founder & Managing Director

Founding a successful, long-standing marketing agency is no mean feat. Julie Furlong created D+M Pty Ltd twenty-one years ago, and today she remains at the helm, as Managing Director.

Julie has evolved the company into a results-focused, independent, Sydney creative agency that has seamlessly partnered with multi-national organisations and bespoke businesses. During this time, D+M has delivered over 21,000 diverse creative concepts and campaign strategies, merging the offline and online - to leverage touchpoints that matter. Julie has an excellent reputation in providing cost-effective marketing solutions along with her innovative team of dedicated creative and digital professionals.

Looking after people, authenticity and building relationships has been the key to Julie and D+M’s success, including strong associations with multi-national corporations such as Lendlease, Mirvac, Vivacity, Arkadia, JLL and Stockland. As a creative outlet, Julie shares uplifting and motivational articles at Julie Furlong Notes.

Connect with Julie on LinkedIn

Frances Balana

Creative Director

D+M’s Creative Director, Frances Balana has a wealth of creative and digital experience developing high-performing integrated marketing campaign concepts, strategies and executions across the offline and online environments.

Deep diving to understand the market, relevant competitors and the latest trends, Fran is a true professional at creative brand development and insight led communications. She is earnestly known to not only be focused on achieving the best brand experience, but also a profitable result for D+M’s clients - every time. As the agency’s creative head, Fran leads D+M’s beliefs, culture & vision; motivating and ensuring the agency’s creatives deliver every campaign to the best possible standard – to plan, on time and within budget.

With over 10 years creative agency experience, Fran has worked with national and global brands including Carlton & United Breweries, Kellogg’s, Sara Lee, The Coca-Cola Company, Stockland, Lendlease, Mirvac, CBRE, JLL, PIA, Fraser’s Property, Greenland Australia, Qantas and Sekisui House.

Connect with Frances on LinkedIn

Responsible humans

For everyone at D+M, giving back to the community and looking after the environment responsibly are equally important. We actively support a number of charitable organisations and foundations we have mentioned below.


We are passionate supporters of the Balmoral Swim, who have been raising funds for cancer-related charities since 1990, and specifically for the Children’s Cancer Institute since 2006 – a cause very close to our hearts.


We are also proud to support each of the following charities: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Share the Dignity, Animals Australia, Feed the Farms, The Jane Goodall Institute Australia and Dress for Success.

  • – Marketing Director, Greenland Australia

    "We have found that Julie, Fran and the team at D+M provide just the right mix of expertise, creativity 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. Projects are always approached with enthusiasm and a focus to deliver on-time.”

    – Marketing Director, Greenland Australia
  • – Marketing & Sales Director, Vivacity

    “D+M are a highly strategic and easy to work with creative & digital agency – going above and beyond to deliver upon your marketing needs and objectives. They have successfully increased our website traffic by 10, and achieved close to 1 million impressions during our past campaign period. Following our campaign, they also provided terrific insight into who our customers are, which has helped further tailor recent campaigns, messaging & content.”

    – Marketing & Sales Director, Vivacity
  • – Toombul Marketing Manager, Toombul Shopping Centre

    “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.”

    – Toombul Marketing Manager, Toombul Shopping Centre
  • – Regional Marketing Manager, Arkadia

    “The versatile skill set of D+M goes far beyond any other creative & digital agency I have worked with. Their work is insights led and they are exceptionally strategic in their approach to any campaign big or small, which separates them from the rest. They have the ability to digest and interpret any type of brief and make suggestions based off my campaign targets which in turn solves any business challenges. Without fail they consistently deliver engaging, creative and beautiful campaigns (both digital and creative) that align with my 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.”

    – Regional Marketing Manager, Arkadia
  • – Marketing Manager, Property Investors Alliance

    “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.”

    – Marketing Manager, Property Investors Alliance
  • – Director, Stellar Market Research

    “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.”

    – Director, Stellar Market Research
  • – National Marketing Manager, Mirvac Retail

    “Julie and her team at D+M just get it...they take the time to form a close relationship with your business so they can truly understand what you are trying to achieve and then work tirelessly alongside you on developing strategies to deliver success.”

    – National Marketing Manager, Mirvac Retail
  • – Hamlet Rosemeadow Marketing Manager

    “It’s been great working with D&M – always easy, productive and successful. I’m sure there will be many more opportunities in the future!”

    – Hamlet Rosemeadow Marketing Manager

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