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A new voice? Music to our ears

Classical concerts were once seen as something you’d need to don a dinner jacket or diamonds to attend. While the experience is more relaxed these days, some people still mistakenly think it’s not meant for them.

Not for them? Not true

One of the best things about music is how instinctively we respond to it. Anyone can appreciate it – so why make it feel inaccessible?

This was the thinking behind Sydney Symphony’s desire to find a new voice. Instead of sounding highbrow, they aimed to bring out the emotional power of their music, shrug off the formality and ring true with the way artists and audiences actually speak.

Drum roll please

Music halls were silent, but it was still possible to hear Sydney Symphony online. With their original performance plans disrupted by the pandemic, the Orchestra rolled out their new look and sound just in time to promote their reworked 2020 season.

Epilogue

From black tie to smart casual, Sydney Symphony has flung off its cummerbund and settled into something more fitting of how people talk – and how its music makes people feel.

“The new tone of voice really captures the feeling for the SSO, creating a distinctive personality for the brand. XXVI not only understood the challenges we were facing but they were able to deliver to our tight turnarounds.”

Ali Primmer
Associate Director, Marketing Campaigns
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Clients

  • AAMI
  • AGL
  • AMP
  • Apia
  • Aussie Home Loans
  • Australia Post
  • AustralianSuper
  • Australian Unity
  • Australian Red Cross - Lifeblood
  • Barangaroo
  • Barker College
  • Beyond Blue
  • Bingle
  • Business Events Sydney
  • Business Australia
  • BUPA
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Carsales Group
  • CBRE
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
  • Chorus
  • Chunky Move
  • Clayton Utz
  • Coles Group
  • Costa
  • CPA Australia
  • Equifax
  • Everlight Radiology
  • Federation University
  • Foxtel
  • Frensham Schools
  • Frucor Beverages
  • Five Senses Education
  • Genesis
  • GIO
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Harrison.ai
  • Harrison Grierson
  • Hassell
  • Hello Fresh
  • hipages
  • Hoot Holidays
  • HOYTS
  • Hundredweight
  • Hyundai
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust
  • ISPT
  • JBWere
  • Jetstar
  • Kelato Animal Health
  • Kiwibank
  • Kiwiwealth
  • Koala Life
  • KPMG
  • Launch Vic
  • Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Lotterywest
  • Life Without Barriers
  • MARCS
  • MLC
  • MLC Life Insurance
  • Monash University
  • NAB
  • National Library of Australia
  • Network Ten
  • Newgate Communications
  • Nova Group
  • NRMA
  • NUFARM
  • Officeworks
  • Optus
  • Origin Energy
  • Peoplecare
  • Pepperstone
  • PEXA
  • Phillips
  • Plant & Food Research
  • PSMA
  • Public Works Advisory
  • Qantas
  • QSuper
  • RACV
  • Ray White
  • RACGP
  • Reach Out
  • Rest Super
  • Rufus & Coco
  • Sekisui House
  • Simm Design
  • Stride
  • South East Water
  • South 32
  • Studio Ongarato
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Staging Connections
  • Stockland
  • Suncorp
  • Telstra
  • Townsville Hospital Foundation
  • Transurban
  • UBank
  • UnitingCare Queensland
  • University of Leicester
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Wollongong
  • Urbis
  • Valiant Finance
  • Vanguard
  • Virgin Australia
  • VMIA
  • Vodafone
  • Westpac NZ
  • Wotherspoon

Things we do

  • Brand voice (personality) traits
  • Brand VoiceMap
  • Brand voice rules
  • Brand voice workshops
  • Brand voice guidelines
  • Brand narrative
  • Brand messaging
  • Vision statements
  • Brand strategy
  • Creative copywriting
  • Scriptwriting
  • eDM and DMs
  • Website and social media content
  • Spoken word and contact centre scripting
  • Chatbots and AI scripting
  • Branded collateral
  • Internal communications
  • White papers and annual reviews
  • Rebranding and renaming
  • Internal brand architecture naming
  • New business naming
  • Naming facilitation workshops
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Brand voice training
  • Tailored writing workshops
  • Writing exercise
  • Writing examples
  • Writing tips & tricks