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About Therese Tarlinton

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Therese Tarlinton


Small Brands have, what Big Brands Need. I know what both sides have to offer, and to gain from partnerships.

Therese Tarlinton


Therese is a passionate speaker, best selling author, business and incubator advisor and a marketing leader in the partnerships and collaboration space.  With a career spanning over twenty years, Therese has started and grown her own businesses and led marketing teams for billion-dollar companies.

With an intense interest in manufacturing, Therese worked for giants like Minolta and Phillips before starting her own company in her twenties.  She gained the licenses to produce baby products for Jeep, Sesame Street and United Colors of Benetton which took her from her spare bedroom to contracts with three factories and offices in five countries.  She harnessed the power of partnerships to reach this scale.

After selling that company, Therese started working with big brands creating marketing plans that included partnerships and collaborations.  From ecommerce to property, she has negotiated and delivered deals for many brands that has seen them create cobranded products, events, content and appear in magazines to TV shows like The Block and Selling Houses Australia.



After publishing her first book SWAP! Marketing without Money, and becoming an Amazon Best Selling author and reaching Booktopia’s Top 10, Therese has appeared on podcasts around the world, and has articles published in Kochie’s Business Builders and Smart Company.  Her energy is highest when she is on stage, and she was the keynote speaker for Small Business Month alongside Google. 


She knows what both sides have to offer and to gain by working together.  Therese believes “Small Brands have what big Brands need” and her mission is to see businesses become stronger together by creating something amazing their mutual customer will love.

The Book showcase

New Release

Marketing without Money
By Therese Tarlinton

Building collaborative relationships with other brands is one of the most powerful things you can do to reach your ideal audience, build your credibility, and increase your profitability.  Many businesses believe they don’t have much to offer, or are too small, but this isn’t true.


Therese has been doing brand collaborations and partnerships as a small business owner herself and as a corporate marketer in billion-dollar companies.  She knows what both sides have to offer and to gain by working together.


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With over 20 years in corporate marketing, branding, manufacturing, and distribution, working with top brands like Jeep, United Colors of Benetton, Sesame Street and The Block, it's fair to say Therese Tarlinton knows a thing or two about marketing. She knows from experience that the most effective marketing strategies involve finding the right partnerships and collaborations to leverage your growing brand. 


In her book, SWAP! Marketing without Money, Therese shares her step-by-step process so you can find the right companies to form partnerships with, and work with them to create a great outcome for both businesses and customers. With her knowledge and expertise, you too can take your business from good to great, working with some of the most well-known brands, to create products and services that can take your 15 seconds of fame, and turn it into years of profitability.


Therese Tarlinton will be launching her inspiring book at the Authors Book Launch and Expo 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Come along and join the celebration of this launch and get your signed copy of her book.  Therese will be available to sign your purchased copy of her book.


Authors Book Launch and Expo 2022

7 - 8 October 2022

Crown Conferences Melbourne

8 Whiteman St, Melbourne

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I am looking forward to meeting you at the Authors Book Launch and Expo to share with you my story and showcase my book to you. 

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