Do you feel like you can't reach your clients and customers in the busy world we live in? Are you looking for ways to increase your profile, add value and communicate better to increase your reach, engagement and sales?
Do you have an event or conference that you want bought to life?


We can combine our marketing, communications, media, video and event services to save you valuable time and money.

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Needing ways to increase your profile and boost sales? Wanting ways to ensure your product and services are seen and heard? The key is effective two way marketing communication to connect you to your clients.


Strategic visual storytelling using the power of video to support marketing communications objectives is so powerful. Let’s tell your stories through video to add value and build more business.

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Needing entertainment like the Singing Waiters, or an MC, a speaker or team building for an event? Have an event you want bought to life? Want help aligning your marketing activities with an event?

John McKenzie from enthuse has a wide range of media and event experience and skills, and there’s good reason his business is named enthuse.

John is passionate and very enthusiastic about delivering for his clients, whether it’s a media campaign or event and entertainment. He understands what may work and what may be effective and has the media network and contacts to get his clients heard.

John and his enthuse team deliver fantastic event services that always seems to exceed expectations. He is creative, and always looking for ways to make an impact, either as an MC, speaker and motivator or with entertainment and team building services.

Ultimately John and his company enthuse are in the business of creating memories and provide profile and engagement opportunities for his clients and he always delivers, with a good dose of enthusiasm!

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enthuse client and project work case studies

Click on an image… to view some of our work, from top secret ‘cool’ project management with iconic kiwi brand Cookie Time to event development and management for NZSKI for Coronet Peak ski areas 75th through to marketing communications, video storytelling, media management, corporate event projects and our own events… just click on ‘PORTFOLIO’ to view all..

The Team

Meet the Team

John McKenzie

chief enthusiast

A born communicator with experience in  marketing, communications, sales, events and media that includes radio and television, John’s track record speaks for itself. He has motivated, inspired and ‘enthused’ event audiences and communications and media clients throughout New Zealand and in Australia with a passionate, engaging and enthusistic approach – there’s a good reason this business is called enthuse. John’s passion is motivating others. He gets a real buzz out of seeing others enjoy and challenge themselves, reaching and exceeding expectations.


Paul Sparkes

visual enthusiast

Inspired  watching the making of Star Wars as a teenager Paul is very passionate about creating his own visual impact in the world of media. Starting as a cadet in the heady days of TVNZ’s production era he cut his teeth on iconic shows such as McPhail and Gadsby, After School, What Now and the Miss New Zealand pageants giving him invaluable insight and training in all aspects of television and video production. His skills have been further honed to exacting professional standards and recognised within the industry by numerous New Zealand television editing awards.


Aaron Keown

entertainment enthusiast

City Councillor by day actor, entertainer and all round entertainment enthusiast by night – and sometimes day too – Aaron has been acting and singing his way around New Zealand for many years. He cut his teeth running well known covers band the Fab 3 and has toured with Abba and Ladies Nights shows throughout New Zealand.

He picked up a film festival award in the US for his mockumentary POP about the control of the mind through popular culture and created children’s band the Wobbles that hit no.1 in the New Zealand charts in 2005 with a cover of Snoppy’s Christmas.


Melissa Gatonyi

events enthusiast

Mel knew from a young age she wanted to sing and perform which saw her attend the Hadley Theatre Company in Christchurch after leaving school.

It wasn’t long before she popped up on Aaron’s radar and she joined popular covers band the Fab 3 and then began working regularly for enthuse on gala nights, conferences and team building events throughout NZ.


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