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.
A strategic marketing communicator, event specialist and story teller, John started off life his working as a journalist before heading off to university to get a BComm with a side of communications, events, student media (print & radio), representative sport, student bands and shows before moving onto teaching skiing full time in NZ, Europe and the United States that morphed into roles in tourism sales, marketing and events.
Three years at Telecom (now Spark) as the South Island Corporate Events Manager was followed up by a role as Manager Marketing Communications & Events, Christchurch & Canterbury Marketing Ltd – (Canterbury Tourism/Christchurchnz), his last job before enthuse was born in early 2003.
Along the way John has experienced large mega events as accrediated media like the Tour de France, America’s Cup and the Santos Tour Down Under, fronted live TV coverage for Sky Sport, acted and sung in musicals, worked in most of NZ’s event venues, won entertainment company of the year for NZ twice, won sports event of the year for Canterbury, bought some of the biggest names in world cycling to New Zealand and was responsible for two award winning NZ Tourism marketing awards.