Established in 2004, HotHouse Media & Events is a Melbourne based Public Relations, digital and events agency specialising in the industries of food and beverage, lifestyle, fashion, property, art, design and entertainment.
With our experienced team of PR, publicity and event professionals, we provide expert direction, made-to-measure strategies and genuine relationships with media industry contacts to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
JOHN FLOWER (Founder and Director)
The mix of experience, dynamism, passion and innovation within our team is second to none. John Flower, Director, has impeccable credentials in the culinary, fashion and events sectors having owned seminal Melbourne eateries in the 80s and 90s and as a public face, for the media, at Australian Fashion Week for over a decade.
Like many HotHouse staff, John has lived and worked in both Sydney and Melbourne and counts senior editorial staff throughout the country as trusted friends.
ADAM VALENTINE (General Manager)
Adam has almost a decade of experience managing public relations, digital and event campaigns for boutique clients to some of the country’s most prominent brands including Telstra, Lion Nathan, AGL and Swisse.
His passion is creating dynamic, results-driven marcomms campaigns for new and established brands. His experience spans a wide range of clients across multiple sectors including tech, FMCG, not-for-profit, events, design, architecture, entertainment, arts, food and beverage.
Adam joined the HotHouse in 2012 having worked in both agency and in-house environs and counts key media across Australia as some of his closest friends.
TESS FISHER (Senior Account Manager)
After a substantial stint at a top Melbourne boutique fashion, lifestyle and events PR agency, Tess moved to an in-house publicity role at Target Australia. While there, she publicised store openings nationwide, drove product placement and managed high profile talent and ambassadors.
Joining the HHME team in early 2016, Tess is adept at devising and managing communication strategies for both tailored local campaigns and large-scale national events. Tess is the driving force behind HHME’s media relations and publicity campaigns for marquee clients.
COREY CROFT (Event Manager)
With over a decade of events management experience, Corey knows what it takes to create a fantastic event that engages consumers and media alike. With international experience working with the M Group at the iconic Glamour Bar in Shanghai, China he has managed prestigious events including the Shanghai International Literary Festival.
Locally Corey has produced events for high profile clients including Far East Consortium, Debenhams Australia and Sanpellegrino. As the Event Manager for HHME he brings innovative solutions to events along with sponsorship management, social media activity, publicity and marketing.
JASMINE BURFORD (Account Executive)
Jasmine is HotHouse’s most recent team member, working across the agency’s arts, lifestyle and events portfolios. Jasmine joined the HHME team in 2018 after graduating with Distinction from her Bachelor of Professional Communication specialising in Public Relations at RMIT University. Jasmine’s communications expertise also extends to running effective social media campaigns for marquee clients. Her formidable communication skills, strong work ethic, and joyous disposition make her a valued member of the HHME team.
MAREE STARK (Finance and Human Resources)
Maree has been part of the HotHouse team since the company’s inception in 2004. With a long standing career in media and PR finance, Maree is an invaluable part of the HotHouse team.