Established in 2004, HotHouse Media & Events is a Melbourne based Public Relations and Event 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 Wellness.

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)

When Tess graduated with Distinction from her Bachelor of Professional Communication at RMIT University, she had already spent two years at a top Melbourne boutique fashion and events PR agency.

Later moving to an in-house publicity role at Target Australia, Tess is familiar with both tailored local campaigns and large scale national events. This unique blend of in-house and agency experience makes Tess a valuable addition to the HotHouse team.

Tess prides herself on her flexibility and creativity whether it be for social media, media pitching or event management.


KATIE QUIRK (Senior Account Manager)

After graduating from Monash University with an Arts Degree in Journalism/Behavioural Studies, Katie kicked off her PR career in California where she worked for two years before moving back to her beloved Melbourne in 2012.

Since entering the world of PR, Katie has gained extensive experience working across both B2C and B2B accounts, managing campaigns for clients in the healthcare, legal, not-for-profit, automotive, construction, property, personal finance, consumer, retail and lifestyle industries among others.


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 Coordinator)

Jasmine joined the world of PR in 2015 completing an Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations) at RMIT University. She is now completing the final year of her Bachelor of Communication specialising in PR.

Jasmine began interning at HotHouse in 2016 and has since progressed to become a member of the HotHouse team. At HotHouse, Jasmine has gained experience working across a broad portfolio of clients.  Jasmine shows a strong and enthusiastic work ethic, and a determination to grow and develop within the industry.


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.