What our Clients say


We appointed HotHouse Media & Events to handle the PR for the first Melbourne Dog Lovers Show in 2013.  Having previously experienced soft results from other PR agencies we had some reluctance, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions we could have made for the all-important launch show.

John and the team worked tirelessly to secure millions of dollars’ worth of above and below the line coverage for the Dog Lovers Show which had no track record and was a brand new concept.  They also worked closely with our media partners to ensure we maximised the PR opportunities across these key platforms including Channel 9, Channel 7, 3AW, Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun.

I believe the success they have achieved for our business can be attributed to their strong relationships with the media, their genuine passion for our product and the fact they leave no stone unturned when seeking out PR opportunities.

Our relationship with HotHouse has only gotten  stronger and we have consequently appointed them to handle the PR for every event our company has staged since 2013.  We also have a lot of fun working with their team and there is no way we could run PR this well  in-house.

In 2014 the Dog Lovers Show won Best Australian Show and Best Consumer Show at the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia’s Award for Excellence.  In 2015 we successfully launched Sydney and in 2016, and Brisbane in 2017.  HHME has been integral to our success every step of the way.


Jason Humphris, Dog Lovers Show, Executive Director & CEO



John and the HotHouse Media & Events team have worked on the TV WEEK Logie Awards for 13 years now and I can’t recommend them enough! They are an integral part of the team producing the event and handle the collation and management of the extensive guest list and ticketing, guest registration, liaising with the telecast production team and providing red carpet support.  John and the team are experienced, organised, professional, creative, knowledgeable, and are great at managing multiple stakeholders, multi-tasking and problem solving.  Nothing is too hard or impossible, and they always over deliver and go above and beyond.  John and his team are superstars, and it is truly such a pleasure to work with them.


Tamika Hennessey, Marketing Manager, TV Week & TV Week Logie Awards – Bauer Media Group


HotHouse Media & Events manages the public relations for an array of event’s in IMG’s portfolio including the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival and The Color Run.

The team at HotHouse not only have a fantastic working relationship with IMG but also that of our sponsors, charity partners & consumers which makes them an essential part to the successful delivery of all of our events.

Their passion, energy & hands on approach is what makes them such a pleasure to work with, along with the PR opportunity’s they create, secure & deliver with great results.


Marcus Gale, Vice President IMG Australia


HotHouse Media are energetic, passionate and seasoned professionals that are incredibly committed to achieving optimal results.  Feeling like an extension of our business and ‘one of the team,’ HotHouse had a clear understanding of our vision and amplified the stories that we wanted to tell. In the fast-changing, competitive landscape that is the restaurant industry, John and his team apply a genuine, no-fluff approach to communicate with both us and the media, and as such they effectively made an impact by landing some great media coverage for Supernormal. Their solid connections and relationships with the press have been built over years of being immersed in the industry and their ability to craft and tailor their approach accordingly is a real skill that we benefited from greatly.


Andrew McConnell – Owner


We’ve worked with HotHouse Media & Events on a number of projects and it has been a pleasure working with John and the team. Nothing has been too difficult for Hothouse Media & Events and we’ve found them consistently helpful and professional yet approachable. Each project they’ve worked on for us has received great coverage through their extensive network of contacts and we’ve been very pleased with the results.


Cassie Hansen, Editor, Artichoke