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Meet the ripple marketing team

Ripple Team Members

Ripple Marketing brings together a group of successful business people who are specialists in their respective fields – all with a common belief, marketing should be easy and affordable.

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Jonathan Sharp
Owner Ripple Marketing Australia pty ltd / Northern Beaches Principal
jonathan@ripplemarketing.com.au
m: 0403 877 157

Jonathan has had a winding route to where he is now!  Born in Yorkshire in England, he studied languages through school and college, but went to university to retrain as a chef and Hotel Manager.  During his “Industry Year” at Uni, he worked as a UK Cultural Representative in Disney World Florida and got his first taste of the power of marketing researching the sounds, vision and smells of the Disney parks.

In 1994 Jonathan got a job as a junior hotel manager (Purser) on a cruise ship sailing out of Alaska. The idea was that he could see the world for a year and earn at the same time.  Eleven years later he was still there having traveled the world, project managed new build ships in France, Italy and Japan and reached the rank of Chief Purser.

Bringing this operational experience back to Australia, he trained travel agents how to sell and market cruises, was national sales manager for a number of cruise lines, then national marketing manager for a hospitality company.  He has taught marketing to TAFE students and started his own entertainment company which he still runs with his wife Alex.

Jonathan started the Ripple Group after becoming increasingly frustrated with traditional marketing agencies and web developers who prey on the customer’s ignorance of the process and cost of marketing.

Adrien Baker
Hunter Valley Principal
adrien@ripplemarketing.com.au
m: 0422 875 075

Adrien is a highly experienced, result proven Senior Marketer with over 35 years experience in marketing, advertising, promotions, sales, events and the media.

He has held senior Marketing Management positions and been successful across a number of industry sectors including: national retail sales, radio, TV, major destination tourism, airline, sponsorship, entertainment and real estate.

Adrien has doubled visitation to a resort destination, launched a multi million dollar retail complex, managed hugely successful exhibits across Australia and Asia, implemented the saving of $000’s across marketing campaigns without losing effectiveness and created marketing and sponsorship programs for an airline.

Just some of Adrien’s specialties include: Advertising creative and production. Sponsorship sourcing and servicing. Major Event management. PR and media liaison. Media planning and buying. Destination and local area marketing including tourism and retail.

Michael Ruiz
Sydney City Principal

michael@ripplemarketing.com.au
m: 0488 209 270

Starting his corporate life in the IT industry over 20 years ago, Michael has been an integral part of the IT industry in Australia. Starting as a junior and working his way up to senior roles, he has worked with blue-chip companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Lenovo, Ingram Micro and Express Data to name a few.

Over the last three years Michael has been creating his own future by running his own business, finding his entrepreneurial side, engaging with like-minded individuals and organisations to further his career and live a sustainable lifestyle. Up until very recently he was a Principal Partner in a marketing franchise business in  the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, since then Michael has teamed up with two former Principals from the same franchise business and they have formed a Company of their own – Ripple Marketing Australia Pty Ltd. which provides 360º marketing solutions for Small and Medium sized businesses.

Michael skills-set is marketing strategy/planning, social media, PR, local area marketing, campaign planning, integrated marketing campaigns and lead generation across digital channels. Michael and his business partners are always willing to support new business development strategies and business owners with internal and external communications and by building relationships.

Running a marketing function business, specialising in content development, utilising media campaigns in the digital marketing professional industry, collaborating with other marketing companies and working with global brands is an everyday event. We set-up an advertising strategy through media consultancy and formulate the acquisition strategy.

As a Sydney resident Michael is involved in several local business and professional networking groups, giving peer support to other businesses and willing to support entrepreneurship and community projects, as these are the next generation of Australian business. Michael is also an active philanthropist being a great believer in giving back to the community, he has served on the board of community organisations, and more recently lent his hand as a Board Director to on several not for profit organisations. Michael’s philanthropy works involves organisations such as The Community Brave Foundation, NSW GLRL, SGLBA, and has also started a Professional Network Group for entrepreneurs in his local area.

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