About us

Aventur Marketing is a Vancouver-based marketing and tourism PR agency focused on driving amazing results for premium travel and outdoor tourism businesses, destinations and gear brands. Powerful storytelling that engages customers and elevates brands is what we do at Aventur.

Darryl Leniuk, founder and chief strategist Darryl Leniuk bio photo

With a background spanning well over a decade working as an adventure travel journalist, outdoor photographer, and PR consultant, Darryl brings a powerful skill set to the table for adventure tourism businesses seeking exceptional growth. As a recognized expert in adventure travel, he has worked with tour operators and DMOs in more than a dozen countries, produced hundreds of media articles, won awards from Destination Canada and The Travel Media Association of Canada, and authored an adventure travel column for The Globe & Mail. His media clients have included Canadian Geographic Travel, Men’s Journal, Ogilvy & Mather, Destination BC, and Hong Kong Airlines.

Storytelling is in his DNA, and he excels at getting to the essence of a tourism experience, finding what separates an outfitter or destination from the myriad of competitors out there, and translating that into a strategic marketing plan for growth. Using the Duct Tape ‘Strategy-Before-Tactics’ methodology, his team at Aventur delivers cutting edge digital marketing services to premium tourism providers.

When he’s not busy working he can be found pursuing his passions: adventure travel, scuba diving, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, rock climbing and sea kayaking, often lugging along large amounts of camera gear ‘just in case.’ Darryl lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife Claudia, and young children Vincent and Valerie, who share his love for adventure.

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John Jantsch, Founder, Duct Tape MarketingJohn Jantsch photo

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, The Referral Engine, and SEO for Growth. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.

Duct Tape Marketing BookHuffington Post calls John one of the Top 100 “Must Follow” on Twitter and Forbes named Duct Tape Marketing one of the 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs.

He has been featured in The New York Times, CNNMoney, Fast Company, Inc and Bloomberg Businessweek amongst other publications.

The Aventur Marketing Team

Our team consists of web developers, travel content writers, graphic designers, photographers, Google Ads certified PPC specialists, facebook marketing specialists, email marketing pros, SEO specialists and PR pros. We have tactical experts for every marketing channel to achieve your business goals.

Marketing as a System: The Duct Tape Marketing Model

John Jantsch literally wrote the book on small business marketing more than 20 years ago. Using these powerful principles he developed an agency-certification program that now comprises over 100 marketing agencies and consultants around the world. Aventur Marketing is a fully-certified Duct Tape Marketing agency, having undergone rigorous training, and ongoing support to stay abreast of the latest developments in digital marketing.
The big ideas here are that marketing is a system that can be put in place to deliver expected results and strategy always comes before tactics. It sounds logical, yet most marketing agencies and tourism businesses go straight to the latest digital tactics (aka shiny object syndrome), without any semblance of system or strategy, and do not achieve their marketing goals.


Duct Tape Marketing System

The Advantages of Working with Us
  • Using DTM’s proven system that has delivered outstanding results to thousands of small-medium sized businesses around the world.
  • Strategy first engagement using DTM’s in-depth research process to identify your ideal client(s) and the best marketing tactics to reach them.
  • Access to DTM’s best-in-class software tools and supplier network.
  • Single point of contact so every aspect of your marketing plan is fully aligned and driving your business forward.
  • Expert team of marketing pros all working for you.
  • Let’s you focus on running your business while we get your phone to ring.


What others are saying

“CAREFUL! Duct tape is a serious tool… it sticks where you put it.” – Seth Godin, author of Permission Marketing and Purple Cow.


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