About us

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

The Aventur Marketing Team

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

Darryl Leniuk | Founder & Chief Strategist 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 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 (TMAC), 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.

 

Lucia Kubackova | Public Relations and Social Media SpecialistLucia Kubackova

Lucia has worked extensively in the hospitality and tourism industry helping organizations large and small implement strategic PR and communications programs. A graduate of Public Relations from Mount Royal University, and former communications manager at The Fairmont, she has engaged with press and managed successful social media campaigns. A recent transplant to Vancouver, Lucia enjoys the west coast lifestyle and spending time outdoors.

 

John Horn | Google and Facebook Ads Specialist

John Horn is a Managing Partner at StubGroup, a Premier Google Partner ranked in the top 1% of all Google Partners worldwide, and our go-to expert for managing Google PPC and Facebook Ads campaigns for Aventur’s clients. John’s extensive pay-per-click management experience combined with Aventur Marketing’s world-class tourism marketing chops create powerful results for tourism businesses. John spends his days looking for ways to stay at the cutting edge of the digital advertising world, and, of course, playing foosball.

 

Jeff WagnerJeff Wagner | US Media Expert | Jeff Wagner Agency

Los Angeles-based Jeff Wagner is an established global marketing, branding, public relations, experiential and communications leader with over thirty years of experience in hospitality, culinary, gaming, tourism, entertainment, sports, multi-family residential properties and lifestyle destinations. Jeff has built the global marketing and public relations vision for many of the world’s premiere brands in a myriad of disciplines, from heritage brands to hospitality companies to celebrity chefs to entertainment leaders.

His creativity in producing real-world marketing solutions, PR campaigns, and live experiences featuring entertainment, music and sports has had a proven, direct and long-lasting impact on driving both authentic brand connections and global omni-channel sales. Highlight projects include: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Cafe, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, Caesars Entertainment, Adventure Lodge and the iconic Santa Monica Pier.

As our agency partner, Jeff handles top-tier media campaigns for our clients seeking exposure in the US.


The duct tape marketing system

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 online marketing.

The Duct Tape Marketing System that we use is a best-in-class, strategy-before-tactics model that has been used to grow thousands of businesses in dozens of different industries around the world. This powerful, proven system perfectly compliments our background in tourism and media and will work to grow bookings for your tourism business too!

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The 7 stages of the DTM customer journey.

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

The Advantages of Working with Us
  • Deep experience and knowledge of the Tourism Industry.
  • Proven Strategy-Before-Tactics system that gets results.
  • PR Pros to grow awareness of your business.
  • Digital Marketing Experts to compliment your in-house staff.
  • Way. More. Bookings.
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“Darryl's tourism SEO strategies and extensive adventure marketing experience have taken us from an unrecognizable tourism operator into a successful and recognized business.”

Wesley Gibson,
Owner, At The Water's Edge Adventures

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