“We engaged John Blondin in late 2013 to sell our digital publishing business. We interviewed many business brokers and decided on Johnbased on his success rate, the confidence he gave us to meet our specific goals and objectives and his extremely strong connections within the publishing sector across Australia. He was always responsive to our queries and he kept us appraised of interest (and concerns) throughout the process. His advice and counsel was first class and spot on each and every time. Our business partners were not always aligned on decision making and John navigated different personalities very professionally. Ultimately, John successfully sold the business for a price we were happy with. I have no hesitation in recommending John to any business vendor. He is a results driven person.”


Josh Wilson
Managing Director
Advant Pty Ltd

John Blondin is probably one of the most respected men in the Australian publishing Industry. I admire his knowledge of the industry, his honesty, his ideas and his suggestions.

As a consultant to my company, his advice on a change of direction, cost savings and brand growth opportunities were integral to our positive growth. His motivation of my staff were timely and successful in having them buy into our new model.

Due to his influence, my company is now moving forward with a positive growth strategy in both Australia and NZ.


J Patrick McElligott
Managing Director

Trans Tasman Media Pty. Ltd.

John is one of the most experienced specialist magazine and digital publishers in Australia. I have learnt plenty in my career from him and have enjoyed our association through Publishers Australia. He is dynamic and enthusiastic about all things media, with particular expertise in the sales and marketing area.


Geoff Hird
Chairman, Publishers Australia ( 2007 – 2014)

Publisher,  Westwick-Farrow Media

I have worked with John Blondin for nearly 20 years in various capacities, especially in my former role as CEO of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). John is a proven performer who is results focussed with strong strategy execution expertise. John’s success has been recognised by numerous marketing and publishing awards including his winning the AMI’s National Award for Media Strategy.


Mark Crowe
CEO ( 1994-2014)
Australian Marketing Institute

Our Managing Director has been working hard on the transition phase of the business, when we engaged John, moving into the on-line environment. During this transition stage John provided a very valuable mentoring role for him as well as conducting group discussions on business strategy.  I attended many of his strategy meetings and remain impressed with his deep knowledge of the media industry, capturing and reporting its movements. This knowledge is indeed valuable.

Barbara Cail AO
Rala Information Services

One of our core values at Prime Creative Media is ‘ growth’. Acquisitions of titles and businesses has been a critical part of our business strategy.

John Blondin has been invaluable in helping us source potential businesses for M&A and handled the process with the highest levels of integrity.


John Murphy
Managing Director
Prime Creative Media