Mr PR - Max Markson
Markson and Greg Tingle
Man Australia does not represent Max Markson
Markson is Mr PR in every sense of the title.
knows what words can do. Hell, they can start and
end wars, strengthen or shatter relationships and
motivate or persuade our behaviour.
are powerhouses of influence. Hell, they can start
and end wars, strengthen or shatter relationships
and motivate or persuade our behaviour. Just look
at Max Markson.
amount of words can do justice to Markson's accomplishments
over the year, however Media Man will give it a damm
is a smart operator, professional and results driven.
And is the owner of one mean sense of humour, that
has to be experienced to be believed. Trust me on
all began in England, working for this father. Fast
forward to now and he manages the cream of Australia's
and New Zealand's talent, and organizes charity functions
that sport the world's A-List - under the Markson
Sparks! promotional umbrella.
started as a fish and has swum ever since. From a
7 year-old gill and scale performer for his father's
aqua performance business, Max has promoted rock concerts,
pie eating, belly flop and worm eating contests, dial-a-fruit-basket,
part-time "Superman" gigs, all the way up
to selling big stories to Australia's "current
affairs" programs and promoting business functions
with guest speakers including former Presidents and
Markson is the manager of stars: Bob Hawke, Ita Butrose,
Linda Evangelista, Greg Matthews, Belinda Green, Jack
Brabham, Kamahl, Pro Hart, Jane Flemming, "Aussie"
Joe Bugner, Dawn Fraser. Granted, some were public
names before contact with Markson, but "Maxy
baby" helped kept them there. Max proudly proclaims,
"I can make anyone a star", and who's to
argue? More than an individual promoter, "Maxy"
has represented, and brought success to the corporate
world. 2WS, 2UE, 2GB, Reebok, Sargents Pies, Norgen-Vaaz,
"The Mean Machine", Women's Day, Channel
9, The Avillion Hotel The Variety Club and Sir Roden
Cutler Charities have all gained from the Markson
Max pre-occupied with money? No. Max appreciates the
currency of relationships. Relationships have a value
and cannot be bought. And no amount of money can replace
true friendship. Having had the pleasure of Max's
company, he does possess the personal touch. This
guy is even known to break into song during interview!
generous giver to charities, the media have largely
ignored his benevolence, Team Markson have raised
many millions and he has helped many charities and
businesses stay afloat.
many, Max has suffered loss and misfortune. For example
he lost $10,000 on a deal gone bad, and was left with
a T-shirt for his money, wharfs collapsing, lack of
water to dive into and even being left high and dry.
Like the true champion he is, Max moved forward and
makes the deals that other promoters dream of.
brokered the $500,000 Bob Hawke deal, that broke Australia's
chequebook journalism records. It's enough to have
a journalist committed. And you thought Natasha Ryan
credit to Max, he has turned the tables on the media.
, "They" now pay him, rather than the media
charging "punters" and others, ridiculous
amounts of money just to get a guernsey.
you ever have the opportunity to meet Max, take it.
Wise advice, know-how and his enthusiasm is contagious.
the brightest sparks can benefit from Max's wisdom.
In his own words, "successful business is based
on Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus".
Markson is the "down under" king of
public relations and promotions. His crown is
likely to remain firmly positioned for some time.
Man interviews Max Markson - 2nd July 2003
Behaving Badly with Amanda Smith
Review - Show Me The Money, by Greg Tingle
Review - Show Me The Money, by Greg Tingle &
The Great Aussie Promoters, by Greg Tingle
on the track stars, by Max Markson
Ms Burqua - Will Max bank Ms Burqua?
after Gutmo - David Hicks - Inside and out
Delaney going on national tour as party promoter,
will party for a price
Sparks! puts on ultra successful Al
Gore, tour in Australia
Man Australia pitch to The Bulletin regarding
Man Australia introduces talent to Markson Sparks!
such as Rhys O'Connell, Lin Sutherland, Rhys O'Connell
and Jac Bowie
Markson named as judge for 'My Kids A Star'
Media Man Australia does enjoy a business relationship
with Markson Sparks!