User:Ian Johnson

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Ian Johnson is the founder and CEO of Out Now - a global specialist gay marketing agency.

He was born in Glen Innes, Australia and lives in Europe.

Ian studied marketing and law in Sydney. In 1992 he established a gay and lesbian specialist marketing agency called Significant Others in Australia. In 2001, he established a similar international gay marketing company, Out Now, with the first office opening in Amsterdam in 2002.

Out Now has expanded, and Ian now works for clients, in the area of gay marketing, in various markets around the world. He is frequently cited in news articles and gives many conference and corporate presentations on issues related to marketing to the lesbian and gay communities.



  • Bachelor of Commerce degree, Marketing major, B.Com (Mark) - UNSW, 1986


  • Bachelor of Laws degree, LL.B - UNSW, 1988
  • Diploma of Practical Legal Training, Dip.PLT - UTS, 1992
  • Admitted as Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1992


1989 - 1991:

  • Interest rate options dealer; Citicorp, Treasury department - Citibank

1992 - 1993:

  • Paralegal; Allen, Allen and Hemsley, Corporate lawyers

1993 - 1994:

  • Solicitor; Hunt & Hunt, Lawyers

1992 - present:

  • Founder and CEO; Out Now Consulting

Reference links

Articles created in Citizendium

These are articles I created from scratch here at the Citizendium.

GLBT issues

Business and marketing


Redlink articles needing creation in Citizendium

This is a list for my reference of articles that are referred to in CZ in articles with which I have been involved, but, if it appears in this list as a redlinked article, are yet to be created.

GLBT issues

Business and marketing