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Mark Baartse

Mark is an independent consultant helping digitally led companies with growth strategy. He’s worked with a range of companies including CMO of Showpo (where they grew over 400 per cent in 3 years with no funding), Woolworths, Officeworks, Microsoft, Vodafone, as well as a range of startups. He was named a top 50 CMO in Australia in 2018 by CMO Magazine, and #15 in the Top 50 People in Ecommerce list in 2019. Visit his site at

From the author

Screenshot from Adore Beauty's TVC showing a woman applying lipstick.

Back to the future: The rise of TV

Contributor Mark Baartse explains why we're seeing a slew of TVCs from online retailers right now.

How Covid-19 has impacted online retail sales so far

Our contributor conducted a quick survey. Here's what he found.

What the death of cookies means for retailers

Our contributor explores how privacy concerns will impact online advertising.

It’s time to reevaluate your performance advertising approach

Our contributor argues online retailers have neglected brand for too long.