Top navigation appoints Mark Johnson as European Marketing Director

Laura  Barnes appoints Mark Johnson as European Marketing Director

Music gear online marketplace has hired Mark Johnson, former head of digital marketing at Andertons Music Company, to lead the company’s marketing efforts in Europe.

As marketing director for the company’s largest and fastest-growing market outside of North America, Johnson will help to cultivate’s continued success and momentum in Europe.

“ is already dramatically changing the game for musicians and music lovers all over the world who previously found it difficult and expensive to buy and sell music gear internationally,” said Johnson. “I’m excited to help even more fellow gear lovers find the perfect piece of gear, sell old gear to fund new purchases, and connect with other musicians on the most robust music instrument community in the world.”

Johnson joins the marketing team after nearly six years at Andertons Music Company, an award-winning independent music instrument retailer and one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.
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He joined Andertons in 2011 as a copywriter and earned several promotions before being named head of digital marketing. He’ll use his background in search engine optimisation, pay-per-click advertising, email marketing, video marketing, social media, and more to contribute to’s continued success in Europe.

“Over the past year, we’ve worked to build out tools and infrastructure to make the easiest place to buy and sell music gear from anywhere in the world,” said Kevin Drost, director of international strategy at

“Mark’s experience in the industry and passion for gear will undoubtedly help us connect more European buyers and sellers to opportunities across the globe.”

Johnson, who is originally from Guildford in England, is based in the UK. He joins’s growing team, which now has employees across six countries and four continents.

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