Martin Newman

Martin Newman

Webit Speaker, CEO

Martin is one of the World’s most experienced, best - known and most respected e-commerce practitioners and he has been involved in multi channel retailing for over 25 years.

He has had responsibility for the P&L and delivering solid growth and profitability for the e-commerce channel of a number of high profile brands in the retail, FMCG and Luxury sectors and has a fair degree of International exposure primarily within EMEA and North America.

A true multi channel player, Martin has owned direct mail, e-commerce, kiosks and call centre channels for a number of brands including Ted Baker, Harrods, Pentland brands (Speedo, Kickers, Boxfresh etc) Burberry and Intersport. In addition he can also bring supplier side experience having worked for one of the UKs leading digital agencies.

Now an independent e-commerce consultant, he is widely considered as a thought leader in e-commerce.

A regular contributor to Retail Week, e-consultancy and other titles, on behalf of the event organisers, he delivers a best practice ‘Doctor’s in’ e-commerce surgery at the global e-commerce summit in Las Vegas and at Ecommerce expo in London, and he runs an e-commerce masterclass at Online retail and expo in Sydney, Australia. He is also the International judge for the inaugural online retail awards for Australia.

His current clients include:

  • Ben Sherman (US, EU, Germany)
  • T-Mobile (Croatia)
  • Arco (UK)
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill (UK)
  • IC Companys (Matinique, In Wear, Peak Performance, Tiger of Sweden) – US, EU
  • The Science Museum (UK, EU)
  • Mars Drinks (Global)

There are few practitioners in the market that bring his rounded and in-depth experience of the distance selling channels of the web, direct mail, call centres, web kiosks and mobile.

And as such he is extremely well placed to help any business build the value of these channels or alternatively to help suppliers understand how best to market their services to these channels.