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Mark likes to collect old things. He’s already filled up his house with a plethora of items much to his wife’s disgust. The office is gradually looking more and more like a vintage museum (we may need a new office space soon!)

Mark Elsdon

Managing Director

After more than 20 years as a leading advertising professional in the Adelaide market developing local and national campaigns as CEO and part owner of a local agency group, Mark is now sole owner and Managing Director of boutique agency Jarvis Marketing.

Mark purchased Jarvis Marketing in 2002 as a succession plan for the Jarvis family, notably Jim Jarvis ex Lord Mayor of Adelaide, a long time local advertising professional.

The business formed part of a larger advertising group consisting of a full service advertising agency with offices in Adelaide and Melbourne, a media buying operation and a production studio.
Mark joined O’Brien McGrath Advertising as partner and CEO in 1991 after cutting his teeth in the advertising industry as local Manager of multinational agency FCB for 2 years.

O’Brien McGrath Advertising was a boutique local agency with 4 staff and over a 17 year period Mark went about building the business into a large communication group with the support of great staff.

With a turnover peeking in excess of $60 million and a staff of over 50, the group was an influential partner in the development and maintenance of many well-known brands. Some of these included Delfin, Solver Paints, Shiels Jewellers, Lend Lease, Channel 9, Peter Lehmann Wines, Booze Brothers, Wattyl, Grahams Jewellers and The Bradman Collection to name a few.

Mark has hand picked a select group of marketing and advertising professionals to position Jarvis Marketing as a boutique full service communication business capable of handling anything in the local market.

Having worked in almost every product category Mark is well placed to lead his small but dynamic team on the most challenging marketing projects.