As an international speaker, Mike has had the privilege of working with some of the world's most prestigious organisations, including: Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Mike is often called on by business magazines and websites to comment on technology, social media and Generation Y. Mike has been featured on, or in, Radio 2000, Sunday Times, Sunday Tribune, ITWeb, BizCommunity, Memeburn, and a host of other popular publications. In 2014, Mike won the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Media at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards.
As an entrepreneur and businessman, Mike has built DigitLab into one of South Africa’s premier digital marketing companies. Mike sits on the International Advisory board of the Internet of Things Asia Conference, and on the VEGA School of Branding Advisory Council. He is the founder of Digital Swarm, an event series aimed at accelerating the digital industry.
Keynote Presentation Topics
Mike delivers customised presentations for your conference around the following topics:
Mike has big brand and small business experience across all spheres of digital marketing. His presentations cover social media, mobile marketing and data integration.
Mike has helped some of the world's top brands explore digital opportunities in their industry. His presentations help business leaders find the disruptive opportunities that accelerate their business.
With over 10 years experience in marketing to the millennial generation, Mike shares his research and insight into capturing the hearts of this young, empowered, fascinating generation.
Mike's latest book chronicles his learnings as an entrepreneur. His presentations teach these learnings to delegates in a fun, personal manner. Sharing personal stories and life experiences that made the differences in building a multi-million rand business in South Africa.
“Mike Saunders has done fantastic work in simplifying social media so that our business can get real benefit. His fast, efficient, and clear way of communicating, as well as his ability to produce results is a pleasure to experience.”
Anthony Dawe (CEO of Bidvest Freight)
I have worked with my client over many years setting up presentations around the country and I can say Mike has been the most interesting, relevant and practical. Mike presents with humour and energy. Everyone learnt a great deal about a new revolution which we cannot ignore. We’ve had great feedback.
Barrie Jack (Consultant to KPMG)
“Mike has been a valuable resource for my colleagues and I at the Mr. Price Group. We have used him as a speaker, and as a specialist consultant, regarding the uses and implications of Social Media within our business.”
Justin Bodil (Talent Development Specialist at Mr Price)
“Mike is and has been an incredible support to our digital offering and communication strategy.
Its not just his knowledge of social media or digital communication, its also his understanding of business needs and practical operational pains faced.”
Craig Smee (Head: Social Media Communication at Nedbank)