Mike Stopforth

Mike Stopforth is the former CEO of a company that specialises in social media and social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands. In 2013 WPP acquired a majority stake in his organisation.

He has spoken at close to 500 conferences and some of his feedback includes:

“Mike spoke at the South African eCommerce Conference on the topic “The impact of social trends and technologies on the eCustomer” and was extremely well-received with feedback from attendees such as:

  • “Best speaker of the day. Great Energy!” and “absolutely brilliant. Would love to see more of his presentations”.
  • “I organised TEDxPretoria where Mike shared his ‘Ideas worth spreading’. Although he had another event on the same day, he showed up early, enthused and ready for action. Mike not only has amazing talent as a presenter, he is also knowledgeable and passionate. I would definitely recommend him.” – Linda Swart
  • “I’ve known Mike Stopforth for the past decade and on a dozen occasions or more he’s addressed various events my company hosts in the media and brand communications space. In a sea of mediocre speakers, Mike is one of a kind. His subject knowledge is encyclopaedic, relevant and cutting edge. He adds huge value to the digital and social media debate.” – Jeremy Maggs, veteran broadcaster.

In 2014 Mike published #BrandSchizo – a business book designed to help brands navigate the opportunities and challenges of the social era of business.

He was named one of South Africa’s “300 Young South Africans to take to lunch” by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, one of “35 men of influence under 35 years of age” by GQ magazine and an “exceptional industry guru” in Destiny Man magazine.

Mike co-founded the 27dinner social networking events.