Bas van den Beld

Founder - State of Digital

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Bas van den Beld is an award-winning consultant, trainer and speaker and the founder of State of Digital, one of Europe’s biggest online learning platforms. Bas is also the founder of Speak with Persuasion, a platform that helps marketers be better public speakers. He is a highly sought after marketing and SEO professional speaker, consultant and trainer.

As a speaker and publicist Bas has won several awards. He speaks all over the world, from Iceland to New York, London, Kiev, Turkey and Iran. Bas consults with several type of companies on implementation of strategic Internet Marketing and provides training in Search Engine Marketing, Social Media and Social Marketing and Influence Marketing related topics. Bas also consults for agencies and brands like KLM and Zilveren Kruis, helping them determine the right online business strategy and connecting them to the right influential people.

Through Speak with Persuasion, Bas helps marketers improve their public speaking skills.


The networking itself was really good, talking to people outside of the rooms can give you even more information than inside of the rooms.







Speaker Interview

This interview is taken from Bas van den Beld’s interview with Murray Newlands at UnGagged Las Vegas 2015:

Murray Newlands: Who are you?

Bas van den Beld: I’m Bas van den Beld, I’m founder of State of Digital and I do a lot of consulting on digital marketing and strategy.

Murray: What were you talking about?

>Bas: I’m going to talk about audience understanding and how to get close to your customer by understanding what their actual needs are and then getting your message across in the right way.

Murray: What have been some of your favourite sessions that you’ve been to here, and some of your favourite speakers?

Bas: You’ve got different types of speakers, that’s the good thing about UnGagged. For example, Duane is an amazing speaker, you just enjoy listening to him no matter what he says, he says good stuff, but it’s also just fun to watch. I also watched Robert Alder, and he had a fantastic session which was extremely tactical, on hacks and stuff which was amazing. I really enjoy the diversity of the talks.

Murray: What have been your favourite moments at UnGagged?

Bas: There have been a couple of moments. I think it’s fun to listen to the panels and be a part of the panels. The networking itself was really good, talking to people outside of the rooms can give you even more information than inside of the rooms. So, I really enjoyed that most.

Murray: If you could give one thing that sums up UnGagged for you, what would it be?

Bas: That’s a really good question. I think the one thing that sums up UnGagged for me, is probably high quality, combined, strategical and tactical.


Why UnGagged loves them:

Eager to speak to ‘that’ sought-after digital marketing expert? Or idealise those that can speak like they are an expert? We present to you Bas van den Beld, returning to UnGagged for the fourth time. Bas is a professional speaker, trainer, world-renowned digital marketer and overall great guy! He is the Founder of State of Digital and Speak with Persuasion, and has worked trained and consulted, with some of the biggest brands in technology, travel and entertainment over the course of his career.