Erik Saelens Speaker

Erik Saelens

Charismatic and forward-thinking brand marketing expert, founder and director of the Brandhome Group

Erik Saelens: Biography highlights

Erik Saelens specializes in re-branding and renaming operations and has fifteen years experience in communications and brand marketing. He is a unique, entertaining and energetic storyteller who presents insights to his audience about the meaning behind branding today and how to make marketing relevant for tomorrow.

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Erik Saelens’ Background

Erik Saelens is the founder and executive director of the Brandhome Group, which is an organisation that increases growth in companies beyond their current markets.

He is a charismatic and highly regarded speaker and has worked with governments, multinational companies and exclusive groups of CEO’s and businesses.

Saelens has a Marketing Economics degree from the Antwerp University, Belgium and has also completed other brand marketing studies. During his career as an interim manager, he has a proven track record undertaking various roles for international brands and companies.

Erik specializes in re-branding and renaming operations and has researched more than 300 brand-change operations globally. He is also an expert on brand management, M&A and IPO strategies and draws on his strong operational management experience when implementing strategies.

As a speaker, Erik is a unique, entertaining and forward-thinking storyteller who presents insights to his audience about the meaning behind branding today and how to make marketing relevant for tomorrow.

Saelens speaks regularly at conferences and universities around the world, frequently contributes to specialist sector media and has also written 15 books on brand marketing.

He has Belgian nationality and is fluent in Dutch, German, French and English.

 

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Tesla World 2015 Erik Saelens GAME OV3R: Stop building your brand, let your clients do it
Tesla World 2015 Erik Saelens GAME OV3R: Stop building your brand, let your clients do it
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Charge Energy Branding 2017

Out of over forty speakers at CHARGE, the premier marketing and branding event for the energy space, Erik was the one who was provoking and left the audience thinking and wanting more. He both provide innovative content and challenged the delegates. To me, that is a the right recipe for a good conference and a great speech.

Prof. Dr. Fridrik Rafn Larsen
Chairman
Eneco

Erik shows that disruption and change are not just trendy words – they are processes we will have to apply every minute of every day.

Christophe Degrez
CEO
Q-Park

Erik puts all megatrends in perspective and provides any organization with a toolkit on how to tackle the future.

Frank De Moor
CEO Chairman Executive Board
BNP Paribas

After listening to Erik on storytelling, you will never look the same way ever again at brands and the stories they (don’t) tell.

Peter De Keyzer
Chief Economist
PepsiCo

The Brandhome method® provides marketers with the right ingredients and the right recipe to get branding right!

Kurt Frenier
Senior Marketing Director
D’Ieteren

Erik offers brilliant insights and challenging thoughts on how to cope with a revolution that has only started.

Axel Miller
CEO

Erik may not have intended it, but his vision on branding is also about sociology and politics.

Claude Guéant
Former Chief of Staff to President Nicolas Sarkozy
Axa

Listening to Erik feels like sitting in the back seat of a 4WD with a new age marketeer driving me around on a rocking adventure road through the time machine of marketing.

Gunter Uytterhoeven
Chief marketing officer
Delta

I always thought branding was about luck. Erik reveals the science behind branding and helps me understand better how and why branding money is put to work.

Frank Verhagen
Chief Financial Officer

With the correct authentic and activating time, Erik’s story sets people into action. Activating people to move in the right direction is what business is all about.

H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom

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