Ben Bradshaw is one of Australia’s most established, renowned & respected internet pioneers. As testament to his enormous success, Ben is now a self-made millionaire, an author, and winner of Smart Company’s Hot 30 Australian entrepreneurs under 30, among many other prestigious buisness awards. Ben’s entrepreneurial approach and knowledge on Internet marketing resulted in his first major internet marketing business SponsoredLinX, doubling its revenue year on year since its inception, and earning its place as one of the country’s most highly regarded and fastest growing Search Marketing companies.
Just after its inception, SponsoredLinX quickly made significant waves in the industry and was approached to become one of only a very select few authorised Google resellers resulting it in now being a Premier Google Partner – one of a small prestigious group of companies handpicked by Google. Ben’s hunger for achievement didn’t only become apparent as he entered adulthood. He in fact started his first business at age 14 – corporate magic – and quickly became one of Australia’s most popular magicians, with his career highlight being the Guinness World Record for the fastest escape from a straight jacket! An expert columnist on multiple international and US Internet marketing specialist print and online publications, Ben is also regularly quoted on Internet marketing topics locally on Sky Business, in business publications like Smart Company and BRW, and in major metropolitan newspapers. Ben is one of Australia’s most sought-after and respected speakers and trainers on marketing and internet entrepreneurship.
Mathew Carter met Ben when he was working in a Brisbane web firm when Ben was just starting out in the online marketing industry. He originally consulted with Ben on a number of projects and this was when Ben first recognised Mathew’s talent. A time later, while Mathew was still in university, he was approached by Ben to consult and work on the initial set up for SponsoredLinX, which is now Australia’s largest Australian owned search engine marketing company.
Mathew has been the backbone of the systems implementation at SponsoredLinX for over 7 years and has maintained systems such as; client invoice & billing, client management panel and many other internal systems and operations.
Through this role Mathew has learned a great deal about how to practically implement his vast knowledge of programming and systems management. Being a key contributor in a highly accredited and successfully company, Mathew has learnt what helps businesses to succeed in the online and tech space and now the rapidly growing mobile app evolution.