Vadi Efe is the managing partner and executive creative director of Turkey’s leading interactive marketing company, Dekatlon Buzz.

As a creative technologist, he is experienced in creative production, integrated marketing services and business development.

He started his career in the internet venture of Deutsche Telekom, sevenload GmbH in Cologne, Germany. He used to work there as a business development manager in the international team.

He is a digital-born entrepreneur, and the founder of Turkey’s first and leading social networks He started this project when he was a college student in 2005 and sold the company to Youth Republic group in 2009. He also started up the digital marketing business unit in Youth Republic group.

In marketing and communication industry, he won several local and global creative awards with the work he developed with the Dekatlon team, including: Cannes Lions, European Excellence Awards, Mixx Awards Europe, Travel Marketing Awards, Digital Age Awards, Mediacat Felis etc.

He was selected by the UK government, British Council as “Young Interactive Entrepreneur of the Year” in Turkey in 2010 and joined the global award ceremony in London, and participated as an invited entrepreneur at the Global Entrepreneurship week twice.

Vadi Efe writes articles about social media marketing and new economy in different magazines & blogs (his own blog, Digital Age Magazine, Webrazzi), as an author or a guest writer; and support international digital events for their PR in Turkey as a local blogger & author. (Some examples are Social Media World Forum London, Webit Sofia, Le Web Paris)

As a graduate of a german-turkish high school, İstanbul Erkek Lisesi and Boğaziçi Üniversitesi (BSc. Management Information Systems); he has also studied in RWTH Aachen at the Media Informatics masters program and specialized in international marketing & management at Berlin School of Economics as a guest for one year. He fluently speaks in German, English and Turkish.

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