Kenan Demirel was born on the tenth of August in 1983. He grew up on the lower east side of Izmir. In 2003 he was accepted by Izmir University of Economics for the department of Public Relations and Advertising. During graduate education, he was interested in charcoal drawing and storyboarding. When he was 24… Read More
Kenan Demirel was born on the tenth of August in 1983. He grew up on the lower east side of Izmir. In 2003 he was accepted by Izmir University of Economics for the department of Public Relations and Advertising. During graduate education, he was interested in charcoal drawing and storyboarding. When he was 24, he decided to go to Istanbul where his career expectations would be made. However, upon arriving to Istanbul he attended “Advertising Summer School” to get a break in advertising sector. Along with his deftly paced project of personal branding, he gained an internship at Y&R advertising agency. This was actually the revolutionary and life-changing moment of his career. When he first came to the attention of the advertising agency, it was all too easy to tag him as a “passionate boy” and a copywriter of not much depth. Moreover, the rest of the agency did not acknowledge his talent, possibly out of jealousy and storyboarding. In 2007 he interned at TRT (The State Media Company of Turkey) in the department of Advertising, Public Relations and Protocol. He did not have a large part in this internship. In fact, it was a very small one. Upon graduation from Izmir University of Economics he joined Noone Public Relations, Advertising and Communication Agency as a project manager. He accepted that job because he felt to really stand out as a manager for strategy, planning and research concerning social projects. This has indeed been only starting point of his professional career which, however, lasted six months. Right after the completion of this job, there was compulsory situation to do one of two choices, either enlisting military or doing master abroad. When he was 27 he decided to move Germany for the Master’s degree in the major of Media and Communication Science at Ilmenau University of Technology. More specifically, this degree was an another important point for his career, which led him to become more keen on research and methodology.
After 3 years in Europe he returned to Turkey for his military service. As a Sergeant he served to Turkish Land Forces Command (Ankara) for 5 months. After completion of this bounden duty he got a job at American Cultural Association Language School in which he worked as an English teacher. Meantime he was minding out academic opportunities. At present he is doing PhD in Communication Research at Ege University and working as an English teacher at Oydem. Read Less
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