Vadi Efe is the founder and managing partner of Turkeyâ€™s leading social media agency, Dekatlon Buzz. Dekatlon Buzz consults and coordinates the social media marketing & PR strategies of several international companies and brands including Vodafone, Unilever, McDonald’s, Eti, YurtiÃ§i Kargo and EczacÄ±baÅŸÄ± Holding.
Vadi Efe’s prior projects include ortakantin, a social network platform for college students (major shares acquired by Youth Republic in 2009) , istiyor.us! and okumasitesi (acquired by TÄ°MAÅž in 2009); niche social networks both developed on the same framework but targeting different segments of users.
As a graduate of a german-turkish high school, Ä°stanbul Erkek Lisesi and BoÄŸaziÃ§i Ãœniversitesi (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.
Vadi Efe is chosen as the “International Young Interactive Media Entrepreneur” by British Council in 2010. He has also been awarded as one of the best online entrepreneurs of Turkey in 2009 by Webrazzi. Vadi also won the Golden Spider Web Award of Turkey in 2009 with the localization project of sevenload, Europeâ€™s award-winning media platform based in Germany which was funded by Deutsche Telekom and StrÃ¶er.
Vadi Efe writes articles about social media marketing and new economy in different magazines & blogs (his own blog vadiefe.com, Marketing TÃ¼rkiye magazine, 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)