Kenan Demirel was born on the tenth of August in 1983. He grew up in Buca, the district of İzmir province, Turkey. Kenan majored in Public Relations and Advertising at Izmir University of Economics. During undergraduate education, he decided to get a break in advertising sector and attended to “advertising summer school” organized by Istanbul Bilgi University. Along with his deftly paced project of personal branding, he had working opportunity with Arçelik and Alfa Romeo brands at Y&R advertising agency. This was actually the life-changing moment of his career. He later interned at TRT (The State Media Company of Turkey) in the department of Advertising, Public Relations and Protocol. Upon graduation from Izmir University of Economics he joined No:1 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. Right after the completion of this job, there was compulsory situation to do one of two choices, either enlisting military or doing master abroad.

 

In 2009 he moved to Germany for the Master’s degree in 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. In the year of 2014 he took charged in Pınar Institute (Yaşar University) as a communication specialist and game manager at Mayn Games / T-Nations. At present he is a full-time marketing lecturer at Izmir University of Economics and PhD candidate in Communication Research at Ege University.