Victoria’s Up and Comers, Part 6

24 Apr

This is the last in a series of 6 posts that hopes to bring some promising local grads and current students to the attention of the larger business community.

KAYODÉ WAN:  A brand nutter and a very social guy.

EDUCATION: MBA candidate (2012) Vancouver Island University

LINKEDIN: Kayodé Wan

TWITTER: twitter.com/brandnutter

Although the emphasis of this series has been on Victoria students, we shift our gaze north to the Island’s other university, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, for the final installment.

In doing so, we encounter an energetic life-force known as Kayodé Wan.

He is not your conventional student.

A graduate of both Babcock University in Nigeria (Mass Communications) and Seneca College in Toronto (Brand Management), he is now pursuing his MBA in Marketing from VIU. He’s worked with distinction at TD Trust Canada and is currently putting in the part-time hours, while he studies, as the social media co-ordinator for Distility, a Toronto-based brand ID and design company.

He is also a regular provider of fascinating and uncensored opinions on Twitter under his @brandnutter alter ego.

He gets brands. He gets social media. So where do the two ultimately meet? If Kayodé has his way, he’ll be using his interest in both to steer consumer package goods for major multi-national companies like P&G, either from within an ad agency or on the client side.

Yup, he’s got big goals, but his feet seem pretty solidly terra firma.

“I know the importance of paying my dues,” he says. “I also realize that my values absolutely have to align with the values of the company I work for, or it’s just not going to work.”

A positive, pragmatic spirit who knows what he wants to do. How do we keep talent like this on the Island?

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3 Responses to “Victoria’s Up and Comers, Part 6”

  1. Axle April 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Hands off Island!

    He’s ours! ;->

    — Axle

  2. Margaret April 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    I enjoyed your blog post on Kayode. Kayode is passionate about branding and has an amazing fluency in writing within the 140 twitter domain for @1day1brand. It is a fantastic development of the internet age that Kayode is part of our team despite the many many miles between us.

    Margaret

  3. dougbrowncreative April 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    You folks at Distility are lucky to have a talent like Kayode working the keyboard for you. Thanks for sharing that with our readers!

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