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Meet Oluwatobi Adekunle Who Built a Thriving Digital Marketing Community in Nigeria from WhatsApp

ByPeter Oluka

Jan 3, 2023
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Oluwatobi Adekunle is a digital marketing expert who has made a significant impact on the industry in the country. In just a few short years, he has built a thriving digital marketing community that has helped countless businesses and individuals learn about and utilize digital marketing strategies to grow their businesses and career respectively.

Oluwatobi, has always been interested in leveraging digital tools and technology to help businesses grow and saw an opportunity to create an ecosystem that brings together digital marketing professionals and enthusiasts where they can connect, learn and grow hence contributing to the practice of the profession when it became prominent in the marketing space in Nigeria.

According to Oluwatobi, he was fascinated by the inherent opportunities digital offers and how businesses and professionals can take advantage through shared learning, networking and growth opportunities an ecosystem will offer.

His entrance into the world of digital marketing started in 2009 immediately after graduation from the university where he worked with a technology startup as a social media management officer, growing through ranks he saw a need for more education and collaboration in the digital marketing space in Nigeria, and he decided to take action, he created a digital marketing group on WhatsApp where he hosted webinars on digital marketing topics, and he began building an online community of like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs who were interested in learning and growing.

The digital marketing community popularly called -Digital Marketing Meetup Nigeria which started as a WhatsApp group in 2017 later grew to become one of the prominent digital hubs in the marketing space in Nigeria with over one thousand members across different platforms including LinkedIn group.

After its maiden edition of the digital marketing conference, the community exploded with influx of new joiners.

Through his relentless efforts, his digital marketing community quickly grew in size and influence.

Oluwatobi Adekunle brought in guest facilitators and experts to share their knowledge and experience, and he provided a platform for members to ask questions, share insights, and collaborate on projects.

“We were hosting digital marketing masterclass weekly from the WhatsApp group and on virtual meeting platforms consistently for up to three years”, said Oluwatobi. “The Digital Marketing Meetup community has become a go-to for anyone looking to learn about digital marketing in Nigeria. Whether you’re a small business owner looking to improve your online presence, a marketing professional seeking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, or a student interested in breaking into the field, there’s something for everyone”.

Oluwatobi’s dedication to providing high-quality content and resources that contributed to the body of knowledge in marketing has been a major success factor for the community.

In addition to providing valuable information, Oluwatobi Adekunle has also fostered a sense of community and collaboration within the digital marketing profession.

He encourages members to share their experiences, ask questions, and support one another in their professional endeavors.

This sense of camaraderie has helped to create a thriving, supportive community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are all working towards the same goal: to grow their businesses and succeed in the digital world.

Today, the community has birthed some of the finest practioneers in the industry today, through engagements and collaboration within the community people were able to find their career paths, some moved into new exciting roles, some even launched new tech startups.

With over 11 years of experience, Oluwatobi currently leads growth and product marketing at Sterling Bank where he drives marketing and growth activities for six main digital products across different verticals from payment, lending, investment and SME.

Prior to joining Sterling, he has worked with Tech start-ups and enterprise technology company where he led the launch of technology solutions in the education and healthcare sector.

He drove the adoption of electronic billing at the largest power distribution company in Nigeria through creative digital campaigns. Oluwatobi Adekunle has worked across different industries’ and has multi-sector experience.

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Peter Oluka

Peter Oluka is the Editor, TechEconomy. Email: Peter.Oluka@TechEconomy.NG

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