Adedeji Adeleke Exits Noah’s Ark, Pitches Tent With AKQA London
Advertising professional, Adedeji Adeleke has pitched tent with AKQA, a digital design and communications agency owned by WPP with headquarters in London.
The creative strategist, brand planner, and culture observer joined the Strategy and Planning team at AKQA London, having left Noah’s Ark Communications where he was the Head of Planning and Strategy. While at the agency, he was charged with group-wide strategic leadership, helping creatives tell better stories via relevant channels, furthering their research capacity, and sharpening their innovation teeth among other functions.
He started his career in 2015 with Cerebre Digital where he worked as the Market Research Analyst before he was appointed Team Lead, Digital Strategy, and Analytics. He left in 2017 to join Noah’s Ark as an Assistant Manager, Planning and Strategy, rising through the ranks to the position of Head Planning and Strategy in 2022.
Taking to his LinkedIn page to announce the new role, Adedeji penned an emotional message to fellow ‘Arknimals’: “I write this with my heart at the tip of my pen – open, vulnerable and teary.
Today I disembark the ARK- my creative sanctuary for the past 4 years, a place where like ruthlessly instinctive animals, we all live and die by the idea, going wherever the idea took us, no matter what.”
“Here, I met the most amazing set of people one could ever meet in a lifetime, and bounced thoughts with the coolest planning and creative team ever. You all made being an ARKnimal one of the greatest honour of my life, and for this, I am eternally grateful. This chapter has been my best yet, but I hope it is bested by the next”
“Here is to new challenges, new people, new culture…and a renewed sense of ignorance that I plan to milk with the power of questions. And While my journey in the Ark has come to an end, my sojourn as an ARKanimal never will,” he concluded.
Adedeji is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology.