Ademola is a Marketing Communications, Brand, and Reputation Management specialist with skills and competencies in Inbound marketing, Corporate Communications, Employee Engagement, Public Relations, Investor Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Website Optimisation. He has a good knowledge of digital marketing communication strategies, trends and technologies.
Ademola Akinbola is a specialist in branding, digital marketing, Public Relations, business management, and corporate restructuring. He is an experienced brand marketing educator widely sought after by many organisations. As the founder of Brand Stewards Limited, a brand and reputation management consultancy operating in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, Ademola challenges organisations and their leaders to continuously strive towards building enduring, value-adding brands.
His professional engagements included senior management positions in reputable Nigerian and international organisations such as British Council, Skye Bank, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NAHCO), Lagos, and Northeast College, Drogheda, Republic of Ireland.
Of note were his frontline roles in successfully facilitating rebranding and enterprise change projects in all the organisations where he worked. Of his experience, Ademola said: “I was privileged to have worked in teams that designed and implemented successful change and restructuring programmes that became reference points in the study of corporate rebirth.
He holds the Master of Communication & Language Arts degree of the University of Ibadan and M.Sc. in Digital Marketing & Web Analytics of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Ademola is a member of several professional organisations including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ireland, and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII).
He is a published author of five books, including The Winning Organization (2018), How to Brand Yourself and Your Business (2018), It’s a Brand U World (2013), Built to Endure (2010) and Building Enduring Corporate Reputation (2005). He is the publisher of Ile-Oluji Times (a community newspaper, since 2011) and The Podium Media (www.thepodiummedia.com), since 2019.