Born in 1986 and raised in the slums of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, I consider myself very lucky. I was brought up by a family full of educated people and strong characters.
Speaking of education, I attended Ankara University Elementary school, where there were a super international atmosphere and a good English education. This is important because, at a very early stage of my life, I was exposed to other languages and foreign cultures.
My dream was to go abroad, so after attending the university is Eskişehir for a short period, I ended up in Helsinki as an Erasmus exchange student. Guess what? I ended up staying there for five years (2008-2013), acquiring a business diploma. I call that time the best years of my life yet! Also, Finland is a second home to me, and I admire Finnish culture wholeheartedly.
After my time in Helsinki, for a short time, I moved to Warsaw, Poland. That was a short stay even though I was in love with the city and the Polish people. So I moved back home, this time to Antalya in 2013.
When it comes to my career, I have mostly worked in marketing, digital marketing in particular. I’m also super talented in sales but never pursued a sales career becoming tech-savvy after experiencing the startup environments. I also got failed and successful entrepreneurship trials and love being my boss. I got obsessed with digital marketing when I had to save my own business from failing, and I was literally doing Facebook ads to do so.
As of today, apart from my day time job as a group digital marketing supervisor at a hotel group, I’m a gym rat, essential oils practitioner, blog writer, freelancer, and a great home cook. I also like to read psychology and spend time outdoors and beachside. I’m not going into detail with my digital marketing, SEO, and social media knowledge, as I have many articles published here at caglarugur.com, so please check them out and see it for yourself.