After leaving the ad game for a year to ride his motorcycle cross-country and learn how to tattoo, Vladimir Leveque, whose resume includes stints at Young & Rubicam, UniWorld Group and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners (Media Kitchen), has returned to the agency world to take on a VP, group media director post at Dentsu.
Leveque’s goal: “Keeping it simple and smart.” Before leaving to find himself, Leveque picked up a Media Plan of the Year Award in 2008 and in ’07, won a 40 Under 40 Marketing Excellence Award, which honors the top forty leading African American marketers. Back at Dentsu, Leveque will oversee media across all accounts, including Canon.
Though he is returning to the ad biz, he won’t lose touch with the road as he continues to ride his bike and regularly contributes to Full Throttle Magazine. Read an, um, enlightening Q+A to find out what makes the man tick.