Global PR / AR Director Avanade – London, GB

Avanade   Avanade’s director of media/analyst and influencer relations is responsible for driving awareness of, and preference for, Avanade among current and potential stakeholders (including clients, employees, recruitment candidates and alliance partners). This is accomplished through strategic planning and execution of media, analyst and influencer programs which align to overall business and marketing priorities.

The role oversees a team of three Area PR/AR professionals focused on Growth Markets, Europe and North America, and partners closely with our Social Media lead and external agency to ensure that we are making the biggest impact both globally and locally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages media, analyst and influencer strategy globally with overall responsibility for execution at both a global and Area level
  • Measures and is accountable for the overall effectiveness of implemented strategies and programs
  • Responsible for promoting Avanade’s differentiation and key messaging through the development/review of external corporate communications content and activities that build mindshare and secure coverage with target media and analysts globally
  • Manages and executes industry analyst relations programs through relationship building among analysts, and enables the role’s project team members to do the same
  • Partners with Avanade marketing colleagues, executives and subject matter experts across the world to continuous evolve and improve AR/PR/influencer strategy and approach to maximize impact and spend
  • Co-leads the development of global thought leadership and manages the global PR/AR team on driving the research findings, handling external crisis communications, mergers & acquisitions, awards and other activities
  • Partners with Accenture and Microsoft PR-AR to identify and drive joint external activities to drive mutual benefit for all three partners
  • Leads other PR/AR professionals in pursuit of project and initiative goals, including coaching and developing other PR/AR professionals to help enable them to better meet Avanade’s objectives
  • Oversees and is responsible for content pushed out through owned Social Media channels by partnering with the Social Media Centre of Excellence



  • Marketing PR/AR experience in a large global corporate environment
  • Management Experience
  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related discipline

Other Skills/Knowledge: 

  • Proven experience with enterprise technology and services
  • Understanding of global business management strategy and challenges and experience managing virtual global teams
  • Ability to tie strategy and communications programs to business and marketing goal
  • Strong executive presence and ability to manage multiple stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Experience with industry analyst program management
  • Collaborative approach
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Comfort working in ambiguous situations and ability to problem-solve
  • Project management skills
  • Proficiency with budget, metric tracking and agency management globally

Apply here via LinkedIn.  Job ID – 34162

1 thought on “Global PR / AR Director Avanade – London, GB”

  1. Wow! PR, AR and Influencer Relations – three quite different disciplines in one role will take a very special individual.

    I’d love to know how this person’s performance is measured, given that s/he will be pulled in so many directions.

    Maybe the successful candidate should run HR, too? That also involves ‘relations’ so they should be able to handle it.

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