Advertising and public relations directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the advertising, public relations and public information activities of an organisation.


  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers’ representatives and visits trade fair.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers’ bids.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 18% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£36,054 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for advertising or public relations director is £36,054

2,188 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,188. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for advertising or public relations director roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £36,054 per year. That is about £3,005 per month or £18.49 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,621, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £96,137

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,188 people are employed in the region.

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