Jan Erik Kruse

Digital Strategy Expert

Köln, Deutschland

  • 50.9384
  • 6.95997
  • Indicative rate €620 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Work location
Can do a full mission at the client office
Mission location
  • Köln and 100km around
  • Hamburg and 100km around
  • Frankfurt am Main and 100km around
  • München and 100km around
Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Automobile
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Education & E-learning
  • Digital Agency and IT company
  • E-commerce
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Jan Erik in a few words

I am a dedicated marketing expert strongly skilled in Strategy, Digital Marketing and Team Management.
For ten years I have been working in various positions for the global sportswear brand ASICS. This allowed me to gain deep experience in various business areas from sales to product management up to DTC and Retail Marketing. Thanks to my omnichannel approach - it allowed me to continuously improve and strengthen my knowledge in all relevant Marketing disciplines with a strong focus on everything Digital.

Working hands-on in the first years of my career, I am now bringing five years of management and team lead experience. In my current role, I am working as a cross-category Enabler with direct reports managing Affiliate Marketing, Brand Partnerships, Content Management and development, Social-Media channels, Ambassador and influencer Marketing, data-driven Marketing and technical solutions (IRM platform, webpages).
As its founder, I have been responsible for the ASICS FrontRunner community, which now has been rolled out to 35 countries globally. Being responsible for selecting, educating, and leading a team of 24 Community Managers and the general Community Strategy incorporating Direct-to-Consumer stores and eCom in Europe and the Emerging Markets. The Community work has been awarded by ASICS Global for winning the global big ideas contest in 2016.
I am strongly skilled in presenting, and as such have been invited as a speaker about digital marketing topics at the Ispo, Horizont Digital Marketing Days, Inreach, Dmexco, All Facebook/AII In􀀁luencer conference, and more.

My background as an agency owner for event organization and promotional staff, alongside employing hundreds of freelancers, combined with experience in different competence fields for ASICS allows me to sense check and challenge various perspectives and strongly connect the dots to a truly Integrated, data-driven Marketing and communication approach.



March 2019 - Today | Amsterdam, Niederlande


ASICS Europe b.V.

Strategy Manager - Brand Partnerships, Affiliate, Community and Influencer Marketing EMEA

Owning the strategy and driving a unified approach for Brand Partnerships, Affiliate, Community and Influencer Marketing strategy across the EMEA region.
Team-Lead with direct reports managing Affiliate Marketing, Content Management and development, Social-Media, Ambassador and Influencer Marketing, data-driven Marketing and technical solutions
(IRM platform, webpages).
Owning the affiliate and partnership strategy, focusing on driving brand preference by creating claims and reviews, aligning with e-Commerce sales goals
Driving specific pan-EMEA programs to connect and engage with individuals and businesses who share ASICS values and ambitions.
(ASICS FrontRunner, ASICS Tennis Academy)
Owning specific, cross-category initiatives, to gain endorsement and claims for ASICS products and technologies with brand partnerships Directly working with Running, CPS and Sportstyle to build influencer selection criteria, and development guidelines for content and events Selecting and implementing central tools, software, and platforms to drive effectiveness and efficiency.
January 2017 - February 2019 | Amsterdam, Niederlande


ASICS Europe b.V.

Digital Community Manager EMEA

Responsible for the overall Community Strategy in Europe and the Emerging Markets
Global responsibility for the ASICS FrontRunner project
Direct Report with 35 Markets and 24 Community Managers
January 2015 - December 2016 | Neuss, Deutschland


ASICS Deutschland GmbH

Digital Marketing Manager Region Mid / Central Europe

Digital Strategy for Region Mid
Implementing aligned communication Strategy and execution with PR, Trade and Sports Marketing
Managing Facebook Advertising
Managing Instagram and Facebook Brand Channels
Leading a team of four Community Managers


  • Deutsch

    Native or bilingual

  • Englisch

    Native or bilingual

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