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A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.Education
A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.
Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization.
Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.
Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.
Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.
Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.
Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.
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Hispanic or Latino9.2%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix16.2%
New York University6.5%
University of Southern California5.9%
Michigan State University5.7%
Arizona State University5.0%
Pennsylvania State University5.0%
University of Texas at Austin4.9%
University of Houston4.5%
George Washington University4.3%
San Diego State University3.6%
Texas A&M University3.6%
University of Chicago3.5%
University of Florida3.5%
University of Pennsylvania3.5%
University of California - Berkeley3.4%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|President, Business Development & Product Innovation||Mediabrands Worldwide, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 28, 2015||$400,000 -
|President, Business Development & Product Innovation||Mediabrands Worldwide, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2016||$400,000 -
|President, Business Development & Product Innovation||Mediabrands Worldwide, Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 01, 2016||$400,000 -
|Director, Business Development||Platinum Management (Ny) LLC||New York, NY||Aug 19, 2015||$350,000|
|Director, Business Development||Astro Digital Inc.||Fieldbrook, CA||Jul 25, 2015||$313,050|
|Director, Business Development||IFM Investors (Us) LLC||New York, NY||Mar 31, 2015||$270,000|
|Director, Business Development 1||Paypal, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 29, 2016||$245,000|
|Director, Business Development-Endowments & Foundations||BNP Paribas Investment Partners USA Holdings Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 03, 2016||$227,178|
|Leader of Research & Business Development||Backyard Energy Services LLC||Oklahoma City, OK||Jan 05, 2016||$221,744|
|Financial Analyst-Strategic Business Development||Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.||San Francisco, CA||Aug 10, 2015||$220,000|
|Director of Business Development||Interport Maintenance Co., Inc.||Newark, NJ||Sep 11, 2015||$220,000|
|Global Manager of Sales and Business Development||Palo Alto Research Center Inc. (Parc)||Palo Alto, CA||Aug 05, 2015||$217,600 -
|Senior Manager, Business Development||Deloitte Services LP||San Jose, CA||May 14, 2015||$217,547 -
|Associate, Business Development & Corporate Finance Group||Global Atlantic Financial Company||New York, NY||Nov 28, 2016||$134,500|
|Manager II, Business Development||Synopsys, Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Oct 26, 2016||$133,078 -
|Manager, Business Development 1||EBAY Inc.||San Jose, CA||Apr 21, 2016||$132,577|
|Senior Manager, Business Development||Jade Global, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 20, 2015||$132,000|
|Senior, Business Development||Providence Equity Partners LLC||New York, NY||Jul 10, 2016||$131,831|
|Director-Business Development||Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Jul 16, 2015||$131,167|
|Lead-Business Development||Ness USA, Inc.||Canonsburg, PA||Mar 22, 2016||$131,082|
|Business Developer Professional||Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. (DBA Nokia)||Katy, TX||Jan 09, 2016||$131,000|
|Business Apps/Development Support, SR. II||Synopsys, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 30, 2015||$104,924 -
|Senior E-Business Developer||Act, Inc.||Iowa City, IA||Jun 25, 2015||$104,332|
|Director-Business Development||Microland Limited||San Jose, CA||Nov 02, 2016||$104,042|
|Director-Business Development||Microland Limited||San Jose, CA||Aug 13, 2015||$104,042|
|IT Business Developer||Montaplast of North America, Inc.||Frankfort, KY||Aug 15, 2015||$104,040|
|Director of Business Development||Kanos Capital Management, LLC||The Woodlands, TX||Sep 04, 2016||$104,000|
|Director of Business Development||Kanos Capital Management, LLC||The Woodlands, TX||Apr 09, 2016||$104,000|
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