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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 American0.6%
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University of Phoenix14.9%
New York University7.0%
University of Texas at Austin5.7%
Michigan State University5.4%
University of Southern California4.8%
Florida State University4.7%
Arizona State University4.4%
University of Florida4.2%
Pennsylvania State University4.1%
University of Utah4.1%
Brigham Young University4.0%
San Diego State University3.8%
University of Alabama3.8%
University of Arizona3.8%
West Virginia University3.8%
University of Kansas3.7%
University of Georgia3.7%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Marketing Director||Boost Media International LLC||New York, NY||Jan 07, 2016||$375,000|
|Marketing Director||Reckitt Benckiser LLC||Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ||Jun 20, 2016||$225,000|
|Marketing Director||Alive &Amp; Thinking, LLC||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2016||$220,000|
|Director of Platform Marketing||Wrike, Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Aug 31, 2015||$220,000|
|Director-Pipeline Marketing (Pharmaceutical Industry)||Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.||Ardsley, NY||Apr 04, 2016||$215,405|
|Product Marketing Director-Automotive Innovation Center||SONY Electronics Inc.||San Jose, CA||Mar 10, 2016||$210,000|
|Marketing Director, East Coast Region||Prodotti Mediterranei Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 18, 2015||$204,881|
|Director of Marketing, Neurology||Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC||Bridgewater, NJ||May 25, 2016||$202,758|
|Marketing Director||Dynapar Corporation||Gurnee, IL||Feb 23, 2016||$201,825|
|Technical Marketing Director, Financial Services||Solarflare Communications Inc.||Irvine, CA||Mar 30, 2016||$200,000|
|Director, Marketing and Customer Acquisition/Retention||Babeltime Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Apr 13, 2016||$200,000|
|Director Marketing I||Samsung Electronics America, Inc.||Ridgefield Park, NJ||Mar 10, 2016||$200,000|
|Head (Director) of Developer Marketing||Inmobi Inc.||San Francisco, CA||May 01, 2016||$200,000|
|Marketing Director||Socialcode LLC||New York, NY||Jul 25, 2016||$144,123|
|Marketing Director||Socialcode LLC||New York, NY||Dec 10, 2016||$144,123|
|Director of Growth Marketing||Whistle Labs, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 18, 2016||$143,000 -
|Marketing Director||UMR Holdings International Corp.||Cortlandt, NY||Oct 28, 2015||$142,792|
|Marketing Director||EO Technics International Inc.||Gilbert, AZ||Jul 01, 2016||$142,106|
|Director of Marketing||Stride Rite Investment Corporation||Lexington, MA||Mar 23, 2016||$140,858|
|Director of Marketing||Integrated Therapy Specialists, LLC||Chicago, IL||Jan 28, 2016||$140,570|
|Field Marketing Director, Central Division||Remy Cointreau USA||Lisle, IL||Mar 15, 2016||$140,566 -
|Director, Marketing US Sponsored Direct||Metlife Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 01, 2015||$108,600 -
|Director of Marketing||Colliers International USA, LLC||New York, NY||Jun 22, 2015||$108,500 -
|Digital Marketing Director||Mark Levine||New York, NY||Jul 01, 2015||$108,500|
|Director of Marketing||Mahes and Asociates Nj, LLC||Jersey City, NJ||May 15, 2016||$108,493|
|Director, Marketing||Jones Lang Lasalle Americas, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 08, 2015||$108,493 -
|Director of Marketing||2 Sweet of Yonkers Inc.||Deer Park, NY||Oct 02, 2015||$108,202|
|Marketing Director||Capspan LP||New York, NY||Aug 15, 2015||$108,202|
|Marketing Director||Structuredweb Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 01, 2015||$108,202|
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