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Working As A Sales And Marketing Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $72,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Sales And Marketing Manager Do

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Duties

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers typically do the following:

  • Work with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as budgets and contracts, marketing plans, and the selection of advertising media
  • Plan promotional campaigns such as contests, coupons, or giveaways
  • Plan advertising campaigns, including which media to advertise in, such as radio, television, print, online media, and billboards
  • Negotiate advertising contracts
  • Evaluate the look and feel of websites used in campaigns or layouts, which are sketches or plans for an advertisement
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings to understand customer and market opportunities for businesses
  • Develop pricing strategies for products or services marketed to the target customers of a firm
  • Meet with clients to provide marketing or technical advice
  • Direct the hiring of advertising, promotions, and marketing staff and oversee their daily activities

Advertising managers create interest among potential buyers of a product or service. They do this for a department, for an entire organization, or on a project basis (referred to as an account). Advertising managers work in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in organizations that advertise heavily.

Advertising managers work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for an advertising campaign. They oversee the staff that develops the advertising. They work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Often, advertising managers serve as liaisons between the client and the advertising or promotion agency that develops and places the ads. In larger organizations with extensive advertising departments, different advertising managers may oversee in-house accounts and creative and media services departments.

In addition, some advertising managers specialize in a particular field or type of advertising. For example, media directors determine the way in which an advertising campaign reaches customers. They can use any or all of various media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and outdoor signs. 

Advertising managers known as account executives manage clients’ accounts, but they are not responsible for developing or supervising the creation or presentation of advertising. That task becomes the work of the creative services department.

Promotions managers direct programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs use direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or special events to target customers. Purchasing incentives may include discounts, samples, gifts, rebates, coupons, sweepstakes, or contests.

Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization and its competitors offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products.

Marketing managers also develop pricing strategies to help organizations maximize their profits and market share while ensuring that the organizations’ customers are satisfied. They work with sales, public relations, and product development staff.

For example, a marketing manager may monitor trends that indicate the need for a new product or service. Then he or she oversees the development of that product or service. For more information on sales or public relations, see the profiles on sales managers, public relations and fundraising managers, public relations specialists, and market research analysts.

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How To Become A Sales And Marketing Manager

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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Average Length of Employment
Sales Manager 3.6 years
Top Careers Before Sales And Marketing Manager
Manager 4.7%
Internship 3.0%
Top Careers After Sales And Marketing Manager
Owner 4.1%
Manager 4.0%
Consultant 3.3%
Director 2.9%
President 2.9%

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Sales And Marketing Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

57.6%

Female

40.3%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

8.6%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.4%

French

12.0%

German

6.6%

Portuguese

5.2%

Chinese

4.7%

Arabic

4.6%

Italian

4.4%

Mandarin

4.1%

Japanese

3.3%

Russian

2.2%

Korean

2.0%

Cantonese

1.9%

Hindi

1.2%

Dutch

1.1%

Carrier

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Turkish

0.8%

Hebrew

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Polish

0.6%
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Sales And Marketing Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.1%

Michigan State University

7.0%

Florida State University

5.2%

Temple University

4.4%

University of Florida

4.4%

Arizona State University

4.4%

University of South Florida

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.2%

University of Arizona

4.0%

University of Southern California

4.0%

San Diego State University

4.0%

Liberty University

4.0%

Villanova University

3.9%

New York University

3.9%

Western Michigan University

3.8%

Purdue University

3.8%

Northeastern University

3.8%

University of Georgia

3.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.6%
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Majors

Business

37.0%

Marketing

18.4%

Communication

7.4%

Management

6.4%

Finance

3.7%

Psychology

3.5%

Political Science

2.4%

Public Relations

2.2%

English

2.0%

Education

1.9%

General Sales

1.7%

Accounting

1.6%

Economics

1.6%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

1.5%

International Business

1.5%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Computer Science

1.4%

Hospitality Management

1.4%

Journalism

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.7%

Masters

21.7%

Other

18.8%

Associate

5.8%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.5%
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Real Sales And Marketing Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Soda ASH Marketing and Sales Manager FMC Corporation Philadelphia, PA Sep 01, 2015 $200,845
Sales/Marketing Manager Tomita Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Fort Lee, NJ Dec 20, 2013 $175,000
International Sale & Marketing Manager Med Auction, Inc. Santee, CA Jan 05, 2015 $162,698
Soda ASH Sales and Marketing Manager FMC Corporation Philadelphia, PA Mar 31, 2014 $160,000
Sales and Marketing Manager RMS North America LLC San Diego, CA Mar 01, 2013 $150,000
Marketing and Sales Manager Real Estate Center, Inc. Quincy, MA Feb 28, 2015 $148,000
Marketing and Sales Manager Real Estate Center, Inc. Quincy, MA Feb 28, 2015 $145,350
Manager, Sales and Marketing Infrastructure Yelp, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 18, 2015 $140,000
Manager, Marketing & Sales RF Micro Devices, Inc. Greensboro, NC Sep 15, 2016 $135,000
Sales and Marketing Manager Chopard Marketing Services, Inc. Coral Gables, FL Jan 04, 2013 $130,000
ASP Marketing and Sales Manager Consumers Energy Company Jackson, MI Jun 24, 2013 $130,000
Technical Sales & Marketing Manager GTC Technology Us, LLC Houston, TX Sep 29, 2015 $129,709
Marketing Manager, E-Commerce Sales & Services Pompano Petro Inc. Pompano Beach, FL Jun 20, 2016 $98,384
Sales and Marketing Manager Proviron, Inc. Friendly, WV Jun 04, 2016 $95,000
Sales & Marketing Project Manager Sealed Air Corporation (Us), A Division of Sealed Duncan, SC Apr 29, 2013 $94,091
Sales and Marketing Manager American Renolit Corporation La Commerce, CA Nov 16, 2015 $94,000 -
$104,000
Japan Marketing and Sales Manager Leather Soul, LLC Urban Honolulu, HI Oct 01, 2015 $92,500
International Sales and Marketing Manager Jenzabar, Inc. Miami, FL Feb 27, 2014 $91,230
Marketing and Sales Manager Top Producers Realty, Inc. Naples, FL May 24, 2013 $91,200
Manager of Marketing Sales Nxivm Corporation Albany, NY Sep 26, 2013 $77,500
Marketing and Sales Manager ROPA Siete Leguas, Inc. Humble, TX Sep 22, 2013 $77,230
International Sales & Marketing Manager Elev8 LLC North Salt Lake, UT Aug 01, 2013 $77,000
International Sales & Marketing Manager Elev8 LLC North Salt Lake, UT Aug 02, 2013 $77,000
Manager of Marketing Sales Nxivm Corporation Albany, NY Sep 13, 2014 $76,500
Sales and Marketing Manager 6W4 Smart Homes, Inc. Cincinnati, OH Aug 06, 2013 $75,000
Marketing and Sales Manager ISC Industries, Inc. Carlstadt, NJ Aug 20, 2014 $75,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Sales And Marketing Manager

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
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$45,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
FLOCK REAL ESTATE GROUP
Highest Paying City
Reno, NV
Highest Paying State
Utah
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Sales And Marketing Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Sales And Marketing Manager in the United States is $72,754 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $115,000.

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Top Skills for A Sales And Marketing Manager

  1. New Product Development
  2. Customer Service
  3. Company Website
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  • Improved product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities, coordinating new product development.
  • Developed self-managed work system that enhanced customer service and value delivery to differentiate the business from the competition.
  • Coordinated and developed material with contract advertising agency and regularly updated, modified, and enhanced company website.
  • Developed and successfully executed strategic revenue growth plan.
  • Contributed in new business acquisition and increasing market share of company.

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