Monday, 12 April 2010

Marketing - Job Description by Depa Masih


Job description and activities

Marketing executives are involved in developing marketing campaigns that promote a product, service or idea. The role includes planning, advertising, public relations, organising events, product development, distribution, sponsorship and research. The work is often challenging, varied and exciting.

o The responsibilities of a marketing executive will vary, depending on the size of the organisation and sector, and whether the focus is on selling a product or service or raising awareness of an issue that affects the public.

o As many organisations have marketing departments, marketing executives can be found in both the private and public sectors, from the financial, retailing and media industries to voluntary and public sector organisations.

o Marketing executives may also be known as marketing officers or coordinators.

o Typical work activities

o Marketing executives contribute to and develop integrated marketing campaigns. Tasks typically involve:

o liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders, e.g. customers, colleagues, suppliers and partner organisations;

o communicating with target audiences and managing customer relationships;

o sourcing advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the press (local, regional, national and specialist publications) or on the radio (depending on the organisation and the campaign);

o managing the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers, newsletters and e-newsletters and DVDs;

o writing and proofreading copy;

o liaising with designers and printers;

o organising photo shoots;

o arranging for the effective distribution of marketing materials;

o maintaining and updating customer databases;

o organising and attending events such as conferences, seminars, receptions and exhibitions;

o sourcing and securing sponsorship;

o conducting market research such as customer questionnaires and focus groups;

o contributing to and developing marketing plans and strategies;

o managing budgets;

o evaluating marketing campaigns;

o monitoring competitor activity;

o supporting the marketing manager and other colleagues.

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