Advertising Sales Agent
|Overview:||Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.|
|Duties:||They decide how to increase consumer awareness and sales of their company's products and services. They select and work with advertising agencies to implement advertising strategies.
They meet with product development managers during the early stages of development of new products to identify product features that should be stressed in advertising campaigns.
They decide what kind of market research studies to conduct to measure how well products and services meet customer needs. They plan test marketing experiments with targeted customer groups.Design sales orientation programs and materials to train their company's salespersons how to sell new products and services. Decide on sales promotion incentives to attract new customers.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to decline by 2% or more from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.|
|Starting Salary:||Many earn bonuses equal to 10% or more of their salaries that can yield higher than average salaries for top performers.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$35,000 to $40,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration on advertising and communications is the ideal preparation for this field. Courses in advertising, marketing, statistics, consumer behavior, communications and visual arts are essential. Most employers prefer to hire new graduates in assistant positions in market planning in preparation for sales promotion administration jobs. College graduates with creativity, experience and excellent communication skills will have the best opportunities.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.