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Advertising and Promotions Managers - 11-2011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Director
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Sales Manager
  • Classified Advertising Manager
  • Marketing and Promotions Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Promotions Director
  • Retail Advertising Sales Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assemble and communicate with a strong, diverse coalition of organizations or public figures, securing their cooperation, support and action, to further campaign goals.
  • Assist with annual budget development.
  • Confer with clients to provide marketing or technical advice.
  • Confer with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as contracts, selection of advertising media, or product to be advertised.
  • Consult publications to learn about conventions and social functions and to organize prospect files for promotional purposes.
  • Contact organizations to explain services and facilities offered.
  • Coordinate activities of departments, such as sales, graphic arts, media, finance, and research.
  • Coordinate with the media to disseminate advertising.
  • Direct and coordinate product research and development.
  • Direct, motivate, and monitor the mobilization of a campaign team to advance campaign goals.
  • Formulate plans to extend business with established accounts and to transact business as agent for advertising accounts.
  • Gather and organize information to plan advertising campaigns.
  • Identify and develop contacts for promotional campaigns and industry programs that meet identified buyer targets, such as dealers, distributors, or consumers.
  • Inspect layouts and advertising copy and edit scripts, audio and video tapes, and other promotional material for adherence to specifications.
  • Manage sales team including setting goals, providing incentives, and evaluating employee performance.
  • Monitor and analyze sales promotion results to determine cost effectiveness of promotion campaigns.
  • Plan and execute advertising policies and strategies for organizations.
  • Plan and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales of products or services, working with customers, company officials, sales departments, and advertising agencies.
  • Prepare and negotiate advertising and sales contracts.
  • Prepare budgets and submit estimates for program costs as part of campaign plan development.
  • Provide presentation and product demonstration support during the introduction of new products and services to field staff and customers.
  • Read trade journals and professional literature to stay informed on trends, innovations, and changes that affect media planning.
  • Represent company at trade association meetings to promote products.
  • Track program budgets and expenses and campaign response rates to evaluate each campaign based on program objectives and industry norms.
  • Train and direct workers engaged in developing and producing advertisements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate special events or programs.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies.
  • Develop promotional materials.
  • Direct financial operations.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Examine marketing materials to ensure compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets.
  • Monitor performance of organizational members or partners.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Mass Communicator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Psychological Operations Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States) (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Executive Producer, Promos
  • Manager, Advertising
  • Manager, Advertising Agency
  • Manager, Promotion
  • Media Director