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All of us deal with marketing at some point or another in our work lives. Whether we are ourselves markets, or you work with your companies marketing department. Whatever the case may be, there is a specific idea behind marketers and how they should be personality wise. Like how you expect your salespeople to be able to talk to anyone, we have certain expectations for marketers and what they should be like for them to be effective at their job.
Last year in the United States Ad spending reached $151 billion, almost a 5% jump from the year before. It is widely known amongst the marketing community that complacency is the same as regression, so not only is there an urge to spend more on marketing, but also to spend it differently.
Today more so than ever, it has gotten increasingly harder to make a dent in a market if you weren't the first one there or had the most money. With accessibility to the public amplified to unimaginable proportions, companies are having to do a lot more the get marginal results. This difficult predicament that these companies are faced with is forcing them to find different avenues and tactics to stand out amongst the crowd, to be a light in a sea of darkness.
In today's over-cluttered market place, businesses are finding it hard to stick out from the crowd and form connections that resonate with people. Along with the immense competition, consumers do not respond well to being sold to as has been done in the past. They feel that traditional promotions are gimmicky and insincere. One way that companies are trying to combat these issues is through the use of brand ambassadors.
The job of a marketer has changed and morphed over time. The position used to be more simple and straightforward, only focusing on a few things. With the advances in technology and the connectivity that the internet has provided for people all over the world, marketers are asked to do more tasks in less time. The marketer of today has become a hybrid position, the result of a marriage between business and creativity. The two main points or goals marketers are to maintain or increase their company's brand while doing the same for their revenue. These two areas are often polarized and at times not align with each other.
“Advertising is the same thing as marketing” most of us at some point have either heard this statement from someone else or have even said it ourselves. I know for a fact that I had at one point when I was in my marketing class in high school, and we started a lesson on advertising, and I had wondered that in my head throughout the lesson. That question sparked a fascination in my head and even followed me to college, where I decided to study both of the subjects. I love both topics very much, they have given me insight different aspects of the field that I would not know about if I had chosen to focus on just one, and its that experience that I believe gives me the credentials to attempt to explain not only the differences in the topics but also how they complement each other.
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