Advertising Sales Agent Salary
An Advertising Sales Agent earns an average salary of $35,608 per year.
Job Description for Advertising Sales Agent
Advertising sales agents usually sell advertising space to businesses. This advertising space can be in print media, on websites, on billboards, on mobile applications, or on radio and television.Read More...
Another thing that the advertising sales agent might sell is space in a trade show or exhibition. The advertising sales agent may work for an advertising agency, a television station, a newspaper, an agency, or a specific website. The advertising sales agent may have to scout out new potential clients in order to meet sales goals. This may involve carrying out some cold calling in order to gain clients. Commissions are often offered to advertising sales agents who meet their sales goals. Superb customer service skills are important in order to engage clients and convince them to purchase services. The agent should be able to convince the client as to why advertising with the specific company or agency will be beneficial. It is also important to foster a relationship with customers so that they return in the future. The advertising sales agents may also work with others in order to develop a standard protocol for presentations, sales materials, and advertising.
The sales agent may also be able to suggest new markets that should be focused on, so strong research skills and up-to-date knowledge of the advertising field is important. Strong presentation and public speaking skills are often important in order to pitch services to clients. A bachelor’s degree in sales or marketing may be required for this position. Some of the work for this position is done in an office, while some travel may be required in order to meet with current and potential clients.