Marketing associates generally work in entry-level positions within a marketing team. They can work in numerous industries, such as medical or entertainment fields, and they often work with a team of other marketing associates and are usually overseen by a company's head of marketing. While some marketing associates do a lot of administrative duties, this job is not limited to just that. They might do research, edit marketing copy or follow industry trends.
An important part of marketing is being able to analyze information, so a marketing associate might help with collecting data on customer demographics, forecasting marketing and sales trends, assessing the satisfaction of employees and customers, and finding and implementing advertising needs. Marketing associates may also serve as a liaison between their company and its clients, and they may assist with planning events and handling social media.
Marketing associates are usually required to have a bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or business. Having top-notch communication and writing skills is also necessary. Familiarity with industry style guides -- such as the Chicago Manual of Style and/or AP Style -- is also usually a plus because preparing press releases is not out of the norm for marketing associates. Those with creative sides can do well in this field because finding new, original solutions to marketing needs is a constant part of the job.
Marketing Associate Tasks
Support marketing day-to-day operations including media campaigns, promotions and projects.
Arrange and coordinate special events, projects and mailings.
Research, maintain and report on marketing data to aid management in determining marketing direction.
Assist in creating materials used for proposals, correspondence and presentation materials and reports.