Have you ever attended a computer show or kids' expo? If so, you've experienced
the handiwork of a marketing and sales development coordinator. They plan
and organize trade shows and other promotional events for their company.
Marketing and sales development coordinators may wear many hats on the
job. The basic job description is the same. But their duties can vary from
company to company.
Among other things, they handle public relations and advertising. They
also help develop sales tools and marketing material. That includes brochures,
press releases, newsletters, sales letters and product updates.
They evaluate marketing projects to see how well they are working for the
company. They may suggest improvements or create new projects.
Their duties may also include database input, customer service and gathering
information. They can also assist other marketing and sales personnel.
A marketing and sales development coordinator conducts market research.
They analyze research data. Then they compile reports based on their findings.
Any company with a product or service to sell may hire a marketing and
sales development coordinator. Besides time spent at trade shows and other
marketing events, they work in offices, usually near top management.
This is a very deadline-driven occupation with lots of challenges. People
in this field also find it rewarding.
Steve Miller is the author of several books. He is also the president of
a marketing consulting firm outside Seattle.
What does he find most rewarding about this field? "When a person comes
up to me and says that my advice and direction created extremely high measurable
results for them!"
If you want to go into this field, don't count on an 8-to-5 day. Rori Reber
is a marketing coordinator for a publishing company in California. She says
that you may have to work weekend hours and there can be travel involved.
"If a trade show begins setting up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday and packs up
at 11 Tuesday night, that's not within your control. The same might go for
meetings and conferences. Once an event is underway, the hours are very long!"
This is a high-energy job. But someone who is physically challenged may
still be able to perform most of the duties.