Marketing

At Salt, we understand the Agency and client-side Marketing covers a wide range of specialisms in a sector of rapid change. Our relationships with leading companies in the sector and our consultants’ drive to stay ahead of market developments mean that we are always at the forefront of marketing trends. We know where to find the most innovative specialists, and we understand the emerging strategies and technologies that can give our clients and edge.

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Jobs: Marketing

Job Industry: Marketing

Job Spec: Head of Digital Innovation We have a rare and unique opportunity for a dynamic digital trailblazer to join our team on a full-time basis as Head of Digital…

Port Elizabeth

Permanent

One of the world's leading Sports Brands that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories is building their team, no is your chance to do something great! YOUR MISSION: Lead…

Cape Town

Permanent

Digital Marketing Manager Experience: A relevant qualification in Marketing.A minimum of 3 years digital marketing managementDirect reporting management experience essential.E-commerce experience.Highly motivated and dedicated to change the eCommerce and retail…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR240000.00 - ZAR300000.00 per annum

Job Title · eCommerce: Senior Retail Manager Job Type · Permanent Location - Town or City · Cape Town Purpose of the Job Join us in creating an eCommerce team…

Cape Town

Permanent

Are you prepared for a challenge and want to build something great? My client is looking for a Performance Guru specializing in programmatic and display. Your responsibilities will include: Setting…

Cape Town

Permanent

Up to ZAR300000.00 per annum

My client is a fast-growing online fashion business based in South Africa. As the Head of Brand, you will be reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer and in close partner…

Cape Town

Permanent

My client is looking for a tech-savvy professional with an in-depth understanding of how technology can be best used to achieve business goals. You must have a proven track record…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR46600.00 - ZAR58300.00 per annum

My client is a well-known advertising agency who are now beginning to offer ongoing digital services for their clients. This role is one that is pivotal to the growth and…

Cape Town

Permanent

ZAR30000.00 - ZAR40000.00 per annum

Opportunities to further your career within the Marketing industry

Over the past couple of years, the Marketing industry has been constantly growing. Particularly the digital marketing sector is flourishing, and more and more job opportunities are offered to specialists. Furthermore, industry experts say that the Marketing industry will never be strongly affected by economic downturns as companies usually continue to invest in the acquisition of new customers and retention of old customers via marketing measures.

Marketing, advertising, and PR agencies represent the industries with the most job opportunities for marketers. Besides them, there is a multiplicity of other employers as marketing skills are needed across almost all industries, including the consumer, financial and information technology sector. There is also a relatively large number of not-for-profit organisations, which depend on talented marketers, such as educational institutions and charities.

Salary information and career progression

Marketing encompasses many disciplines, both client-side and agency, so average salaries can vary significantly. However, the data below gives you a good ballpark figure based upon the level of marketing experience:

Typical roles - Marketing / Client SideSalary levels
Chief Marketing Officer R 1.2 mil+
Head of MarketingR 720K – R 1.2mil
Marketing ManagerR 540K – R 720K
Marketing SpecialistR 360K – R 540K

Marketing CoordinatorR 144K – R 300K
Typical roles - Account Management / Agency SideSalary levels
Business Unit ManagerR 1.2 mil+
Account DirectorR 720K – R 1.2mil
Account ManagerR 540K – R 720K
Account Executive R 360K – R 540K

Recent Changes

One of the most typical characteristics of the Marketing industry is change. In the past, telemarketing and print adverts were the most effective and used marketing measures. With the growing importance of digital, things have changed: companies replaced most traditional marketing channels with digital ones, such as email and search marketing. Due to this development, it is important for marketers to change with the times and always update one’s skillsets based on present trends, even if they differentiate a lot from previous ones.

  • Future Prospects

    Compared to other industries, the percentage of unemployed Marketing professionals is extremely low. According to recent statistics, over 80% of marketers find a job within the first couple of months after they graduate. The majority of those employed in a marketing position state that the job meets their expectations. In other words, the likelihood that you find a job that you enjoy is very high.

  • Salt’s advice for getting a job in Marketing

    Employers’ Requirements

    No matter if it is a large or a smaller company, employers expect Marketing professionals to be tech-savvy and at the same time be up to date about the latest ways to market businesses. Some core skills, which help every Marketing professional to land a job, are the ability to plan and implement successful marketing campaigns, the development of engaging web content and a profound understanding of analytics. If the employing organisation is small, marketers are usually expected to conduct a variety of marketing tasks, while larger companies tend to employ specialists in certain fields.

    CV Requirements

    CV requirements for Marketing jobs depend strongly on the area of specialisms that you work in. However, according to the majority of hiring managers, some skills upgrade the CV of every marketing professional. Among these competencies are the ability to plan and think in a very strategic way and your communications skills, particularly as a marketer, it is crucial to be able to express your ideas and concepts in a verbal and written way. Besides that, hiring managers prefer CVs with analytics and presentation experience. Qualitative and quantitative market research is considered a big bonus as well.

    Marketing Job Interview Preparation

    In no other industry is it so crucial to market yourself in an interview and establish the right chemistry with the interviewer as it is in marketing. Essentially, if you can market yourself, you’re likely to be a good marketer and are proving you’re able to market the products or services in the right way to the target audience. Besides these fundamental principles, you should also be prepared to answer some commonly asked questions, including:

    1. Please give an example of a successful marketing campaign that you have run in the past.
    2. Can you work effectively and efficiently within budgetary constraints?
    3. Which benefits could you bring to the company?
    4. Have you ever implemented a marketing measure that did not succeed? If so, please describe what happened.

    Educational Requirements

    For Marketing executive roles, most employers expect a bachelor’s degree in marketing or business administration from their future employees. Marketers who would like to land a manger position are sometimes also required to have a master’s degree. Apart from the degree, Marketing specialist should also try to gain as much experience as possible from the beginning (e.g. in the form of internships) as relevant experience is sometimes as much valued as a university degree.

Top Tip

"Market your CV, market yourself in the interview and remember that you are a brand. If you can market that correctly, then you are on the right track to marketing your clients’ brand."

— JJ De Wit, Practice Lead

Speak with JJ De Wit about Marketing

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