Advertising Sales Agents


Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.
Also called: Accounts Executive, Accounts Manager, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative (Ad Sales Representative)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Communications
  • multimedia
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Data base user interface and query software
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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