Profession marketeer

Marketing consultants advise companies in the development of marketing strategies for specific purposes. They can advise and develop strategies for the entry of a brand in the market, for the re-launch of a product, for the introduction of a new product, or for the positioning of a commercial image. They perform previous studies of the position of the company and perception of customers in order to define the marketing approach.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Enterprising
  • Artistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Marketing principles

    The principles of managing the relationship between consumers and products or services for the purpose of increasing sales and improving advertising techniques.

  • Market analysis

    The field of market analysis and research and its particular research methods.

  • Market pricing

    Price volatility according to market and price elasticity, and the factors which influence pricing trends and changes in the market in the long and short term.

  • Marketing mix

    Principle of marketing that describes the four fundamental elements in marketing strategies which are the product, the place, the price and the promotion.

  • Pricing strategies

    The techniques, theories, and commonly accepted strategies regarding pricing of goods. The relation between pricing strategies and outcomes in the market such as profitability maximisation, deterrence of newcomers, or increase of market share.

Skills

  • Identify market niches

    Analyse the composition of the markets, segment these into groups, and highlight the opportunities that each one of these niches represent in terms of new products.

  • Analyse external factors of companies

    Perform research and analysis of the external factor pertaining to companies such as consumers, position in the market, competitors, and political situation.

  • Carry out strategic research

    Research long term possibilities for improvements and plan steps to achieve them.

  • Integrate marketing strategies with the global strategy

    Integrate the marketing strategy and its elements such as the market definition, competitors, price strategy, and communication with the general guidelines of the global strategy of the company.

  • Plan marketing strategy

    Determine the objective of the marketing strategy whether it is for establishing image, implementing a pricing strategy, or raising awareness of the product. Establish approaches of marketing actions to ensure that goals are achieved efficiently and over a long term.

  • Conduct research interview

    Use professional researching and interviewing methods and techniques to gather relevant data, facts or information, to gain new insights and to fully comprehend the message of the interviewee.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Analyse internal factors of companies

    Research and understand various internal factors that influence the operation of companies such as its culture, strategic foundation, products, prices, and available resources.

  • Document project progress

    Record the project planning and development, the work steps, the required resources and the final results in order to present and keep track of the realised and ongoing projects.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Use theoretical marketing models

    Interpret different academic theories and models of academic nature and make use of them to create the marketing strategy of the company. Employ strategies such as the 7Ps, the customer lifetime value, and the unique selling proposition (USP).

  • Use consulting techniques

    Advise clients in different personal or professional matters.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Identify customer requirements

    Apply techniques and tools, such as surveys, questionnaires, ICT applications, for eliciting, defining, analysing, documenting and maintaining user requirements from system, service or product.

  • Identify potential markets for companies

    Observe and analyse market research findings in order to determine promising and profitable markets. Consider the firm's specific advantage and match it with markets where such value proposition is missing.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

Optional knowledge and skills

evaluate marketing content coordinate marketing plan actions customer insight issue sales invoices e-commerce systems perform market research customer service brand marketing techniques develop creative ideas plan marketing campaign sales strategies make strategic business decisions social media management channel marketing liaise with advertising agencies conduct search engine optimisation interpret financial statements advertising techniques use analytics for commercial purposes digital marketing techniques international trade social media marketing techniques copyright legislation plan digital marketing financial capability