Advertising Account Executives

Advertising account executives coordinate and oversee everything related to a client's advertising account and act as the primary liaison between the agency and the client. They are also responsible for building and maintaining professional relationships among clients and coworkers to ensure the successful completion of major ad campaigns and the assurance of continued business with clients. Advertising account executives are also known as advertising sales agents and advertising sales representatives. Advertising account executives holdĀ 148,770 jobs in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Advertising Sales Agents, Advertising Sales Representatives
Duties Oversee a client's advertising account and act as the primary liaison between the agency and the client
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Speech
Experience Several years of experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Drawing/Design
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Advertising Department Head
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Assistant Advertising Account Executive

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