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.

Quick Facts
Duties Oversee a client's advertising account and act as the primary liaison between the agency and the client
Alternate Title(s) Advertising Sales Agents, Advertising Sales Representatives
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Most opportunities for advertising account executives will be in larger cities, such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Speech
Experience Any experience in the advertising industry, combined with an internship, will be useful.
  • Business Management
  • Drawing/Design
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Advertising Department Head
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Assistant Advertising Account Executive

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