What does a Director of Marketing do?

Marketing managers develop strategic marketing plans for a company and then oversee the implementation and execution of the various efforts associated with the marketing plan. This might include evaluating the results of various marketing campaigns, spearheading market research efforts, or coordinating initiatives across a variety of channels.

Marketing managers almost always have a bachelor's degree, usually in marketing, communications, public relations, or business. The best marketing managers have strong communication skills, an ability to understand and analyze trends, and a deep understanding of the wide variety of marketing channels.

What responsibilities are common for Director of Marketing jobs?
  • Build marketing programs to support specific marketing objectives across different channels and segments in support of our overall strategic marketing plan
  • Market through various channels and segment databases working with large data sets
  • Develop business cases for marketing programs at the proposal stage and make recommendations on marketing tactics
  • Evaluate the impact of marketing programs in achieving their stated objectives, including impact on lead flow, LTV and retention
  • Propose and manage marketing research projects to generate consumer insights in support of improved marketing strategy and communications
  • Partner with creative teams, other internal stakeholders, and external agencies and vendors
  • Lead the execution of marketing programs from start to finish, driving collaboration with the stakeholders and leveraging the right internal processes
  • Work with the other marketing teams, other internal stakeholders, and external agencies and vendors
What are the typical qualifications for Director of Marketing jobs?
  • Experience building complex marketing programs and reporting on the results
  • Exposure to digital and direct response marketing
  • Competence as a creative writer with an eye for great emails and landing pages
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability, including metrics-driven thinking
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • We’re looking for someone with 4+ years of experience in marketing, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business or similar, and is familiar with the following software/tools:
    • Marketo
    • Hubspot
    • Salesforce
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Director of Marketing Salaries near Hong Kong

Average Base Pay

HK$193,000 /month
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Director of Marketing Career Path

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White LodgingWhite Lodging
Senior Marketing Manager
29 Nov 2022

“Corporate and property leaders have shown great commitment to employee career development and workplace satisfaction check”

Disney Streaming ServicesDisney Streaming Services
Senior Marketing Manager
27 Jul 2021

“Benefits package is terrible and base compensation is no where near commensurate to what it should be.”

Demand Marketing Manager
22 Sept 2021

“Their product is top notch and highly rated which gives everyone an additional boost of confidence working here.”

RocaPoint Partners
Client Marketing Manager
8 Jan 2023

“I've enjoyed a fruitful and rewarding career and what happened here continues to haunt me even though I have been successful with my own LLC”

Event VestaEvent Vesta
Director of Marketing
28 Sept 2022

“All the people who work here are good people that are enjoyable to work with.”

Lutheran Services FloridaLutheran Services Florida
Senior Marketing Manager
1 Dec 2021

“Not sure because my boss and LSF refused to give me feedback as to why I was let go.”

Pon Pure Chemicals GroupPon Pure Chemicals Group
Sr. Marketing Manager
25 Oct 2023

“Here I have full freedom to take professional decisions and I feel very safe here.”

Atisfy Labs
Growth Marketing Manager
16 Aug 2023

“The level of transparency and the leve of ownership you get on your projects is great.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of marketing managers

In a typical day as a marketing manager, you'll oversee the marketing strategies of an organization by planning and testing campaigns, promoting new products, doing market research and analysis, managing social media, and working with a team to produce valuable content.

Yes, marketing manager job satisfaction is high, and U.S. News lists marketing manager as the best sales and marketing job. Success as a marketing manager could mean moving into an executive role. Most marketing managers work in an office environment during regular business hours which allows for a good work life balance.

Yes, marketing managers receive a good salary. The average salary for marketing managers in the U.S. is HK$193,000 per year. Moving into lead and senior roles will boost pay. Most marketing managers work for certain business, but some can also move into consulting and make extra pay.

Marketing managers shoulder the responsibility for the success of campaigns and the marketing team, which can be stressful. Challenges of working as a marketing manager include some holiday work since intensive marketing campaigns take off around Black Friday and continue through the new year.

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