Sports Marketer For My Career Profile

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I have decided to choose Sports Marketer for my career profile. As a Sport Marketer you will be working to create advertising and promotions that draw participants, fans, and sponsors to the specific sport or team. They research and evaluate the consumers call for their product or service. Sport Marketers then provide their product or services in a way that consumers will be fulfilled so that way they come back and redo the experience. In this career there are multiple environments you could work in. For example, a person could either work for a marketing firm, university, or a professional team. The work hours change from off-season to season if you are working for a sports team. During the offseason a sports marketer hours typically are 9-5 Monday thru Friday, however, season hours are varying day to day and week to week. They could work 70-80 hours a week with working on weekends. Where you would perform your work would be the office, community, or the stadium. Average salaries for a sport marketers working for a professional team, or university ranges from $60,000-$90,000. New employees would generally make $40,000. Sport marketers who work in a full-service marketing firm salaries range from $60,000-$400,000. Their salaries depend on their salary structure (base vs. commission). In order to become a sports marketer a person would have to obtain either a bachelor or master’s degree in sport management or general management with emphasis in sport marketing. Areas in sport marketing that could help one in receiving a job would include marketing research, consumer behavior, sales and promotions, sport law, communications, and public relations. Once you are near finalizing your college degree, most sport marketers finish an intern... ... middle of paper ... ...especially by coming to college. Without hard work and determination, I do not believe things can be accomplished especially in this field. The areas I would need help in would be more of the sales. I need to learn how to be able to prepare an idea or promotion and then go out and sell that idea to a consumer. Another thing I believe I am lacking at would be the creative mind. At times I excel at being creative, but other times I just can not think of something unique. Over time I think this skill could be changed. Overall, I think this profession could be one I thrive in. Connecting to people is a specialty of mine. That along with my other abilities would greatly help me. My dream job would to be able to work for the marketing division at the University of Tennessee. I think I have the skills to accomplish it and will put the time and effort into reaching my dream.

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