NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers



Advertising, marketing and public relations managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

  • Advertising managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities of firms and departments that develop and implement advertising campaigns to promote the sales of products and services.
  • Marketing managers establish distribution networks for products and services, initiate market research studies and analyze their findings, assist in product development, and direct and evaluate the marketing strategies of establishments.
  • Public relations managers direct and evaluate establishments and departments that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations.
  • E-business managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the design, development and maintenance of Internet and Intranet sites to manage an organization’s Internet presence including public relations, communications and commercial activities.

Employment Requirements

Advertising and public relations managers

  • A university degree or college diploma in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or in a related field
    Several years of experience in an advertising, public relations or communications officer position or in a related occupation are required.

Marketing managers

  • A university degree or college diploma in business administration or in a related field with a specialization in sales or marketing
    Several years of experience as a sales, marketing or public relations representative or in a related occupation are required.

E-business managers

  • A university degree or college diploma in a field related to electronic commerce, Web site content development, or Internet services
    Experience in Web site design, interactive media development, data administration or information systems analysis or experience related to Web site content are usually required.

All Titles

  • advertising administrator
  • advertising agency manager
  • advertising director
  • advertising manager
  • agency marketing department manager
  • business manager – sales and advertising
  • campaign manager
  • circulation manager
  • commercial network development manager
  • communications director
  • communications director – sales and marketing
  • communications manager
  • communications manager – public relations
  • communications manager, Internet
  • correspondence and public inquiries manager
  • director, advertising
  • director, communications
  • director, external relations
  • director, marketing
  • director, media relations
  • director, public affairs
  • director, public information
  • director, public relations
  • director, regional communications
  • director, sales agency marketing division
  • director, sales and marketing
  • e-business (electronic business) manager
  • e-business manager
  • e-commerce (electronic commerce) manager
  • e-commerce manager
  • election campaign manager
  • electronic business (e-business) manager
  • electronic commerce (e-commerce) manager
  • external relations director
  • fundraising campaign manager
  • information and communications manager
  • information service manager
  • Internet communications manager
  • Internet site manager
  • manager – marketing services
  • manager, advertising
  • manager, advertising agency
  • manager, agency marketing department
  • manager, campaign
  • manager, circulation
  • manager, communications
  • manager, correspondence and public inquiries
  • manager, e-business
  • manager, e-commerce
  • manager, election campaign
  • manager, fundraising campaign
  • manager, information and communications
  • manager, information service
  • manager, marketing
  • manager, media advertising
  • manager, media relations
  • marketing co-ordinator
  • manager, promotions
  • manager, public relations
  • manager, publicity
  • manager, sales and advertising
  • manager, sales and marketing
  • manager, sales and publicity
  • manager, sales promotion
  • market development manager
  • marketing director
  • marketing division director, sales agency
  • marketing executive
  • marketing manager
  • marketing manager – online marketing
  • media advertising manager
  • media relations director
  • media relations manager
  • promotions manager
  • public affairs director
  • public information director
  • public relations director
  • public relations manager
  • publicity administrator
  • publicity director
  • publicity manager
  • regional communications director
  • sales agency marketing division director
  • sales and advertising manager
  • sales and marketing director
  • sales and marketing manager
  • sales and publicity manager
  • sales director – computer marketing development
  • sales promotion manager
  • Web communications manager
  • Web marketing manager


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  • Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)
  • Supervisors of technical salespersons (See 6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade)
  • Wholesale trade representatives supervisors (See 6411 Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical))



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