Marketing is an integral part of most organisations and so marketing professionals can be found working in a wide range of settings.
Graduate schemes and internships do exist, especially with larger employers, but be prepared to do some research to find out about recruitment in smaller agencies.
Information and advice on marketing specifically for University of Edinburgh students and graduates.
Follow the links below for profiles of common occupations in this sector:
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Chartered Institute of Marketing - is a professional organisation for those working in marketing. The website provides information on marketing qualifications, advertises jobs and has a searchable database of marketing consultants.
Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing - UK professional body for direct and digital marketing and the world's first in this area. Provides education, training and support and promotes direct marketing generally.
URthebrand - IDM careers site specifically for students and graduates. You can sign up for a newsletter, and find information on careers, job hunting and oportunities to improve your employability.
Institute of Promotional marketing - represents promoters, agencies and service partners engaged in promotional marketing. There is a directory of members which is useful for identifying potential contacts.
Direct Marketing Association - trade association for the marketing and communications industry. The DMA produces an annual census of the industry which is available via their website. Their "toolkit" has industry-related news, research, reports and guides.
Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide - the website includes a directory of members which you can search by country.
Marketing Agencies Association - represents marketing communication agencies in the UK. The site has a searchable agency list and advertises jobs from its member agencies.
Inside Careers: Marketing - careers guide and job vacancies for the marketing sector.
Marketing & Creative Handbook - online directory covering company contacts for the marketing and creative media industries throughout the UK.
BrandRepublic - an online platform offering news, analysis and comment, there are sections for marketing and direct marketing. Job opportunities are also advertised.
Marketing - is an online magazine for marketing professionals and inlcudes a section of careers-related articles.
Marketing Week - an online magazine for marketing jobs, news and information.
This article was published on Nov 1, 2013