What do Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists do?

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

  • Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.
  • Seek and provide information to help companies determine their position in the marketplace.
  • Gather data on competitors and analyze their prices, sales, and method of marketing and distribution.
  • Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.
  • Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, or arrange to obtain existing data.
  • Monitor industry statistics and follow trends in trade literature.
  • Measure and assess customer and employee satisfaction.
  • Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies.
  • Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data.
  • Attend staff conferences to provide management with information and proposals concerning the promotion, distribution, design, and pricing of company products or services.
  • Conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies, collaborating with marketing professionals, statisticians, pollsters, and other professionals.
  • Develop and implement procedures for identifying advertising needs.
  • Direct trained survey interviewers.

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Necessary Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Systems Analysis