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Events and Experiential Marketing jobs and careers

A career in events can be a specialist role and only certain businesses will have a function of Events Coordinator or Events Manager available in-house. You’ll often see this as part of a broader marketing role within smaller businesses. Large brands will have events roles available, but those professionals often work with agencies that specialise in experiential as a supplier. 

The term ‘experiential’ refers to marketing activities that encourage the general public to participate in a situation created by the brand representatives, either by testing their products or by being involved in another activity that is (or is going to be) associated with the brand.

Why consider a career in Events and Experiential Marketing?
A job in events is widely considered to be an exciting career path and for that reason, it can be quite competitive. If you’re confident with proficient organisation skills and an exceptional understanding of your target audience, a career in events or experiential marketing could be ideal for you.
What a career or job in Events may entail…
Depending on the nature of the organisation, events can be consumer orientated (B2C events) that can deal with the general public. Examples include festivals, fundraising events, brand activation events, sports events and more. They could also be business focused (B2B events). These kinds of events are aimed at businesses or individuals within businesses, for example, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, corporate lunches and dinners.
In an agency environment, experiential marketing agencies put together campaigns for brands to connect with an audience, aiming to intrigue a target audience to make them want to discover more about a brand. They are ultimately responsible for creating live experiences helping brands find and create fans.

As your career progresses and you look towards a more senior level, you'll be an expert in handling established client relationships and driving the business forward. An Events Manager or Director will oversee a range of campaigns that could be anything from brand experience campaigns and on-pack promotions to website development and in-store staffing and demonstrations. Naturally, you'll be an established account director with experience covering a wide range of below the line campaigns, be a natural communicator across all levels of the business and take the lead in encouraging teamwork. You'll have a wealth of creative insight and commercial acumen with excellent financial management and client liaison skills.
Events and Experiential Marketing typical role titles include

  • Events Assistant
  • Events Executive
  • Events Officer
  • Experiential Marketing Executive

Events and Experiential Marketing career progression example

  • Head of Events
  • Events Director
  • Events Manager

Events and Experiential Marketing salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, events and experiential marketing professionals on average will be earning between £20k-£27k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £27k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £45-70k.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The skills needed to succeed in events are broad. You will need to have fantastic organisational skills with precise attention to detail, as well as holding confident communication skills with the ability to bring creative ideas together. It may be worth bearing in mind that career in events although rewarding can be quite demanding too and it could entail working evening and weekends frequently in locations far away from home. Most event professionals would be required to have an access to own transport. 
What qualifications does it take?
A bachelor's degree in a related subject – events management, marketing, business studies, hospitality, or communications is typically needed to start a career in events due to the competitive nature of the industry.


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    Senior Marketing Executive

    — Industry-leading Financial Services Company

    Bristol or Winchester, UK
    Above Industry Average
    Excellent benefits and above industry average salary Exceptional career development opportunities, qualifications, and study days paid for by the company Hybrid working – 2 days p/wk in office, or more if you’d prefer As Senior Marketing Executive, you will join a fantastic financial services brand, supporting stakeholders to retain existing and win new clients through events, PR, content creation and digital channels. You will manage the development and implementation of engaging and informative marketing communications plans for local offices and work with both central and digital marketing teams on B2C and B2C campaigns. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-known financial services group with exceptional development opportunities! What you’ll be doing Working alongside B2B and B2C Marketing Managers and stakeholders to develop marketing strategy and local campaigns Create and implement targeted marketing communications across print, web, intranet, and social media platforms Evaluate campaigns and new marketing opportunities, optimising communications across various channels Manage and deliver events for clients and partners Work closely with both in-house and external PR teams to pin-point appropriate PR opportunities for the region Manage resources including agencies, suppliers, and budgets as well as processes including creative, financial, and promotions Experience you’ll need Experience in a Marketing Executive or Senior Marketing Executive or similar position It is advantageous for you to have experience marketing within the financial services or similar sector Proven ability to deliver successful integrated marketing campaigns What you’ll get in return 25 days annual leave BHs, option to buy more holidays, EAP program, private medical care, exceptional pension scheme, development courses paid for & study leave paid in full, multiple vouchers and discounts, and much more! What's next? If you like the sound of this opportunity, please apply right away!
  • 11th May

    Marketing Manager

    — Award winning eCommerce agency

    Bournemouth/Remote, UK
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    Client Success Manager / Account Manager

    — Neighbourly

    Bristol with flexible or remote working, UK
    Up to £35k DOE
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  • 6th May

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    — Innovative, Sustainable Brand

    Cambridgeshire/Hybrid, UK
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  • 31st Mar

    Marketing Communications Manager

    — International Leading Brand

    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    Up to £38k
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  • 4th Mar

    Marketing Executive

    — Helping children have a better Education

    Bristol, UK
    £25,000 - £30,000
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  • 7th Jan

    Recruiter, Senior Recruiter & Principal Recruiter

    — Marketing, eCommerce & Digital, Design & UX

    Bristol, Brighton or Remote, UK
    Competitive salary + commission, share options, employee owned, quarterly / annual bonuses, remote working, flexibility & more
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You’ll quickly see we’re home to numerous go-to consultants who have spent years building their personal brand within their markets – They achieve this through building their knowledge, networking and sharing insight and expertise. We’re looking for experienced people who are in recruitment for the long game. An ambitious, committed and professional Recruiter that wants to take advantage of our brand, knowledge, platform and industry contacts and support our growth. We’re employee owned so not only will you play an important part in our journey, but you’ll be given share options meaning that in the medium term you’ll be able to earn an extremely nice pay-out and continue to have share options (we’re happy to have a confidential chat if you’d like to find out more) – something you’ll be hard pushed to find at any other recruitment business. You’ll make things happen, see everything as an opportunity, get a kick from knowing your market inside out, building effective, meaningful and trusted candidate relationships that last years will be as important as developing strong relationships through supporting our client base. Rest assured we’re hugely established with a team that cross-sells and supports each other at every opportunity. You’ll be supported by a team approach to winning together, in the quest to collectively strengthen our proposition and success rates. In short, you’ll have a team of 40 plus consultants behind you, ready to share their industry and client knowledge. What experience you’ll need A successful track record in recruitment with a genuine interest in Marketing, eCommerce & Digital or Design & UX. We want to hear from you whether you’re a Delivery Consultant, 360 Recruitment Consultant, Account Manager, Senior Recruiter, Principal Consultant – the fact is, we’ve got more clients and vacancies than you can shake a stick at, and we need amazing Recruiters that share our behaviours and bring a genuine interest for one of the sectors we operate in, to continue delivering the best service to our clients. Business Development skills are desirable, but we’re not talking about bashing the phones or KPI’s. It’s about acting on referrals, being a part of the communities we support, and collaborating with the wider team to open doors for eachother. Right now there’s so much opportunity here that most of the time it’s all hands-on decks to fill the steady stream of inbound vacancies but if you’re looking to carve out something specific there’s always opportunity. 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