Your guide to become a Digital Marketing Manager in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 7,000 - 8,000

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Who is a Digital Marketing Manager?

A Digital Marketing Manager handles a company’s online marketing strategy. They help develop content and organise advertising campaigns to generate consumer interest in the company’s products and services.

They usually know a bit of SEM (search engine marketing), SEO (search engine optimisation), social media management and team management. They keep the digital marketing team focused on achieving the company’s short-term and long-term goals. In large companies with multiple marketing divisions, a Digital Marketing Manager also needs to coordinate with print marketing and public relations teams to make sure the company’s marketing objectives are focused and consistent. Hence, if yo...

They usually know a bit of SEM (search engine marketing), SEO (search engine optimisation), social media management and team management. They keep the digital marketing team focused on achieving the company’s short-term and long-term goals. In large companies with multiple marketing divisions, a Digital Marketing Manager also needs to coordinate with print marketing and public relations teams to make sure the company’s marketing objectives are focused and consistent. Hence, if you’re a tech-savvy person who knows the latest news trending on the Internet and beyond that, this career is just right for you!

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The pros and cons of being a Digital Marketing Manager:

Pros

Good earning potential

Decent job growth supported by growing dependence on the internet

Can work in virtually any industry

Cons

Prone to eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome

High exposure to stress since the internet doesn't sleep and sales targets continue to rise

High competition for jobs

What are all the responsibilities of a Digital Marketing Manager ?

Create and upload images onto your company’s website

Plan and execute email marketing campaigns

Enter into different forms of online media

Design website visuals

Communicate with clients

Research web statistics

Be active on social media

Use analytics to determine how much traffic your client’s website is getting and suggest how to improve it

Commission paid media

Be familiar with current trends

What skills do you need to become a Digital Marketing Manager?

Being able to write in an interesting and concise manner

In order to garner the attention of the public, you have to write in a way that the public can relate and in a manner where it is applicable to your target audience. Gone are the days where you have to be mundanely formal even when it is about something entertaining. Fun is fun but you have to ensure that whatever you are delivering is clear and concise to avoid misleading information.

Having a strong attention to detail

In the digital marketing industry, even the smallest typo or mistake in design will cause an uproar. Therefore, it is extremely crucial to have an eye for detail and checking the end product multiple times before posting or publishing it. The Internet is a cruel place where almost everything and every activity is being closely scrutinised.

Being able to withstand pressure

As a Digital Marketing Manager, you will most probably be thrusted into an ocean of work and deadlines. One moment you are asked to churn new ideas for a campaign, the next moment you will be answering calls from multiple clients simultaneously. Not only that, you will be pushing limits as you try to meet various deadlines and ensure that everything is going smoothly as planned at the same time.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Digital Marketing Manager?

What are the requirements to be a Digital Marketing Manager?

Degrees are not compulsory but it is recommended to possess one. Some relevant degrees are Communications, Advertising and Marketing.

What are the working hours of a Digital Marketing Manager?

The working hours of a Digital Marketing Manager are standard working hours. However, it may increase especially during large marketing campaigns.

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Who are all the top recruiters for Digital Marketing Manager in Malaysia?

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