Marketing Strategist
Hussein Shuman

About the job:

What you do

As a Marketing Strategist, you find ways to promote and market the products or services of a company. You aim to increase the sales and profits of the company by convincing people to buy its products. You also find the right pricing to attract new customers.

The tough stuff

As a Marketing Strategist, you will have to:

  • Meet stressful deadlines
  • Accept criticism and feedback very well
  • Be prepared to modify your ideas, if your client is not satisfied with them
The cool stuff

As a Marketing Strategist, you may get to:

  • Lead impressive campaigns
  • Change the way people think through your ideas
  • Build strong and profitable relationships with your clients
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% evenings & weekends

In Marketing, you may work long hours to meet deadlines. You may also travel to meet with clients, attend events, and promote your company.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Economics/Business
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Good With Numbers
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or a related field to begin career as a Marketing Strategist. You should also have experience in advertising, marketing, writing and sales in order to grow your career.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Marketing is all around us, it shapes us and how we behave. But what’s it really like working in Marketing and Advertising? Hussein Shuman founded his own Marketing & Advertising company at 21, with only $1000, and gives Nooreed the inside scoop on his career.

Are you creative and extroverted? Could Marketing be the career for you?


Recently graduated and with only $1000 loan, Hussein Shuman founded his own Advertising Agency! He worked door-to-door to get his first customers, and then as word-of-mouth grew he because more successful. Hussein lives by his motto: follow your passion!