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Difference Between Brand Manager and Marketing Manager

A brand’s image can greatly impact business either positively or negatively. It is for this reason that businesses invest heavily in brand management as well as marketing. To ensure sales targets are met as well as ensuring customers perceive the brand positively, businesses may hire personnel to handle some of these tasks, such as brand managers and marketing managers. Although the two work closely, they have differences in terms of roles as well as strategies employed.

 

Brand Manager

This is a person who is in charge of the image perceived by consumers of a company’s products or services. Tasked with the role of ensuring the brand is in line with the consumers’ interests, brand managers carry out various roles including:

  • Setting brand awareness strategies
  • Evaluating the brand image from the consumers
  • Develop sales and marketing strategies
  • Oversee and recommend the best advertisement placements
  • Monitor the progress of the sales

 

Marketing Manager

These are persons tasked with the role of reaching to prospective clients and the public in general to present a product and increase sales. This can be done through different marketing channels. They are also tasked with responsibilities including:

  • Developing marketing strategies to reach customers from all demographics
  • Liaising with the sales department ensuring that the goals are inline
  • Surveying and reporting on the demand for services and products
  • Ensuring the clients understand the value of the products

 

Similarities between Brand Manager and Marketing Manager

  • Both work to enhance or promote the clients or companies image

 

Differences between Brand Manager and Marketing Manager

Definition

Brand managers are persons in charge of the image perceived by consumers of a company’s products or services. On the contrary, a marketing manager is a person tasked with the role of reaching prospective clients and the public in general to present a product and increase sales.

Roles

The roles of brand managers include setting brand awareness strategies, evaluating the brand’s image from the consumers, developing sales and marketing strategies, overseeing and recommending the best advertisement placements not to mention monitoring the progress of the sales. On the contrary, roles of a marketing manager include developing marketing strategies to reach customers from all demographics, liaising with the sales department ensuring that the goals are in line, surveying and reporting on the demand for products and services and ensuring the clients understand the value of the products. 

Nature

While brand managers are strategic in nature, marketing managers are tactical in nature.

Brand Manager vs. Marketing Manager: Comparison Table

 

Summary of Brand manager vs. Marketing Manager

A brand manager is in charge of the image perceived by consumers of a company’s products or services and is tasked with the role of ensuring the brand is in line with the consumer’s interests. On the other hand, a marketing manager is a person tasked with the role of reaching prospective clients and the public in general to present a product and increase sales. Both work closely in ensuring that companies retain a positive image as well as increase sales.

 

Tabitha Njogu

Tabitha graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, whereby she specialized in Finance. She has had the pleasure of working with various organizations and garnered expertise in business management, business administration, accounting, finance operations, and digital marketing.

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