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If marketing paid more than sales - would you work in marketing?

Would you?
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LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
The reason sales pays more is that is VERY easy for executives to understand the influence sales has on the growth of the organization. Its a 1x1 correlation, "I hired Johnny, and paid him $150k, Johnny generated $1.5 MM for our company" - most execs can do/like this math.ย  ย Marketing just doesn't work like that, its all about influence and attribution, most marketers spend 50%+ of their time trying to prove their value.ย  Sales, if you are good at it, is far more "sticky" and consistent of a career choice.ย ย 
sahil
Notorious Answer
+13
Deepak Chopra of Sales
That could never happen. Salary is commensurate with value created / rarity of skillset.

Sales is the most valuable skill in a company, which is why salespeople get paid so much. If marketing was more valuable, they would already get paid more.
softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
This is it. Ever heard of โ€œFiverrโ€? Hundreds of thousands of freelance marketers looking to do a lot of work for little coin. Top 5% sales reps are hard to find.ย 
Chep
Arsonist
+9
Business Development Team Lead
So true. Do you think digital marketing will allow marketers to become much more "valuable" as it becomes easier to see how much marketers are bringing in as the data becomes more precise? (For example, when people purchase a product after going through a certain link) Obviously, marketing has different methods to advertise and certain tactics will never have as precise data like billboards, tv ads, etc, but it does seem digital marketing will make it much easier to track marketing metrics in the future.
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
I have a Marketing degree and I'm still like nuh bruh ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
Anyone who votes 'yes' is getting booted from the group and condemned to an island that holds endless and pointless meetings.....correct?
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Lol...
JustImpaired
Good Citizen
Director of Partnerships
In a world where marketing is a more in demand skill than sales.... marketing would have to be drastically different... so ... yah still no
SgtSDR
WR Officer
+6
Business Development Representative
I feel that every couple of years I consider going over to marketing. But then I remember when I did the first time, I was no longer customer facing and only spoke with like 5 people. I missed speaking with the customers.
Wolf
Opinionated
+2
Account Development Executive
Even if it paid better, I would miss the gratifying feeling you get in sales when you close a deal or get your prospect to say yes to what you want. You just don't get that in marketing.
overheard_sales
Politicker
+5
CEO - Overheard_Sales
As a wise man once said: "No"
CaneWolf
Politicker
+11
Director of Business Development
I agree with @sahil that it's a false question. But if it paid more, you'd have to at least consider it.
slaydie
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
I mean if I got paid more and didn't have to meet quota....I'd certainly have to consider it .....haha but naw, I don't think I'd be motivated by marketing.
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