what is the difference between marketing and sells job?

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    Management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer. As a philosophy, it is based on thinking about the business in terms of customer needs and their satisfaction. As a practice, it consists in coordination of four elements called 4P's: (1) identification, selection, and development of a product, (2) determination of its price, (3) selection of a distribution channel to reach the customer's place, and (4) development and implementation of a promotional strategy. Marketing differs from selling because (in the words of Harvard Business School's emeritus professor of marketing Theodore C. Levitt) “Selling concerns itself with the tricks and techniques of getting people to exchange their cash for your product. It is not concerned with the values that the exchange is all about. And it does not, as marketing invariably does, view the entire business process as consisting of a tightly integrated effort to discover, create, arouse, and satisfy customer needs.”



    Last step in the chain of commerce where a buyer exchanges cash for a seller's good or service. In business, “nothing happens until someone sells something.” See also marketing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Marketing is the whole concept of product,distribution,promotion,price - also called marketing mix- . Sell jobs or sales orientation is based only in two elements of the marketing mix , which are the personal selling and the distribution.

  • 5 years ago

    Be prepared to support your business rather than it supporting you for the 2 years if yours in a conventional business where you have a location, equipment, supplies and possibly employees. A sales or service business run from home can bring income more quickly as can some network marketing but whatever you start be prepared to bring in less than you would as an employee or the start up period because you will be investing in your growth and business development. Learn to market your business and sell your product and / or service.

  • 1 decade ago

    marketing is like advertising...which may or may not be direct sales. Public Relations type of advertising...advertising your brand for public awareness, etc. Sales is sales, a position where you are out trying to get someone to buy something, sometimes using marketing to do so. ther is overlap depending on what is going on. You may see commercials on TV for teh Navy or Lockheed Martin....they are not trying to sell you a satellite or a battleship, but it is an awareness type of marketing. that way when there is a contract up for bids in the future, the people may remember the name more so, and be inclined to lean in that direction. I am not marketing person though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it's basically the same but the difference is that marketing is more involved in how the products can reach the consumers, selling is more on the interaction with the consumers to get them to buy a product.

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