The proportion of female marketing students at universities rises and concerns in particular the areas of communication, PR and media. Women are however still not sufficiently differentiated considered consumer and purchase decision end: women act as opinion leaders and decision makers within families. The companies are however not yet aligned on this development. Especially in the distribution of high-tech products, cars, or in the financial management a high competent female product developer and sales associates that can interact with potential customers on the same wavelength deficit nationally and internationally. In an average car dealership, for example, three percent of sellers don’t even are female. At the same time, the growth market opened wife”many companies a huge yet untapped potential and provides a great opportunity for women also career-technical: only ten percent of leadership positions within the marketing and less than one percent of German Board posts are occupied by women. At the same time marketing increasingly in public sectors such as hospitals and educational institutions is gaining importance and this growing opportunity.
Notwithstanding women often remain with the double burden of work and family to fight, what still makes more difficult a career. Three developments now should be considered as still marketing itself is changing: Despite the constant challenges for the market-oriented management – internationality, individuality, innovation – and the usual short-term trends can be found also groundbreaking and ongoing developments, which will affect not only individual special areas. Now of course the break of the media and the dramatically increasing importance of information technology are the best-known. The implications are being felt particularly in the print media and currently almost daily subject of reporting. Interactive marketing with all its nuances and possibilities of interpretation was never as effective and essential as currently. A second trend, almost silent but steady ongoing demographic change can be found. Since sales results and marketing measures in the field of senior marketing”often short to medium term set are, the long-term impact of demographic change are rarely taken into account.