Businesses must reposition marketing to attract young talent

To make marketing an attractive and fulfilling career for young people, change needs to come from within businesses, both in terms of the way marketing is talked about internally and where companies look for new talent.

This is one of the aims of the School of Marketing, an education platform launched in partnership with Marketing Week to inform and excite school-age children about marketing and address the misconceptions about what a career in the industry might entail.

Santander CMO Keith Moor, who is among the marketers providing course content for the School of Marketing, argues that it is not only young people who default to thinking marketing is all about advertising – businesses have a habit of doing the same.

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