All marketing managers would like to consider themselves in the top 1% of their profession, but reaching that point requires passion and a willingness to take on an outsize level of responsibility. The rewards, however, are worth it. Related: The Secret To Being A Great Manager In 2012, Forbes said marketing management was the best-paying job available to the "people person," thanks to a remarkable 48.8% earnings growth potential. Since 'passion' and 'responsibility' may be a bit vague for most, here are some essential qualities any marketing manager can work on to magnify their success:

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