10 happiest cities for PR and marketing pros

A study released today shows the U.S. cities with the most satisfied people working in marketing and public relations. Did your city make the list?


This story originally ran on PR Daily in January 2013. A recent report named Dayton, Ohio, the home of the nation’s happiest workers. What about the city that’s home to the happiest PR and marketing professionals? That honor goes to Phoenix. According to a study released today by The American Marketing Association (AMA) and staffing agency Aquent, the Arizona capital is home to the most satisfied people working in the marketing industry, which includes PR professionals. The authors of the study were unable to disclose the exact number of PR professionals surveyed. “When it comes to a career in marketing, the location and the field you choose can have an immense impact on your future satisfaction and salary,” Ann Webster, president of Aquent, said in a press release. For its annual survey, Aquent and the AMA asked 2,600 marketing professionals about their salaries and jobs. The respondents included people who identified themselves as working in public relations. Incidentally, people working in public relations were the most satisfied of all those surveyed. The 10 cities with the most-satisfied workers in the industry are: 1. Phoenix 2. Indianapolis 3. Houston 4. St. Louis 5. Detroit 6. Charlotte, N.C. 7. Boston 8. San Jose, Calif. 9. Chicago 10. Austin, Texas

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