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Top 2015 College Marketing Blog Posts by Popularity

Today I want to share NAM Youth Marketing’s top 2015 college marketing blog posts. These are the college marketing articles people viewed the most in 2015.

The Top 10 College Marketing Blog Posts of 2015

1. College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 2

Top 2015 College Marketing Blog Posts

Back to school is always an exciting time for students and marketers! This blog post explores 5 innovative ways to reach incoming students, from launching contests on social media to participating in dorm room move-in events.  This post will have you thinking about back to school and making a lasting impression with students.

2. College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 1

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Back to school is a hot topic! This is not surprising as marketing opportunities abound during transitional periods. Incoming students are just starting to develop shopping patterns and brand loyalty. Brands who reach students early in their collegiate career have the chance to develop lifetime customers. This college marketing blog post explores 5 ways brands can connect with students on campus.

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On Campus Marketing Programs that Work!

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Peer-to-Peer Marketing On Campus

As a business or company that is striving to increase sales and build a customer base, marketing to college students makes a lot of sense. The shopping habits and brand loyalty students develop in college can influence future shopping behaviors. Adults in college are savvy consumers that will take the time to learn about a business or a company, before becoming a customer. Attracting this emerging customer base starts with effective, comprehensive on campus marketing programs.

Becoming Visible On Campus

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On Campus Marketing Brand Ambassador Promotions

If you stop and think back to your college days, you probably remember that your focus was not necessarily on the latest trends or products, unless they directly related to your immediate wants or needs. This is why effective on campus marketing for products and services that are not part of the daily life of a college student, first starts with making the product or service visible.

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The Power Of Peer-to-Peer Marketing On College Campuses

Peer-to-Peer Marketing On College Campuses

Young adults between the ages of 18-24 are a unique group to market to, especially if they are attending college. College students are still somewhat isolated from the daily grind of having to work, yet they are also often on very limited budgets. They are fiercely independent, yet many attending college still rely on their parents somewhat financially. They value experts and professionals’ opinions, but they value and trust advice from friends more; which is why peer-to-peer marketing is highly effective with this age group.

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Leveraging College Event Marketing

Leveraging College Event Marketing

Is your company considering ramping up efforts by marketing to the lucrative college student segment? If so, there are a number of opportunities that college marketing presents. Events are a great way of reaching a wide audience and have huge viral potential. The right approach to college event marketing could increase the rate of the event’s registration, and help with the follow-through from attendees after the event is over. There are a number of important elements to consider when planning a college event marketing strategy:

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Potential Benefits of a College Marketing Strategy

Potential Benefits of a College Marketing Strategy

A Look at the Potential Benefits of a College Marketing Strategy

Companies need to thoroughly research their target demographic in order to develop an effective marketing strategy. If you understand your target consumer’s viewpoints and the way they think, you can do a better job of appealing to them. Using this knowledge, you can develop a college marketing strategy that focuses on their values and builds on their experience. Companies who appeal to college students can benefit in a number of ways. Of course, not all companies readily appeal to the college student demographic, but with research, creativity, and innovative marketing techniques you can gain attention with this lucrative target audience. When advertising to college students, you need a mutli-faceted strategy that is regularly measured and tweaked for optimum success.

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Fraternities and Sororities Influence College Marketing Campaigns Part 1

Sororities Influence College Marketing Campaigns

Fraternity and sorority marketing is a great way for companies to promote their products on campus. Fraternity and sorority groups are comprised of influential members of the student body and can have a big impact on campus trends.

Fraternities and Sororities Have Huge Influence On Campus

Fraternities and sororities have huge influence on campus in part because of their active role within the campus community. Greek organizations require their members to participate in a wide variety of events and activities, such as attending socials and mixers, participating in philanthropic activities, going to assigned tailgates for football games or anything that a chapter sees fit. Their huge social presence within the campus community allows them to interact with many students, both Greek life members and non-Greeks.

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Don’t Make This College Marketing Mistake

Don't make this college marketing mistake

One of the biggest college marketing mistakes professionals and agencies make is believing that they understand the college market. Don’t make this college marketing mistake when advertising to students!

Why Marketing Professionals Believe They Understand the College Demographic

Oftentimes, marketers mistakenly believe they understand the college market. This can happen for a couple of reasons, the first being that they specialize in marketing to millennials. Millennials are a hot topic in marketing today and tons of research have been conducted on this niche market. However, the college demographic (18-24 year olds) is a specialized segment within this niche group and needs to be treated as such, as their desires, motivations, consumer behavior, and lifestyle habits vary greatly from other millennial groups.

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Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where They Work

Reaching College Students at Work
College marketing gives brands the opportunity to reach college students where they study, live, work, and play. Employers, graduate and professional schools, and other organizations looking to increase applicants can reach college students where they work.

Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Work

  1. Reach College Students on the Job

Reach College Students at Work Recruiters Reach College Students

A great way for recruiters to reach their target audience is by advertising to students at work. Most colleges offer some form of work study for qualifying students on campus. On-campus employers tend to give preference to student applicants applying for work-study programs in their field. For example, preference is often given to a biology major for an assistant biologist position.

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Advertise to College Students During Campus Market Days

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Want to inform college students about your company and product? Campus market days are a fun and affordable way to reach the college market.

Almost every University around the nation has some form of market day on campus. A campus market day is where various university organizations like clubs, fraternities and sororities, as well as various market vendors come to promote their product, company, or organization.

This can create quite a buzz on campus; many students look forward to campus market days and like to discuss the upcoming events with one another. The use of market days builds an effective viral word of mouth marketing strategy and can create a lot of hype and excitement on campus. At Florida State University there is a campus market day at the Oglesby Union (the student union on campus) every Wednesday. Many vendors are present and it’s a great way to catch the attention of passing students.

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Using College Students to Promote your Brand On Campus

Using College Students to Promote your Brand On Campus

College students are often thought of as the target for brands on campus but the truth is that there are ways to utilize college students in a variety of programs to reach college students on campus through peer to peer recommendations.

College students are a highly sought after demographic on campus as they are on their own for the first time and are empowered with purchasing decisions for the first time in their lives.  This is also a key time in their lives where brand can forge a relationship with students in the hopes of beginning a lifelong consumer/brand relationship.

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