Category Archives: Branding

Creative College Marketing Campaigns Focus on Meaningful Engagements

Creative College Marketing Campaigns

Creative college marketing campaigns focus on meaningful engagements, incorporate images that covey emotions, and provide a consistent message across mediums.

It may seem today that creativity in college marketing has been replaced with text messages, tweets and short online ads—the types of advertising that this demographic is mostly likely to ignore and dislike! While there is a certainly a place for mobile and online advertising it needs to be done in a thoughtful, interactive way. Young people have shortened attention spans and tons of advertising vying for their attention, across mediums, so it’s extremely important for brands to communicate their story in creative, personal ways.

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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

On Campus Marketing Brand Ambassador Promotions

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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Build Brand Awareness with College Football Marketing

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College football marketing provides tremendous branding opportunities for companies looking to reach the college crowd. Explore college football marketing strategies that don’t break the bank and are accessible to both big and small companies.

Low-Cost Options for College Football Marketing

  1. Use College Street Teams to Pass Out Promotional Materials

Brand ambassadors are an excellent way to get your promotional ads into the hands of football game attendees. They can pass out call-to-action coupons, samples, or promotional flyers to attendees as they enter and exit the arena. If you want to target college students specifically, you can hire students to pass out swag in the student section of the stands. This is a fun, interactive way of reaching fans and raising awareness for your brand.

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Tips For College Enrollment Marketing On A National Level

Tips for College Enrollment Marketing

When you think of marketing to college students, you usually think of companies selling specific goods or services to students; however, it is important to realize that campus advertising is a great way for professional, graduate, and medical schools to advertise to undergraduates. College enrollment marketing, or having campuses market themselves to prospective students, is an important way to increase enrollment, increase the applicant pool, and increase awareness among undergraduate students and graduating seniors.

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College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 2

In my last blog, College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 1, I listed 5 college marketing ideas for reaching students during the fall semester. In this blog, I will explore 5 additional college marketing ideas for back-to-college marketing.

6. Advertise at College Football Games and Sporting Events

Advertise at College Football Games and Sporting Events

College sporting events are great venues for connecting with college students and promoting your brand! High-traffic games provide opportunities to deliver your message to large crowds of college students in fun, interactive ways. There are many options to advertise at college football games and other popular sporting events that don’t require huge budgets. Consider advertising at tailgating events, using brand ambassadors to pass out product samples or promotional material, having fraternities or sororities host game day parties and introduce your product, promoting sweepstakes and contests, or setting up on-campus game day events.

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College Postering Remains Relevant in College Marketing

Why College Postering Remains Relevant in College Advertising

College postering remains relevant in college marketing. Print remains an effective advertising medium in reaching students on college campuses.

Why College Postering Remains Relevant in College Advertising

When brands and companies think of advertising to students, they often think of digital advertising. After all, students spend a lot of their time online, on social media, and on their smartphones. This coupled with the fact that print advertising is declining makes most marketers look toward digital and experiential mediums, and while these platforms can be highly successful, print shouldn’t be overlooked when advertising to students.

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How to Have a Successful College Postering Campaign

College Postering Campaign

In order to have a successful college postering campaign you need to use targeted marketing to reach the best audience, have monitoring systems in place to guarantee exposure, and implement tracking to measure effectiveness.

College postering seems like a relatively simple process: hang posters on campus bulletin boards in high-traffic locations. However, a lot of work goes into making a college postering campaign successful. Follow these steps for an effective and results driven college postering campaign.

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Reasons Why Car Companies Advertise On College Campuses

Reasons Why Car Companies Advertise On College Campuses

The auto industry faces rising competition with ride sharing services. Car companies advertise on college campuses to establish consumer trends and develop brand loyalty.

1. The Auto Industry Faces Rising Competition with Ride Sharing Services

According to a study by Alix Partners, a consulting firm, “a half million vehicle purchases in the U.S. have been avoided due to the growing popularity of car sharing programs like Zipcar and Relay Riders.” Ride sharing services know that by penetrating the college market, they will find people open to alternative means of transportation and as students adopt this new technology, growth will occur: “Research finds that most college campuses that start a program see sizeable growth rates in car sharing usage, grow­ing 20-30 percent on a year-over-year basis.”[i]

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2014 Most Popular College Advertising Blog Posts

Here’s a list of the 5 most popular college advertising blog posts on College Marketing INsider from 2014:

Millennial Marketing Strategies for Multi-Generational Marketing

1. 2 Millennial Marketing Strategies for Multi-Generational Marketing

Millennials hold the key to multi-generational marketing as their power to influence other generations is quite substantial despite, or perhaps because of, the struggles they face in the workforce. Explore 2 millennial marketing strategies for multi-generational marketing here.

Get Bold with Print: Sticky Note Marketing

2. College and Metro Area Marketing: Get Bold with Print

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Musicians Use College Marketing to Grow Fan Base

Musicians Use College Marketing to Grow Fan Base

Aspiring musicians use college marketing to grow fan base and catapult to success. Musicians use college marketing to raise awareness, increase record sales, and promote upcoming concerts and events.

Youth culture influences music trends. This can be seen in the rise in popularity in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with the Ultra Music Festival boasting over 2 million Facebook fans and attracting over 300,000 attendees, and that’s just one of the popular EDM festivals; the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas has over 1 million likes on Facebook and also attracts over 300,000 attendees each year.

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