Category Archives: Cause Marketing
Recruit new members to your organization or cause through on-campus advertising! Learn different ways to recruit new members on college campuses.
There are many student organizations on campus for students to join and participate in. The best way to bring awareness of your organization to the student body and attract new members is through on campus advertising. It is important to try and get new members as early as possible and at the collegiate level. If a person joins an organization or club in college, they are more likely to support that organization and its values later in life.
For example, if your campus organization is part of a larger nationwide organization, the students can still continue to be involved later in life. It is essential that your organization recruit members early if it is involved in some kind of cause, such as advocating for human rights or the environment, advocating for immigrant and refugee rights, campus ministry and faith outreach, or even a political organization or cause. This is important because once a person is involved in an organization they take in the values of that organization and will continue to practice them after college.
Promoting health during the New Year and advertising on college campuses is an excellent way for workout facilities to gain new clientele.
The New Year is an excellent time for brands and businesses featuring health and fitness products and services to advertise to students. Top New Year’s resolutions, include living a healthier lifestyle, getting in shape, and maintaining a better diet. College students are interested in their health, not just to maintain their appearance or lose weight—though that certainly does play a part—but because they want to be healthy and active.
There is a growing interest among college students and teens in organic foods, vegetarian and vegan options, and sustainable cultivation. This make sense given that the youth care about supporting their community and care about the environment. Buying organic food from sustainable sources allows them to feel good about eating healthily, but also lets them feel good about contributing to a good cause.
In the last decade our nation has become more aware of environmental problems. Every day news stations broadcast stories featuring extreme weather conditions and natural disasters with many scientists citing global warming as the cause. College students have grown up listening to these stories and as a result they want to make a difference environmentally.
In today’s technological age, where information can be shared around the world in a matter of minutes, companies face higher and higher consumer expectations and if these demands aren’t met it can have major ramifications. A recent Media Post article, Marketing: Causes: Tapping the Power of Impact Thinking, highlights just how important cause marketing and public image can have on a company:
Recent research shows an overwhelming majority of people globally — 94% — believe companies must do more than just make money. A full 60% say companies should advocate for change and evolve the way they operate. And consumers aren’t just talking: 55% report they’ve refused to buy products in the past year because companies behaved irresponsibly.
Marketing to college students using cause marketing techniques requires transparency and authenticity.
College students learn about societal problems daily in class. They learn about the challenges facing the public education system, the increase of childhood obesity, the threat of global warming, the effects of the economic recession, and many other social issues, from education to discrimination, gender issues to environmental issues.
When I was in college, I took an honors science seminar class in which we read The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollen. I learned about various farming practices and the effects monoculture has on crop biodiversity. Reading this book made me more aware of what I was eating and how my choices impacted the environment, as well as my health. This was just one class, out of many, that made me analyze my actions and influenced my decisions.