Category Archives: College Event Marketing/Experiential
Want to reach 49 million college football attendees at the biggest games of the year? Explore 8 college tailgate marketing event ideas and learn how brands can create interactive game day experiences for fans.
8 College Tailgate Marketing Event Ideas
1. Set Up Branded Tailgate Tents with Sample Giveaways
Have a product college students will love? Consider setting up branded tents in popular tailgating areas and giving away free samples. College students will happily take free items, especially if they contribute to the game day experience in some way.
2. Launch Mobile Bus Tailgating Tours
Mobile bus tailgating tours allow brands to create a memorable experience for tailgate attendees. With mobile tours, brands have the opportunity to engage customers face to face and have two-way conversations with customers. Brands can have hands-on product demonstrations, as well as social and digital contests to keep the communication going after the bus leaves.
Learn how lingerie companies can win over college students this Valentine’s Day with fun on campus events and visual gift guides.
How Lingerie Companies Can Win Over College Students This Valentine’s Day
1. Host Sorority Lingerie Parties Leading Up to Valentine’s Day
Sorority members have huge influence on campus and can quickly launch a brand to success via word of mouth and peer-to-peer recommendations. Kim Bhasin explains in her article, Win the Sorority Girl, Win the American Wardrobe, the influential power sororities have: Once one sorority picks up on a brand, it can spread from person to person like a scandalous secret, infiltrating one house after the other until every sorority in the country knows about it.
College brand ambassador programs allow brands to start conversations on campus and meaningfully connect with students through peer-to-peer marketing.
College brand ambassador programs allow brands to connect with students on campus using student influencers. These college brand ambassadors have access to student spaces and connections on campus that allow them to distribute ads and meaningfully start conversations with students. This is an organic type of marketing that resonates with students.
What is college experiential marketing and why does it work? This article addresses these questions and explores reasons to use college experiential marketing.
What is College Experiential Marketing?
College experiential marketing is an innovative type of marketing that helps brands create experiences for students while branding their products. The reason college experiential marketing works so well, is that you’re providing students with an experience that allows them to emotionally connect with your brand.
Mary Angelou explains the power of forming emotional connections with others, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Today’s youth pose a serious challenge to automakers. This article explores college marketing tips for car companies and discusses how the auto industry can appeal to college students.
This article continues the series on how car companies can successfully market to college students with ads that resonate and explores on-campus marketing techniques that work! Make sure you check out part 1, 2, and 3 of the series, if you haven’t already.
College Marketing Tips for Car Companies
6. Car Companies Should Stress Fuel Efficiency When Advertising to College Students
Fuel efficiency matters to college students. College students are budget conscious, and they don’t want to waste money on gas when they don’t have to. 26-year-old Josh Pettrey, voices a common concern many cash-strapped millennials feel, “Gas prices are up and down and I don’t have a ton of money that I can throw out on gas.”
Does your company want to reach the lucrative college consumer? Are you interested in exploring out-of-the-box ways of marketing to college students? Then this article is for you!
5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas and Why they Work:
1. Sticky Note Marketing On Campus
Sticky note marketing is all about co-creation and engagement making it an effective college marketing strategy. Students love to express themselves and influence brands, and with sticky note marketing they can do just that! Brands can place questions around campus—on campus bulletin boards in high traffic locations—and students can fill in responses on sticky notes and place them under the questions. This creates a dialogue between students and brands, and builds brand awareness on campus.
When I was a college student at FSU, there was an art exhibit on campus that garnered a lot of attention. It was a confession booth where students would go and write their secrets anonymously. Later the artist would read the secrets and display them to the community in an effort to raise awareness about the inner struggles students face on campus and to show students they’re not alone. It’s very similar to Candy Chang’s interactive artist installation in Las Vegas.
This FSU art project attracted students’ attention on campus. People were curious about the confession booth and what it represented. Many students enjoyed participating and writing their secrets down, and both active participants and non-participants, found peoples’ stories and secrets fascinating and felt an emotional connection with their peers as a result.
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.