Category Archives: College Event Marketing

8 College Tailgate Marketing Event Ideas

8 College Tailgate Marketing Event Ideas

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

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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

College 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.

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How Lingerie Companies Can Win Over College Students This Valentine’s Day

Host Sorority Lingerie Parties Leading Up to Valentine’s Day

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.

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Start Conversations On Campus with College Brand Ambassador Programs

Nutella College Brand Ambassador Program

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.

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Social Media Isn’t the Only College Marketing Option

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Explore effective ways to market to college students that don’t involve social media. See if these college marketing options are right for your brand!

If you visit a college campus, you will notice the majority of college students have their phones in hand or within reach, and many will have laptops and/or tablets out as well. College students are constantly connected; however, that doesn’t mean that social media marketing and online advertising is the only way to reach the college crowd.

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College Marketing Tips for Car Companies Part 4

GM college marketing ad fuel efficiency

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

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.”

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Build Brand Awareness with College Football Marketing

college football marketing student brand ambassadors

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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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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Fraternities and Sororities Influence College Marketing Campaigns Part 2

On Campus Fraternity and Sorority Marketing

Sorority Girls Holding Branded Beer Koozies at a Fraternity and Sorority Party

In part 1, I discussed fraternities and sororities’ influence on campus and their impact on college marketing campaigns. In part 2, I will share 3 college marketing strategies involving on campus fraternity and sorority marketing.

3 Ways Brands Can Promote On Campus Using Fraternity and Sorority Marketing

1. Giveaway Branded Koozies at Fraternity and Sorority Parties

A great brand awareness technique for companies looking to break into the college market and reach the elusive college consumer is by giving away branded koozies at fraternity and sorority parties. This type of marketing event will have great reach as these get-togethers attract big crowds of influential members of the student body.

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Why Use College Marketing Representatives Part 2

Why Use College Marketing Representatives Part 2

In my last blog post, I discussed the difference between a brand ambassador and a college marketing representative. Today, I’d like to further explore the benefits of using college marketing representatives.

College Marketing Representatives Know the Ins and Outs of Their Campus

One of the biggest benefits of using college marketing representatives is having access to their insider knowledge of campus life and using this information to better plan marketing campaigns. These representatives are currently living the student experience and their knowledge is up to date, relevant, and personal. This information is much more valuable than someone with an academic understanding of the college and youth market, especially given the complexity and rapidly evolving nature of this demographic.

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