Category Archives: College Marketing

Top College Marketing Blog Posts of 2016

Top College Marketing Blog Posts of 2016

Check out NAM Youth Marketing’s top college marketing blog posts of 2016 by pageviews. Read the best college marketing ideas, strategies, and tips. Plus, a look into college advertising brand awareness programs that work.

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1. 5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas that Work 

5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas

Looking for new and exciting ways to market to college students? This blog post explores 5 experiential college marketing ideas and why they work. From mobile college marketing tours to lead generation campaigns, this blog will give you innovative ideas to reaching and engaging the lucrative college audience.

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Energy Drink College Sampling Strategies

Energy Drink College Sampling Strategies

The best way to expose students to your energy drink and get them excited about your brand is to let them experience it. On campus sampling gives your brand that opportunity. For effective on campus sampling promotions, it’s important to pay attention to timing and approach.

Key Times for Energy Drink College Sampling Promotions

Timing is critical when distributing energy drinks to students. You want to make sure you’re providing samples to students when they need it most and will most appreciate the energy boost.

  • Early Morning Rush: Consider handing energy drinks out as students leave their dorms in the early morning or passing out bottles at high-traffic bus stops as students arrive on campus. Mornings are always tough on students and they will appreciate the extra jolt of energy.
  • Midterms, Finals, and Late Night Cram Sessions: Midterms and Finals week are stressful times on campus as students rush to get in papers and study for their exams. Energy drink companies can help students during this hectic period by passing out energy drinks in campus libraries, study areas, computer labs, and student lounges.
  • As Students Enter the Gym: Athletes and fitness conscious students are always looking for ways to get the most out of their workout and gym session. A caffeine boost can help push them to their limits and provide them with extra motivation. Giving away free energy drinks at gyms is particularly beneficial for energy drink companies that specialize in healthy, all natural, organic, and/or low-calorie energy drinks.
  • Large Events on Campus: If you’re a start-up energy drink company or are just trying to reach as many students as possible, in a short amount of time, consider promoting samples at large scale events, such as tailgating events, concerts, athletic events, homecoming, and other high-traffic venues.

College Brand Ambassador Strategies for Energy Drink Companies

One of the most common misconceptions about college marketing is that all brand ambassadors are the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Brand ambassadors can make or break your campaign. They are the people who interact with students and promote your company, so it’s important you select the right people for the job.

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College Marketing Tips for Car Manufacturers Part 3

College Marketing Tips for Car Manufacturers

Today’s youth pose a serious challenge to automakers. This article explores college marketing tips for car manufacturers and discusses how the auto industry can appeal to college students. 

This blog post, continues the series on how car manufacturers can appeal to the college crowd and provides additional college marketing tips and advice for auto brands. Check out part 1 and part 2, if you missed them.

College Marketing Tips for Car Manufacturers

6. Car Companies Should Market an Experience When Advertising to Students

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Increasingly, college students and millennials value experiences over consumer goods and this attitude is reflected in their spending patterns, as well as their satisfaction levels when contemplating a purchase:

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College Marketing Tips for Automakers Part 2

College marketing tips for automakers part 2

Today’s youth pose a serious challenge to automakers. This article explores college marketing tips for automakers and discusses how the auto industry can appeal to college students.  

In my last blog, I wrote about three college marketing tips to help automakers successfully market to college students. In today’s blog, I would like to further explore college marketing tips for automakers and how auto brands can connect and engage with the college audience.

College Marketing Tips for Automakers

4. Automakers Should Inform and Engage When Marketing to College Students

Automakers inform and engage when marketing to college students

Today’s youth have grown up with the internet and feel very comfortable researching products and making purchases online. They love the convenience of shopping online and like how the whole process is on their terms. It’s a no-pressure environment that they are comfortable with.

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College Marketing Tips for Automakers Part 1

College Marketing Tips for Automakers

Today’s youth pose a serious challenge to automakers. This article explores college marketing tips for automakers and discusses how the auto industry can appeal to college students.  

College Marketing Tips for Automakers

  1. Be Honest and Transparent When Marketing to College Students

Quote Austin Salinas Ford Dealership Manager

A major challenge automakers face when advertising to students is establishing trust. College students distrust traditional advertising and brand messaging. Steve Martin, Co-Creative Partner at Firefly Creative Company, expresses his concerns with marketing to millennials (college students are a subset of millennials): “They think marketing is lying. They don’t believe something just because it’s in the newspaper or on the internet. They’re very skeptical, therefore it’s important for a brand to be authentic or genuine.”

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5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas that Work

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:

Sticky Note Marketing On Campus

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.

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Sticky Note Marketing Promotes Co-Creation 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.

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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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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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Attract College Students to the Slopes by Marketing Adventure

Attract College Students to the Slopes by Marketing Adventure

The planning and logistics of skiing can scare people away from the sport. However, you can counter this and attract college students to the slopes by marketing adventure.

Skiing can seem like a lot of work, especially for those who’ve never experienced it before. There are a lot of logistical concerns one must plan before even hitting the slopes, including: arranging transportation to the ski area, renting gear and transporting it to the slopes, buying lift tickets or ski passes, obtaining the right winter gear, clothing, and accessories, and securing lodging to name a few. This can be intimidating and scare people away from skiing. However, ski areas can counter this and attract college students to the slopes by marketing adventure.

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