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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
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
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.
1. Offer College Student Discounts
A great way to generate new customers and inform incoming students about your business is by providing students with a discount to your establishment. Have brand ambassadors pass out promotional coupons at the beginning of the fall semester. That way you will encourage students to visit your business before buying patterns set in. Consider offering a college student discount day every week to promote repeat business.
2. Provide Students with Free Samples
College sampling is a great way to get your products into the hands of students. Incoming college students will be buying many items for the first time and a way to encourage them to choose your brand over the competition is by giving them a free sample. Reach college students during this impressionable time with college sampling.
College marketing gives brands the opportunity to reach college students where they study, live, work, and play. Student brand ambassadors have access to all areas on campus granted to students and can deliver your ad into the hands of college students.
Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Study
1. Reach Students with Classroom Announcements
Classroom announcements are an excellent way to reach a large group of college students because you have a captive audience of targeted students. This means you can deliver your message to a receptive crowd and not waste advertising dollars. Classroom announcements are approved by the professor beforehand, which gives the brand/program credibility because the professor deems it worthy of an announcement.
College students frequent coffee shops as a place to socialize and unwind; marketers should take advantage of the popularity of campus coffee shops and market accordingly.
The Popularity of Campus Coffee Shops
College students drink a lot of coffee. In fact, “new survey data from the NPD group, which tracks trends in what Americans eat and drink, finds that 18- to 24-year-olds are turning to coffee, rather than caffeinated sodas, as their pick-me-up of choice.”1 This is not surprising as coffee has a much higher caffeine content than a typical soda. However, I believe it is more complicated than that. Energy drinks have a significantly higher caffeine content than coffee and though they are popular among the youth, they do not carry the same attraction.