Category Archives: Marketing an Experience

Reasons to Use College Experiential Marketing

On Campus College Experiential Marketing Campaign

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.”

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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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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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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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Musicians Use College Marketing to Grow Fan Base

Musicians Use College Marketing to Grow Fan Base

Aspiring musicians use college marketing to grow fan base and catapult to success. Musicians use college marketing to raise awareness, increase record sales, and promote upcoming concerts and events.

Youth culture influences music trends. This can be seen in the rise in popularity in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with the Ultra Music Festival boasting over 2 million Facebook fans and attracting over 300,000 attendees, and that’s just one of the popular EDM festivals; the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas has over 1 million likes on Facebook and also attracts over 300,000 attendees each year.

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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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Candy Companies Reaching College Students

Candy Companies Reaching College Students
Candy companies reaching college students using nostalgia marketing, peer-to-peer marketing, and sampling campaigns will increase brand awareness and drive brand-consumer engagement. 

The holiday season is a big time for candy and chocolate companies. After all, what would Halloween be like without trick-or-treaters, Christmas without fudge and candy canes, and Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Links between candy and holidays are forever ingrained in the consumer mindset; they have become part of the national consciousness, incorporated into holiday celebrations, and integrated into family traditions.

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College Marketing: How to Use College Event Marketing to Promote Food and Beverage Products

How to Use College Event Marketing to Promote Food and Beverage Products

Experiential marketing and event marketing campaigns engage students and allow them to partake in the brand experience. These approaches will enable students to connect with your brand and form positive associations with your product.

Innovative snack companies and brands are turning towards college experiential marketing and college event marketing in lieu of more traditional marketing approaches when advertising to students. Many consumers, especially millennials, want to connect and engage with brands. By using unconventional marketing channels, you allow consumers to not only experience your brand but to add to the brand experience. This is important “as millennials feel a sense of co-ownership towards brands and products.”[1] Your brand will capture students’ attention and gain consumer loyalty through engagement and interaction.

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College Marketing: The Increasing Importance of Event Marketing

College Marketing The Increasing Importance of Event Marketing

College students value in-person marketing; companies targeting Millennials should adopt more event marketing campaigns to encourage interaction and promote brand engagement.

Why is face-to-face marketing so important? According to a report from Meeting Professionals International (MPI), 40% of prospects converted to new customers via face-to-face meetings, and 28% of current business would be lost without face-to-face meetings.[1] This shows the huge import event marketing has in attracting new business and expanding clientele. This is especially true among the college demographic, who are often characterized by their elusiveness and impulsive behavior.

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College Event Marketing: A Creative Approach to College Marketing

College Event Marketing A Creative Approach to College Marketing

College event marketing gives your company the opportunity to interact with students, allowing them to experience your product and participate in your brand’s story.

Event marketing takes college marketing to a whole new level. It is about engaging students in meaningful, interactive ways. College event marketing has the ability to break into the self-absorbed world of the youth, captivating students and leaving worthwhile impressions. It takes fleeting moments and transforms them into lasting memories. A company should use college event marketing as a way of reaching college students, forming person-to-person connections.

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