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Learn how to generate brand awareness on campus and reinforce your brand image with consistent brand messaging across marketing channels.
How to Generate Brand Awareness On Campus
1. Develop Consistent Brand Messaging Across Marketing Channels
Before you employ an on campus advertising campaign, you must develop a story or brand message that will resonate across marketing channels. This message needs to be consistent visually, as well as thematically. You want people to quickly look at a company ad or image and immediately associate it with your brand. This consistency will greatly enhance your ability to generate brand awareness on campus quickly and effectively.
Advertising to students using a mixed marketing approach will lead to success.
1. Campus Radio Stations
Reaching college students has never been easier than with campus radio advertisements. The reason college radio advertisements are a highly effective form of advertising is that it hones in on the student market and guarantees that your advertisement will reach college students’ ears. College students listen to their campus radio station when they want to hear about their school, community, NPR broadcasts, alternative music, lectures, and upcoming events. They are more willing to listen to radio commercials on a campus radio station because the commercials will be focused on advertising to students; hence the ads are more likely to appeal to them. Advertising to students via the campus radio, allows students to hear your advertisements whether they are in a car, off campus, or on campus. It allows for flexibility in student advertising; students don’t have to be at one particular location to see or hear your ad.
A diversified college marketing strategy with an array of marketing approaches will increase the number of college students reached, leading to a more successful campaign.
Having a successful college marketing campaign can be a tricky business. With college students, trends are constantly evolving and new forms of technology are constantly being introduced and absorbed. It’s a hard market to break into, due to this unending supply of new ideas and fads. Not only do marketers have to stay up to date with current fashions and trends, they also have to successfully appeal to a wide demographic.
By combining technology and on-campus marketing techniques, your company can develop an effective college advertising plan catering to students’ love of multitasking.
With any advertising campaign, it is important to truly know your target audience. This is particularly important when advertising to students, as they can be the most critical of advertising. How do they spend their time? What forms of media do they engage with? What are their dreams, motivations, and interests? These are essential questions that must be answered before developing a college marketing plan.