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Increase Movie Ticket Sales with College Advertising

Increase Movie Ticket Sales with College Advertising

Movie theatres face serious challenges filling seats as they compete with more convenient and economical sources of entertainment. There’s no denying that it’s more convenient to stay at home and watch Netflix in your pajamas and chill than to go out to the theatres. It’s also much cheaper to wait and rent a new release on Red Box than to see a movie in the theatres. Movie theatres can’t compete with convenience and price, and must find other ways to appeal to the college crowd and increase movie theatre attendance.

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Don’t Make This College Marketing Mistake

Don't make this college marketing mistake

One of the biggest college marketing mistakes professionals and agencies make is believing that they understand the college market. Don’t make this college marketing mistake when advertising to students!

Why Marketing Professionals Believe They Understand the College Demographic

Oftentimes, marketers mistakenly believe they understand the college market. This can happen for a couple of reasons, the first being that they specialize in marketing to millennials. Millennials are a hot topic in marketing today and tons of research have been conducted on this niche market. However, the college demographic (18-24 year olds) is a specialized segment within this niche group and needs to be treated as such, as their desires, motivations, consumer behavior, and lifestyle habits vary greatly from other millennial groups.

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Marketing Experiences to the Youth

Marketing Experiences to the Youth

Marketing experiences to the youth is becoming increasingly profitable as the youth value experiences over material goods. Learn how brands are utilizing this to their advantage.

The youth mind set is changing and advertisers must change their youth marketing tactics to realign with millennials’ values. Consumer goods no longer have the appeal that they once did with this demographic; increasingly millennials value experiences over possessions. Clyde McKendrick, Executive Strategy Director at WDWC, explains this generational shift:

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Capturing College Students’ Votes and Why it Matters

Capturing College Students’ Votes and Why it Matters

Politicians should focus their attention on capturing college students’ votes as this demographic represents huge untapped potential.

Increasing voter turnout among the youth could change the course of an election. In 2012, the youth demographic (18-29) comprised up to 21% of the eligible voter population.[1] Typically, half of the eligible voters in this demographic decline to participate. What this number represents is potential—huge untapped potential.

If you are a politician trying to increase your votes in a local, state, or national election, consider capturing college students’ votes. Studies show that young people who are contacted by an organization or a campaign are more likely to vote.[2] In an election you need all the votes you can muster. In order to get the upper hand over your fellow politicians, it is important to target the college demographic.

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College Advertising: The Importance of Reaching College Students During Orientation

The Importance of Reaching College Students During Orientation

Transitional periods make great marketing opportunities. Reaching college students during orientation is a great time for brands to connect with the youth.

Given the problems Millennials face today—the tough economy, increasing student loan debt, and high unemployment rates among college graduates—marketers might overlook this highly influential market, thinking that they do not have significant buying power. Sandra Lopez, Intel Marketing Strategy Director for New Business, in a recent interview quickly dispelled this notion:

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Coupons are Key in College Advertising

Coupons are Key in College Advertising

Providing college students with an incentive to act is an essential college marketing strategy.

College students tend to live in the moment and are highly influenced by their desire to have fun, balanced with their love for a good deal. It is of upmost importance when advertising to students to come up with a college marketing strategy that is eye catching, direct, and provides students with an incentive.

If your company wants to capture this key demographic (18-29 year olds) and expand its customer base, collegiate marketing is the answer. One highly effective way of reaching college students is by providing them with a coupon to your place of business. This gives them an incentive to take action and leaves them satisfied on two fronts: they are happy they received a deal and they are happy with the product/service.

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5 Tips for Effective On Campus College Marketing to Students

Effective On Campus College Marketing to Students

Reach the elusive, active, niche college student marketplace where students live, study and play using these 5 tips on effective on campus college marketing to students.

Back to school college marketing and  spring break college marketing are excellent times for brands to connect with college students. Food and beverage, entertainment, and automotive industries often all vie for reaching students and leaving impressions on the 18-24 year old COLLEGE demographic. Given that students are making brand decisions, many for the first time, creates an opportunity for brands to connect with students and create lifetime customers. However, using an inappropriate marketing strategy will leave you with little results.

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