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College Marketing Tips for Car Companies Part 4

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

This article continues the series on how car companies can successfully market to college students with ads that resonate and explores on-campus marketing techniques that work! Make sure you check out part 1, 2, and 3 of the series, if you haven’t already.

College Marketing Tips for Car Companies

6. Car Companies Should Stress Fuel Efficiency When Advertising to College Students

Car Companies Should Stress Fuel Efficiency When Advertising to College Students

Fuel efficiency matters to college students. College students are budget conscious, and they don’t want to waste money on gas when they don’t have to. 26-year-old Josh Pettrey, voices a common concern many cash-strapped millennials feel, “Gas prices are up and down and I don’t have a ton of money that I can throw out on gas.”

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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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Facebook vs. GM is basically Traditional Media vs. Social Media in College Marketing

Social Media in College Marketing

The GM and Facebook advertising saga is an interesting chapter in college marketing but also foreshadows the relationship between advertisers and consumers in college marketing as well as the mainstream.

The latest news on GM and Facebook is a microchosm of social media versus traditional media.  This particular case is interesting because GM also happens to be one of the biggest spenders in college marketing and being a fairly old company, comes from the camp still thinking in terms of traditional advertising and metrics.

I must admit that I have been telling clients for some time that Facebook ads, relative to college marketing, were a waste and simply not effective as they are contrary to the Facebook user experience.  College students go on Facebook to connect with friends and ads really get in the way.   Now we have GM coming out and basically saying the same thing…or so we thought.  Ad Age published a recent article by Cotton Delo, Big Spenders Push Ad Line, But Facebook Holds Ground, which brought to light an interesting dynamic,

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