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Actively Engage Students During College Marketing Campaigns

Actively Engage Students During College Marketing Campaigns

To have a successful college marketing campaign, it’s important to directly connect and actively engage students on and offline.

You might think that having a Facebook page for your business or having billboards or posters placed around college campuses are key avenues to a successful college marketing campaign and don’t get me wrong, they are great beginnings. However, to truly capture and connect with the college market, extra steps are required.

Social media among the youth demographic is hot right now and studies indicate this trend is only going to increase. According to Digital Buzz Blog, 48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. . . .The core 18-24 year old segment is now growing the fastest at 74% year on year. So Facebook certainly is a key segment for any college marketing campaign, but how do achieve a successful college Facebook advertising strategy that resonates with students?

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College Marketing: The Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 1

College Marketing The Increasing Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 1

This blog explores the rise of social activism among the youth and why companies should pay attention to this trend when it comes to college marketing.

College students and teens increasingly engage in forms of social activism and are attuned to brands’ involvement with particular causes. Through social networks and online media they learn about world events and societal issues at record speeds. Neil Spencer recently wrote an article, Young Adults: The Future of Social Activism, discussing Millennials behavior when it comes to social activism:

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Social Media Marketing Plays a Pivotal Role in Academia & Recruiting Efforts

Social Media Marketing Plays a Pivotal Role in Academia

Social media is vastly changing the way students research and evaluate schools—making social media marketing an essential component of the college recruiting process.

As marketers, we inhabit a constantly changing environment. Our job requires the ability to stay up to date with the times, embracing new technologies, anticipating new trends, creating innovative ideas, and taking risks. We cannot afford to wait and see if a technology catches on, as other companies will not. By waiting you risk the momentum and energy a revolutionary idea brings, and the chance to be a part of something new.

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College Advertising: How Social Media Marketing Can Lead to Sales

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In order to captivate students’ attention and increase sales, college Facebook advertising and social media marketing must be done with finesse.

Build Value With Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing should not solicit sales directly, as that would scare away fans and followers. No one “likes” a company’s Facebook page to be sold things; instead they want information, news, and updates that they find engaging, fun, and relevant. Social media marketing requires finesse; you need to share just enough information about your brand to attract customers, while keeping it fresh and exciting.

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College Advertising: Create an Event or Contest that College Students can Truly Experience

College Advertising Create an Event or Contest that College Students can Truly Experience

College students need a reason to stay connected on your social media sites; simple sweepstakes—though great for accruing followers—will not suffice in reaching college students.

A recent Adweek article, Social Media Reach Helps, but Quality Counts More, states that “while having a large following on Facebook theoretically increases a brand’s reach, big numbers alone won’t build a brand.”[1] This is especially true among the college demographic, as they require constant engagement that they find valuable.

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The Most Effective Way to Use Facebook in College Marketing

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Companies have relied of Facebook ads as a way to take advantage of this social media medium on college campuses but just because it is the ‘safest’ way to use Facebook doesn’t mean it’s the most effective.

Many large companies who embark on college marketing know they need to tie Facebook into their college marketing strategy which we certainly agree with, as Facebook is in very high demand among 18-22 year olds.  The question is how to effectively incorporate it.

Facebook offers traditional online ads similar to banners ads on the margin of the facebook platform.  Companies and agencies like this type of approach because it is familiar to them, they can gather (or at least they think they can gather) traditional type metrics to analyze and everyone will go on their merry way.  The problem is that college students (and most people in general) do not go on Facebook to look at ads; they are not interested in engaging with online ads and it’s just another example of students’ being bombarded with digital ads, while they are trying to enjoy an online experience.

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