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Top College Marketing Blog Posts of 2016

Top College Marketing Blog Posts of 2016

Check out NAM Youth Marketing’s top college marketing blog posts of 2016 by pageviews. Read the best college marketing ideas, strategies, and tips. Plus, a look into college advertising brand awareness programs that work.

Read Our Top College Marketing Blog Posts of 2016

1. 5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas that Work 

5 Experiential College Marketing Ideas

Looking for new and exciting ways to market to college students? This blog post explores 5 experiential college marketing ideas and why they work. From mobile college marketing tours to lead generation campaigns, this blog will give you innovative ideas to reaching and engaging the lucrative college audience.

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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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College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 2

In my last blog, College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 1, I listed 5 college marketing ideas for reaching students during the fall semester. In this blog, I will explore 5 additional college marketing ideas for back-to-college marketing.

6. Advertise at College Football Games and Sporting Events

Advertise at College Football Games and Sporting Events

College sporting events are great venues for connecting with college students and promoting your brand! High-traffic games provide opportunities to deliver your message to large crowds of college students in fun, interactive ways. There are many options to advertise at college football games and other popular sporting events that don’t require huge budgets. Consider advertising at tailgating events, using brand ambassadors to pass out product samples or promotional material, having fraternities or sororities host game day parties and introduce your product, promoting sweepstakes and contests, or setting up on-campus game day events.

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College Marketing Ideas for Back to School Part 1

1. Offer College Student Discounts

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A great way to generate new customers and inform incoming students about your business is by providing students with a discount to your establishment. Have brand ambassadors pass out promotional coupons at the beginning of the fall semester. That way you will encourage students to visit your business before buying patterns set in. Consider offering a college student discount day every week to promote repeat business.

2. Provide Students with Free Samples

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College sampling is a great way to get your products into the hands of students. Incoming college students will be buying many items for the first time and a way to encourage them to choose your brand over the competition is by giving them a free sample. Reach college students during this impressionable time with college sampling.

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Best of 2014 College Marketing Blog Posts

Today I want to share our most popular college marketing blog posts of 2014.

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1. 3 Innovative Back to College Marketing Ideas

Back-to-college marketing is always one of the biggest college advertising opportunities of the year. However, finding a way to stand out from the competition requires creativity and innovation. This blog explores three innovative back-to-college marketing ideas, so you can reach college students successfully.

Why Only Using Digital Marketing to Target College Students is a Mistake

2. Why Only Using Digital Marketing to Target College Students is a Mistake

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College Marketing Ideas for Reaching College Students On Campus

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Reaching college students on campus is easy if brands use engaging marketing approaches.

College campuses are unique in so far as they have a high concentration of 18 to 24 year olds gathered in a relatively small, compact space. College campuses are also designed with pedestrians in mind. Most students navigate campus on foot, even those with cars, for the convenience factor. Everything is logically organized and arranged to meet pedestrians’ demands. These are great advantages for brands wanting to connect with and engage the college demographic.

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Speculating About the Future of College Marketing, Part II

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While science fiction is typically dismissed as just that—fiction—many technologies that we now take for granted were first imagined in this genre, sometimes even spurring their invention. Likewise, sci-fi visions of the future of college marketing strategies may someday become commonplace, and it always pays to be ahead of the curve.

In the last installment I speculated about a couple of possible future advertising technologies that could prove to be useful college marketing ideas. While these may seem far-fetched now, sci-fi concepts often predict technologies that are in the pipeline or somewhere down the road.

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The Importance of a College Marketing Plan

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Before beginning a college advertising and marketing campaign, you need to develop a solid college marketing plan.

Developing a solid college marketing plan allows you to assess your business and marketing goals, identify and analyze your target demographic, evaluate ways to achieve your marketing strategies, maximize marketing resources and increase efficiency, determine a way to track and measure results, and assign roles and responsibilities. Let us examine each of these categories in more detail.

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The Importance of Reaching Incoming Students With College Advertising

The Importance of Reaching Incoming Students With College Advertising

Reaching incoming students with college advertising is essential when trying to build a solid customer base, as they’re willing and active participants in college marketing.

College students represent a large proportion of 18-24 years old and this demographic has steadily increased in recent years. More high school graduates are choosing to go to college. So if your target audience is the youth market, it’s a no-brainer to advertise on college campuses.

Advertising is all about timing and focus. One of the groups most susceptible and welcoming of advertising are incoming college students. For the first time they’re living on their own. Many have to furnish and set up their apartment, buy school supplies, and navigate in a new environment. They also want to explore places to eat and drink, as well as different entertainment venues around campus. These students have new found freedom and are eager to establish themselves.

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Knowing your Target Audience is the First Step to a Successful College Marketing Campaign

Knowing your Target Audience is the First Step to a Successful College Marketing Campaign

Collegiate marketing faces increased challenges due to the recession and shifting technological trends; understanding these changes and marketing to students accordingly will lead to greater success.

Reaching college students has become a difficult feat. Not only do marketers have to know the ever changing fashions and trends of the moment—which can change in a blink of an eye—they have to know how to realign their company’s image in a fashionably hip way. On top of that, marketing to college students—students dealing with the repercussions of the economic recession—require a whole new evaluation of their wants, desires, and needs.

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