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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
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.
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:
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.
1. Offer College Student Discounts
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
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.
Today I want to share our most popular college marketing blog posts of 2014.
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.
2. Why Only Using Digital Marketing to Target College Students is a Mistake
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.
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.
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.
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.