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Experiential marketing and event marketing campaigns engage students and allow them to partake in the brand experience. These approaches will enable students to connect with your brand and form positive associations with your product.
Innovative snack companies and brands are turning towards college experiential marketing and college event marketing in lieu of more traditional marketing approaches when advertising to students. Many consumers, especially millennials, want to connect and engage with brands. By using unconventional marketing channels, you allow consumers to not only experience your brand but to add to the brand experience. This is important “as millennials feel a sense of co-ownership towards brands and products.” Your brand will capture students’ attention and gain consumer loyalty through engagement and interaction.
Vacations and traveling are an essential part of the college experience. If your company revolves around tourism, college advertising can help you build your customer base. Promote vacation opportunities with college advertising.
As much as college students value their education and are going to college to earn their degree to have better career opportunities, they also value the college experience: meeting new people, being exposed to new ideas, developing as adults, exploring their sexuality, and creating lifelong friends. Scholastic learning matters, but our experiences shape who we are and define us as individuals. A real world internship might teach you more in a matter of weeks than a whole semester of college. A vacation one takes with friends might be a pivotal experience.
Show college students the value of your brand by marketing an experience and highlighting the connections they will form through that experience.
College students have minds of their own. They are spontaneous experimental individuals who are tech savvy and easily influenced by their peers. Given these characteristics, marketing to college students poses a serious challenge. They do not trust companies that push their brand too hard and they do not react well to being told what to do or how to think. They value their individuality and constantly seek to further explore who they are. Their experiences add meaning to their lives and help shape them as individuals.