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College marketing gives brands the opportunity to reach college students where they study, live, work, and play. Promote your brand at high-traffic events where college students go for entertainment, such as sporting events, fraternity and sorority gatherings, and music festivals.
Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Play
Reach College Students at Sporting Events
Everyone knows that college sports play a prominent role in college students’ lives. In fact, some people decide where to go to college based on the school’s sports team. A student at Ohio State University says in the New York Times article, How Big-Time Sports Ate College Life, “It’s not something I usually admit to, that I applied to Ohio State 60 percent for the sports. But the more I do tell that to people, they’ll say it’s a big reason why they came, too.” This kind of loyalty and fandom only increases when they become students and are officially a part of the school community.
Music festivals make excellent venues for off-campus experiential marketing, as they draw large crowds of people who want an experience.
The youth have always had a fascination with music. In fact, a large portion of the music created today is made with the youth in mind. They eagerly consume it and use it as an outlet to vent their anger and frustrations. Oftentimes the youth feel misunderstood by their parents, by older generations, and even by themselves. They listen to music to feel understood and connected with their peers and the world at large. Through music they can experience their hopes and desires, and feel reassured.
Millennials love to push boundaries and experience new things, making experiential marketing a highly effective college marketing approach. Millennials can’t stand to miss out on the latest gossip or news, and they desperately want to be included in events their peers are partaking in. That’s why they spend a great deal of time on Facebook despite their frustrations with it. Event marketing plays on this mentality—the desire to be a part of the action—while creating fun experiences and quality interactions.