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College Marketing Tips for Automakers Part 1

College Marketing Tips for Automakers

Today’s youth pose a serious challenge to automakers. This article explores college marketing tips for automakers and discusses how the auto industry can appeal to college students.  

College Marketing Tips for Automakers

  1. Be Honest and Transparent When Marketing to College Students

Quote Austin Salinas Ford Dealership Manager

A major challenge automakers face when advertising to students is establishing trust. College students distrust traditional advertising and brand messaging. Steve Martin, Co-Creative Partner at Firefly Creative Company, expresses his concerns with marketing to millennials (college students are a subset of millennials): “They think marketing is lying. They don’t believe something just because it’s in the newspaper or on the internet. They’re very skeptical, therefore it’s important for a brand to be authentic or genuine.”

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On Campus Marketing Programs that Work!

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Peer-to-Peer Marketing On Campus

As a business or company that is striving to increase sales and build a customer base, marketing to college students makes a lot of sense. The shopping habits and brand loyalty students develop in college can influence future shopping behaviors. Adults in college are savvy consumers that will take the time to learn about a business or a company, before becoming a customer. Attracting this emerging customer base starts with effective, comprehensive on campus marketing programs.

Becoming Visible On Campus

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On Campus Marketing Brand Ambassador Promotions

If you stop and think back to your college days, you probably remember that your focus was not necessarily on the latest trends or products, unless they directly related to your immediate wants or needs. This is why effective on campus marketing for products and services that are not part of the daily life of a college student, first starts with making the product or service visible.

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Why Use College Marketing Representatives Part 2

Why Use College Marketing Representatives Part 2

In my last blog post, I discussed the difference between a brand ambassador and a college marketing representative. Today, I’d like to further explore the benefits of using college marketing representatives.

College Marketing Representatives Know the Ins and Outs of Their Campus

One of the biggest benefits of using college marketing representatives is having access to their insider knowledge of campus life and using this information to better plan marketing campaigns. These representatives are currently living the student experience and their knowledge is up to date, relevant, and personal. This information is much more valuable than someone with an academic understanding of the college and youth market, especially given the complexity and rapidly evolving nature of this demographic.

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Admission Recruiting Strategies for Business Schools Part 3

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Further enhance your business recruiting strategies by developing quality leads through target marketing. Learn how to reach college students on campus using peer-to-peer marketing.

In Admissions Recruiting Strategies for Business Schools Part 1, I discussed the importance of understanding prospective applicants’ wants and values, in order to enhance the desirability of your business school. In Admissions Recruiting Strategies for Business Schools Part 2, I explained why it’s important to analyze all aspects of the admissions recruiting cycle and showed the value of acquiring quality leads. In this blog post, I will demonstrate ways in which you can narrow in on your niche audience and develop quality leads using innovative techniques to further enhance your business recruiting strategies.

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Marketing Spring Break Destinations to College Students

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With the spring semester right around the corner, it’s time for businesses that rely on tourism to begin thinking about ways of marketing spring break destinations to college students.

It might seem odd talking about spring break during the holiday season and during a time when a large portion of the US is experiencing frigid temperatures and stormy weather. However, after the winter break, college students will begin their spring semester and will begin thinking about their spring break destinations.

Spring break is a big deal to college students. It has become part of the college image and is seen as a rite of passage by many college students. College students look forward to spring break all semester. It’s a time to party with friends, unwind, and have fun and it comes during a time when students need a break from school, work, and everyday stresses.

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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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Advertising to Students Using a Mixed Marketing Approach

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Advertising to students using a mixed marketing approach will lead to success.

1. Campus Radio Stations

Reaching college students has never been easier than with campus radio advertisements. The reason college radio advertisements are a highly effective form of advertising is that it hones in on the student market and guarantees that your advertisement will reach college students’ ears. College students listen to their campus radio station when they want to hear about their school, community, NPR broadcasts, alternative music, lectures, and upcoming events. They are more willing to listen to radio commercials on a campus radio station because the commercials will be focused on advertising to students; hence the ads are more likely to appeal to them. Advertising to students via the campus radio, allows students to hear your advertisements whether they are in a car, off campus, or on campus. It allows for flexibility in student advertising; students don’t have to be at one particular location to see or hear your ad.

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College Marketing: The Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 3

College Marketing: The Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 3

In “College Marketing: The Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 1I discussed the behavioral shift among Millennials in seeking a more socially active role in society and explored some of the reasons behind this trend. In “College Marketing: The Rise of Social Activism Among the Youth Part 2I explained why this increase in social activism among college students and teens affects companies and organizations, and why they should care. In this blog I will discuss ways in which brands can connect and engage the youth through cause marketing, and how this will impact companies in the future.

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Building Value through College Advertising

Building Value through College Advertising

Increasing discretionary spending among college students means college advertising is essential now more than ever. If college students recognize the advantages of your product, price does not have to be the determining factor when making purchases.

College students often get classified as poor or broke and to some extent that is true. According to American Student Assistance, “there is roughly somewhere between $902 billion and $1 trillion in total outstanding student loan debt in the United States today. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports $902B while the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau reports $1T.”[1] The majority of college students today have to take out student loans to help them with their education costs and living expenses.

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College Advertising: Advertising Culture and Adventure to College Students

College Advertising Culture and Adventure to College Students

College students have the desire to travel; study abroad programs should utilize on-campus marketing techniques to build on these dreams, highlighting the worthwhile nature of studying abroad.

College students love to travel and will eagerly jump at the opportunity to go on a vacation or travel abroad. They eagerly seek adventure, from a cruise to the Bahamas to a trek in the Amazon rainforest. They want the thrill and excitement of experiencing a new place and culture; the destination hardly matters. College students also value the knowledge they will gain from participating in a study abroad program, whether it be acquiring language skills, engaging in local customs, or learning about the history, politics, and culture of a new place. Marketers should build on these dreams and desires, highlighting the worthwhile nature of studying abroad.

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