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When you think of marketing to college students, you usually think of companies selling specific goods or services to students; however, it is important to realize that campus advertising is a great way for professional, graduate, and medical schools to advertise to undergraduates. College enrollment marketing, or having campuses market themselves to prospective students, is an important way to increase enrollment, increase the applicant pool, and increase awareness among undergraduate students and graduating seniors.
Financial firms should build relationships with college students as they leave their homes. College students have long term, lifetime value for financial firms and those that reach this lucrative demographic during this impressionable period have the chance to gain loyal customers for life.
Why Financial Firms Should Build Relationships with College Students
1. To Reach Students as they Leave their Homes
College students are a very important group for financial firms, as college students are leaving their homes for the first time and just beginning their customer journey with financial service providers. College students are transitioning into semi-financial independence and are exploring many different financial services options for the first time, including: opening a checking or savings account, obtaining a credit card, taking out student loans, receiving grants and scholarships, planning a budget, just to name a few. Reaching college students during this transitional period is an excellent way to gain new clientele.
On campus advertising promoting safer smoking alternatives, such as e-cigarettes, can help reduce cigarette consumption among college students.
A significant portion of college students and young adults choose to smoke cigarettes regardless of the consequences. One of my friends in college was a prolific smoker; she referred to her cigarettes as cancer sticks and joked about the long term repercussions. Many college students, like my friend, are well aware of the health risks involved and “despite crusades and campaigns encouraging young people not to take up smoking, a third are currently using tobacco products”. Solely stating facts and issuing warnings against the dangers of tobacco use will not dissuade college smokers to quit; a different method must be utilized when reaching college students.