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College students love gaming as it’s a way to socialize with their peers and escape from the stress of everyday life. Advertising video games on college campuses is a great way to promote an upcoming release or introduce new devices.
Video Games Provide an Opportunity for Socialization and Friendship
The majority of college students play video games regularly. This is not surprising given their preference for socialization and group activities. Video games allow students to connect and hangout, and many students play video games as a social activity. In fact, “51 percent of men believe that gaming improved their friendship with friends.”[i] Video games are great icebreakers for people that have just met. Video games help people feel more comfortable around each other. It’s a form of entertainment that allows for interaction and teamwork, while reducing social pressure.
3 Innovative Back-to-College Marketing Ideas
This blog post will explore 3 innovative back-to-college marketing ideas that will make your brand stand out among competitors and leave an impression on incoming college students.
1. Use Upperclassmen Influencers
One excellent back-to-college marketing idea is to use upperclassmen to engage with freshmen students at orientation. Starting college for the first time is a major life changing event. Students beginning their transition into college are brimming with anticipation, hope, excitement, nervousness, and fear. Upperclassmen can alleviate some of their worries, show them the ins-and-outs of college life, and promote your company in a authentic meaningful way.
Having an understanding of what drives college students’ NEED to communicate with their fellow students and peers will drive your college viral marketing campaign. Use student influencers to spread the word online and on campus.
College VIRAL Marketing continues to increase dramatically as more students become connected through social media outlets and use other forms of technology. When it comes to the 18-24 target demographic, this is even more apparent as students display a tremendous word of mouth capability, especially amongst peers and social influencers. Having the right students spread your message on campus and through social media, can make your campaign go viral.
Any on campus college marketing campaign must identify strategy to ignite traditional college advertising mediums and turn them from simple word of mouth campaigns into fast-paced viral campaigns using peer-to-peer student marketing .