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Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Live

Dorm Room Advertising

College marketing gives brands the opportunity to reach college students where they study, live, work, and play. Reach college students where they live by advertising in dorm rooms, dining halls, and around campus.

Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Live

1. Use College Marketing to Reach College Students in Dorms

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Dorm room advertising is a great way to bring your ad into college students’ homes. According to Collegebound Network, 40 percent of full-time students at public colleges live on campus and 64 percent of full-time students at private colleges live on campus. Some colleges require students to live on campus for a portion of their collegiate career. For example, Williams College only allows select seniors to live off campus, all other students must live on campus. This shows the huge opportunity dorm room advertising offers brands!

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Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Study

Use College Marketing to Reach College Students

College marketing gives brands the opportunity to reach college students where they study, live, work, and play. Student brand ambassadors have access to all areas on campus granted to students and can deliver your ad into the hands of college students.

Use College Marketing to Reach College Students Where they Study

Reach Students with Classroom Announcements Advertise to Students in Classrooms

1. Reach Students with Classroom Announcements

Classroom announcements are an excellent way to reach a large group of college students because you have a captive audience of targeted students. This means you can deliver your message to a receptive crowd and not waste advertising dollars. Classroom announcements are approved by the professor beforehand, which gives the brand/program credibility because the professor deems it worthy of an announcement.

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Pizza and Delivery Restaurants Can Increase Sales with On Campus Advertising

Pizza and Delivery Restaurants Can Increase Sales with On Campus Advertising

College students value convenience and are impulse purchasers. Pizza and delivery restaurants can increase sales with on campus advertising.

College students are a critical demographic for pizza and delivery restaurants. College students have atypical eating patterns; they keep strange hours and value foods that cater to their on-the-go lifestyle. Convenience matters greatly to them, and they are willing to pay a premium for convenience.

They appreciate anything that allows them to sleep in a little later, party a little longer, and saves them time and hassle. That’s why they value restaurants that offer delivery; they can have food brought to them without having to waste unnecessary time and energy. It allows them to spend more time doing what they want. Pizza will always be one of their go-to foods because they can have it delivered at all hours of the day or night, which caters to their ever-changing schedules.

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How Restaurants Can Appeal to Millennials

How Restaurants Can Appeal to Millennials Restaurants need to focus on appealing to millennials in order to tap into this lucrative, trend-setting demographic. This blog discusses the importance of the millennial demographic on the restaurant industry and how restaurants can appeal to millennials, gain customers, and remain relevant.

Why Restaurants Need to Appeal to Millennials:

  • Millennials have cut back annual restaurant visits by 21% over the last seven years.[i]
  • Millennials constitute 25% of the US population.[ii]
  • Millennials will spend more than $200 billion annually starting in 2017 and $10 trillion in their lifetimes, a significant portion of which will naturally be on foods and beverages.[iii]
  • Millennials set trends in the food and beverage industry and carry significant influence over their peers, as well as generations before and after them

How Restaurant Can Appeal to Millennials:

  • Provide millennials with a social experience by offering communal seating, tapas style dining to encourage sharing, a themed night, or another experience that encourages socialization.
  • Offer global flavors, unique food combinations, and customization options to appeal to millennials’ quest for adventure and personal expression.
  • Provide them with a brand story to show authenticity and transparency; millennials want to know where their food is coming from.
  • Offer new items periodically to keep interest up; millennials love to try new things and will quickly get bored with a restaurant if there isn’t the option to try something new.

How to Advertise Your Restaurant to Millennials:

  • Hire millennials to gain insight into the demographic in order to create authentic campaigns that resonate with millennials.
  • Use social influencers to spread the word about your restaurant.
  • Encourage co-creation by having diners upload pictures of themselves onto social media accounts for the chance to win prizes.
  • Drive traffic to your restaurant by passing out coupons on college campuses.
  • Encourage feedback from diners and listen to what they like and don’t like.
  • Keep your campaign fun, entertaining, and relevant.

 How Restaurants Can Appeal to Millennials Example

Buca Di Beppo College Poster

Buca di Beppo created a campaign designed to appeal to college students—a lucrative subset of millennials. Buca’s goal was to raise awareness among students, student groups, fraternities and sororities, and other campus organizations to increase patronage and encourage students to use Buca for student functions and events. Buca made college students feel special by offering an exclusive college student discount.

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Generate Brand Awareness On Campus

Generate Brand Awareness On Campus

Learn how to generate brand awareness on campus and reinforce your brand image with consistent brand messaging across marketing channels.

How to Generate Brand Awareness On Campus

1. Develop Consistent Brand Messaging Across Marketing Channels

Before you employ an on campus advertising campaign, you must develop a story or brand message that will resonate across marketing channels. This message needs to be consistent visually, as well as thematically. You want people to quickly look at a company ad or image and immediately associate it with your brand. This consistency will greatly enhance your ability to generate brand awareness on campus quickly and effectively.

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College Marketing: Beyond Posters, Alternate Ad Spaces on Campus Part I

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While college posters are a great youth marketing strategy, they can only saturate so many areas of campus—let’s look at ways to access some alternate ad spaces.

Campus posters, college street teams, and event marketing are all excellent college advertising strategies, but they focus on people moving around select areas of campus, which means they can’t achieve complete saturation. Students might not pass by the right place, or an event could simply not pique their interest. So what are some ways to access different regions of campus in order to include more students?

Dorms and Student Apartment

Why not market to college students right where they live? Door hangers are an effective home advertising solution—easy to distribute, impossible to ignore, and cheap to produce (relative to larger posters). Student marketing agents can quickly affix hundreds to thousands of door hangers just by hitting several dorm buildings or student apartment complexes within a small geographical area. And since the advertisement is right on an individual’s front door, it gets guaranteed exposure, which can’t be said for most college marketing strategies. Also, unlike a poster, the hanger is theirs to keep, so including a coupon on it would be more feasible.

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College Advertising Helps Your Company Connect with Students

College Advertising Helps Your Company Connect with Students

College advertising helps your company connect with college students and form meaningful bonds, translating into potential lifelong customers.

The college market represents huge potential. College students have discretionary spending power, newly found freedom, and have not formed many strong brand loyalties yet. They are new to living on their own and are having to think of purchasing many items for the first time. They represent a great opportunity and with college advertising they are easily reachable. College students study, live, and socialize on college campuses, making it the best place to advertise.

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