As we recently discussed, spring back-to-school advertising is an important long-term proposition for many businesses targeting college students (and their families). Incorporate these four college back-to-school marketing strategies to energize your spring back-to-school marketing campaign.
#1 Take advantage of social media and peer-to-peer marketing.
Enlist students to talk about your brand in person and online. Create a hashtag for your back-to-school marketing campaign. Run a paid social media advertising campaign.
“Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.”
– JAY BAER
+ Learn why and how to use campus social media advertising.
#2 Offer discounts, promotions, and samples.
Regardless of age, sales and promotions attract buyers. Give away coupons, discount codes, samples, or free branded merchandise.
#3 Provide experiences over things.
Do college bus tours, making stops at multiple campuses to promote your product or service. Host or participate in campus events to boost brand awareness. Offer in-person product or service demos.
#4 Try guerrilla marketing.
Guerilla marketing includes chalk art, graffiti, flash mobs, and treasure hunts. Guerrilla marketing speaks to the importance teens and young adults place on authenticity and creativity.
+ See the benefits that traditional campus media delivers.
Do you need information on how to run a successful college back-to-school marketing campaign? See our complete guide to advertising to university students.
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