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Back-to-School Advertising: Not Just a Season

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Back to School Advertising. Carly Podolsky October 23, 2017

While “Back-to-School” season is commonly considered the months where college students get back into the swing of things after  summer break, marketing for this time period should not be considered a flash in time.

 

Not only do preparations for Back-to- School (B2S) begin as early as June for these age groups, but so does the purchasing. As a marketer your best knowledge is to understand B2S as more than a Read more

How to Win with Affluent Millennials

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Millennials are quickly becoming the largest generation by population size. They are also obtaining higher levels of affluence and impacting the way high end and luxury brands are approaching their consumers. According to a study, there are about 6.2 million millennial households that report earning an annual household income of at least $100,000. Although this number is shockingly high, this generation is set to become the most significant audience for luxury brands in the next five years.
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Move Out of the Way to Market to Millennials

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According to the Harvard Business Review, two traits that tap into the fundamental DNA of most millennials are sociability and urgency. Nike has done a great job of marrying these two traits with their Nike+ app. The app allows runners to track and share their paths on social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. It’s not only the fact that users can share their journey with their social following, but if a user liked your post while running, the runner … Read more

Attract Students During an Election Year

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It’s election year and there’s been a lot of talk about millennial voters and the impact they have on elections. This entices politicians, brands and companies alike to get their name in front of this generation. With the busy lives that students leads, one of the best tactics is to literally be where they are, which is on campus. As a brand, you may want to remain neutral with political party affiliation, but it is a great opportunity to engage

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Colleges Are Being Transformed by Mobile Apps

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Today’s students have more technology than 30 years ago. Cellphones, tablets, laptops and more are commonplace on a college campus. With these devices come a multitude of mobile apps that open students up to a wealth of information from entertainment, news and much more. Popular apps range from social media, photo editing to fitness and education tools.

As a brand, these mobile apps are an opportunity to connect with students as they travel the campus. Traditional forms of advertising

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Attract New Hires with Creativity

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Students go to college to earn a degree and pursue their dreams. They’re doing all of this work in hopes to get noticed by employers and vie for a position upon graduation. It’s an exciting, yet scary time for students. Not all employers are making themselves visible to the college market, but GE is stepping outside of the box to attract this demographic.

GE is thought to be your parent’s company, which means people think that it’s old school and … Read more

Coke Zero Brings Back Their Drinkable Billboard

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Classes are in session, and with that comes the excitement for the upcoming football season. Tens of thousands of college students along with other enthusiastic fans will be in attendance to root for their respective teams. Thousands more will be tuning in via television, which presents an opportune time to sample your product with the college market. This is exactly what Coke Zero aims to do.

It’s said that Coke Zero was created for men because they were turned off … Read more

Why Instagram is Important

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Facebook conducted a survey to understand the reasons why millennials are so obsessed with Instagram. Yes, they are not as active on Facebook as people may think, but they definitely love Facebook owned Instagram. After surveying millennials in 7 countries, Facebook uncovered the following results.

Millennials want visuals rather than text. They want pictures to depict what a brand represents rather than a typical ad. They also want to be able to view a lot of content and scroll fast. … Read more

Advertising is Increasingly Relevant to Millennials

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According to new research from Axicom, millennials are more likely to believe advertising is becoming more relevant to them. The survey found that perceived relevancy of ads decreases as a consumer ages, which means the prime time to target this generation is now. Advertisers need to craft authentic messages with emotional resonance and deliver those messages on a consistent, personalized level to consumers across multiple platforms.

1. Set the mood

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Creative Ways to Engage Students for Back to School

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Over the next few weeks, classes will be starting and college kids will be heading back to campus or stepping foot on campus for the first time. For advertisers, this is a new season to target these kids on campus and their favorite hang-out spots. According to Nationwide, between part-time jobs and help from parents, the average college student has $1,200 per month to spend, adding up to $417 billion in total spending power each year. The key to a

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