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Campus Advertising

Attract New Hires with Creativity

By | Buying Power of Millennials, Campus Advertising, DNA of Millennials, Engaging Millennials | No Comments

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 not for the younger generation. On the contrary, GE is quite innovative and wants to prove this to millennials. They created TV ads on late night comedy shows such as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” There has been a lot of buzz around these late night shows, and GE wanted to capitalize on the audience.

Targeting this campaign by college campuses would be just as effective. The idea is to place your message where students are, and this target is watching comedy shows as well as walking around their campuses. Most students are also hyper alert to anything concerning a job so as a company looking to hire graduates or interns, these are great tactics to employ.

Coke Zero Brings Back Their Drinkable Billboard

By | Buying Power of Millennials, Campus Advertising, DNA of Millennials, Engaging Millennials, Media Planning & Media Buying | No Comments

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 by the word Diet. Taking a glance at Coke Zero and Diet Coke, one would think they are identical, but they do differ slightly. Although Zero’s launch 10 years ago had a different target, the brand has realized the opportunities of marketing to other targets. Thus, Coke Zero has made a name for themselves, becoming a $1 billion global brand in 2007 and continuing to keep their stature. Surprisingly, it hasn’t been due to giving out samples of their product, which brings us back to the vast sampling pool of people surrounding football games.

Their latest campaign capitalizes on the millennial market physically available at games by setting up billboards at certain stadiums and handing out branded gear with drink samples. In addition to these outdoor advertising efforts, Coke Zero is taking their drinkable campaign to TV. Through 10 new spots, ESPN personalities will ask viewers to open their Shazam app and hold it to the TV. The Coke Zero will appear to pour into a glass on the smartphone, and the viewer will be given a coupon for a free 20 oz. bottle redeemable at select retailers. Coke has accomplished the task of not only engaging fans in person, but involving fans at home, which extends their reach even further. Taking outdoor advertising and utilizing social media, Coke guaranteed success of their campaign.

OOH is Effective in Driving Back-to-School Dollars

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Retailers rake in the dollars during back-to-school and college shopping. Holiday shopping is the highest spending period, but back-to-school shopping comes in second with an estimated $68 billion to be spent in the next few weeks. According to NRF, 41% of college shoppers plan to use their smartphone to research products and compare prices, and 46% of tablet users will do the same. When it comes to making the purchase, 31% will buy products on their smartphone and 35% of tablet users will do the same. Therefore, brand messaging should be in front of these students and their parents. OOH is one of the best ways to reach them and below are three reasons why.

Location

Advertising near the point of purchase is a great strategy. Add directional messaging to point consumers to products they need to purchase.

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Timing

Nearly 30% of back-to-school shoppers wait until the last minute to start shopping. Digital displays allow flexible messaging for limited-time specials and sales.

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Creative

With eye-catching creative, brands can break through the clutter. OOH’s wide range of formats, sizes, shapes, locations, and technologies offer a blank canvas that engages consumers during the 70% of the day they spend away from home.

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