It is our desire to make marketing and advertising professionals look freakishly intelligent and ridiculously prepared. Our years of experience executing college marketing plans have resulted in a catalog of first-rate intel on more than thousands of colleges and universities and their off-campus environments. This insider knowledge about students, traditions, hot-spots, and campus advertising options allows us to recommend the right media opportunities to reach students while also saving valuable time and money.
"Somewhere” in Kansas | Anime apologist | The only millennial Steppenwolf fan | Single (surprisingly)
Marketing Director / New Business
South MPLS | Failed rock star | Believer in ghosts | Dad in training
Brainerd, MN | Falls asleep in tiny spaces | Pet obesity expert | House is haunted by former VP Hubert H Humphrey
St. Paulite | Marathon junkie | State Fair foodie | Skydiving “incident” survivor
Highland, St. Paul | Irritable Red Sox fan | Moon landing doubter | Hoarded Crystal Pepsi
Uptown gal | Royal Family stalker | Former Junior GPA member | Knower of all things political and “Saved by the Bell”
Duluthian | Coffee addict | Recovering road-rager | Can do a spot-on Woody Woodpecker impression
Minneapolis, MN | Closet Twihard Mom| Renaissance woman | Baits her own hooks
Indianapolis (proudly) | Fan of Hasselhoff films | “Doubles Down” at KFC | Bought the latest Smash Mouth album
Edina Cake Eater | In-house Celebrity News Expert | Neat-freak Color Coder
Delano, MN | Undefeated in air hockey | First Ave Concert Enthusiast | Certified Zumba Instructor
The Woods | Fruitarian | Gives weird backrubs | Probably napping
We make it painless: you contact us, we listen to your needs, and then we propose solutions to your advertising challenges. We pride ourselves on quick responses to requests for information, responding to everyone within 24 hours, often within hours. Our aim is to have a 100% Say-to-Do ratio. We will execute your college marketing on time, on budget, and as you order it up. This is why we have customers for life.
Unlike our competition, we don’t own any media channels which means we won’t try to sell you something just to fill inventory or meet a quota. With no horse in the race, as they say, you’re assured that our media and marketing recommendations will be objective and on task. Simply put, we provide the best options for you to reach college kids.
College Newspaper Advertising
We place ads in every college newspaper in country for some of the biggest companies in the world. We got our start doing campus newspaper advertising eons ago and maintain the contacts, competitive rates, and data to get you in on time and on budget. Contact us today for a college newspaper quote.
Campus Recreation / Fitness Centers
ACIS SportBoards give you exclusive access and OOH advertising in recreation and fitness centers on 200+ campuses nationwide.
Traditional posters, fliers, and table tents can be placed in high-traffic areas around campus. We use reliable non-student regional reps who know what they are doing. You pick the schools! We’ll handle the printing, shipping, and placement for you.
Traditional tabling events on the quad or in the student union. We’ll handle staff models, permits, rentals, set-up, and execution!
College Kiosks and News Racks
Outdoor advertising on campus offers you the chance to be in high-traffic areas to reach students all semester long. We can help you determine what outdoor or news rack media is available on your campus list and handle the whole buy from start to finish.
Reach 12 million 18-24 youth nationwide with opt-in email advertising. Target by dozens of data points such as degree program, school, and zip code. We also have email lists for teen, parents, and faculty. Direct mail lists also available.
Want to reach students online at a particular college or university? Campus Media can serve your ads directly into the web traffic coming from only the schools you choose. This IP targeted ad option ensures your ads are seen by students at your school no matter what site they are visiting. Ask us how!
Potential customers are on Facebook every day. Facebook has 845 million users worldwide “Liking” 2.7 billion things per day. If you aren’t there, then you don’t exist. Campus Media Group makes it easy for you to get up and running with a business page or weekly advertising programs.
Sidewalks on and off campus deliver timely messaging in a fun way while giving you that “grass roots” feel that resonates so well with college youth. We have street team networks in every major market ready to install sidewalk graphics, custom chalk designs, and other ground advertising.
Sometimes you need to fly under the radar to deliver a strong message. Repositionable stickers, mirror clings, and other wall graphics can be placed on and off campus in unexpected areas. We handle production, delivery, and location scouting. Great for cause marketing, bands, and movie promotion.
Custom Student Outreach
Have you ever wanted to get your product into the hands of frats and sororities, or reach students during move-in? Do you have an idea for something custom, but just don’t know how to get it done? Let’s talk. We are stacked with resources for any custom project. We even have our own in-house recipe for fake blood if you have a horror movie to promote.
Street Team Promotions
We’ve got talent! Whether you need models to hand out branded footballs at tailgating events this fall, or energetic staff to hand distribute product samples in 50 markets on a single day, we’ve got you covered. Full service planning, set-up, and execution anywhere in the U.S. on and off campus.
Pizza Box Advertising
Tap into the delivery area of locally owned pizza shops around campus with pizza box top advertising. Put your message front and center during for the next game, or when they’re cramming for mid-terms. Major market availability.
Campus Coffee Shops Advertising
Coffee shops are a great place to reach students all hours of the day. Whether they are studying for finals or seeing their favorite acoustic act, these shops become centers of social activity. Coffee sleeve advertising is available in major markets at independent campus coffee houses across the U.S.
Military Base Advertising
Reaching the 18-26 age demographic sometimes means reaching those who are active in the military. We can help you get in front of these important consumers with a variety of effective military base advertising channels including, on base newspapers, online advertising, and targeted military emails.
From custom campus tours to creating an in-house recipe for fake blood, we've done it all. Whether you are looking to build connections on campus or looking for options that extend beyond campus, we're prepared to help you start a meaningful dialogue with college kids. We can help build or manage your college media strategy, extend your message into the unique off-campus opportunities college towns offer, and show you guerrilla marketing techniques that are sure to get you noticed.
Here are a handful of the brands we have worked for over the years.
Move-In Teams at on campus for Blackboard during Back-to-School.
Blackboard’s goal is to work with colleges and universities to engage students in exciting new ways, reaching them on their terms and devices — connecting more effectively, keeping students informed and involved. So it was only appropriate they hit the pavement and get in front of those students offering whatever assistance the students might need during the ever exciting and chaotic Move-In Day. The teams were on hand all day at every dorm with cool bottles of Blackboard branded water bottles to help students and parents alike.
A lesson on how we got a hot denim brand more than
1,000 Facebook “Likes” per day.
We coordinated an 11 campus tour for Amethyst Jeans during Fall back-to-school that earned an average of 1,084 Facebook “Likes” from new female college fans at each stop. The lines were long, but worth it. More than 6,000 pairs of jeans were given away free to students who may not have ever considered this denim brand. Now that's taking care of your consumer! Campus advertising and PR supported the events.
From Oscar winning films to low-budget Indies,
marketing on campus started here.
Competing in the pizza space on campus requires experts
who know how to make taste buds tingle.
Campus Media put together for a group of Pizza Hut and Wing Street locations that were trying to build their brand on campus and drive the trial of a new menu item. The marketing increased store traffic, increased deliveries to the campus area, and effectively reinserted the brand into the set of pizza options to consider on campus.
Who do you call to bring the creep? The only college marketing agency
with an in-house recipe for fake blood, that’s who.
We dug deep into our tool chest for unusual movie marketing tactics to create a Halloween buzz for the movie and the existing legend of Mary Hatchet. This promotion used blood stain sidewalk stencils, chalking, and poster/flier drops on and off campus, including at dorms and sororities. Models of Mary Hatchet are walking around campuses in character with full makeup during night and day classes to hand out fliers about the movie. Our favorite student comment? “Holy-S#@t! You scared the living S#*t out of me!” Mission accomplished.
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