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4 Reasons Student Housing Companies Can’t Forget Summer Marketing

Fall and spring may be considered THE prime times to market to students, however a summer strategy can be a hidden gem when it comes to filling student housing properties. You might be thinking, “That doesn’t make sense, students LEAVE campus for the summer.” At first, summer marketing seems counterintuitive. Most students have signed leases… Read more »

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Social Media Usage and Media Consumption Survey 2020

In October 2020, The Black Sheep carried out a national survey targeting college students to understand their media consumption habits when it comes to social media platforms. Primarily, what apps do students use, and most importantly, why. These results help those targeting the Gen-Z audience understand how to reach this audience and on which platforms. 

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How We Supplied 50,000 Shampoo Samples to College Students in 12 Days

Head & Shoulders recently debuted a new men’s 2-in-1 product that The Black Sheep was set to distribute to men at college campuses during the spring 2020 semester. But, as universities shut down due to COVID-19, The Black Sheep was left with a campaign that was less than half-executed, and Head & Shoulders was left… Read more »

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Stories or Feed Posts: Which is Best for Your Influencer Campaign?

Since the dawn of Influencer Marketing, the In-Feed Post was the go-to option for most Influencer campaigns due to its easy to understand metrics. However, with the evolution of how Influencers are using social media, sponsored Instagram stories are now becoming more prevalent in media campaigns.

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How to Measure the Success of Your Influencer Campaign

With 80% of brands planning on utilizing Influencers in their 2020 marketing plan, it should come as no surprise that Influencer Marketing is the fastest growing Industry sector. However, apart from the manufactured “candid” photos and glowing testimonials, what is the substance behind the Influencer science? Check out these ways to measure whether your Influencer… Read more »

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College Students & Entertainment: What Are They Watching & Where?

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You know that streaming is the primary way those ages 18 to 24 watch shows and movies. However, it may surprise you to find that their preferred streaming platforms vary, as students take price, quality of content and convenience into consideration. So, what exactly are college students watching, and where?

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The One Trait Recent College Graduates Need to Display to Get Hired

The Black Sheep isn’t a huge shop– there’s about 20 full-time employees, a few part-time interns, and a boatload of college-level contractors that make our ship sail smoothly. That’s why, when we make a hire, it’s such a big deal; we need to get it right. If we make a mistake with a hire, we’ve… Read more »

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Promotions Students Love: The Digital Edition

We’re assuming that you’re reading our blog because you’re a marketing pro looking for ways to better connect with the 18-to-24-year-old demographic. And while you’re going to learn a lot in this post, we’re going to start by stating something obvious — college students are on social media 24/7 (duh!). Having a deep understanding of… Read more »