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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 »

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How To Advertise To 18-to-24-Year-Olds On YouTube

YouTube is used by more than 94 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds. That’s more than Facebook (80%), Snapchat (78%), Instagram (71%) and Twitter (45%). Not utilizing YouTube? Then you’re missing out. Utilizing YouTube, but aren’t seeing the results you expected? Cool, we’re here to give you some tips on the best ways to engage younger audiences on… Read more »

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Best Practices for Keeping College Students Engaged on Social Media

With social and digital content rapidly evolving in the marketing space, brands and agencies find themselves asking why their social content and strategies keep failing. Whether a brand’s social media account isn’t growing, receiving “likes” or comments as expected, or worse, is experiencing a decrease in followers, the answer almost always boils down to what… Read more »