If Back to School 2020 was characterized by adapting to the new normal, the 2021 season will be driven by embracing the new strange. A whole new cohort of college students are set to arrive on campuses across the country in one of the biggest transitions of their lives. As a marketer, this is your chance to make that first impression – while also nurturing existing students further along in their studies. After a year of COVID-19, you owe it to them to make this Back to School season as spectacular as possible – and with the right campaign, they’ll reward you with loyalty that lasts well beyond their college years.
In the guide:
- Specific trends and key takeaways for anyone working in the marketing sector can use to fuel upcoming student campaigns.
- In-depth focus on five states we’ve identified as student hotspots, so you can tailor your messaging to different student communities.
- Qualitative perspectives from real-life students at the very start of their college journey.
- Granular shopping lists that show exactly how students spend during Back to Schools season, across Fashion, Health & Beauty, Tech & Mobile, Homewares, Food & Drink and Entertainment.
54% of students kick off their Back to School shopping prior to August – so what are you waiting for?