How is COVID-19 affecting universities this term?

With social meetups in the UK now limited by law to six people or fewer, how will the overall university experience adapt to fit with the new guidelines?  For students, preparing to head off to university is usually a...

Know your tribe: the apprentices

Over two million students started or returned to uni this autumn. But around 750,000 Gen Z school leavers are currently receiving a paycheck and harnessing their spending power for the first time. If your youth marketing strategy doesn’t...

Black Friday marketing strategy: Dos and don’ts for 2020

So, you’ve taken our Cyber Week quiz to find out what you know about the world’s biggest shopping event. You’ve familiarized yourself with how students browse deals. But just how ready are you to smash Black Friday sales in 2020? Follow...

What do US teens buy on the route to adulthood?

If you’re marketing to Gen Z, you’re marketing to a generation in constant flux. As students take those crucial steps from high school to college, there are certain purchases they’ll pick up on the way. Here’s what you need to...

Gen Z’s journey to independence: where do you fit in?

Gen Z have grown up over the past 25 years – the oldest within the cohort are now financially independent. It’s easy to see this as a single moment when young people suddenly start swiping their credit cards left, right and centre....

Bulk Powders: Campaign tips from a Freshers marketing veteran

Last year, Freshers was a memorable time for sports nutrition brand Bulk Powders. In our latest webinar, Student Beans sat down with Global Affiliate Manager, Ben Eversden, to find out exactly how Bulk Powders grew their revenue by 511%....

Student Fitness: five key takeaways from Tone & Sculpt founder Krissy Cela

Tone & Sculpt is the definition of a challenger brand. During YMS:ONLINE, founder Krissy Cela shared how she tapped into the thriving health and fitness trend among the student demographic – growing its user base by 88% during...

How to create a successful Back to School marketing campaign

With just a month to go until students start heading to campus for the new school year, now is the time to make sure your Back to School marketing campaign is in order. If you’re looking to win over this year’s new and returning students...

What physical retail must do to get young consumers back in-store

2020 has been a difficult year for in-store retail so far due to the impact of COVID-19, but there is increasing optimism as shops reopen and social life resumes. Now, for brands marketing to Gen Z, the challenge is to convince digital...

Top tips for Gen Z travel marketing post-lockdown

As we reach summer holiday season, many of us are dreaming of the overseas adventures we’d usually be embarking on around this time of year. With lockdown measures gradually lifting, there are hopes that non-essential travel will be...