Looking for a creative means to promote your college or university? Want to learn how you can better connect with past alumni and encourage greater future donations? Personalized USB flash drives preloaded with custom marketing presentations are the way to go. And CFGear of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is the foremost leader in the personalized flash gear game.
So, now you’re asking, how will custom flash drives benefit me as I try to promote my college?
Here are just a few ideas you can take with you:
Recruitment and Admissions: Think about this–you can buy bulk flash drives, have your school’s logo imprinted on them, and then preload a video tour of the campus as well as all the enrollment materials prospective students might need. You can even have them automatically bring up certain pages from your school’s website so you can track the effectiveness of your flash drive marketing campaign. Then, be sure to pass out these custom USB drives to students at recruiting events or even send them to select high school juniors you’re aggressively targeting.
Promotion of School Departments, Student Organizations and Event Schedules: Custom flash drives with preloaded presentations are guaranteed to offer more impact than your typical flyers, handbooks & brochures. Ensure your message won’t just be discarded the same hour it’s received–give a promotion that will last, one that will keep presenting itself over and over.
Donor and Alumni Gifts: Got some alumni or donors who have the big bucks? Try sending them a custom logo USB flash drive with a special pre-loaded message. Go the extra mile to let them know you’re really pleased. How about even preloading a brief “Thank You from the College President” video?!! Wouldn’t that do it. And, for the really big donors, preload a custom video just for them. You can also include a school event calendar or information describing donation & tax benefits.
Faculty and Student Handbooks: Throw out the university faculty & student handbooks–now it’s time to go digital. And it really doesn’t have to cost you a thing–just include the cost of these in the student fee and promote it as a useful usb flash storage drive that includes the handbooks, manuals and other essential student (or faculty) information. You can also include pages and pages of info with links to University websites. Make them as useful (and easy to use) as you can. Students don’t want to waste time paging through paper books–they want (and deserve) the simplicity that comes when you have rapid search with digital documents.
Throw Out the Blue Book: Virtually all students (okay, there are still exceptions) cart laptops around with them. Encourage your teachers to go tech and use flash drives for exams, tests, quizzes and homework. A USB flash drive can be customized with the teacher, department, or course information as well as lesson plan and even preloaded with locked files that include exams, tests, quizzes, projects, you name it. Upon completion of the course (or after each test/project), the flash drives are handed in for grading. Again, these don’t have to cost you a thing–just pass on the cost to the student in the course fee; you can even make a profit by reusing them next course.
Lectures and Presentations: Get rid of the briefcase–a flash drive can easily swallow your lectures, powerpoints, presentations for an entire year. Or …. better yet, use multiple flash drives to organize each class or topic. Won’t you just be the envy of all the other teachers.
Graduation Day: Now is where the real savvy marketing hits the road. As the newly grads head out to find jobs, don’t pass the buck on this promotion here! Send them off with custom printed usb flash drives with preloaded presentations. Remind them of the school that served to help them attain their new and better accomplishments. Use these flash drives to help keep the grads involved in the University and to encourage them to hopefully mail a nice donation down the road. You can preload the drives with event schedules, donation info and links to your alumni website. Be creative.
Community Outreach: Show off to the community the many ways where students & faculty are not isolating themselves in their own little world but are aggressively working to have an impact on the community around them. You can preload the flash drives with a video or slide show and even sell them at local businesses as a fund raiser while informing the community about how your school is giving back to those around them. And, don’t forget that you can always give a couple of them to some high ranking officials … got to encourage those prime relationships too!
For more information on how you can promote your university with custom, preloaded USB flash drives, contact CFGear toll free at 1.800.371.1984 or fill out their online contact form.