Higher Education Marketing


Higher Education Marketing: Where School is Always Cool

As colleges and universities strive to boost enrollment, they need a strategy that differentiates themselves. That’s where we come in. Over the last two decades, Refuel Agency has developed and perfected the formula of higher education recruitment; driving prospects through the full journey from awareness to application.

More Than 20 Years of Higher Education Recruitment Experience and Expertise

Refuel Agency has worked with hundreds of higher education partners for awareness and recruitment campaigns targeting, for example, incoming college freshmen, transitioning military, graduate and adult learners. We not only understand the full decision making process and timeline of prospective applicants, but also provide expert media knowledge and in-house teams and proprietary platforms to drive meaningful awareness and applications.

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360° Higher Education Platform

Refuel’s ‘secret education sauce’ occurs at the intersection of digital and mobile targeting, social influencers, and in-environment media placements that intercept attention and drive prospective students into the application process. Our proven platform consists of largely owned, proprietary and partner relationships with decades of media placement expertise.
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college target media

National and local out-of-home networks located in high schools, colleges, military installations, general market, airports, and multicultural communities. Transit including billboards, buses and shelters, subways, lunch trucks, etc.

advertising for college news

Access to niche and general market newspapers, magazines, websites & social media pages. Relationships with 10,000+ publishers.

college direct audience advertising

Extend your reach beyond your existing database. Our Student Inbox™ is the largest and most qualified of its kind. Refuel’s Student Mailbox™, our direct mail database, provides access to both student and parent home addresses.

mobile college audience targeting

Follow and surround education seekers in specific areas – including schools, events, conferences, military installations, etc. Expand your targeted reach via mobile display on Refuel’s Premium Mobile Network.

digital social college solutions

Utilize Refuel’s proprietary 1st party data for proven 5 point, scalable, multi-touchpoint campaigns that deliver your Higher Ed messaging with precision!

College Student Events & Promotions

Events, tours, sponsorships, sampling, postering, flyering, grassroots marketing, and more.

Featured Posts

2018 College Explorer Market Research Study

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What’s Hot and What’s Not: A Review of College Students’ Digital Habits in 2017

  This fall, 21.6 million college students headed back to campus and are projected to spend more than $207 annually. Where and how have they been spending as of late? Refuel Agency, a specialist ...

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What a Student Brand Ambassador Program Can Do For Your Brand

The Student Brand Ambassador Program College campuses are tight-knit, communities made up of all different kinds of young people who are all finding themselves. Students are getting involved in clubs, joining different organizations, ...

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Connecting With College Students in 2017: What Brands Need to Know

College students are famous for being broke. But don’t let the ramen jokes fool you — even though they may not make a lot of money, they spend a ton of it. ...

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The Strategic Power of Out-of-Home Media in a Digitally Cluttered World

When it comes to marketing to the Gen Z generation, whether in High School or in College, clients usually lead their inquiry around the College Digital Tactics in our arsenal, in order to ...

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Campus Source In Action!

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2017 College Explorer Market Research Study

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble P&G leveraged the College Ad Network™ , to introduce Freshman students to new products sold at participating Walmart locations nationwide. A total of 139 colleges took part in the Refuel/P&G ReadyU™ ...

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AT&T AT&T utilized Refuel Agency’s College Ad Network™ (CAN), in an integrated, digital-only campaign to convert college students off their family plans, regardless of carrier, and onto their own individual plans. AT&T offered specific ...

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Red Bull

Red Bull Red Bull capitalized on the Fall final exam season in colleges throughout the southeast, utilizing Refuel’s proprietary College Source™ media network. Red Bull came to Refuel Agency to capitalize on the ...

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Cengage Cengage utilized Refuel Agency’s College Club™ proprietary student ambassador platform for a 4-week product purchase/activation and awareness campaign. The leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education market, likes to ...

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Kiss Nails

Kiss Nails Kiss Nails selected Refuel Agency and its proprietary College Club™ program to drive awareness and trial of its imPRESS Gel Manicure technology products. Refuel recruited, trained and deployed female brand ambassadors (BA’s) ...

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Yelp EAT24

Yelp EAT24 Yelp EAT24 utilized Refuel Agency’s College Club™ proprietary student ambassador platform to introduce and drive awareness of its new order delivery service and mobile app. In order to make ...

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Brita Brita leveraged the Refuel College Ad Network™ (CAN) to reach and engage college students across California Brita came to Refuel desiring to capitalize on college student’s increasing thirst for purified water in California ...

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Arm & Hammer

Arm & Hammer Arm & Hammer leveraged Refuel Agency’s proprietary on-campus College Ad Network™ to promote its latest Power Pak laundry product. Utilizing Campus Source™, Arm and Hammer’s messaging blanketed residence halls and ...

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Spotify Refuel Agency chosen to drive awareness for Spotify’s premium streaming service and its student discount program utilizing its proprietary College Ad Network™ (CAN) Using Refuel’s digital place-based media at 27 colleges in 16 ...

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LinkedIn, PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers)

LinkedIn, PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) Refuel Agency worked with PWC and Linkedin to produce and execute a Fall career recruitment event held at NYU. Held at NYU’s Kimmel Center, the filled to capacity event ...

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Amazon.com refuel agency selected to drive the online retailer’s textbooks sales and buybacks and grow “Amazon Student” loyalty programs. During the Fall back-to-school timeframe, refuel agency successfully implemented a college marketing strategy that delivered ...

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MAXIM refuel agency embarked on a nationwide campus fitness tour to promote MAXIM Magazine & Body Fortress fitness products The team hit 10 major campuses across the country reaching thousands of students through competitive ...

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures refuel agency chosen to promote The Dictator refuel agency developed and executed a multi-platform campaign across 15 targeted campuses two weeks prior to the film’s release. Brand ambassadors distributed custom Frat Packs ...

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