Unless you are a recognized company, students won't go out of their way to find out who you are and what your company has to offer .
That's when advertising can do some good: helping the smart yet creative underdog make a name for himself.
In September 2008, ConocoPhillips Canada, a small oil and gas company has launched a university campus branding and recruitment campaign in several universities such as U of Saskatchewan, U of Calgary, U of Alberta, U of Regina and Memorial University.
It's a three phase campaign which gradually introduces the students to 'Phil' and the site workwithphil.com in light of attracting qualified students to the recruitment interviews. The secret of this campaign is Karo's use of the contrast principle: by keeping the amount of text to a minimum, the bright red posters' message stands out!
According to Marketing Magazine, the expected buzz has been created as a result on the targeted campuses.
courtesy of Marketing Mag
How is this for a cheap yet effective alternative?
Thought: to add value to any company's recruitment efforts, small and large firms should make better use of employee referral programs to recruit students straight from college. Dr. John Sullivan highlighted that the use of such cost-efficient tools lack in college recruitment. He makes reference to two successful cases in this post.
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