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SkoolLive: School Advocate

Marketing is an ever-changing entity in the commercial and retail worlds. Companies are always finding new methods of spreading brand awareness and advertising. Accessing the target audience is one of the main concerns in marketing. The school-aged population, which today is comprised of Gen Z, is one of the largest and most actively targeted demographics in retail. Many brands targeting this age group will utilize a presence on school campuses nationwide.

Many large corporations are currently present on school campuses, of all grade levels, all across the country. These brands admit that school advertising, or having a presence in schools, is crucial to their business. Several have stated to SkoolLive they rely on Gen Z students for the future of their brands, but are unwilling to pay for the access to them. Companies like these often have upwards of several billion dollars in revenue and refuse to put any of this money into furthering the education and well-being of those they say are necessary to their marketing and advertising efforts.

SkoolLive is an advocate for schools. Brands partner with SkoolLive, enabling them to negotiate reasonable deals with schools. SkoolLive’s main objective is to ensure schools receive a fair compensation for allowing these brands onto their campuses. SkoolLivewants to protect their schools, and educate those that are not.

Every campus has worth. Each one is incredibly valuable. Do not let brands take advantage of schools any longer. Let SkoolLive fight for your school.

 

AllThingsGenZ

SkoolLive’s Student Influencers

It is no secret that Instagram reigns supreme in the world of pop culture and trends. The first place people turn when wondering what clothes are “in”, or what makeup looks are hot right now, etc., is Instagram. Particularly, the pages of individuals known as “influencers”.

Influencers are typically young people, who have hundreds of thousands of followers or more. They are considered the trendiest and the most in-the-know people on social media. Many of these influencers have attained almost celebrity status. Being famous is a relatively common dream shared by many people. Today, what that looks like to young people has changed. Most Gen Zers would rather become a social media influencer than a traditional celebrity. SkoolLive has come up with a way to help teens on the path to Internet fame.

The SkoolLive Student Influencer Program helps Gen Z teens jump start their journey, by literally giving Student Influencers access to a nationwide, entirely Gen Z audience. True, there are other programs out there similar to this, however, most of these have some hidden downsides. Some other comparable programs either do not allow their influencers to use their own platforms, meaning they are essentially borrowing the program’s followers instead of growing their own, or the program will take a cut of the influencers’ earnings. SkoolLive not only gives Student Influencers the audience to help build their following, but helps them earn money and receive free swag from their brand partnerships.

What is popular is always changing, and SkoolLive believes the “next big thing” is somewhere on one of their campuses, just waiting to be discovered. SkoolLive’s goal with this program is to empower students to create amazing content, and to help them realize their dreams.

 

AllThingsGenZ

SkoolLive: Your Fundraising Destination

Raising money is never an easy task. Asking for donations is not always the most productive method, while putting on fundraisers requires massive amounts of work. Neither of these methods have a guarantee for success, or even breaking even. Unfortunately, many schools today do not have the budget to adequately provide all supplies necessary, meaning they rely heavily on donations and fundraising to pay for all the things classrooms need. Tim Tahti, the ASB advisor and a teacher at Warm Springs Middle School in Murrieta, California, told SkoolLive he spends hundreds of dollars per year on tape alone. Tahti was referring to the cost of the supplies needed simply to create bulletin boards across Warm Springs’ campus. Hundreds of dollars per school year, wasted.

SkoolLive helps cut down these costs, and enables schools to maximize their fundraising. By providing trademarked kiosks at no cost, SkoolLive allows schools to not only communicate with their Gen Z students more effectively, but to fundraise more successfully as well. When a school partners with SkoolLive, they are able to leverage the local and national brand partnerships, such as Nintendo and the NFL, SkoolLive has. These brands pay to be sponsors, and are featured on SkoolLive kiosks. National brand sponsors are featured on kiosks across the country, while the local brands are featured only where they are relevant. Not only are these ads far more engaging than traditional, static ads, they are “eco-friendly”, and save schools money on supplies. On top of receiving the kiosks at no cost and gaining access to a network of sponsors, SkoolLive schools are given a SkoolLive Advocate, who works personally with the schools and the brands, who speaks on the schools’ behalf, and ensures all parties are happy.

Schools across the country are able to maximize fundraising and revenue generation by utilizing the tools and relationships SkoolLive provides. No longer do schools need to waste hundreds of dollars per year, and massive amounts of paper on fundraising efforts. Fundraising with SkoolLive is free, engaging, and effective.

 

AllThingsGenZ

This SkoolLive Partner is Providing Affordable Music Education

Piano Place Music & Arts Center was founded by Dr. Bob Rios with a mission to provide quality, fun and affordable music education to the community. Dr. Rios, with over 40 years of teaching experience believed that everyone should be able to enjoy the rewards of learning music and the arts, while still having FUN!! Piano Place teaches all ages and levels! As they say – “It’s great to start them young, but remember it is never too late to learn!”
Since 1991 the school has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons year round in Westminster, California.  Trusted by over 2,000 families over 25 years, their full time mission is teaching music and arts to the community and they love it!
Piano Place Music and Arts Center is a SkoolLive advertiser on the campus of Westminster High School.

This SkoolLive Partner Exceeds Customer Expectations

Mountain Auto Care, owned by Don and Tracy Cornutt, has provided quality auto repair services in Durango, Colorado since 1985.  For over 30 years, Mountain Auto Care’s goal has been to not just meet their customers’ expectations, but exceed them, through professional, approachable service, quality products, and the most highly trained technicians you’ll find.
Mountain Auto Care is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center.  This association provides all their customers the NAPA AutoCare “Peace of Mind” Warranty, which is a written warranty that covers parts and labor for 24 months or 24,000 miles, honored at more than 14,000 AutoCare locations nationwide!
All technicians at Mountain Auto Care are “Master” level ASE Certified Technicians, meaning they have been tested and certified providing proof of their technical knowledge.
In recognition of superior performance in meeting their customers’ automotive repair needs Mountain Auto Care has been awarded American Automobile Association (AAA) approval.  This approval requires meeting stringent inspections and requirements in a number of areas which include service and community reputation.  Mountain Auto Care is a trusted neighbor, auto care specialist and SkoolLive Advertising Partner in Durango, Colorado.

This SkoolLive Partner Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Buffalo Wild Wings (originally, Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, thus the numeronym “BW3”) is an American casual dining restaurant franchise in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The company was founded in 1982, changed its name in 1998 and as of June 2017, it had 1,237 locations (625 directly owned by the company and 612 franchised locations) across all 50 states and DC.
The chain is best known for Buffalo-style chicken wings along with over a dozen dipping sauces, as well as a complement of other items such as chicken tenders and legs. The chain’s menu also features appetizers, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts.
Not only is the chain attributable to its famous wings, but also is recognized as a big partner with the organization, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Multiple times a year, the company does fundraisers and accepts donations that are later given to the Boys and Girls Club that allows them to participate in extracurricular and sporting events.  Across the country, from California to Florida, Buffalo Wild Wing franchise owners advertise on the SkoolLive Kiosks at high school campuses near their store location. An ad from the Coral Cables, Florida franchise is shown.

This SkoolLive Partner Treats Their Community Like Family

Henry Morales is the Principal for Smart Money Agencies, a full-service Allstate agency in Orange County California.  Henry began his insurance career in 1997, became an Allstate Personal Financial Representative in 2001 and an Allstate agent in Orange in 2003. Today, he enjoys being a trusted Allstate advisor to customers in Orange County and all over California.  His knowledge and understanding of people in his community allow him to assist those making decisions that help protect what matters most: their family, home, car, business, boat and much more.
Henry considers it an honor to give back to his city.  He and his staff are community focused, and are always looking for ways to support their customers and neighbors. His team participates in an annual event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, where over 10,000 people are feed each Thanksgiving. On Halloween, they run an event that raises safety awareness in their community. Henry is an active board member of the local Rotary Club in Villa Park. Being part of Rotary allows Henry to participate in helping make a difference for his local community and around the world. He is a facilitator for the Orange County Housing Authority where he teaches people about homeowners insurance. Henry is also on the board of a local not-for-profit organization, Vita Link, which connects youth with real-life career experiences and helps them find the right career path for their interests and skills and Henry’s Allstate agency is a SkoolLive advertiser on the campus of Villa Park High School. With all ad revenues being shared with its school partners, SkoolLive, like Henry believes in giving back.
In 2015, Allstate ranked Henry’s Agency as the No. 1 business insurance agency in the country among the growing to scale-sized agencies. Plus the Agency has been one of the top five Allstate agencies in this size range for four consecutive years. His team of 12 offers services in English and Spanish. Their offices are located just off the Wanda Road and East Katella Avenue intersection, one block from Villa Park Center.