Students enrolled in a social media marketing class at Howard University will develop social media marketing plans for start-up and early stage U.S. small businesses. Do you have what it takes to be one of the 30 businesses chosen for this FREE social media program?
Why You Need a Free Social Media Marketing Program?
Start-ups are so focused on operational and funding issue, marketing often falls through the cracks. But, effective marketing is just as important for success as funding. If selected for Students Helping Start-ups, you’ll get a complete social media marketing strategy and implementation through Dec. 1, 2011. This free social media marketing program includes:
- A blog or static website created in WordPress
- A presence on social media marketing platforms such as Facebook
- Consistent branding across social media platforms
- Social media engagement based on a social media calendar
- Possible add-on such as Google Adwords promotion, if funded.
- A listening and monitoring program tracking brand sentiment and monitoring effectiveness of the free social media marketing program
- Limited general marketing advice such as target marketing, branding, monetization, integrated marketing, and new product development
- Interim and final written reports including passwords, calendars, and other material allowing the firm to continue engagement at the end of the free social media marketing program
- We’re looking for firms with a great idea and high growth potential.
- You need to have a product or service ready by August 1, 2011, although we’ll consider firms interested in using social media for funding.
- You must dedicate some time to work with students.
- You must apply at: Students Helping Start-ups by August 1, 2011. Selected firms will be contacted by August 20, 2011.
The Fine Print
- Students Helping Start-ups is a collaboration between the Howard University School of Business and TechCocktail.
- Students Helping Start-ups is a FREE social media marketing program that runs from Sept. 1, 2011 through Dec. 1, 2011. Afterward, implementation reverts to the start-up.
- Students must satisfy course requirements, not those desired by the firm.
- Students sign non-disclosure agreements to protect the intellectual property of the firm.
- We REQUEST donation to the Howard University, School of Business Marketing Department when firms reach a point where it is possible.
Comment if you have questions about this program.