Through a network of free youth platforms, Student Brands empowers students to make informed decisions to assist in their academic development, but also provides excellent marketing opportunities for businesses wanting to engage with the student market.
Student Brands acts as a conduit, providing the means of linking youth institutions and businesses across South Africa through various platforms.
Our social responsibility has a strong emphasis on the develop South Africa's young entrepreneurs. The portal gives students access to educational tutorials explaining how to start a business, free website development and hosting of student websites, as well as information on all tertiary institutions. We take the extra leap forward and provide platforms for students to seek key employment opportunities part-time and full-time, allowing for positive change in students' lives.
Students don't stay students forever. This is a concept that very few young adults are prepared for, as a student, life differs vastly from the world that awaits them. Students graduate every year eager to make their mark through the application of their hard-earned academic qualifications. However, the business world places high value on real world experience.
To curb this catch-22, Student Brands liaises with Student Representative Councils, a group of students in each university elected to represent students' collective interests to leverage further assistance. Central to this approach is the fact that Student Brands was founded while the directors were still in university and experienced many of the same challenges. Student Brands strives to address these issues and facilitates student development aiding them in becoming functioning members of South Africa's economy.
Student Brands is made of a young, innovative team with new and exciting ideas that are at the heart of the organisation. Enthusiastic about the company the team are constantly looking for new and innovative networking opportunities for business and students alike. Student Brands approaches every business opportunity with capable dedication and attention to detail.
Sustained by a foundation of excellence, passion, creativity and empowerment, Student Brands is committed to achieve mutual benefit for business and students.
Creativity distinguishes Student Brands from competitors. Clients' needs are individually assessed and services are specifically and uniquely tailored to meet their needs. This is a skill that can only be achieved if creativity and passion are infused into every solution.
In the volatile economic climate, Student Brands remains astute in decision-making and continually implements a practical solution based approach. Part of this methodology is dealing with stable and secure institutions that offer stable opportunities going forward into the future.
By empowering the Student Brand team informed decisions are transformed into favourable outcomes for customers and students. The company believes in developing trust at all levels of the business, working together to develop a common vision, and cultivating a strategic leadership team that recognises and nurtures employees' talents and strengths to the greater benefit of all parties involved.
Businesses that market to students or want to create brand awareness and loyalty amongst students are catered for through various packages offered. Student Brands is the only company of its kind offering this exclusive opportunity to secure an ever growing market that also provides longevity through brand loyalty after graduation.
Student Brands' magazine targets 250 000 students across more than five university campuses countrywide. By joining Student Brands' magazine, businesses will not only get access to students, but are also able to redefine an entire collection of products and brands for the student market.
Supplementing the magazine will be a number of mobile phone campaigns and online channels aimed at attracting as many students as possible eventually granting access to over 1.2 million students.
Students don't stay students forever and they will remember those companies which cared for them while they were trying to make ends meet. If you are that company, you will not only build brand loyalty, but potentially secure a long-time customer base."The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."