1. Creating a Novel Incentive By Justin Coleman

    I recently had the opportunity to read Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, which was a great read and I recommend it to anyone in any industry. At its core, the book is meant to teach you how to think about and approach problems with a different attitude and mindset. One pa…Read More

  2. Why is the NBA Advertising on HGTV?

    The last place you would expect to see a commercial for the National Basketball Association would be during Nick at Nite on Nickelodeon or during an episode of House Hunters on HGTV. However, according to Ad Age, the NBA will begin advertising on these television channels as part of a new strategy t…Read More

  3. Craigslist Changes It’s Rules: by Justin Williams

    Craigslist has recently made adjustments to their site which have some apartment communities upset. Agents are no longer allowed to post “enhanced listings” which some feel will have major implications to the amount of traffic they can drive in. RELAX. While the changes will surely force the adv…Read More

  4. What You Can Learn From a Gum Commercial By Kristi McMillin

    Throughout the years, gum has been marketed and sold the same way. Ads about fresh breath and oral health have been ingrained in our brains. However, because of the redundancy and the economy, gum sales have dropped significantly. As the result of this Wrigley decided to take a risk and step away fr…Read More

  5. Responding to a Negative Facebook Post

    Facebook can be the ultimate marketing paradox. While it affords apartment communities the opportunity to engage and connect with both prospective renters and residents, it can also become a forum for people to post negative comments about the property or staff. So what is the best way to handle a n…Read More

  6. 3 Ways to Use Vine and Instagram at Your Property

    As Social Media progressively asserts itself into the everyday lives of our prospects and residents, apartment marketers are always looking for a new way to leverage a property’s Twitter, Facebook or Google + page into a viable marketing and retention tool.  With the recent launch of Twitter’s …Read More

  7. THINK BEYOND THE WALLS OF AN APARTMENT BY MICHAEL COAKLEY

    CLASS is very honored to have guest blogger and Student Housing Consultant Michael Coakley join us to weigh in on the amenity arms race that we are experiencing in Student Housing.  We would like to thank Michael for his great insight into the features and amenities that truly ad value for Studen…Read More