COED Magazine Partners With HP

COED Magazine is pleased as punch to announce the completion of our first highly successful campaign with tech giant HP. COED created a Back to School contest, for our friends at HP, called ‘Pimp Your Dorm Tech!’ Our beloved readers submitted photos of their current crappy tech they own and then voted on their favorite entry to chose a winner for the college room high-tech makeover

The HP Pimp Your Dorm Tech winner was Mike Chu, with his entry Dinosaur Contemporaries. Mr. Chu fought of a fierce field of crappy tech competitors and ended up walking away with a prize package that includes such cool HP products as: ENVY 4 Ultrabook, 2311xi LED Monitor, X4000 Stashe Mouse, and Select 120 Backpack.

Vital stats from the campaign:

  • Skin impressions: 9,000,000  - click through to landing page: 9723
  • Banner Impressions: 3,000,000 – click through to landing page: 3141
  • Total Landing Page Impressions: 42,951
  • Total Submissions: 139
  • Total Votes: 8,193

COED would like to thank HP and everyone who participated in the contest for making it such a success.

Ermahgerd! COED Had A Booze Cruise (August 16th, 2012)

We, the guys and girls of COED Media Group, threw our inaugural Summer Booze Cruise on Thursday, August 16th. Long story short, it was an outright success. We invited our friends, partners, advertisers, and even a Miss COED or two to enjoy a boat ride around the south bend of Manhattan. Not a bad way to say farewell to CMG’s most successful summer so far and make a special announcement. Take a look below to see exactly how we get down.

The party began as soon as the boat pulled out from the dock. Bruvado Imports was kind enough to not only provide beer, tequila, and bourbon but also some mighty fine servers to keep everyone’s thirst quenched. Having ladies to deliver drinks is a great thing when you’re busy enjoying the best weather all week. Chowing down on Florencia 13, the finest Mexican food in NYC, also helps.

As the sun started setting and the drinks kept flowing, the party moved inside for a special announcement (more on that in the next few weeks) with the help of Miss COED May 2012. Henry Gillespie’s one-man project Popular Culture helped to get the dancing started again. In a very good way, we all learned that there’s nothing better than getting a little weird on a boat.

For fear of being fired, I can’t recount the craziness we got into but what I can do is point you in the direction of the photobooth gallery. If you see a few strange wigs and Goosebumps books, that’s because the Ermagherd! girl was the theme of the party. What? We’re internet nerds–memes make us laugh. If you were one of the people who attended, make sure to check out your photos in the gallery below or here on Facebook.

We’d like to thank Bruvado Imports and Florencia 13 for providing food and drinks; Popular Culture and Rick’s Cabaret for providing entertainment; Your Tango, Burst Media, Edelman, Woven, College Humor, T3, National Lampoon, Maxim, Bleacher Report, MLB, NY Daily News, and Heavy for attending; and Mattoos Entertainment for taking the photos.

CollegeCandy Throws Second Annual Summer Party in NYC

This month CollegeCandy hosted its Second Annual Summer Party in NYC. We rounded up our favorite bloggers, local writers, fabulous interns and loyal readers for a night of mixing and mingling at West 3rd Common in the Village.

At last year’s kick off summer party, the goody bags were a huge hit and everyone was jealous of the first 30 attendees who received the exclusive treats. For the goody bags this year, we decided to make them even better by loading them up with our favorite products from brands like Simon & Schuster, Redken and Staples. With the over 75 readers, bloggers and industry pros who stopped by, it was a wonderful opportunity to toast the end of summer while getting excited over back to school season.

Alex Gehringer is Editor of She likes rainbow sprinkles and puppies.

COED Magazine and CollegeCandy Host a Titanic-Sized Giveaway

This past month we teamed up with Paramount Films to help promote their upcoming release of Titanic 3D. The goal of the promotion was to give away a pair of tickets to an exclusive Valentine’s Day screenings at 50 markets across the country. and were the only places in America to get tickets to this once in a lifetime event. We partnered with several major entertainment websites to push the promotion to their audiences and our marketing team promoted heavily across Twitter and Facebook. In the end we received 10,570 submissions, 246,841 total impressions on Twitter, the story
was covered on three national radio stations and a whopping 17,812,000 total Facebook impressions.

Stephen Gebhardt is the Director of Marketing for Coed Media Group. He believes there’s no photo too ridiculous for a caption contest.