Molloy University

enroll the largest incoming class ever


To guide its change to University—and make this designation as important to prospective students as it was to the former Molloy College—they turned to Austin Williams, their agency of record for more than 17 years. Once again, we delivered with a multidimensional and visually exciting campaign that stood out from the sea of newly named universities to drive in the largest freshman class in the school’s history.

Brand Development

Make it about them . . . and U

The agency-designed icon for the new Molloy University is transformed into a branded homonym—representing both the University and the individual—to make the campaign ownable without overshadowing Molloy’s student focus.


(Not) too cool for (this) school

Vibrant, hip visuals with diverse student archetypes and career-focused symbols position the University as relevant, inclusive, and forward-thinking.


Stand out from the pack . . .

Launch “welcome” messaging was a powerful personal affirmation for the student and an engaging, embracing invitation to experience the new Molloy University.


And drive in the students

Our digital marketing strategy shifted our focus to program-specific messaging, driving prospective students to conversion-focused landing pages.



increase in open house RSVPs year-over-year


Molloy’s largest incoming class ever


conversions attributed to paid social and paid search campaigns


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