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.


Market where they are

Our digital strategy makes the most of the hours high school (and college) students spend on their phone with striking silhouettes and bold statements encouraging prospects to “Live Your Story” at Molloy.

Short-form video drives student engagement, while display ads drive record-breaking attendance at recruitment events.


Dominate where they live

Whether student prospects are taking the train into Manhattan—or taking a trip to one of Long Island’s most popular malls—Molloy messaging is there.


Within weeks of campaign launch:


increase in website traffic


more unique site visitors, year over year


open house attendance in school’s history


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