Swansea University

Swansea University UG recruitment campaign

It's back to university for us. With our previous #makingwaves campaign doing great things for Swansea's undergraduate recruitment, it was time to think afresh for their subsequent three-year campaign.

The greatest assets of any educational establishment are the talented people who work and study there. Building on the award-winning success of #makingwaves, our new three-year undergraduate campaign focuses on the success stories of Swansea students, staff and alumni. Through social media, we found our ambassadors, then set about telling their stories through memorable photography and compelling words.

The realness of the models, their ambitions and achievements, gives the campaign an aspirational quality with real impact. Rolled out across print, digital, outdoor, events and more, the concept also formed the basis of the TV ad campaign. And it's worked beautifully, creating a buzz and significantly increasing open day bookings. Proof that with an open mind and some creative thinking, you can always make a good thing even better.

“Swansea University is proud to be working with Icon on the undergraduate student recruitment campaign. Icon’s vision and creative flair have helped make the campaign a huge success; we have seen significant increases in prospectus distribution, up 30% on the previous year in some areas of the U.K. and a subsequent rise in open day bookings.

We have worked with Icon for several years and have a great working relationship, they have a real understanding of what Swansea University is about and how best to communicate that to our target audience.”

Gemma Williamson
Marketing & Recruitment Manager, Swansea University

What we did

  • Campaign
  • Strategy and engagement
  • Marketing material
  • Exhibition
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Print
  • Advertising print & digital
  • Website


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