CASE STUDY:

Diocese of Brooklyn: Vocations

The Diocese of Brooklyn launched a campaign to educate Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens to raise awareness about the priesthood as a calling and to increase enrollment in seminary for priesthood.

Program Highlights

Our efforts resulted in rapid growth of the Diocese’s millennial audience on social media, including Instagram, a previously untapped platform for the Catholic Church. We created daily content to reach 425k+ audience members on the topic of vocations. 

  • Reached over 100,000 people with more than 700,000 impressions.
  • Grew the audience size by 3,000 millennials.
  • Acquired more than 20,000 engagements on YLD created content. 
  • Obtained over 7,000 link clicks to vocation landing pages.

Our Work

We conducted a health check to determine the Diocese’s past performance, the competitive landscape, and the broader social media conversation about vocations, priesthood, and Catholicism. 

Using our findings, our team developed and executed a social media campaign to build and engage an owned audience of New York millennials, as well as influencers of this demographic, in order to increase awareness of vocations and drive traffic to campaign portals.  

After researching related conversations and shared content, we found there was huge traction with the words “hero” and “heroism” and that articles focused on positive, human stories of individual heroic actions. Because of these findings, our team formulated an influencer program that would focus on “behind the scenes” videos, quotes, and images in the theme of everyday heroism.

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