SEEK promotes its new company reviews tool in a new campaign via Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne

SEEV044H Beach Scene 02 (1).jpgBall pits, bean bags, sleep pods, scooters, free juice bar. We've all heard about the amazing perks some companies offer their staff. But how much do you really know about a company before you sign on the dotted line and turn up for your first day?

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has launched a campaign for Seek's new company reviews tool. A company review lets you uncover what a company is really like to work for - from the people who've actually worked there. Seek company reviews are real reviews written by real employees, both past and present, which give you a genuine read on whether a job prospect is the right fit for you (or not).

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All the free iced mocha lattes and massages in the world do not guarantee professional fulfilment. Conversely, a company that doesn't offer much in the way of perks may deliver far better job satisfaction, above average wages, lower stress levels and greater job security to its employees. How do you know?

So Seek created company reviews to better help Australians plan the next step in their career, armed with as much knowledge as possible. Seek company reviews currently have over 65,000 unique reviews about more than 1,000 trans-Tasman companies. The average company rating is currently 3.6 stars out of five.

Babi Kahveci, brand and candidate manager at Seek says the key to a more fulfilling career is finding the right cultural fit for you.

Says Kahveci: "More than half of the population have felt that a company didn't live up to their initial impression - whether found in an interview, on their website or in a position description.  Seek company reviews uncover what it's really like to work for a company.

"If you're thinking about taking a role with another company, there's nothing like a bit of insider knowledge to help make your decision easier. A company's rating, whether it be great career development or work-life balance, is destined to become the way potential employees decide whether they will even apply for a job there."

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne creative director Ant Phillips says the agency had a great time creating the campaign, getting to poke fun at some of the more outrageous 'perks' companies offer.

Says Phillips: "More often than not, new employees won't find out what it's really like to work at a company until it's too late. But with Seek company reviews, you can find out about a company before you begin. It might just save you from having to endure a beach meeting in your Speedos."

In partnership with Starcom and Isobar, the campaign was planned to align with Seek's evolving journey of becoming a career partner to candidates. The campaign launches with a roadblock across TV and video, bespoke social edits and transit outdoor that includes interactive panels encouraging first hand engagement with company reviews, in addition to a heavy digital display investment.

Client - Seek
Director of Marketing - Kendra Banks
Brand & Candidate Manager - Babi Kahveci
Digital Marketing Manager - Anshu Aurora
Brand Marketing Executive - Carly Sievers

Agency - Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Executive Creative Director - Ant Keogh     
Creative Directors - Richard Williams and Ant Phillips     
Planning - Matthew Kingston   
Account Director - Kate Starr   
Account Manager  - Rebecca Orlandi   
Senior Print Producer - Nick Short   
Senior TV Producer - Karolina Bozajkovska   

Production Company - Finch
Director - Brian Aldrich   
DOP/Cinematographer - Daniel Ardilley     
Editor - Michael Lutman, The Butchery
Grade - Martin Greer, The Refinery
Producer - Corey Esse & Kate Merrin     
Sound Designer/Engineer - Stevo Williams, Flagstaff

11 Comments

Joe said:

I lol'd out loud. Good.

Funny said:

Great stuff

Funny said:

Coz it's true

House style said:


What's up with Clems and the obligatory chubby bearded bloke??

Every client, open on a chubby bearded bloke, something almost funny happens, your logo.

ailes said:

Love it.

@House style said:

I get what you mean, but this is comedy and Clems do funny well.

Fat is funny.

Given the nanna's would lose their shit if anyone dare cast a fat lady as the fall-guy, it's fat bloke. Just compare fat Ricky Gervais to skinny Ricky Gervais. One's funny the other's an arsehole.

Dick Spotter said:

Two visual dick jokes in this ad. Nice one!

nanna said:

that guy aint fat! he has a waist measurement of 85 cm

@nanna said:

And a pelvic measurement of 78cm?

Bon Snott said:

Fat, skinny, too tall, big nosed, whatever... they're all funny. If you want good looking or average looking then you're in luck because you can just watch 99.9% of advertising on TV.

HIMBO said:


I'd just like to state for the record that I'm not offended in any way shape or form by this advertisement. Thanks of making me laugh.

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