How do you want to work, Generation y?

Temporary work meets "Generation y"

The temporary employment services provider univativ places student assistants, entry-level graduates and young professionals from the fields of IT/computer science, engineering and business administration in temporary positions at large German enterprises.
 Our task was to create visibility, especially among university students, to counteract a possible negative perception of temporary employment agencies and, finally, to create brand preference for univativ among career starters. 

Strategy: Create content for multiple channels

When we first started working together, univativ focused primarily on classical university marketing on campus. PR and content marketing had not yet been rolled out across the board. We recommended to the client to focus on a content strategy aligned with the interests of the young target group and to implement it across multiple channels - from PR to digital - to boost impact.
Create a content offering that resonates with the interests of the target demographic
With Media relations, expand into new media segments beyond HR and university magazines
Bring Traffic to Univativ's Webseite by connecting online and offline communications tactics 

A web magazine as a Content Hub

Univativ Journal

With the Univativ Journal we created a web magazine aimed at students as well as project managers in companies. It provided them with current topics concerning career entry, young talent and the future of work. The journal offered a mix of service articles, first-hand reports, interviews and op-ed style contributions. It was developed for optimum ranking in search engines and was advertised via social media. The attractiveness of the journal also came in part from the high-quality videos we produced, in which univativ managing director Olaf Kempin played a central role as interviewer.

For various focus topics we produced interview-based videos hosted by univativ CEO Olaf Kempin.



FOcus Topic: "Future of WOrk"

Topics around the core theme of the "future of work" kept the content machine running. Whether we discussed Gen Y's career preferences or "new work" models, every topic was covered in a range of formats from video to radio press kit to e-mail newsletter - you name it, we probably did it. 

Content to engage the target audience

The key to reaching a young audience was a creative approach to HR topics. For example, we connected Gen Y with Zombies around Halloween and pushed social media engagement with related raffles and photo challenges. 

A print mag to support sales

A special print edition of select pieces from the web magazine univativ Journal was designed and produced by our team and partners to serve as a memorable "leave behind" for univativ's sales reps. 

Surveys to fuel media relations

Survey on current or controversial career and job issues as well as opinionated commentary from univativ's CEO helped win dailies' and business media writers for our client's messages. 

Press coverage

Impact by the numbers


of all content developed for the campaign was used on more than one channel


visitors per quarter came to the "univativ Journal" web magazine


We placed univativ in all important business, IT, HR and student media. 80% of the content was presented cross-media in other channels, including radio, YouTube (up to 11,000 views per video) and newsletters (8,900 subscribers). The univativ Journal reached around 15,000 visitors per quarter. Through targeted Facebook ads, over 80% of the visitors were attributable to the desired student target group.

Our work for univativ was honored with two nominations for the PR Report Award 2015 in the categories Content Marketing & Corporate Media.