This recruitment campaign from Castra, one of Sweden’s fastest-growing IT consulting companies, makes no sense at all. At least to the average viewer.
The ads are written in the constructed languages of Klingon (Star Trek), Sindarin (The Lord of the Rings) and Galactic Standard (Star Wars). A strategic move aimed at singling out the most dedicated and competent talent and winning them over to the Castra side.
"We know that the best IT consultants are those who geek out and don't shy away from a challenge, whether it's a work-related task or learning a language that nobody speaks. Anyone who cracks the messages could have the potential to become our next star," says Julia Lazar, Marketing Director at Castra.
Copywriter Johan Nerman, one of the creatives behind the campaign, comments:
“Our data showed, in line with our preconception, that the target group has a penchant for science fiction and fantasy. And that they’re really smart. Adding those two insights together, coming up with the idea was simple math.”
This professional campaign titled 'Nerds Wanted' was published in Sweden in September, 2023. It was created for the brand: Castra, by ad agency: We Are More. This Outdoor medium campaign is related to the Electronics, Technology industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted 18 days ago.
Advertising Agency: We Are More
Creatives: Alexander Skoglund, Björn Eklind, Christoffer Hägglin, Frida Sjösten, Johan Nerman, Mikael Andersson, Molly Ljungström, William Menke
Project Manager: Linda Tiderman
Production Manager: Therese Berglund
Translators: Benct Philip Jonsson, Zrajm
Clients: Emil Ahlenius, Julia Lazar