Basico: Junior and Senior consultants

Basico: Consultancy with recruitment and growth ambitions

When commercial branding and employer branding go hand in hand.


Basico is a leading consultancy that provides operational services to the CFO, the finance function, and other support functions. The company was founded by two partners in 2003 and has today grown to have more than 200 consultants, partners, and support staff.  
For a number of years, Basico has worked on a major branding initiative based on their external positioning. 
In collaboration with their communications agency, a new website was developed, the visual identity was optimized, and the communication across all of Basico’s platforms was streamlined.  
Improving their employer branding seemed like a natural and necessary extension of their optimized commercial branding in order to be able to meet an increasing demand for their consulting services. 
The target group covered both junior and senior talent within finance and IT. Both areas that are usually extremely difficult to recruit for. 
Additionally, the challenge was that the knowledge of Basico was limited among the target groups. Therefore, increasing awareness of Basico and the opportunities that the company offers, including a clear differentiation from competing consultancies, among potential candidates was first and foremost a need they focused on meeting. 

The process & solution

Basico knew that increasing awareness among the target groups would not be a quick fix. Therefore, they planned a long-lasting effort that extends until 2025. Personas were defined based on the archetype model and related core messages. 
Based upon this, a strategy was laid out for the preparation and distribution of informative and engaging content for this purpose. The style of the content had to be true to Basico’s simple and professional visual identity and tone of voice. The messages had to be short and precise with an emphasis on the employees and their high well-being, which is usually a challenge to achieve in this industry. 
Therefore, testimonials from the employees were chosen as the key elements in the employer branding productions, as they show diversity and Basico’s focus on the employees as whole persons. The employer branding effort covered a general employer branding video, three specific recruitment videos, a number of testimonials, and short snippets – all of them with a purpose of supporting Basico’s career universe through storytelling and authenticity.  
Additionally, the strategy included a targeted advertising and content distribution across Basico’s different channels using the tagline: 
“Motivated by challenges. Connected by people”. 
“Motivated by challenges. Connected by people”. 
“From day one, SEEKNSPEAK has made a great effort to familiarize themselves with our business and have ensured that the videos that they have produced for us matches our existing content. We always get high quality creative feedback when we want to elaborate on new ideas and are also challenged in our way of thinking. Together we find the best solutions.”
Trine Krogh Krarup, Marketing Manager

the result

Overall, the commercial branding and the employer branding efforts have had the desired effect. A solid foundation with a clear visual identity, consistent core messages, campaigns on social media as well as a personal and vibrant career universe have all led to a noticeable increase in awareness of Basico. 
Those candidates who come into play, especially the younger consultants, report that watching the videos has given them a clear idea of their career opportunities at Basico. Although recruiting consultants and specialists is still a challenge, Basico has, since the campaign launch, experienced a doubling in the number of applicants. Hereof, there has been a 200 % increase in the number of qualified candidates, who are now proactively choosing Basico as their workplace. Therefore, Basico continues the production of employer branding content and targeted campaigns on social media.  
By now, we have already had a whole series of videos – and we are not at all done yet”
Trine Krogh Krarup, Marketing Manager

Would you like our help with a new strategy?

We can also help you reach your recruitment goals with a tailored strategy for your needs. Whether you need a fresh pair of eyes on specific recruitment or if you would like more general constructive feedback, you are welcome to contact us.