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Monster and Arnold Leave the Old Ways of Working in the Dark Ages in Latest Campaign

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Smuggler's Benji Weinstein directs series of spots

Monster and Arnold Leave the Old Ways of Working in the Dark Ages in Latest Campaign

The workforce, and workplace, have changed forever. Long commutes and inflexible work hours look like remnants from an ancient past. Monster's latest brand campaign, created by Arnold Worldwide, taps into the sentiment that the old ways of working are relics from the Dark Ages and a new era of job search has begun. One that offers job seekers more control over how and where they find the right fit. 

Millennials and Gen Z represent the majority of workers in the U.S., and their work philosophy is changing the workplace landscape dramatically. According to Monster’s Future of Work 2022 report, 43% of workers say having meaningful work is a top factor driving their career choice. Remote jobs remain the number one search performed on and today’s seekers are in a powerful position. The new campaign leans into this cultural truth to position Monster as the modern destination for the modern job seeker.

“The past two years have forced a lifetime of progress,” said Elliott Seaborn, global chief marketing officer at Monster. “The definition of what constitutes the right job fit has changed for people, and candidates are now elevating those opportunities that best align with their lifestyles, their values, and their priorities. If the old ways of working are no longer working, then it is time to usher in a new day of job search and make history of any obstacles that stand in the way of peoples’ happiness. Our partners at Arnold Worldwide helped us create a monstrous moment to reintroduce the brand and speak to today’s job seeker – with the witty tone that embodies our brand culture.”

The breakthrough creative starts with two TV spots, which contrast today’s career considerations in the setting of the Dark Ages.  The spots talk directly to millennial and Gen Z candidates and validate the future-of-work issues many are grappling with today: 

- 'Junior Scribe' underlines how being undervalued is history with a “junior scribe” who is asked to milk a goat for his supervisor’s coffee

- 'Fulfillment Center' features staff on a renaissance assembly line, discussing raises and how to address their medieval boss, as Monster highlights that mediocre pay is history.

In addition to linear TV, the new campaign will launch with radio, digital, display, social and OOH placements. 

“It’s amazing how much the work world has changed in just a few short years,” said Sean McBride, Chief Creative Officer, Arnold Worldwide. “Things we took as standard practice now seem like relics from the dark ages. Monster is the original disrupter in the category, we’re so glad to get the chance to partner with them to reignite their category-challenging ways.” 

Together, both creative spots reposition Monster and capitalize on modern-day optimism, lean into humor, and remind audiences of a truth we might have forgotten: we all deserve a job we want. And at Monster, we can find it. 

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Elliott Seaborn : Global Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Koplan : Vice President, Communications and Brand

Kathryn Majike : Senior Brand Marketing and Advertising Manager


Sean McBride: Chief Creative Director

Gregg Nelson: SVP Group Creative Director

Michael Sullivan: SVP Group Creative Director

Evan Hohenwarter: Senior Copywriter

Diana Friedman: Senior Art Director

Val Bettini: EVP Managing Director

Sydney Southern: Senior Marketing Manager

Sean Vernaglia: SVP Executive Producer

Sam Dapper: Associate Producer

Camara Price: SVP, Director of Business Affairs

Priscilla Patterson: VP, Director of Project Management


Benji Weinstein: Director

Barty Deardon: Line Producer

Drew Santasiero: Executive Producer

Simon Chaudoir: Director of Photography


Anne Lai: Head of Production

Aaron Langley: Editor

Zero VFX

Meg Bailey: Executive Producer

Jaime Fortuno-Lavi: VFX Artist

Color Refinery

Rob Bessette: Colorist

Soundtrack Boston

Mike Secher: Audio Engineer & Sound Design

APM Music

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Recruitment, Business Services

Arnold Worldwide, Mon, 16 May 2022 07:47:25 GMT