What we do
We believe that your current and future employees are at their greatest, strongest and most effective when they are totally sold on, engaged and aligned with your story, strategy and purpose.
We help create and develop internal & employer brands that connect and align your business’s primary asset. By combining insights and strategy with great creative concepts and award winning execution; we get you closer to your audience and deliver integrated, sustainable and quantifiable solutions.
With expertise in internal branding, employer branding, data-driven strategies, brand experience and change communication, we work in partnership with our clients to bring the entire employee journey to life: from pre-boarding through to alumni.
Ultimately we want to help build true employee love brands that deliver real and sustainable business value for our clients.
Structured, strategic internal communication, from messaging and architecture to media and channels. Story / Alignment / Promise / Purpose. Reputation / Identity / Values / Mindset / Concept / Architecture / Platforms / Advocacy / Leadership positioning / Content.
Helping C-level teams win management and employee support for your ambitions and priorities. Vision / Strategy / Positioning / Story / Alignment / Coaching / Messaging / Cascading / Events / Communication.
Developing and delivering change programmes that engage employees in realising your organisation’s ambitions. Mobilisation / Reorganisation / Transformation / Integration / M&A / Urgency.
Conceiving and implementing a distinctive employer brand that lifts you head and shoulders above your competitors. Employee Value Proposition / Love brand / Concept. Content / Authentic / Strategic / Pragmatic / Appealing / Targeted / Integrated.
Recruitment marketing and job branding
Devising, creating and managing fresh recruitment marketing and job branding campaigns and stories that appeal to today’s talent. Original / Appealing / Conversion-oriented / Targeted / Tactical / Engaging / Persuasive.
It’s late 2000. The world has survived the Millennium Bug and the Dotcom Bubble. And after more than a decade at an ad-industry giant, Luc van Beers is ready for a new agency. A new kind of agency. One that pairs strategy with creativity in the pursuit of high-impact corporate communications. That believes in growing through sharing knowledge, ideas, insights, opinions, trends and more. He finds a like mind in Tom Dorresteijn (today CEO of Studio Dumbar) and the two team up.
PROOF is born 2001. Lean, nimble, networked and creative. A small core team plus some of the best freelancers in the business. Focus on strategy with creativity for internal and corporate communications – because the best branding begins inside.
Success comes fast and the agency evolves. Over the years the slogan changes from ‘creative corporate communication’ to ‘corporate and internal branding’ to ‘reputation management’. Yet PROOF remains true to its roots throughout: lean, efficient, creative, strategic. Sharing knowledge, co-creating and collaborating, winning awards, reinventing the communications business, working greatly with the world’s great brands.
Fast forward to today and as an independent internal and employer branding agency we still work the same way. Inside out. Sharing. Combining insights and strategy with inspiration and creativity. Doing whatever it takes to tell a great story.
We’re really pleased, proud and honoured to have won and been nominated for so many awards over the years. They say you need three things to win awards: great creativity, great craft and great clients – so whilst these may speak of our excellence in creativity and craft, they are also testimony to great clients that dare to be bold.
Awards 2016 -
Annual Reports – DLL – Company ReviewMidas awards 2016
Internal Communications – ABN AMRO – Our StoryMidas awards 2016
Change Communication – Ziggo – ‘Wedden dat…?’European Excellence awards 2016
Best audio-visual – AkzoNobel – Our Code of ConductFEIEA 2016
Hoofddomein B-t-E – ABN AMRO – Ons VerhaalGrand Prix content marketing 2016
Hoofddomein B-t-E – ABN AMRO – #EnNuJijGrand Prix content marketing 2016
Hoofddomein B-t-E – Ziggo – ‘Wedden dat…?’Grand Prix content marketing 2016
Deelbekroning Fotografie – ABN AMRO – Ons VerhaalGrand Prix content marketing 2016
Internal Branding Company of the Year 2016 – Wij van Jumbo houdenDutch Marketing Awards 2016 (NIMA)