Say ‘Asda’, and in-the-know shoppers across the UK will mentally tap their back pockets, in keeping with the famous ad campaigns. The supermarket’s focus on price and value has made it a national favourite (treasure even!). Asda now employs 143,000 people in more than 350 locations. So, how does it still manage to feel more community than corporate – more us than them?
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Words&Pictures worked with Asda from 2007 until 2014 after being selected to develop their new employee magazine. W&P produced campaigns which developed into key internal communication tools, including two long-running, award-winning and trusted publications – Miles and All About Asda.
Part of the family
In the case of Miles, aimed at Asda’s logistic colleagues, Words&Pictures appointed a former daily newspaper reporter with a nose for a story and an ex-newspaper designer to drive the publication. Feedback from its readers was unrivalled: the broad appeal of the tabloid strengthened the sense of Asda togetherness and belonging.
The real testimony to Miles’ success was the continued efforts of logistics colleagues to supply stories, dress up for photoshoots and push themselves, or their teams, forward to get into the publication. The editorial team was never short of heart-warming, human, engaging and interesting content.