Project Description

Preparing a business for change

Embedding Vision and Values – showing employees how they can make their mark. A complete campaign – from desk items to wall art to intranet and learning tools, posters and ambient across 5 floors and a 20m banner in the atrium

Canada Life had launched their employee values using a ‘finger print’ concept but engagement levels weren’t where they needed to be. We were asked to relaunch them, and to bring their values to life, clarify them, make them make sense to the audience and improve engagement. Because the finger print concept had already launched in the 5 UK locations, we needed to take a pragmatic approach so as not to cause confusion or trigger cynicism and not to reinvent the wheel.

The solution was to make sense of the finger print device giving it relevance and meaning. And add charm. We developed a campaign called ‘make your mark’.

Canada Life core values (2 of 4)

The illustrations used our new improved (human) fingerprints in a humorous and engaging way. We were able to illustrate how the values would deliver the brand vision and to land very hard and direct messages about each of the 4 values – People, Excellence, Together and Integrity. The idea was to deliver a wide variety of guerilla type messaging and different ways to get the message over to engage different audiences all on the brand message – Better Futures. We created headlines, messages, ambient and display for walls, watercoolers and around desks, in canteen, up stairs and even in the toilets.  We delivered film, a learning app, intranet site, posters, wall and site dressing and a manager’s pack that included a pack of cards, each value being a different suit and each suit describing the behaviours and attributes of the value and in each pack of cards was a card trick, and, appropriately, a maths trick to encourage interaction.

Canada Life embed values campaign
Canada Life ambient
Canada Life Values posters
Canada Life Intranet

Segmented messaging – to tailor and focus on each department, shown here on intranet

60 second film to kick off program and used in workshops and as training resource part of digital tool kit