Creation: three rounds, one process
Hoogvliet manages the product texts for the website and for all offline communication in a promotion system. An Excel file is drawn from this every week. This contains all product descriptions, prices and references to images for the weekly campaigns, including the correct positioning on the pages. The folder coordinator uploads this file to the platform. The system then generates an Adobe InDesign layout of the folder fully automatically. This is shared internally with those involved, who can make changes to the trusted Excel file. This process is repeated three times, without the involvement of a designer. After that, a final version is automatically created in Adobe InDesign, in which specific wishes regarding the layout can be included as annotations via the supporting workflow.
Fine-tuning: intensive collaboration on the layout
When the file is ready, the advertising agency receives a notification via the workflow. It's time for them to further shape the Adobe InDesign file so that the folder gets the right look. Via the same workflow, the agency shares the files, so that Hoogvliet can view them in the web browser and (if necessary) provide them with annotations about changes. Everyone can view and approve the status of the pages via the digital shelf and the workflow. The process is repeated until Hoogvliet is completely satisfied.
In addition, Publication Organizer offers a complete image bank or Digital Asset Management module.
All images for the folders, the POS material and the website are managed here. The DAM module provides automatic delivery of images in the correct format for all channels.
Result: more quality, consistency and flexibility.
The process has improved considerably with Publication Organizer. Hoogvliet and the advertising agency work seamlessly together on the platform. At the touch of a button, the many parties involved can generate folder pages themselves to view them online and make changes. They can also request and approve changes to the layout. Hoogvliet now has full control over the folder, which means that it can monitor the quality and consistency much better. Moreover, the degree of flexibility has increased enormously, because the implementation of (last minute) corrections takes place entirely internally. In the words of the supermarket chain:
“Thanks to the Publication Organizer, we can work very efficiently with our agency without sacrificing creativity. This allows us to fully focus on the effectiveness of our weekly campaigns! ”
Anneke van Kempen - Marketing Manager at Hoogvliet Supermarkten