The story of Cadbury Dairy Milk started way back in 1905 at Bournville, U. K.
, but the journey with chocolate lovers in India began in 1948. The pure taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk is the taste most Indians crave for when they think of Cadbury Dairy Milk. The variants Fruit & Nut, Crackle and Roast Almond, combine the classic taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk with a variety of ingredients and are very popular amongst teens & adults.
Recently, Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts was launched, specifically to cater to the urge for ‘something sweet’ after meals.Cadbury Dairy Milk has exciting products on offer – Cadbury Dairy Milk Wowie, chocolate with Disney characters embossed in it, and Cadbury Dairy Milk 2 in 1, a delightful combination of milk chocolate and white chocolate. Giving consumers an exciting reason to keep coming back into the fun filled world of Cadbury. Our Journey: Cadbury Dairy Milk has been the market leader in the chocolate category for years. And has participated and been a part of every Indian’s moments of happiness, joy and celebration.
Today, Cadbury Dairy Milk alone holds 30% value share of the Indian chocolate market. In the early 90’s, chocolates were seen as ‘meant for kids’, usually a reward or a bribe for children. In the Mid 90’s the category was re-defined by the very popular `Real Taste of Life’ campaign, shifting the focus from `just for kids’ to the `kid in all of us’.
It appealed to the child in every adult. And Cadbury Dairy Milk became the perfect expression of ‘spontaneity’ and ‘shared good feelings’.The ‘Real Taste of Life’ campaign had many memorable executions, which people still fondly remember. However, the one with the “girl dancing on the cricket field” has remained etched in everyone’s memory, as the most spontaneous ; un-inhibited expression of happiness.
This campaign went on to be awarded ‘The Campaign of the Century’, in India at the Abby (Ad Club, Mumbai) awards. In the late 90’s, to further expand the category, the focus shifted towards widening chocolate consumption amongst the masses, through the ‘Khanewalon Ko Khane Ka Bahana Chahiye’ campaign.This campaign built social acceptance for chocolate consumption amongst adults, by showcasing collective and shared moments. More recently, the ‘Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye’ campaign associated Cadbury Dairy Milk with celebratory occasions and the phrase “Pappu Pass Ho Gaya” became part of street language. It has been adopted by consumers and today is used extensively to express joy in a moment of achievement / success. The interactive campaign for “Pappu Pass Ho Gaya” bagged a Bronze Lion at the prestigious Cannes Advertising Festival 2006 for ‘Best use of internet and new media’.
The idea involved a tie-up with Reliance India Mobile service and allowed students to check their exam results using their mobile service and encouraged those who passed their examinations to celebrate with Cadbury Dairy Milk. The ‘Pappu Pass Ho Gaya’ campaign also went on to win Silver for The Best Integrated Marketing Campaign and Gold in the Consumer Products category at the EFFIES 2006 (global benchmark for effective advertising campaigns) awards. Did You Know: Cadbury Dairy Milk emerged as the No.
most trusted brand in Mumbai for the 2005 edition of Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brands survey. During the 1st World War, Cadbury Dairy Milk supported the war effort. Over 2,000 male employees joined the armed forces and Cadbury sent books, warm clothes and chocolates to the front.
Cadbury’s core brand values include “life’s everyday pleasures that make us feel good and never let us down. As a reward or a pick me up, we consumers trust Cadbury chocolate to make us feel better”.