Sweet success – great confectionery brand experiences


This month we want to celebrate creative marketing from confectionery brands. Join in on Twitter with #SweetExperiences.


Taking the magic out of Roald Dahl slightly, Mr. Wonka was a truly gifted marketer.  Creating an engaging, experiential environment that generated fascination, adoration and longing for his gooey treats.  The famed story feeds off the notion that confectionery is about experiences.  Smell, taste, and sight triggers induced by sweet treats can be powerful, even (and sometimes especially) for those over the age of 10.

But there are other considerations that brands should factor in when looking creating an experiential campaign: health concerns, price, taste, value, availability and so on – creating an experience that allows people to understand the brand and what it stands for alongside what it tastes like can be a powerful marketing approach.

Here are some great examples of brands that have created experiences around their product in order to get people talking.


The Cadbury Joyville train:

Milka Last Square:

Pop Up 

Anthon Berg:

Walk In

Cadbury world:

Nestle Dome:

Rice Krispies squares – It’s all lies:


Cadbury life-size picnic bench:

Chupa Chups street art:

Digital experiences

Haribo Eggstras hunt:

Snickers Google:

Magnum Pleasure Hunt:

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Author bio


With nearly 30 years of marketing experience, both client and agency side, I’ve acquired a rare perspective on brands and business: I believe you have to challenge things creatively if you want to grow sales. Consumer technology is reshaping our world, and it’s only the great brands that stay on the crest.