Cadbury Gems brings in kids from across the nation to celebrate its birthday

Partners with Chhota Bheem & YouTube sensation Aayu and Pihu, for its nationwide birthday party.

Mumbai: Cadbury Gems, one of India’s oldest and much-loved chocolate button brands, hosted a one-of-its-kind virtual birthday party, inviting parents with their kids, from across the country. 

The celebration was powered through a mobile-friendly interactive microsite that enabled kids to consume entertaining content, while playing micro-games. Cadbury Gems is also partnering with some NGOs to have the event unfolded in a few orphanages and celebrate the day with cakes & goodies.

With the pandemic and all the restrictions that came with it, kids have missed going to school, meeting friends and most importantly dampened the birthday spirit amongst children, something kids really love and look forward to. Cadbury #GemsBigBirthdayParty gave a chance to celebrate a special day online, said the brand.

Speaking on the success of the birthday party with Cadbury Gems, Mondelez India senior director – marketing, Anil Viswanathan said, “As a brand that has always been known for bringing alive masti and joy, we wanted to find a unique way to gift kids this experience and not let the pandemic get the better of their excitement. Over the last one year, celebrations have taken newer shapes courtesy the infinite possibilities that digital mediums offer. At Mondelez India, we continue to find these newer avenues of engagement that allow us to create meaningful moments of joy with our consumers."

The unique party format not only got the children and their parents to be a part of a world record where thousands of them popped open a pack of ‘More Chocolaty Gems’ at the start of the event, but also engage with favourite animated characters like Chhota Bheem and child YouTube kids’ sensation ‘Aayu and Pihu’. 

Commenting on the campaign, Ogilvy India, executive creative director, Neville Shah said, "Cadbury Gems is a brand that has stood for masti. And as a brand, we couldn’t just sit back and let one more birthday party be reduced to a simple video call. Especially ours. That’s where the idea stemmed from. The advantage was it was going to be online. We decided this was going to be the biggest, funniest, most colorful birthday party yet. We leveraged technology, made influencers seek invitations and showcased content."

Wavemaker India, chief client officer and head – West, Shekhar Banerjee added, “We are in a world where birthday wishes over video calls is becoming a norm, but it is nowhere close to a big birthday party with so many experiences. Our challenge was to make sure we create an experience that is unique for families and their kids, especially those who have missed out on the fun of celebrating birthday parties during the pandemic. The response was overwhelming, lakhs of consumers registered for the event and enjoyed the party. Big enough to be called the biggest virtual birthday in the world as per Guinness World Records."

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