Top 5 Creative Ad Campaigns of Cadbury

Pratyusha Srivastava Pratyusha Srivastava
Oct 26, 2021 4 min read
Top 5 Creative Ad Campaigns of Cadbury

When it comes to campaigns, Cadbury has always come up with beautiful ideas and concepts. For the past two years, Cadbury Dairy Milk has organised tons of campaigns all around the globe through the vivid theme of benevolence.

Cadbury, being Britain’s top brand, is the most superior and one of the oldest brands of Britain, established in 1824. Cadbury came with several initiatives and campaigns in the tough time of the Covid-19 pandemic. They talked about the ideology of giving and sharing and did great things to make this happen. As a result, Cadbury has no doubt won millions of hearts among its audience.

Cadbury has always tried something new and creative in its marketing strategies. Recently, the brand’s latest ad is known to win warmth and love from the audience. It has charmed the audience like nothing else, and this is all because of Cadbury’s constant stream of extraordinary marketing efforts and initiatives.

Talking about marketing strategies and campaigns, we have presented this article to discuss the top campaigns of Cadbury. So, let’s get started!

Mum's Birthday
Chocolate Bar Competition
Cadbury’s famous Gorilla
Cadbury Creme Eggs
Cadbury Creme Bus Stop Game

Mum's Birthday

Throughout its journey, Cadbury has faced several challenges, and the biggest one was staying consistent and relevant. It was essential for the brand to keep up with its standards, especially towards the consumers. For that, Cadbury has provided multiple options in its products along with the category of sugar amount.

However, reports are made on Cadbury’s sales and data, which showed the sales rates of the company has declined by 3-4%, and its ranking has also been recessive. Looking at these statistics and data, the company replaced the “Free of Joy” campaign with Mum’s birthday campaign.

In this ad where they feature a little girl trying to buy Cadbury dairy milk for her mum’s birthday. The little girl wanders in, asks for chocolate, hands over a handful of stuff as change and then rushes out to give her mom the chocolate.

Chocolate Bar Competition

Cadbury is very creative with its extraordinary campaigns and contest ideas. For example, the company once organized a competition for its consumers to design and make a custom Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar.

After the top-rated Trucks and Gorilla campaign, Cadbury took the digital platform and organized its chocolate bar-making competition. Sounds interesting, right? Yes, that's what the audience also thought of!

It was virtual, and the participants had to design and create their chocolate bar via the machine "Chocolate Steam Dream", and at last, the judge would decide the winner. However, the most fun part was, the winner would receive a customised Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate bar.

Cadbury’s famous Gorilla

In the year 2007, the sight of Gorilla became pretty famous as the Gorilla showed him playing the drums to Phil Collins 1981 hit - ‘In the Air Tonight. This became a viral sensation among the public.

Looking at this, Cadbury’s famous Gorilla also received enormous popularity; in fact, it became the most-watched and favourite ad in the United Kingdom. You might be thinking about how the Gorilla ad became so popular?

The main reason behind this back in 2007 was that advertising wasn’t humour-driven or quirky compared to today’s advertising. But with Cadbury’s Gorilla ad, the advertisers went entirely off the general standard, creating something that will make the audience feel good and charmed. And that’s what happened to Cadbury’s famous Gorilla Ad!

Cadbury Creme Eggs

Cadbury 'Go on the Loose' Campaign
Cadbury 'Go on the Loose' Campaign

Cadbury’s next very famous campaign is the Arrest of twisted Creme Eggs, which received a significant amount of warmth and appreciation from the audience. The company changed the oval-shaped bar into a rectangular-shaped bar. The three advertisements of this campaign showed “goo on the loose†by arresting, restraining and tackling the opposing chocolate treat.

The Creme eggs campaign is pretty innovative and clever as being personified. Through such a marketing approach, the consumers connect more effectively with the company’s products. Also, it builds up a strong relationship between consumers and the company.

Cadbury Creme Bus Stop Game

Standing at the bus stop, waiting for your bus to arrive, is a hell of a tedious and tiring task. So to deal with this, the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi developed an interactive gaming option for the public, which turned numerous Bus stops of the UK into gaming stations. So the travellers just have to bash all the falling eggs in 20 seconds so that they can release the creamy goop.  

And you’ll be amazed to know that recently this marketing agency has created television advertisements for Cadbury as Cadbury’s very own Touch Screen Bus Shelter Game.


Cadbury has always come up with great advertising ideas and concepts. In addition, the company has always chosen an innovative way to charm the audience and increase consumer engagement. But even after altering so much in its marketing strategies, Cadbury kept up with its standards; being established in the early 1800s, Cadbury has undoubtedly become legendary with its mesmerising chocolate bars.

When it comes to the campaigns of Cadbury, there have been numerous variations, but all these resulted in great numbers. Through this article, we attempted to discuss the top campaigns by Cadbury. Hope you find this interesting! Stay tuned for more of such content.


Who does the advertising for Cadbury?

Ogilvy Melbourne has been named the local creative agency for Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Who are the competitors of Cadbury?

The top Competitors of Cadbury are Mars, Hershey's, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Lindt, and Ferrero.

Which are the top 3 markets for Cadbury?

Cadbury's top 3 markets are U.K., Australia and India.

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