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A Virtual Festival

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Stay Home. Eat Chocolate.


Millions of chocolate consumers around the world are practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the meantime, chocolate businesses around the world are suffering from the downturn in business, as well as missing the connection with their communities.  

The Stay Home With Chocolate Festival is bridging that gap by bringing digital content from across the industry to the community.

The chocolate companies invited to participate in the #StayHomeWithChocolate Festival have all been hand-selected for their focus on quality and ethics. They prize craftsmanship and flavor excellence while sourcing ingredients in a transparent manner.

The Festival will include Instagram Live tours of chocolate factories, cacao farms, guided chocolate tastings, cooking with chocolate demos, and more, to be held throughout the day across multiple time zones from March 24 – 28, 2022. As possible, videos will be archived on YouTube. 

The Application of Wall Decal advertising in the promotion of chocolate

Dove chocolate promotion strategy

In terms of publicity, “Dove” made use of stickers posters, hanging flags, pasting stickers, plastic shelves, shelve decals, floating objects, display paper cabinets, dove special display shelves, cash register shelves, hot shelves decals, bulk shelves murals, etc. It also adopts the way of publicity materials and display, which has a much stronger effect than the single display: the sales volume is 1.8 times that of the single display; In addition to grasping the display of goods, the last thing is to strive for the display of the cashier, which is the last sales opportunity; Adopt small package, fast selling varieties, and sell the same varieties at all cash desks. There are many self-adhesive advertisements used in sales promotion. You can use wall sticker, wall decals or even wall murals to decorate stores and promotion points. We often use HappyDecal to make the promotional wall stickers for our activities. You can go now for more information. Bright wall stickers can catch customers’ eyes and improve conversion efficiency.

Channel modes of chocolate promotion

Take advantage of the reasons for the off-season, and solve the problems caused by the off-season in terms of sales and promotion methods. In order to overcome the temperature restriction in summer, bold innovation has been made in the way of display and promotion. In some cities, chocolate factories can negotiate with supermarkets to display chocolate in the air cooler selling fresh milk and fresh meat products at the cost of normal display, so as to solve the problem of chocolate preservation in summer. In addition, by bundling with Coca Cola, a popular product in the summer, the sales volume in the off-season has been greatly increased. In terms of sales, chocolate companies can adopt market vividness. The so-called market vividness is all the activities at the point of sale that can affect consumers’ purchase of Mars products. The three principles of the vividness of Mars’ market: wide distribution – buy; Obvious – you can see wall stickers or decals ads everywhere; Readily accessible – accessible. This will strengthen the point of sale advertising and increase visibility; Attract consumers’ attention to Mars products; Make it easy for consumers to see Mars’ products; Stimulating consumers’ impulse purchase; The brand planning company believes that it can maintain the brand and product image in front of consumers and play the role of ground advertising.

Dove uses emotional appeal to meet the consumption behavior of young people

According to the survey, the average age of chocolate consumers is mainly between 15 and 24 years old. People over 35 buy chocolate for their children or gifts.
There are many examples of dove using emotion marketing. Every Valentine’s day or Chinese Tanabata Festival, you will find that the first counter in major supermarkets must be Dove chocolate. Dove just captures the main emotion of young people’s love. Among the young consumers, those who buy Dove chocolate for love account for the main part. In the process of the girl’s intercourse, giving a piece of chocolate just can express the sweet and deep love. Love is the theme of every advertisement of dove. You can use beautiful stickers on the choclate packages. This is a good way to meet the needs of young consumers. In addition, the taste of dove products is also very unique, which is very suitable for the preferences of young people, especially for the satisfaction of female consumers.

ABOUT US


We are active members of the craft chocolate industry who have pulled together during this critical time in an effort to help the world’s amazing chocolate makers and chocolatiers bring their stories and their products to old fans and new friends. 

Our team from FCCI, Uncommon Cacao and Craft Chocolate Experience are leveraging social media, individual makers, and the amazing good will of chocolate lovers everywhere, we seek to keep people engaged with craft chocolate as a calm within the chaos unfolding.

Ways to Help

Engage 
Check back our schedule each day to see programming options from some of the finest chocolate makers in the world. Learn their stories, see their businesses, and try their products. 
Go Social
Share your chocolate stories on social media! This could be a photo of your stash, or your own review of a favorite bar. Let’s bring the chocolate world together! Use the hashtag #StayHomeWithChocolate and we’ll repost! 
Spend
Help keep these small businesses afloat during a tough time by buying their products. Or, if you want to help keep the lights on here, you can donate to FCCI on behalf of the festival as well.