Oct 11, 2021

Cadbury celebrates new global brand identity

Cadbury has unveiled a fresh new look for the iconic identities of both Cadbury and Cadbury Dairy Milk. The new identity celebrates the brand’s inherent goodness and generous spirit with a modern twist.
Fin Slater

Created by design agency Bulletproof, the new look and feel, which includes a redrawn wordmark, new iconography and typography, aims to reinforce the unique Cadbury Dairy Milk assets and product story at a time when consumers are looking for more natural, authentic, and higher quality products.  

The revitalisation of the Cadbury wordmark drew inspiration from the hand of founder John Cadbury himself, to create a beautifully crafted signature with a more contemporary feel.

Taking cues from the archives, the Dairy Milk logotype has been recrafted and a distinctive Dairy Milk pattern based on the original 1905 pack has been created, which gives greater depth and purpose to the iconic Cadbury purple and provides an element of discovery on the packaging.

The iconic Glass and a Half logo has also been redesigned so that it links directly with the chocolate chunk, further emphasising the taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Ben Wicks, Global Brand Director at Cadbury said: “Cadbury Dairy Milk is a true icon both in the UK and worldwide – it’s the nation’s favourite chocolate brand, with a rich heritage and feeling of nostalgia for many consumers. Over the last three years we have been re-connecting with our roots, which is why the new identity is grounded in the original intent behind the brand and celebrates our unique product credentials and iconic distinctive assets in a modern way.”

Nick Rees, Global Creative Director at Bulletproof added: “We wanted to recapture the very spirit of Cadbury so part of the research process involved digging into the Cadbury archives to reinterpret its iconic visual cues to create a modern and playful identity that still has a clear recognition for consumers.”

The new brand identity launch kicks off in Australia in May, followed by South Africa and Malaysia later in the year, with further markets, including the UK & Ireland, launching at the beginning of 2021.

Fin Slater

Writer and editor with a professional background in the creative space
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