Campaign: Iced Cappy Blast Cause Promotion
Company: Baskin Robbins
Nonprofit Partner: Feeding America
Launch Date: April 2, 2012
In a new cause-related marketing effort, Baskin-Robbins is incentivizing consumers to try its new Iced Cappy Blast™ beverage by linking its purchase to a donation to Feeding America. Additionally, for every new “Like” received on its Facebook page during the month-long campaign to help fight hunger, another meal donation will be made to the charity, up to a total of one million meals (by our calculations, about $125,000).
Linking a new product announcement with a cause can be a strong marketing strategy, provided there is a genuine relationship between brand and cause. In this instance, the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) has donated nearly $1 million to support local food banks over the past four years and franchisees have led food drives in their local communities. Although the Facebook ‘Like for Donation’ component isn’t particularly original, it does serve as a cross-channel to link online and offline action around this cause and new product messaging.
Lenesha Lee says
I am very impressed with the efforts made by Baskin Robbins to launch its new Iced Cappy Blasted Beverage to the campaign Feeding America. They have easy access to the target market and the cause can be connected and sustained to the new product. I have no doubt that this campaign will be a successful one. Way to go Baskin Robbins, lets feed America one Ice Cappy at a time!
Back to School With Cause Marketing | Punchh Blog says
[…] This year alone we have all seen many campaigns including: Hungry For Happiness by Arbys, Iced Cappy Blast Cause Promotion by Baskin Robbins, Soup For the Soul by Panera Bread, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand which is […]
Dionne Aris says
I think cause promotion is a wonderful thing when the intention is to actually do something for the community and when the community can where the money is going and who is gets the benefit. The basking Robins and Dunking Donut contribution is substantial, but I always have questions and concerns as to what portion of the $1 million actually goes to feeding the community or is the majority of it going to wards executive salaries and how do I know that my like on Facebook is not just a way to promote your company and the company is not just putting on a show?