As an established heritage brand, Godiva is developing innovative concepts to reach millennials across their largest markets, the U.S. and Japan. They needed fresh product and service ideas tailored for a new, younger audience.
Knowing that this new audience has very different needs and expectations from Generation Xers, we set out to uncover millennials’ key drivers. Our New York, Tokyo and London teams worked together to conduct interviews, contextual observation and co-creation workshops across Godiva’s key markets. We found many of the attributes millennials value most – brand authenticity, strong storytelling, and personalization – matched perfectly with Godiva’s heritage and artistry.
Together with Godiva category experts and chocolatiers, we explored new product and service ideas from new flavors and packaging, franchises and new spaces, through to delivery and personalization opportunities. The result was twelve refined product and service concepts, aligned with Godiva’s strategy and brand values. By co-creating with the Godiva team, we helped them take full ownership of the concepts, and incorporate them into their own internal innovation pipeline.