Mondelez partners with Facebook to sell more cookies online

Mondelez International has renewed its global strategic partnership with Facebook. The renewed partnership will focus on creating and delivering creative video content and “driving impulse snack purchasing online”, said Mondelez in a statement.

According to the statement, the companies will work together to innovate around two of the fastest growing consumer behaviors on social media platforms: video consumption and mobile commerce.

On the video front, a dedicated, full-time Facebook creative strategist will work alongside Mondelez International marketers and its agencies to develop scalable video content natively for the platform to optimise social engagement. In addition, Facebook will be responsible for developing playbooks, webinars and eLearning modules that create a unified approach to developing content for the platform across Mondelez International brands.

"The partnership with Facebook is a core element of our fearless marketing vision which aims at accelerating growth through transformational marketing. Investing in large-scale media partnerships enables us to connect our brands with consumers in new creative ways," said Dana Anderson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Mondelez International.

The partnership also includes opportunities to opt into beta-testing programs on Facebook and Instagram. Brokered in conjunction with Dentsu Aegis Media, the agreement covers 52 countries.

"Our recent campaigns with brands like Philadelphia in Europe have demonstrated that we can deliver engaging, tailor-made video on Facebook and seamlessly convert that content into purchases," said Gerry D'Angelo, media director Europe at Mondelez International. D'Angelo added that partnering with Facebook allows the company to leverage Facebook’s video platform, which is currently the fastest-growing.

“Combined with their unparalleled reach and social sharing capabilities, we have the opportunity to make Facebook our single largest-selling channel," D'Angelo said.

On the e-commerce front, Mondelez International and Facebook will work together to test scalable solutions to drive impulse purchases with some of the company's Power Brands across key markets such as Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S.

"Facebook is the number one player in mobile, and its ability to reach millennial consumers, our primary target audience, is what makes our partnership so invaluable," said Cindy Chen, global head of e-commerce at Mondelez International.

She explained that used by consumers and distributors alike, Facebook is the ideal channel for the company on “cracking the code on how to 'sell a cookie online” and creating a “true social digital commerce model” with the potential to become its largest digital storefront."

"Working with partners like Mondelez International inspires us to build innovative programs and impactful campaigns that drive business results," said Carolyn Everson, VP global marketing solutions, Facebook. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to co-create the future of mobile commerce together."