Hershey Brand Jamming Contest Winners
The “Raise the Bar, Hershey” campaign organized a “brand jamming” contest which invited campaign supporters to create mock taglines, print advertisements and commercial videos that reveal the reality behind Hershey chocolate products. To see more print advertisement submissions click here and for video submissions, check out our YouTube page! Click here to see entries in the slogan category. Click here to read the press release announcing the winners.
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While Hershey’s commercials, print advertisements and brand slogans emphasize joy and happiness, farmers in West Africa who produce the majority of the world’s cocoa continue to live in poverty. The cocoa industry has been plagued for years by abusive child labor, forced labor and trafficking. Currently, Hershey lags behind its competitors in sourcing cocoa that has been certified by independent, third parties to meet international labor rights standards.
Here are the winners of the contest!
OVERALL CONTEST WINNER
“Hershey’s Brand Jam” by Jason Pearson
“Hershey: Sweet Chocolate. Bitter Story.” By Tyson Weems
Runner Up: “Exploitation never tasted so sweet.” By Amy Louvier
PRINT ADVERTISEMENT WINNER
“Children Behind Bars” by Jason Pearson
Runner Up: “Wrong Way to Make a Reese’s” by Matt Ramsden
VIDEO COMMERCIAL WINNER