For today’s pre-Valentine’s Day post, I’ll be sharing a Brach’s candy salesman promotional packet created in support of their 1972 “Share a Little Love” campaign. It’s a terrific and unique look into our confectionery past and it follows up a few other Brach’s salesman packet offerings I’ve shared in the last year. Make the jump to check it out!
After acquiring a group of vintage promotional materials from the files of a former Brach’s salesman a year ago, I first showcased a packet built around their 1972 Easter campaign and later followed that up with some terrific Halloween materials and finally a beautiful packet for their 1972 Fall Chocolates. So today it is my pleasure to share the contents of Brach’s “Share a Little Love” promotional packet for Valentine’s Day 1972. Let’s get to it.
Here is the front and back cover of the folder that contained the packet of goodies:
My favorite element of the packet is a full-color 8-page product catalog. The cover of this catalog features a smiling model that was clearly meant to appeal to the male-dominated candy sales channels at the time.
The Chocolate Nougat Hearts and Cherry Creme Hearts from that catalog page look great and feature fantastic wrappers (I’d love to find some of those). Here’s a close-up look:
I thought the 1972 Brach’s Conversation Hearts on that page deserved a closer look – and here it is:
The last page of the catalog reminds me that red has always been the color of Valentine’s candy:
The next piece is another full-color 8-page beauty. This one highlights Brach’s promotional efforts for the holiday.
This next double-page spread features a number of awesome point-of-purchase candy displays:
The last page of this one reveals that the sales push to get Valentine’s (and Easter) candy onto store shelves immediately after Christmas has been going on for a very long time:
Here’s an insert showcasing a few Valentine’s assorted pack-out shippers:
Wrapping up the contents of the Brach’s 1972 sales folder, here is the Valentine’s Day candy price list:
And finally, a “Local Spot TV Market” typed listing. This shows the cities where local ad spots would be purchased by Brach’s to support sales – I’m assuming these would have been radio spots.
That’s everything from the packet!
It’s great fun for me to be able to document and share this kind of material, as this packet contains images of so many products and items that can’t been seen anywhere else online. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
And that’s everything for today’s coverage of Brach’s 1972 “Share a Little Love” promotion. See you next time!