Mayani jazzes up Valentine’s Day gifting for online shoppers with BTS ARMY, Cara Mia, and Kumu


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, how can you break the humdrum that comes with the usual, generic gifts? Can the Filipino kind of love be sentimental and socially impactful at the same time?

Mayani, the country’s leading farm-to-table platform, recently launched its purple-themed #AddToHeart campaign in a creative move to add a deeper story into the online shoppers’ digital carts. 

By teaming up with BTS ARMY, the legions of fans of the ultra-popular Korean group BTS, prominent cake brand Cara Mia, and one of the world’s top live streaming apps Kumu, Mayani has activated on its e-commerce platform a Special Valentine’s Package – Cara Mia ube cake and farm fresh sunflowers – to provide a helpful lift to its community of Aeta ube farmers in Zambales and cutflower farmers in Batangas.

“The Filipino online shopper has become more discerning on how creative and meaningful their gifts can be for their loved ones,” said JT Solis, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “#AddToHeart is our collective way of evolving the usual into something special while embedding a message of hope into every single Valentine’s Package that we deliver.”

Mayani currently has over 6,000 smallholder farmers on its platform and powers the agri-supply chain of huge clients such as Shell, Healthy Options, Ayala Foundation, UCC Group, Cara Mia, and Amici, among others. Its campaign is linked to the BTS ARMY’s upcoming global birthday tributes to J-Hope and Suga, members of BTS, where 25% of the campaign’s proceeds will be used to fund grassroots feeding programs. 

“We have long been partnered with Mayani in all of our fundraising events, and they were all successful because of our aligned values. This is another step for our group to help more farmers and improve their livelihood,” said Lara Veloso, the Auditor of BTS ARMY Bayanihan.

According to One in an ARMY, the fan collective site of over 130 million volunteers across the globe, BTS ARMY mounted 366 projects and raised over 46 million pesos last 2020. The Philippines, one of the strongest epicenters of the fandom, is ranked first in terms of total project count.

Built to harness not just the mission convergence of its partners, Mayani’s #AddToHeart capitalizes on the Filipino’s innate romantic delight for flowers and ube cakes, ably provided by one of Mayani’s key restaurant clients Cara Mia, and a continuing sense of sharing and positivity even for this year’s Valentine’s – something that is reinforced by the campaign’s live stream proponent, Kumu.

Pre-orders will be available via until February 10 leading up to a series of special live commerce sessions on Kumu on February 11 and 12.

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