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McDonald's: Everyone saves for something

Advertising Agency: DDB Budapest, Hungary
Chief Creative Officer: Peter Tordai
Group Creative Heads: Rodrigo Fernandes, Laszlo Hevesi
Art Directors: Carlos Ramas, Rodrigo Fernandes
Copywriters: Giovanni Pintaude, Zsuzsa Rakosi, Laszlo Hevesi
Published: October 2010

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Guest

GOOD~~~

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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Mwah, so so idea, nice use of packaging but it makes no sense, you're not saving on money while spending it. Bravo if they do somehow convince their *target audience of that though.

*which might be easy since eating at McDonald's isn't exactly an intellectual act.

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Guest

Do you eat for an intellectual act? You just eat cause you're hungry! and if you save much more better!

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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See people, look at this, this is the problem. You do not eat JUST because you're hungry. I don't know if I should start to explain the obvious here.

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Please, do explain the obvious, because what I get from this campaign is that it's a damned near-perfect sleight-of-mind.

1) The creatives here sidestepped The Obvious, which would be a tired 'bring a friend' or 'double-up fun' yawn of campaign that would cheapen the product, lowering its value both monetarily and in terms of 'Want'.
2) They *beautifully* paired a 50-cent product with high value items, like scooters and shoes.
3) Their stroke of genius was to get the involvement of the high-end brands, who willingly elevated the perceived value of a low-end foodstuff through simple association.
4) They implanted the idea in the audience that they weren't spending, they were saving. That they weren't only feeding their stomachs, they were feeding their bank accounts. That they were being responsible through an irresponsible waste of money.

I can't fault this campaign, really. It's Up There.

And I would dearly like you to explain 'The Obvious' I'm so obviously missing.

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CuriousPencil
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Oh and

5) They get their product wrapping to set Pavlov's bells ringing in unexpected places - people all over the city will look at shoes and be hungry - come ON that is genius. Give them whatever prizes they want, this is golden. And I say that as a 22-year vegetarian who loathes everything McDonald's represents.

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manumartin5
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intellectual ad definitely works for your appetite.

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Guest

I wish you would be my creative director... no, seriously.

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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I doubt you'd want that ;p

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Guest

I hope you got the sarcasm there

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Guest

Hahahaha... you're hateful jackmancer

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Guest

try to get a job first. we'll talk then.

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Guest

He's right, have you seen his book?

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Guest

I save money every time I compare prices. There are basic human needs we all have to fulfill. I will not avoid eating because I would like to save some... I will eat, but I will buy for myself a cheaper food instead. Something that fits to my budget.

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morse
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Really nice idea if people could see these packed products everywhere. Makes me hungry. :)

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Guest

just love it

Roshan Quintus's picture
Roshan Quintus
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love it

bite me

shortafella's picture
shortafella
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that s a cool campaign. bravo!

DBB's picture
DBB
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very good !
im lovin it..

Guest's picture
Guest

I soooo hate McD and junk food. But they spend a lot on ads.
And I didn't even realize it took place in Hungary until the (West) end :)
Have to admit: nice thinking.

velle's picture
velle
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gimme a truckload of those cheezburgers :)

bknowlden's picture
bknowlden
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Great idea, terrible case study. It made me want to save for a gun, and a bullet...

visualsurgeon's picture
visualsurgeon
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The award is wrapped & ready for this campaign.

s1bs's picture
s1bs
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good stuff!

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manumartin5
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"Everyone saves for something" cool line. Definitely clear cut communication for marketing point of view.

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