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Roxanel's picture
Roxanel
Activity Score 16

I didn't really understand what's all about!

morse's picture
morse
Activity Score 17518

Point well made.

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sirvan's picture
sirvan
Activity Score 29860

Is this even possible?

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

Yarp's picture
Yarp
Activity Score 385

Think it's a decent idea for a book. In a real-world pitch it would be possible only if you could convince McD's that their brand image is now "No surprises" and not "I'm lovin' it."

khronos's picture
khronos
Activity Score 998

the chink in the armor is the pop-up, most people just close the pop-up thinking its well, just another pop-up before they read it...it is quite irritating...so maybe some refinement is required to keep the interest of the reader?

sirvan's picture
sirvan
Activity Score 29860

I think the chink in this armor is that it would never happen.

I was being nice earlier, but this idea is beyond unrealistic.

I've worked with Yelp. And they simply do not allow things like this to happen. It's not a matter of "turning off pop ups", but that this functionality does not, and will not exist. Ever. No matter how much money you gave them, they would not stomp on user's ratings with a promoted pop-up, because they know (rightly) that that user would never come back.

Never mind that this is also way, way, way off McDonalds' current positioning.

Playing "wouldn't it be nice if" is fun, but Ad Schools should really focus more on preparing their students for the real world.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

Ceballos's picture
Ceballos
Activity Score 621

Another impossible and unrealistic campaign by Miami Ad School.

Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Everything is possible.

sirvan's picture
sirvan
Activity Score 29860

Then you don't work in this industry.

There is a point where "fanciful idea" meets "cold reality." If you've ever worked with any of the major platforms, you know you hit this wall A LOT. Their APIs exist for a reason: "take these tools and go crazy". But they won't let you jack into their sites and change core functionality.

Sure, there is that 1-in-100 idea that you approach, say, twitter with, and they respond "hmmm, you know, we might just be able to do something like that!" But it's rare.

98% of the interaction between (Facebook, twitter, Zynga, Yelp, FourSquare, etc) is them telling the ad agencies "Yeah, no. We won't do that."

You can always try. You can always ask. But it helps to understand where the vendors are coming from, and what's actually possible from a technical and brand pod.

They certainly do want our money, and generally appreciate ground-breaking ideas. But only to a point.

Fact is: they spend a large part of their day rolling their eyes at Ad Agencies.

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"I love some things, and don't love some other things."

Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Dear Mr Sir Sirvan w/best-lookalike-Al Sharpton-profile-pic-on-AotW,

I’m obvioulsy from a country much smaller than yours.
Here, where I am from, there’s actually a big chance of doing something like this.
Might not work in US, because of this-and-that, you say… But I think it would work perfectly fine in other countries, or even most countries including yours.
Even for big international brands like McDonald's and someone like Yelp together. All brand values cared for.
Borrowed interest? … Not exactly the newest trick under anyone’s sleeve, but anyway.

IMO You should educate students that there is a thing called brand book and etc - but don't hold them back because of it.

Everything is possible.

rakel's picture
rakel
Activity Score 250

my opinion: mcdonalds just doesnt need to sell by web, if you want it you go to mcd or burguer, or whatever... but, this is not the right market for the idea.

Temple's picture
Temple
Activity Score 11337

Do these kids ever write a TV spot? All it seems they are doing over there at Miami Ad School is fictitious web re-engineering.

kleenex's picture
kleenex
Activity Score 45375

I like the idea.

Glut's picture
Glut
Activity Score 3935

@temple totally agree.

BuGambit's picture
BuGambit
Activity Score 15

I sort of resent people saying that this isn't possible, when in fact, I'm sure it's very simple (as long as Yelp would agree to it, and really why wouldn't they?). The star rating is a unique piece of data that can trigger an "if/then" relationship to launch the message. If someone is going to bash a place on Yelp why not show that you really think so poorly of it that you'd rather eat McDonalds (of course, that's not what you tell the Golden Arches people) - then use your free food voucher to buy a homeless guy a burger.

Roxanel's picture
Roxanel
Activity Score 16

I didn't really understand what's all about!

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