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McDonald's Gets the Giggles in Laughter Filled Spot

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McDonald’s launches new brand platform in latest campaign from Leo Burnett

McDonald's Gets the Giggles in Laughter Filled Spot

McDonald’s launches new brand platform, ‘Fancy a McDonald’s?’ today with a campaign that celebrates the authentic role McDonald’s plays in our everyday lives and reminds us all that, amid life’s pressures, we all need moments of light-hearted release.

The ‘Fancy a McDonald’s?’ platform, devised by Leo Burnett, aims to show how an invitation to get a McDonald’s is more than an invitation to enjoy delicious food, but to let go of life’s pressures and just enjoy.

The launch ad, ‘Laughter’, adopts a simple yet powerful tone, doing away with words in favour of a focus on laughter as the thread that glues the human experiences people share with one another.

Steven Howells, director of marketing & media at McDonald’s, said: “Our ‘Fancy a McDonald’s?’ platform invites the nation to let go of the daily pressures and expectations of life and savour a small but joyful moment of release. McDonald’s role in society is to enable our customers to simply enjoy, which has never been more relevant or important.” 

The 60 second AV creative homes in on moments that will feel familiar to many people’s lives in modern Britain where laughter brings people together, whether that be giggling at home with a close friend, spontaneously bursting out in a lift or roaring on a lunch break with your work.

Mark Elwood, executive creative director at Leo Burnett, said: “When someone says ‘Fancy a McDonald’s’ it’s rarely an invitation you turn down. In this beautifully, simple film, we show what taking a moment to let go of life’s pressures feels like through the simple joy of laughter. A McDonald’s can nourish the soul as well as the body.”

Having worked with the brand for nearly 40 years, Leo Burnett has been part of the fifty-year journey with McDonald’s in delivering work that’s in touch with the nation’s mood, including recent campaigns such as ‘Welcome Back’ that celebrated the excitement as McDonald’s reopened after initial lockdowns and ‘Iconic Stacks’ and ‘Lights On’, which have just been awarded three Cannes Lions between them.  

The first instalment of the campaign will run for across the summer in the UK and Republic of Ireland, with TVC, OOH and Social elements. As well as a partnership with Global radio and a high impact ambient OOH. All media has been planned and bought by the team at OMD.


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Client

CLIENT: McDonald’s

VP MARKETING & FOOD DEVELOPMENT: Michelle Graham-Clare

DIRECTOR MARKETING & FOOD: Steven Howells

HEAD OF MARKETING – AFFINITY, TRUST & FAMILY: Hannah Pain

BRAND MANAGER: Amber Myers

CAMPAIGN ASSISTANT: Maxime Van de Riet

Agency

ADVERTISING AGENCY: Leo Burnett London

CCO: Chaka Sobhani

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Andrew Long, James Millers

SENIOR CREATIVE: Joe Miller

HEAD OF PLANNING: Tom Sussman

PLANNING DIRECTOR: Joe Beveridge

PLANNER: Theo Pons

BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Sam Houlston

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Steph Bates

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER: Laura Taylor

ACCOUNT MANAGER: Nicola Kuan

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Carys Parry

AGENCY PRODUCER: Graeme Light

MEDIA BUYING AGENCY: OMD UK

Production

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Academy Films

DIRECTOR: Billy Boyd Cape

PRODUCTION COMPANY PRODUCER: Juliette Harris

EDITOR: Billy Mead of tenthree editing

Post Production

POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Darran Nicholson at Framestore

Audio

AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Factory

AUDIO ENGINEER:   Jack Hallett

Genres: People

Categories: Fast food, Retail and Restaurants

Leo Burnett London, Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:56:36 GMT