No More 'Near Misses' in Latest McDonald's Breakfast Campaign

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Director Jake Mavity teams with Leo Burnett London on relatable ad
No More 'Near Misses' in Latest McDonald's Breakfast Campaign

McDonald’s and Leo Burnett London have launched an integrated campaign entitled ‘Near Misses’, officially announcing McDonald’s Breakfast will extend its serving hours which usually ends at 10:30am, to 11am every day. 

The central theme of the campaign is based on situations which are all too familiar for many McDonald’s consumers; missing the 10.30am deadline and not being able to get their McDonald’s breakfast. 

Directed by award-winning director Jake Mavity in partnership with Leo Burnett London, the campaign brings to life that feeling of everyday lateness resulting in a near miss, taking those moments of disappointment and frustration we can all identify with and flipping them into something magical.

In the 30-second spot, we see a marginally late lady just missing her bus, a father and daughter missing a goal at a sports match, a commuter just missing his train to work, and a lady missing closing time at a shoe repair shop.   

As the spot continues the audience sees a man running to McDonald’s at 10:32am, looking disappointed and thinking this would be yet another example of a near miss. He then realises McDonald’s breakfast is now available until 11am. The film ends with the strapline: 'No Rush, No Drama' to summarise the luxury a little more time can give you.   

Dan McCormack, creative director at Leo Burnett said: “When you’re late, you rush. When you rush, there’s drama. Never is this truer than when you’re in a race against the McDonald’s 10:30 breakfast deadline. Missing it by a meagre few minutes is heart-breaking. But, the deadline’s been extended by 30 minutes, so there’s no rush and no drama.” 

Thomas O’Neill, head of marketing at McDonald’s said: “We can all relate to the pain of missing out on McDonald’s breakfast. Our customers have been asking us for more time in the mornings to enjoy breakfast, so we are excited to extend our breakfast serving time until 11am. This campaign dramatises familiar moments of lateness, bringing the true customer insight to life."

The campaign will be distributed across TV and VOD, with additional marketing support in press, social, radio and digital display.

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Client: McDonald's

Client name: Thomas O’Neill/Liz Whitbread/Georgia Hanscott

Client job title: Head of Marketing Food & Beverages/Brand Manager/Campaign Assistant

AgencyBusiness Director: Sam Houlston

Account Director: Jay Perry

Account Manager: Matt Smith

Producer: Becks O’Sullivan

Agency contact: Alice Slade

Creative Directors: James Millers, Dan McCormack, Luke Boggins & Andrew Long

Chief Creative Officer: Chaka Sobhani

Planner/CSU Director: Joe Beveridge

Media Agency

Media agency: OMD

Media planner: Emma Carr – Business Director

Comms Planning Manager: Katie Elliot


Production company: FRIEND

Director: Jake Mavity


Audio Post Production: Sam Robson @ 750 sound studios


Post Production: Framestore

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Fast food, Retail and Restaurants

Leo Burnett London, 3 months ago