Rule Breaking—Record Making —McDonald’s Creative Defies
We all admire the cool and daring designs McDonald’s creates for OOH.
Everyone collectively nods, ‘what a great design!’ How daring! No branding! Genius!
Let’s remember what McDonald’s did over the years using OOH to help accomplish the immediate recognition of just about everything visually associated with McDonald’s; golden arches, red box of fries, and a Big Mac. It all started with something like the billboard in the photo above. Note, no food is shown. Price and fast service was the message. Now it’s a mission to be a contemporary burger company. Shifting from predominately red with splash of yellow, it has pivoted to yellow as in sunshine, with red as an accent. Along the way, OOH is a constant and large commitment for McDonald’s. God bless the investment over the years.
Today, they create these ‘incomplete images’ in outdoor advertising, incomplete in terms of cropped, redefined or tweaked. It produces brevity, which makes it a more perfect OOH design.
Here is the latest from McDonald’s, with french fries pointing the way to the nearest restaurant. It is just the art and not of the actual OOH execution. Every design looks great as a piece of art on your computer monitor. We aren’t saying this one is bad or good. We are saying, it really doesn’t count unless it’s ‘on the street’ and on an OOH format. Or better said, we wish we had photos of the billboards. Don’t stop with this photo, we have 15 more must see photos with follows the credits. See them all!
Client: McDonald’s France
Account Supervisors: Xavier Royaux, José Jacinto, Benoit Kolb
Agency Account Managers: Jonathan Serog, Julie Montagné, Matthieu Charles
Executive Creative Directors: Benjamin Marchal & Faustin Claverie
Art Directors: Camille Roulant, Emile Chiumino
More McDonald’s rule breaking, record making creative!
See them all below
The traffic ‘flows’ as a box of fries to McDonald’s
Roundabout for a Big Mac
They called it a bold campaign with no branding. Bold or not, it is brilliant.
No branding needed.
They really didn’t even need the little ‘M’ arch in the lower right. Did they?
TBWA Paris 2014
Davis Elen 6 second video
enlarge the screen
The stairway to Heavenly Fries
Hockey at Chicagoland McDonald’s
The fries are shaped like hockey sticks
McDonald’s has become as All American as
Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet.
Golden Arched colored Statue of Liberty
The sweet smell of French Fried success
Last Year’s Winning Cannes
TBWA\Paris poked fun at rival Burger King,
advertising directions to the nearest McDonald’s and then,
through a towering and convoluted billboard,
the nearest BK location—a mere 258 kilometers away.