A new ad campaign created by Leo Burnett London takes viewers from the 1970s to the present day, celebrating 50 years since the first ever appearance of McDonalds' Big Mac. The campaign seeks to remind customers of how much they love a Big Mac, as well as encouraging those who have never tried a Big Mac to taste one for the first time. It also highlights the introduction of two limited-edition promotional burgers - the Mac Jr, a single patty version of a Big Mac; and the Grand Big Mac, a bigger version with a larger bun and two bigger patties.
The ad revisits everything from fashions and hairstyles to cars throughout the decades, aiming to press viewers' nostalgia buttons by reminding us of the changes that McDonald's has made to its restaurants, packaging and even its typefaces over the years. The work breaks on 6 February , runs in the UK and Ireland and is backed with print, digital, press and social activity. To mark the occasion, McDonald's is also taking over the iconic Imax out-of-home advertising slot at London's Waterloo for the first time.
Steven Howells, head of marketing at McDonald's UK, said: "As our most iconic McDonald's product, we are proud and excited to be celebrating 50 years of the legendary Big Mac®. For the first time ever in the UK, we are introducing the two new sizes for a limited time. We know a lot of our customers will remember their first Big Mac, and this campaign will hopefully encourage them to enjoy that unforgettable first bite all over again!"
Chaka Sobhani, chief creative officer at Leo Burnett London, added: "This campaign really has been a labour of love. The classic colours, the shapes and the designs brought back a flood of happy memories for us all. And we were reminded of what a ubiquitous role McDonald's has played in our cultural life in the UK. We hope audiences enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed researching it, and remember fondly when they had their own first delicious Big mac moment."
Creative Agency: Leo Burnett London
Chief Creative Officer: Chaka Sobhani
Creative Director: Peter Heyes
Art Director: Steve Robertson
Copywriter: Blake Waters
Graphic Designer: Paul Reddington
Client service Director: Layla Potter
Board Account Director: Victoria Reiz
Account Director: Bethany Watts
Senior Account Manager: Ailsa McQuaid
Account Executive: Andrew Rees
Planning Director: Max Keane
Senior Planner: Adriana Ferran
Planner: Niall Moore
Agency Producer: Michelle Hickey
Director/ Production Co: Henry Mason / Bold
DoP: Stephane Fontaine
Executive Producer: Rob Godbold
Producer: Sarah Tognazzi
Editor: Dan Sherwen (Final Cut)
Post Production: MPC
Sound Design: Dugal - Wave
Photographer: Myles New
Media Agency: OMD