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By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

August 7, 2019 | 2 min read

Kuwait in the summer is a heat box, with temperatures blasting to over 47°C (116°F). To give people a break from the searing heat, Burger King introduced ‘Hotter is Cooler’, with an algorithm that tracked the temperature and gave people discounts.

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Burger King Kuwait lowers prices as temps rise

Burger King guaranteed that as temperatures went up in the country, the prices on its popular cold indulgences went down in real-time. This was made possible through a dynamic algorithm that mapped the prices of its cold items to real-time temperature data taken from a Weather API.

As temperatures crossed 47°C, customers saw the prices of their favorite sundaes, milkshakes and B-Chill drinks melt away in real-time. A chart showed that if temps hit an unbearable 51°C (122°F), treats were free. Customers tuned into the daily forecast and lined-up outside every Burger King restaurant in Kuwait between 24 July and 3 August 2019.

[More: The best Burger King ads that burned its rivals]

The latest campaign, by Memac Ogilvy, built on the brand’s promise to turn Kuwait’s hot summers into memorable experiences.

See the campaign by clicking on the Creative Works box below.

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Burger King: Hotter is Cooler by Memac Ogilvy

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