A Week in Creative: Finger Lickin' Crocs and Creature Comforts nostalgia

The Drum reporter Imogen Watson rounds up the latest creative campaigns and creativity stories. Also available in your inbox every Thursday as The Drum's A Week in Creative email briefing. Sign up here.

The Born Free Foundation's 'Creature Discomforts' campaign by Engine UK

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Welcome to 'A Week in Creative,' a handpicked selection of all the best campaigns to come out of The Drum's Creative Works in the past week.

From fried chicken Crocs to Whoppa tracks, and a nostalgic visit from Creature Comforts, here are this week's top picks:

Croc-a-doodle-doo

Considering they specialise in burgers and fried chicken, quite atypically, fast food joints have been venturing into the world of fashion. Last year, McDonald's created a spoof hype brand 'Schnuggs', which drew upon popular youth culture brands like Supreme. And off the back of its à la mode 'Bucket Hat,' this week KFC announced a collab with Crocs – the footwear brand that revolutionised 'ugly-fashion.' Dropping the new Crocs into pop culture, the global artist Me Love Me a Lot debuted the questionable shoes in Paper Magazine.

Dropped a whopper

You may remember him from such hits as 'Written In The Stars' and 'Pass Out,' now Tinie Tempah is back with a new track 'Whoppa', which is an ode to Burger King's signature burger. Tinie by name, tiny by nature, burger lovers can scan the QR code on Whopper packaging to interact with a hyper-realistic, digital tiny, Tinie for an intimate 360 experience.

Creature Discomforts

The much beloved stop-motion mockumentary 'Creature Comforts' has been revisited by the Born Free Foundation and its ad agency Engine. Teaming up with Aardman Studios, the animation raises awareness about the plight of wild animals, where 'lockdown' is their day-to-day reality.

Green Apple

Having become carbon neutral in April 2020, Apple has pledged to see this as a starting point in the fight against climate change. In a heartwarming spot, the Silicon Valley tech giant announced that by 2030, it wants its whole carbon footprint to be nonexistent.

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