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McDonald's My Burger

INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

What makes the perfect burger? Everyone has an opinion and McDonald’s fans are no different. They regularly use social media to share their views. We were tasked to do something about it - to not just listen, but act.

Client

McDoonald's UK 

Agency

Sapient Razorfish

THE IDEA

To convey the performance capabilities of the car we found a more interesting angle than simply showing the car performing at speed. Our creative idea revolved around turning ordinary human blinks into a personal unit of velocity, and in so doing creating an interactive race experience that allowed our audience to feel what the speed of the R8 might actually feel like if they were behind the wheel. In other words, we demonstrated the car’s speed in a uniquely personal way by showing just how much of the road they might miss through blinking while driving at high speed. As we were able to measure just how often each individual blinked, we provide a truly personalised statistic that put the speed of the new Audi R8 into a context our performance car enthusiasts would truly appreciate.

Imagine if every time you blinked you were transported 37m

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My Burger wasn’t just about creating burgers. It was about voting for them too. The nation would decide what makes the perfect burger and My Burger was their voice. Whether they preferred pineapple or pepperoni, McDonald’s fans, at last, could have their say. We gave them the choice to give every burger either a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote. This reflected true popularity and gave My Burger the democracy it deserved.

This was a campaign for the people so it was only right to give them an experience that could be accessed wherever and whenever they wanted. Available on mobile, desktop and tablet, we had developed a rich experience that was consistent on any platform.

This was a campaign for the people

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For the first time ever in the UK, we gave our fans, and the entire country, complete control of the McDonald’s kitchen

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KEY RESULTS

Our audience crafted over 115,000 unique burgers – that’s one every 20 seconds! And with over a million visitors, spending an average of 5 minutes with the experience, the votes poured in. It wasn’t long before the UK had made their choice. The final five were announced - FIVE burgers that stood for the taste of the Nation, five burgers built for Britain by Britain.

My Burger was a campaign for the people. It empowered them. It gave them a voice. It allowed their opinion to be listed too and acted upon resulting in their burgers being sold in every McDonald’s restaurant throughout the UK.