We’re barely into February 2018, and, McDonald’s Canada just dropped one of the most creative and successful ad campaigns of the year!
Big Mac in Canada turns 50 this year, and to help celebrate this icon of fast food with a new twist, we worked with Cossette Toronto and McDonald’s Canada to bring back the Big Mac Bacon as a limited menu item.
To generate curiosity and anticipation across the country, unbranded billboards with Carlyle Routh’s photography just had a date and a logo – “BMxB”. Though ambiguous, the stylish black and white images were a clear nod towards the world of fashion. Furthermore, the photos were supported by cryptic videos which ran during the broadcast of the Grammy’s last Sunday, with an Anna Wintour-esque personality promising “a collaboration” and “the combination of two greats.” The “x” had a whiff of creative collaboration, de rigueur in today’s music, giving rise to wild speculations from a Bruno Mars x Beyonce collaboration to a new clothing line for Drake.
On 30th January, the ads were revealed to show that “BMxB” in fact stood for “Big Mac x Bacon” and Carlyle Routh’s photos un-cropped to show each of the models holding the burger of honour! The images were also used in a BMxB playlist on Spotify just in case you needed a McD-approved soundtrack while going to your favourite golden arches restaurant.