McDonald’s was founded on April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The business originally started in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant run by Richard and Maurice McDonald. Later businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as an agent in 1955 and thus McDonald’s Corporation began its success. Today McDonald’s has more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide and more than 1.5 million employees. As the world’s largest chain of fast food restaurants, their brand name is well known all over the world.

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According to the 2010 annual report, McDonald’s serves approximately 64 million customers daily in 119 countries and more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide. They are popular!
But without advertising, like everyone else, McDonald’s could not reach such heights. So I suggest taking a look at 33 creative McDonald’s advertising solutions.

Advertising agency: DDB Denmark
Creative Director: Jesper Schmidt
Created: June 2009

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Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, New Delhi, India
Art director illustrator/: Sumonto Ghosh

Real milkshake

Advertising agency: DDB Helsinki, Finland
Creative Director: Jukka Mannio
Published: April 2009

Sponsorship of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics: ski jump
Advertising agency: DDB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Director: Joris Kuijpers, Dylan de Backer
Released: 2006

Advertising agency: DDB, Stockholm, Sweden
Creative Team: Andreas Dahlquist, Lars Friberg, Simon Higbee, Ted Harry Mellström, Mattias Manicki

Sandwich for experts.
Advertising agency: DDB, Budapest, Hungary
Creative Director: Péter Tordai
Released: 2010

good mom
Advertising agency: GBK Heye, Munich, Germany
Creative Director: Alexander Barthel, Martin Kissling
Released: 2007

Advertising agency: Arnold, Boston, USA
Creative Director: Chris Edwards
Published: April 2009

Advertising agency: DDB, Auckland, New Zealand
Creative Director: Toby Talbot
Published: April 2008

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Advertising agency: Cossette, Canada
Creative Director: Brian Collins, Rob Sweetman
Released: 2009

Vegetarian burger
Advertising agency: Neue Digitale/Razorfish, Berlin, Germany
Creative Director: René Lamberti
Released: 2010

Coffee bean

Feel the fragrance

Advertising Agency: Adams Outdoor Advertising, USA
Artistic Director: Todd Turner
Published: May 2011

Advertising agency: Bernstein, USA
Artistic Director: Paul Prato
Released: 2011


Advertising agency: Leo Burnett, Milan, Italy
Creative Director: Enrico Dorizza
Released: 2005

Wide menu
Advertising agency: DDB, Sweden
Creative Director: Andreas Dahlqvist
Released: 2007

Secrets of the burger
Advertising agency: DDB, Budapest, Hungary
Creative Director: Milos Ilic
Released: 2007

Fish fillet: Aquarium
Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Creative Director: Flavio Zanni, Mohammed Bahmishen
Published: November 2011

Advertising agency: DDB Sydney, Australia
Creative Director: Matt Eastwood
Released: 2009

Big Coffee
Advertising agency: DDB, Helsinki, Finland
Creative Director: Vesa Tujunen
Released: 2011

Advertising agency: Taterka Comunica??es, Brazil
Creative Director: Rodrigo Vessa
Published: July 2008


Advertising agency: DDB Denmark
Creative Director: Patrick Danielsson
Published: October 2007

Newspaper and breakfast

Advertising agency: DDB, Stockholm, Sweden
Creative Director: Andreas Dahlqvist
Released: 2007

wake up

Advertising agency: AlmaDDB Miami, USA
Creative Director: Enrique Faillase
Released: 2008

freshness salad
Advertising agency: Heye Group, Unterhaching, Germany
Creative Director: Ralf Taubenberger
Released: 2008

Now rollers

Because we all know that McDonald’s puts out hundreds (if not thousands) of advertisements. They can range from funny to creepy, and last but not least they are emotional. Many are quite creepy, and even painful. We did not include these in our topper. However, humorous ads are much more interesting to watch. We have collected several ad clips. Without further interruption, we watch…

Earth Treasure

Apple tree

Susie Van Zoom)

Never leave your fries