Leo Burnett Launches 'Unique' McDelivery Experience

McDonald’s is launching 'There’s nothing quite like a McDelivery', for the moments when only a McDelivery will do

By Creative Salon

Hot off the heels of the 'Lights On' OOH campaign in February this year, McDonald’s has launched two ads that bring to life insightful and observable truths about what makes a McDelivery experience unique. Crated by Leo Burnett, the campaign launched with a 40" TV spot during the England warm-up game on June 6 and includes two films – first ‘Hungry Eyes’ and then ‘My House, My Rules’.

To help cement McDelivery in the hearts and minds of McDonald’s customers, the creative running across TV and VOD reminds them that their favourite food is available to order straight to their door via the My McDonald’s App, as well as Uber Eats and Just Eat.

'Hungry Eyes' spotlights the unique craveability of McDonald’s food by focusing on the expressive nature of people’s eyes as they experience their McDelivery moment. Set to the iconic 1980’s track 'Hungry Eyes' by Eric Carmen, the creative brings to life the anticipation, excitement, jealousy, and pleasure that go hand in hand with a McDelivery.

The second film 'My House My Rules' uncovers the personal, intimate rituals unique to a McDelivery that people would only partake in when they’re in their own home. Whether that be the joy of dipping your Chicken McNugget in three different sauces for the perfect taste combination, through to the different ways people may like to eat a Big Mac in their own four walls – reinforced by the track 'I think we’re alone now' by Tiffany.

Steve Howells, director of marketing and media, McDonald’s, said: "We know that a McDelivery isn’t just about answering the urge for your iconic McDonald’s favourite. It’s also about the rituals and routine every household has when the McDelivery arrives. Our new campaign celebrates this unique relationship our customers have with us – there really is nothing quite like a McDelivery."

Accompanying the TV are two strands of social and radio, the first focuses on delicious food photographed in McDelivery moments, the second brings to life the ‘House Rules’ campaign with the rituals surfaced from McDonald’s fans and customers. It will be supported by a month-long partnership with the Sidemen, sharing their McDelivery rituals and McDonald’s favourites during the summer of live sport.

Mark Elwood, executive creative director at Leo Burnett, said: "A McDelivery, that feeling of excitement when you’ve ordered, willing it to turn up quicker by looking out the window constantly, the taste of the first fry from the bag by the front door… all truths beautifully brought to life with, in my opinion, the perfect soundtrack. Then there’s the personal rituals that follow, knife and fork anyone? McFlurry before your McChicken sandwich? It all goes to show, there’s nothing quite like a McDelivery."

Media is planned by OMD.

Meanwhile, ‘Lights On’ OOH recently bagged a D&AD Pencil (Craft/Illustration).


Client: McDonald’s (Kat Howcroft, Senior Media, Channels & Performance Manager; Marco Ruggeri, Marketing Manager; Molly Deaville, Brand Manager; Joe Light, Marketing Executive; Samuel Hewitt, Campaign Assistant)

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett

CCO: Chaka Sobhani

Executive creative director: Mark Elwood

Creative director: James Millers and Andrew Long

Copywriter/Art director: Joe Miller

Planner: Hamish Cameron, Planning Director; Thomas Schofield, Planner

Business lead: Gemma Troup (Business Director)

Account team: Steph Bates, Account Director; Laura Taylor, Senior Account Manager; Alice Pavey, Account Manager; Elspeth Allen, Account Executive

Agency producer: Jennifer Fewster (TV Producer) Siobhan Mulcahy (Project Director)

Media buying agency: OMD

Media planners: Laurence Ruthven (Business Director), Alex D’Albertanson (AV Director), Barry Walsh (Business Director), Eleonora Sceusi (Account Manager)

Production company: Outsider

Director: Chris Balmond

Editor: Suzy Davis

Producer: Paul McPadden

Post-production company: MPC

Audio post-production company: No. 8 London

Photographer (social): Andrew Burton


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