McDonald’s McDelivery and Leo Burnett London interrupt the movie world

McDonald’s, together with Leo Burnett London, have launched a new campaign celebrating McDonald’s McDelivery being part of late-night Movie Nights on ITV2 ITV3 and ITV4. The campaign is part of a sponsorship deal between ITV and McDelivery powered by Uber Eats, for the broadcaster’s post 9pm digital network film package secured by OMD UK.

Created by Leo Burnett London, the campaign consists of a number of ad-breaks across a range of genres including: Action, Period drama, Horror, Space, Western, Kung Fu, Fantasy and Rom Com. In each of the idents, a McDonald’s McDelivery turns up during familiar movie sequences.

The partnership covers over 1200 movies and will see the McDelivery idents appear across a series of films showing after 9pm throughout the two-year deal.

For example, in the Period drama ident, we see a young lady reading a love letter from her betrothed, his voiceover says “I shall leave forthwith to be with you once more” she then turns to the door expecting him to burst through, but instead, she is met with a McDelivery.

In the Kung Fu edit, we see a man defending himself against three other people, he then sees an outline of his next ‘opponent’ and shouts “show yourself!” he is then met with a McDelivery rather than his expected antagonist. Each ident contains the sponsorship message, ‘McDelivery with Uber Eats sponsors movies nights on ITV2 / ITV3/ ITV4’.

In total, the campaign consists of 8 films, all of which are 10 second spots.

Your favourite food and your favourite films, together at last. Like when Harry met Sally, the partnership between McDelivery and ITV Movies just works. And what better way to kick things off than this bunch of mini blockbusters featuring a McDelivery turning up in the doorway of different movies.

James Millers & Andrew Long,

Creative Directors Leo Burnett London

We are delighted to launch this sponsorship, which will ramp up awareness of McDelivery, making it easier than ever for our customers to enjoy their favourite McDonald’s menu items, as they tuck into a range of their favourite films.

Ben Fox,

Marketing Director McDonald’s UK&Ireland

Claire Heys, ITV Creative Partnerships & Content Director, said: “The way that this sponsorship runs across multiple channels and relates to various film genres is a great example of a creative and agile partnership campaign which also highlights the breadth of ITV’s movie offering.”

Credits

  • Title/Project      McDelivery ITV Idents
  • Agency Leo Burnett London
  • Agency contacts: Bethany Watts (Business Director), Steph Bates (Senior Account Manager), Laura Taylor (Account Manager), Sophie Hedgley (Account Executive)
  • Clients: Hannah Pain (Marketing Manager), Emma O’Neil (Assistant Brand Manager), John McClure (Campaign Assistant)
  • Creative Directors: James Millers & Andrew Long
  • Creative Team: Steph Ellis & Rory Hall
  • Planner: Joe Beveridge
  • Media agency & Contacts: OMD
  • Production company: Tantrum
  • Exec Producer: Will Waters
  • Directors: Samuel Petursson/ Gunnar Olafsson
  • DOP: Will Bex
  • Art Director: Ben Smith
  • Editor: Nik Hindson / Ed Coope
  • Directors: Samuel Petursson & Gunnar Olafsson
  • Post Production: MPC
  • Exposure (media channels): TV – ITV

McDonald’s has run its business in the UK since 1974 and currently operates just over 1,300 restaurants across the UK. McDonald’s is one of the UK’s largest private sector employers, employing over 130,000 people. It is estimated to provide 70,000 jobs to young people aged 16-25, making it one of the largest employers of young people in the UK.

Publicis Communications is one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe, alongside Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare. Publicis Communications unites the Groupe’s creative offering: Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Fallon, Marcel, Prodigious, a global production leader, and MSLGROUP, specialized in strategic communications. Present in 20 markets, Publicis Communications aims to be the indispensable creative partner in their clients’ transformation. Publicis Communications draws upon the expertise of over 30,000 employees.

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