McDonald's HK Shows That Sometimes a Hug is All You Need for Christmas
McDonald’s has launched its most emotionally charged campaign of the year, reminding people about the power of affection, set in the festive season.
The core creative of the campaign focuses on the importance of hugging between families and loved ones. The spot tells the story of a traditional grandfather who has trouble expressing affection towards his son, even when it is most called for. He then goes on to discover the joy of physical affection through his grandson. The magic moment at the end of the TVC, where he embraces this joy with his son, is punctuated and celebrated by the two simple “thank you” he receives from the two generations he has brought into the world.
Yvonne Tang, Senior Director, Marketing at McDonald's Hong Kong, explains, “DDB Group Hong Kong helped us to identify an emotive space that McDonald’s could own. The campaign initiates a movement for Hong Kong people to show their affection. The campaign will include a digital component that amplifies the universal truth of the power of affection.”
O’Poon, Group Creative Director at DDB Group, Hong Kong said, “Festive advertising has become very tactical and promotional. We wanted to cut through the clutter by being more subtle and silent with our messaging. By going back to the roots of McDonald’s values and its connection to families, we have created a classic McDonald’s story with a timeless formula: simplicity, surprise, and a smile.
Head of TV / Production: Annie Tong
Account Director: Koman Ko, (Associate) Rita Chan
Art Director: Jeffery Foo, Meshiria Chan
Associate Creative Director: Roy Ha, Anderson Wan
Business Director : Noel Yuen
Creative Agency: DDB Group Hong Kong
Creative Director: Paul Yu
Group Creative Director: O’Poon
Regional Director: Peter Rodenbeck
Senior Account Executive: Apple Ng
Strategy Director: Andreas Krasser
TV Producer: Denise Wong
Media Agency: OMD Hong Kong
Director: Johnny Au
Production Company: Production Station
Category: Fast food , Retail and restaurants