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54 Creative Junkfood Marketing Ideas

Selling Fast Food With Bikinis, Presidents & Luxury Appeal

— October 5, 2009 — Lifestyle
We know it's bad for us but we keep buying it: why does creative junkfood marketing work so well? Ads range from those that convince health conscious customers that there are “smart” menu choices to those with incentives that sway budget-crunched customers with killer value deals. Then there's always sex appeal. Check out some of the creative junkfood marketing ads below that, even though we know better, still get us coming back.

Implications - Businesses with products that portray a glamorous or luxurious lifestyle will likely fare very well amongst consumers within Western society. These consumers perceive wealth and elitism to be two very desirable life achievements and will flock to products that embody this.
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Fast Food Lodging
Fast Food Lodging
Credit Crunched Taco Bell Gets A Roommate to Help With Rent
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Luxury Junk Food Price Drops
Luxury Junk Food Price Drops
$500 Shake Shack Burger is Now $125
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Fast Food Opinions
Fast Food Opinions
Burger King Gives its Two Cents About Global Warming
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Free Fast Food
Free Fast Food
Harvey's Celebrates 50th Birthday With Edible Gifts for Customers
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Celebrity Junkfood
Celebrity Junkfood
Tim McGraw Corn Chips
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Celebrity Kitchens
Celebrity Kitchens
Tara Reid, American Pie Starlet, Opens Fast Food Joint
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47
Junk Food Ads Targeting Children
Junk Food Ads Targeting Children
Who? Is Upset
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Overly Stimulating Ads
Overly Stimulating Ads
Swedish McDonalds Coffee Ads
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President-Endorsed Junkfood
President-Endorsed Junkfood
Health Nut, Barack Obama, Dives into Fast Food Every Once in a While
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Fabulous Fast Food
Fabulous Fast Food
Affordable Global Flavours
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Fast Food for Children
Fast Food for Children
Kidfresh's Teddy Bear-Shaped Sandwiches Are Nutritionist-Approved
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42
Environmental Campaign Crashes McDonalds Site
Environmental Campaign Crashes McDonalds Site
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Mischievous Junkfood Ads
Mischievous Junkfood Ads
Campaign Entices Mothers To Host Parties at McDonalds
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Fast Food Fusion
Fast Food Fusion
McDonald's Replaces Buns With Tortillas for the Mac Snack Wrap
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$170 Junkfood
$170 Junkfood
Burger King Kobe Beefburger
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Political Junk Food
Political Junk Food
Obama Fingers Are Curry Flavored Chicken Strips in Germany
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McDiplomas
McDiplomas
McDonalds Vocational Diploma
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Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Frito Lay's 'Made for Each Other' Campaign Pairs 'Love & Sockets'
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Worshipping Fast Food
Worshipping Fast Food
Quirky McDonald's Campaign Reveals a Bizarre Secret World
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34
Sacrificial Junk Food Ads
Sacrificial Junk Food Ads
Doritos 'Tribe' Commercial is Crowdsourced Snacktastic Genius (UPDATE)
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Junkfood Vacations
Junkfood Vacations
Burger King Launches 35 Day Global ‘Burger Pilgrimage'
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Freeconomics & Food
Freeconomics & Food
McDonalds Gives Out Free McSkillet Burritos
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31
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Unfriend 10 Facebook Users For a Gratis BK Whopper
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30
Fast Food Origami
Fast Food Origami
Calorie-Free Burgers Made of Fancy Folded Paper
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Locavore Fast Food
Locavore Fast Food
Pacific Northwest's Burgerville Restaurants Use Local Ingredients
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Gory Fast Food Campaigns
Gory Fast Food Campaigns
Thai Food Express Smokes Ronald McDonald
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McHealthy
McHealthy
McDonalds Launches Healthy "Happy Meal"
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Fast Food Baths
Fast Food Baths
Employee Birthday Celebration at Burger King
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Meat-Free Fast Food Chains
Meat-Free Fast Food Chains
ZenBurger Lets Vegetarians Eat on the Run Too
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Fast Food Car Chargers
Fast Food Car Chargers
McDonald's to Offer Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
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Corn Chip Fashion
Corn Chip Fashion
Doritos Bikini Finalist for Best Use of Junk Food
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McDonalds European Makeover
McDonalds European Makeover
Golden Arches Goes Chic
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White Space in Ads
White Space in Ads
McDonalds Draws a Blank
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McDonalds by Mobile
McDonalds by Mobile
Japan's RFID Contactless Coupon Program
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19
Artistic Floodvertising
Artistic Floodvertising
Fake Flooding at McDonalds to Promote Climate Change Awareness
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Luxury Junk Food
Luxury Junk Food
Caviar Burgers at Serendipity3
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17
Fast Food Drag Queens
Fast Food Drag Queens
Hamburger Mary's
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Organic Fast Food
Organic Fast Food
OBurger in Los Angeles
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Fast Food Financial Bailouts
Fast Food Financial Bailouts
Burger King's Guerrilla Wallet Campaign
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14
Fast Food Ad Fails
Fast Food Ad Fails
Pizza Hut Seafood Print Ad Has People Confused
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13
McBakeries
McBakeries
McDonalds Launches McBakery Line
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12
Fastfood Perfumes
Fastfood Perfumes
The Burger King Flame Lets You Smell Like A Cheeseburger
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11
Eco-Friendly Fast Food
Eco-Friendly Fast Food
McDonald's Opens LEED-Certified Restaurant in Chicago
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Luxury Fast Food Interiors
Luxury Fast Food Interiors
Chic McDonald's Europe Stores
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9
Junkfood Passion
Junkfood Passion
Carl's Jr. ‘Hot Chicks Eating Burgers' Contest Wants Your Juicy
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Kung Fu Fast Food Branding
Kung Fu Fast Food Branding
Bruce Lee is Restaurant's Mascot
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Fast Food Fashion
Fast Food Fashion
Jeremy Scott's Inedible Wearable Treats
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Sultry Fast Food Ads
Sultry Fast Food Ads
Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef" Works on Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger
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Publicly Embracing Junkfood
Publicly Embracing Junkfood
10 Celebs Easting Burgers, Fries and Other Grease
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Fashionable Fast Food
Fashionable Fast Food
McDonald's UK Makeover
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3
Bikini Beach Burgers
Bikini Beach Burgers
Does Audrina Patridge for Carl's Jr. Make Junk Food Look Sexy?
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2
Fast Food Packaging Makeovers
Fast Food Packaging Makeovers
McDonald's Revamps Their Image
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McDonalds Makeover
McDonalds Makeover
Hip Store, Sleek Uniforms
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