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The McDonalds 'Come As You Are' Campaign Has Some Familiar Faces

— February 20, 2010 — Lifestyle
The McDonalds Come As You Are campaign was created by European ad agency BETC Euro RSCG and was used in Paris (if you can't tell by the French slogans).

The fast food conglomerate has always been at the top of the advertising pile for creativity and the sheer volume of ads produced. In the last few years most of their focus for campaigns has been promoting a healthy lifestyle (help yourself to a big bowl of irony) so it's good to see they're going back to using pop culture references, something they've always found great success with.

The McDonalds Come As You Are campaign is basically the European equivalent to "I'm Lovin It" and seems to be enjoying the same amount of success.
Trend Themes
1. Pop Culture References in Advertising - Exploring the use of recognizable pop culture references in advertising can create engaging and memorable campaigns.
2. Shift Towards Nostalgic Marketing - Tapping into nostalgia through marketing campaigns can resonate with consumers and create emotional connections with brands.
3. Balancing Health and Indulgence in Advertising - Finding innovative ways to promote a healthy lifestyle while also indulging in guilty pleasures can create impactful advertising strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Fast Food - There are opportunities for fast food companies to use pop culture references to revitalize their advertising strategies.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Incorporating nostalgic elements into advertising campaigns can help marketers create strong brand associations and stand out in a crowded marketplace.
3. Food and Beverage - Creating campaigns that strike a balance between health-conscious messaging and indulgent cravings can be a disruptive innovation in the food and beverage industry.
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