These Mindy Kaling Commercials for McDonald's Never Feature Its Name

 - Apr 19, 2017
References: nytimes & adweek
Recently, McDonald's released two Mindy Kaling commercials that promote its products by prompting Millennials to do Google searches on their smartphones.

The first ad, called 'That Place,' shows the actor, comedian, and author talking about "that place where Coke tastes SO good." She then tells her audience to Google the phrase for themselves. At the end of the ad, the Google search bar is featured with the phrase, along with the words: "is now selling any size for $1" beneath it. The second Mindy Kaling commercial, called 'Beverage Technician,' follows a similar plot, and features Rick, an employee who keeps saying the fast food chain's name. When he does, a bleep interrupts him, to make it sound as though he's uttered a curse.

Although neither of the ads ever feature McDonald's name or logo, they both make use of vibrant red and yellow color palettes, which the brand has been associated with since the 1960s.