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McDonald's Pokes Fun at Hipster Coffee Culture in This Spot for McCafe

Tiny Cakes, Pretentious WiFi Passwords and Jam Jars Abound in U.K. Spot

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Feb 21, 2017

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Watch this spot for McDonald's McCafe from the U.K. and you'll wonder why you ever went to an achingly trendy hipster coffee bar.

The ad, created by Leo Burnett London and directed by Tony Barry at Knucklehead, pokes fun at a ton of things you'll wincingly recognize -- miniature cups, confusing menus, extortionate prices, coffees that come in jam jars with straws, weird brewing methods, pretentious WiFi passwords, cafes where you can't sit down but you can play table tennis.

The increasingly confused customer finally ends up in a McCafe, where he can get a nice normal coffee and sit down at a table without paying a fortune for a tiny drink and an artisan cake. Nice work (and it might even inspire hipsters to try a McCafe in future).

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Credits

Date
Feb 21, 2017
Agency:
Leo Burnett London
Client:
McDonald's U.K.
Creative Director:
Matt Lee
Creative Director:
Pete Hayes
Copywriter/Art Director:
Pete Hayes
Copywriter/Art Director:
Matt Lee
Agency Producer:
David Riley
Director:
Tony Barry
Production Company:
Knucklehead
Producer:
Sara Cummins

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