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Real-time Forecast in Burgers, Fries and Ketchup by McDonald’s

McDonald’s outdoor ads has turned menu items like burgers, fries, ice-cream and coffee into weather forecast icons in an weather-activated outdoor campaign currently running in the U.K.

The London-based agency Leo Burnett created this campaign using real-time MET Office data. While such digital technology has proved popular with many advertisers, here it’s the creative, via Leo Burnett London, that’s cool–a ketchup-soaked fry becomes a thermometer, a burger half-covered with a wrapper is a sun and cloud, a packet of fries is a raincloud. Altogether, there are eight different icons to show how volatile April weather can be and the posters include five-day forecasts, as well as the current weather.

Grand Visual handled the production for the campaign, while dynamic content is managed and delivered by QDOT, using the ad tech platform OpenLoop.

McDonald's real-time forecast

McDonald's real-time forecast