McDonald's: The brains behind the brows

McDonald's, a fast food restaurant chain, partnered with Edgar Wright to release Raise Your Arches to re-earn the brand's place in the hearts of the nation and find a new emotional role in British life beyond the food.

Executive summary

You've either seen it or had your LinkedIn feed spammed by it.

It was the campaign that made us all fancy a Big Mac without a Big Mac in sight.

The one that got the world wiggling its eyebrows, and industry wagging its tongue.

In the conversation that followed, the spotlight was rightly put on the creatives (and their new mate, Edgar Wright).

That suited us planners just fine - we don't mind working in the shadows.

But, given it's the APG awards, and we're amongst friends, we thought we'd make a humble exception. So now…

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