Celebrating 40 Together

Celebrating 40 Together

Digital McMemories

by McDonald's

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The Story

When McDonald's wanted to celebrate 40 years of serving customers in the U.K., it teamed with Razorfish London to create an interactive experience in which fans past and present could share memories of the "people's restaurant" in the form of a digital poster. Four TV ads, produced by the Leo Burnett agency, drove people to the campaign's site and encouraged them to submit their stories, which were then added to an online gallery. Some of the best submissions were even featured in display media.

  • Celebrating 40 Together
  • Celebrating 40 Together

Fans could either type or use Google's speech recognition API to dictate their memories. As people shared their memories, the words would appear on the computer screen in a digital poster generated from the campaign's site. To view other fan submissions, site visitors could filter by decade or theme, or they could scroll through the online gallery created using HTML5 and WebGL.

The Technology

Geo APIs

The Results

Launch date: August 20, 2014

It took McDonald's only six days to meet its eight-week goal for the campaign.


Memories submitted


Million visitors

The Team

  • Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer
  • Cyril Louis, Creative Director
  • Paul Stoeter, Associate Creative Director

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