High Culture Got You Down? McCafe to the Rescue
In the latest TV spots for its McCafe label, McDonalds surrenders the art house crowd to Starbucks -- and liberates the crusty, football-loving Joes that never quite fit in.
This ad starts with two guys in a typical cafe scene, reading books and sipping coffee out of wide cups. One haughtily asks, "Did you hear McDonald's has cappuccinos now?"
"McDonalds?" the other repeats.
"That's awesome. I can shave this thing off my face!" With that, both guys start shedding their cultured trappings: cultivated goatees, fake eyeglasses (in the case of one, anyway), bleak turtlenecks, even a contrived interest in film. A McD's voiceover sweetens the awakening by offering viewers a free "handcrafted cappuccino, latte or mocha, on us, every Monday until 2pm."