Advertising at its Finest

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by grapes911, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I love McDonald's, but I've really been trying to stay away from it too much. Today I figured I'd walk the quarter mile to McDonald's and get a meal. That way I'd make up for at least 1 or 2 of the calories I was going to stuff into my body.

    When I was about to leave for lunch, it was pretty cold so I decided I wasn't going to walk and I wasn't going to McDonald's if I wasn't going to walk. Instead, I was going to drive to Salad Gallery because I haven't had their grilled chicken wrap in a while.

    I left the parking lot and just as I passed the next road where McDonald's is, the song on the radio changed and started playing the The Lovin' Spoonful's Do You Believe in Magic. Well, as many of you know, this song was used in McDonald's advertising in the early 90s.

    As far as I was concern this was a sign from God (Assuming God exists and can't get fat or anything because He's perfect, we all know all he would eat is McDonald's). I quickly made a U-turn and ordered a double quarter pounder meal.

    While eating, I started to think that if McDonald's didn't use that song in their advertisement some 10+ years ago, then they'd have 1 less customer on this specific day. Isn't this advertising at its best?
  2. 4nr- macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2006
    Göteborg, Sweden
    I'm sorry, I'm not usually like this, but why are you sharing this?
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2005
    But your avatar is always running...
    That has to count for something.
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006
    I once went to McDonald's and had a cheeseburger and it was full of faeces and rat tails.
  5. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    It would get quite boring if all we talked about the whole day is Apple....
  6. grapes911 thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Why the heck not? This is the "Community Discussion" section. Its for all things not Apple. I thought it was pretty interesting. I don't like to think of myself as someone influenced by consumerism (although we all are), but I couldn't help myself because of a stupid 10 year old tv commercial. Its kind of depressing. :eek:
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    So we can discuss advertising and if it works, how it works, etc.

    Whenever I hear "My Sharona" I always think about getting a cute little Corolla. :eek:
    My.. my.. my.. my.. woo! My toyota... duhn duhn duhn, My Toyota!
  8. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    That song could work for a beer commercial ...
    my my ... Corona :D
  9. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    i think of Oscar Meyer. Talkin' 'bout my bologna!
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    "Why is it I can remember a cigarette jingle from 30 years ago, but I forgot what I got up to do?"
  11. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Advertising at it's best - Cillit Bang.

    The adverts have developed something of a cult, and Barry Scott their leader.

    But Macdonalds? Urgh. I only eat them in Spain or Poland, they just seem nicer (different fats?). Even then I leave feeling violated. And the sort of clientele they attract, just today my friend was in Burger King (I had a sexy Boots Meal Deal). Some girl kept starring at me. Not in the "your hot" kinda way, more a The Shining sort of way *shudders*
  12. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I didn't remember that they used that song in the 80's...
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Interesting story grapes. Thanks for sharing.

    Funny how we associate music with other events/places/companies.
  14. FDX macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    mmmm I love rat tails:D
  15. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006
    Then you will love McDonald's.

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