McDonald’s partners with Publicis Communications Singapore to present Night-In, a brand engagement platform that reflects how in a covid-normal world, nights-in have become the new nights-out.
The Night-In campaign’s first film was directed by Roslee Yusof from Freeflow Productions. It mirrors and celebrates the newfound joys of staying home – dubbed “Cocoon Culture”.
The idea was sparked by a Publicis study conducted in partnership with Milieu Data, which sought to understand changes in consumer behaviour over the pandemic period. The regional study featured almost 20,000 respondents from Singapore, and analysed data based on the preferred activities of consumers over weekends.
The study found that an overwhelming amount of respondents in Singapore preferred staying in, with 79% indicating their preference to stay home and enjoy a quiet meal with the family. The numbers were even more indicative among youth, where 83% of Generation Z respondents reacted positively to the idea of spending personal time at home alone. These numbers represent a stark contrast to the norms of yester-year.
Jennie Morris, Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Communications Singapore, said: “It’s exciting to get the opportunity to make a film that shows a different side of a familiar and well-loved brand. The premise of the night-in crowd allowed us to take McDonald’s into a territory that’s whimsical yet relatable, in a visual language that feels unique and ownable for the brand.”
Drina Chee, Senior Director, Marketing and Digital Customer Experience, McDonald’s Singapore, said: “We’re all about connecting with our customers whenever and wherever they need us. Our strength in round-the-clock convenience – through our McDelivery, Drive-Thru, takeaway or late-night dine-in – makes us a natural fit with our superfans’ night-time ritual. And with staying-in becoming a preferred way to gather, nothing beats the feel- good moments of one’s McDonald’s favourites alongside friends and family, in the comfort of home.”
The film features an original, soulful music track to capture the essense of a Night-In.
Client: McDonald’s Singapore
Senior Director, Marketing and Digital Customer Experience: Drina Chee
Senior Marketing Manager: Eileen Ang
Digital Marketing Consultant: Mabel Ong
Agency: Publicis Groupe Singapore
Chief Creative Officer: Jennie Morris
Group Creative Director: Sharim Gubbels
Creative Director: Adrian Yeap
Associate Creative Director: Sithum Walter
Associate Creative Director: Samantha Liew
Business Director: Lim Xin Wei
Account Director: Tan Wan Shin
Strategy Director: Arielle Brustein
Strategy Planner: Wong Teng Fon
Senior Producer: Caroline Frances, Prodigious Singapore
Production House: Freeflow Productions Pte Ltd
Director: Roslee Yusof
Executive Producer: Jill Soong
Producer: Nadira BMZ
Post House: Freeflow Post
Audio Post House: Pitch Audio + Magic