McDonald's looks forward to 2068 in Big Mac anniversary ad from Spain

A fun look at the future, in which some things never change

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on May 14, 2018

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Much of the Big Mac 50th anniversary work we've been seeing from around the world has focused on looking back 50 years; like Leo Burnett's nostalgic time-travel ad for McDonald's U.K., and TBWA's colorful posters that juxtapose life in 1968 with life in 2018. But a commercial from the fast-feeder's Spanish agency, TBWA Spain, tries to look forward and imagine what life will be like in 50 years time.

The futuristic spot features a guy going to work in a gleaming white office in Madrid, 2068. It has fun with the idea that while many things are different--like just having to tap your wrist to open an umbrella, or waking to a hologram alarm featuring your mom--some things never change. Our hero still gets splashed by cars in the rain, and he still gets bored at work (despite the amazing technology) and has a sneaky look at the soccer results. Oh, and despite being apparently forced to eat a dried cube of lentil stew for lunch, it's still possible to go out for a Big Mac with a hot co-worker.

El Cangrejo of Lee Films directed the spot.

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May 14, 2018
TBWA Spain
Chief Marketing Officer:
Natalia Echeverrio
Chief Creative Officer:
Juan Sanchez
Chief Creative Officer:
Guillermo Ginés
Global Executive Creative Director:
Leandro Alvarez
Creative Director:
Vicente Rodríguez
Creative Director:
Jose Antonio Bosch
Production Company:
LEE Films
El Cangrejo

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