McDonald’s Marketing has been relentless and, looking back, hilarious over time, cross-marketing not only in all media, but all countries and all ages. I can’t imagine anyone being oblivious to McDonald’s existence. With over 30,000 restaurants (mostly franchises) in more than 119 countries, serving over 47 million customers around the world. In 2000 alone, McDonald’s served over 16 billion customers. For perspective, that number is equivalent to providing a lunch and dinner for every man, woman, and child in the world! McDonald’s global sales were over $40 billion, making it by far the largest food service company in the world, so their marketing team must be doing something right.
Go back in time with me and view these funny ads from times past. The first one is from the ’50’s, which was the original clown Ronald McDonald. Kinda creepy.