Burger King Promotes Delivery by Pointing Out Where It Doesn’t Have Restaurants

Buzzman takes a counterintuitive approach

A Burger King outdoor ad says that in 450 meters there is no restaurant
Agency Buzzman's outdoor ads highlight locations with no Burger King.
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Wondering how to find a Burger King that isn’t there? That’s not an existential question, though it is admittedly an odd one posed by the burger chain’s new outdoor campaign from agency Buzzman.

A series of new out-of-home ads for Burger King France seem, at first glance, to offer directions to the nearest location. That’s not too odd, given the recent trend of creative ads that point viewers to restaurants, be it via Canada’s cropped Golden Arches from agency Cossette or the meandering fries used as arrows by TBWA\Paris.

But this time, the ads point you to…nothing. Instead, they each highlight one of the many places you won’t actually find a Burger King. The message of consolation: “But now, we can deliver.”

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Burger King has 328 locations across France, which obviously pales in comparison to the more than 7,000 found across the United States. According to Buzzman, the brand decided to lean into the occasional gaps in its French footprint as a selling point for its delivery option in the market (via Deliveroo) rather than as a weakness.

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The ads will be on display in France throughout November. It’s unclear if the out-of-home placements are all in English, as shown in the supplied images here. Adweek reached out to the agency for clarification and will update this story when we hear back.

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CREDITS:
Client: Burger King France
Marketing Director Alexandre Simon
Product Marketing Officer Carole Rousseau
Communication Manager Lucile Zoude
Marketing Product Manager Clarence Zidouhia
Project Manager Assistant Eléonore Guigon
Agency: Buzzman
President and Executive Creative Director: Georges Mohammed-Chérif
Vice President: Thomas Granger
Managing Director: Julien Levilain
Art Director and Copywriter: Manel Jouini
Art Director and Copywriter: Edouard Jacquelin
Head of Account: Loïc Coelho
Account Executive: Fany Maupou
Head of Strategic Planning: Clément Scherrer
Head of PR & Communication: Amélie Juillet
PR & Communication Manager: Paul Renaudineau
Head of Print Production: Vanessa Barbel

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