Clever KFC Ads Perfectly Replaced Fire With Spicy Fried Chicken

Ogilvy Hong Kong finds a simple and effective metaphor

Ogilvy Hong Kong
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The best print ads often make you look twice. A perfect example? This campaign for KFC Hot and Spicy out of Hong Kong.

In a clever and well executed set of ads, Ogilvy Hong Kong replaces fire in photography—shots of the Space Shuttle, a rocket-powered race car and a group of Power Ranger stand-ins—with blown-up (in more ways than one) images of spicy fried chicken.

There’s not much to the concept, spotlighted by Campaign Brief Asia, but in this case that’s a good thing. Once you get the concept, you get the concept and can just sit back and appreciate the craft.

Ogilvy Hong Kong
Ogilvy Hong Kong
Ogilvy Hong Kong

CREDITS:

Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong
Client: KFC Hong Kong
Chief Creative Officer: Reed Collins
Creative Director / Business Partner: John Koay
Creative Director: Matt Nisbet
Associate Creative Director: Kai Fung Chan
Art Director: John Koay
Account Manager: Stella Fung
Project Manager: Jennifer To
Photographer: Illusion, Bangkok
Illustrator: Illusion, Bangkok
Retoucher: Illusion, Bangkok


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@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
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