Ogury's McDonald's Case Study

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McDonald’s is one of the world’s leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and have been serving customers for over 80 years. McDonald’s recently set out to encourage customers to rediscover their love for the taste of their classic menu items. In order to drive awareness of these items, they needed access to technology that could deliver reach with relevant audiences and guarantee consumer privacy protection. To access this technology, McDonald’s relied on their agency partner, Starcom.

Starcom, on behalf of their client McDonald’s, utilized Ogury’s Personified Targeting to build awareness of the brand’s classic menu items. They set out to deeply understand their audience’s behavior and gain insights into lifestyle behaviors.


McDonald’s set out to encourage customers to rediscover their love for the taste of their classic menu items. Unfortunately, many brands struggle to achieve effective mobile branding. This is due to the lack of ad visibility and targeting which is invasive, imprecise, lacking in audience intelligence and offers only a limited view of audience behaviors, or relies on publicly available contextual signals. McDonald’s needed an advertising technology solution with audience intelligence to reach relevant consumers and serve them visible and engaging formats in efficient, safe environments.


Starcom and McDonald’s utilized Ogury’s Personified Targeting solution to build awareness of the brand’s classic menu items. This solution allowed McDonald’s to achieve superior branding performance. Ogury’s new Custom Audience Qualification Survey allowed them to sharpen their audience understanding and reach by asking a bespoke question to qualify audiences, directly feeding into pre-campaign insights and campaign targeting. As the campaign was live, additional budget was added to continue to drive strong performance and an ad recall survey was shared to measure campaign success.


This mobile campaign delivered strong results. It yielded an 88% video completion rate and 97% Fully On-Screen Rate (At 50% duration / 15s per MOAT); therefore, Ogury delivered Full-creative VCR of 85% against a market average of 21% from mobile competitors. Ad recall was also impressive at 87% compared to 50% for the average market, demonstrating that the campaign reached McDonald’s most relevant and engaged audience.

We constantly strive to be the first to shift the needle in the digital advertising industry. Ogury’s Personified Targeting technology enables us to provide superior performance thanks to precise reach with relevant audiences across environments, as well as total user privacy protection. Our clients expect the best and in working with Ogury, we’re constantly able to deliver.

Jacobo Fernandez, Starcom

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