Pickles and ice cream may make you emotional in McDonald's Australian Mother's Day ad

Spot by DDB centers on a mom dropping heavy hints about babies to her daughter

Published On
May 11, 2020

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A mom can't help drop unsubtle hints about babies to her daughter in an emotive new ad from McDonald's in Australia.

The ad, by DDB Sydney and directed by Finch's Christopher Riggert, features a mom who clearly can't wait to be a grandma and her adult daughter who rolls her eyes as she talks about babies and says, "You'll make a great mom one day." Mom stares at cradles in store windows and secretly save the baby toys from being thrown out, as well as mentioning her own pregnancy cravings. Through it all, the daughter seems to be ignoring the heavy hints, but there's a final reveal, involving the Golden Arches and an unusual food combo, as she visits her mom for Mother's Day. 

It's set to an emotive rendition of the Elvis classic "Can’t Help Falling In Love with you" by Haley Reinhart. Though clearly made pre-lockdown, it might bring a tear to the eyes of anyone missing their mom this Mother's Day—however irritating they can be. 


May 11, 2020
Client :
Agency :
Marketing Director :
Jo Feeney
National Marketing Manager :
Amanda Nakad
Chief Creative Officer DDB Australia :
Ben Welsh
Chief Creative Officer DDB Sydney :
Tara Ford
Creative Partner :
David Joubert
Senior Art Director :
Anna Paine
Senior Copywriter :
Owen Bryson
Lead Senior Producer :
Tania Jeram
Managing Director :
Priya Patel
Managing Partner :
Lisa Hauptmann
Business Director :
Nicole Drabsch
Chief Strategy Officer :
Carl Ratcliff
Planning Partner :
Anna Bollinger
Production Company :
Director :
Christopher Riggert
Executive Producer :
Karen Bryson
Producer :
Camilla Mazzaferro
Director of Photography :
Jeremy Rouse
Editor :
Stewart Reeves
Edit :
The Editors
Grade :
Ben Eagleton
Online :
Quade Biddle
Online :
Atticus Post
Sound Engineer :
Abigail Sie
Sound Engineer :
Song Zu
Music Licensor :
Level Two Music
Media :
Casting Director :
Stevie Ray
Casting Director :
Nick Hamon

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