Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Has The Right Recipe for KFC

In the past they brought us Finger Lickin’ Good edible nail polish, and this year Ogilvy & Mather Group Hong Kong has served up an eye-catching ad campaign for KFC’s Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken.

KFC Hot & Spicy Ad Campaign

The three print ads in the KFC Hot & Spicy print campaign could have merely had images of mutant-sized fried chicken replacing clouds in the sky or boulders on a mountain, but instead they added a concept to the visual twist that makes sense.

KFC Hot & Spicy Ad Campaign

In the ads “fiery explosions” are replaced by macro photographs of the brand’s Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken. A Formula 1 engine as it roars through the finish line; the rocket engine thrust from the Space Shuttle’s lift off; and the fiery explosion as seen behind the poses struck by The Power Rangers, a world-wide Superhero TV show for youths.

The ads have inarguable stopping power and, believe it or not, taste appeal. The only potential problem here could be over-promise.

The inspiration for the above print ad:

The Finger Lickin’ Good Edible Nail Polish for KFC was another example of creative thinking from the Ogilvy & Mather Group HK:

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

Information and images courtesy of Adweek via Campaign Brief Asia

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