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KFC Mid Autumn Festival invite to rival HK brands goes viral

A crafty mooncake campaign by KFC in Hong Kong has struck a chord, as a simple invite for several other popular fast-food chain stores to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival at its recently opened concept store in Causeway Bay went viral, with a number of brands jumping onboard. 

Created by creative agency Secret Tour, KFC first rolled out three “invitation cards” from KFC’s Colonel (上校) on Facebook and OOH on 20 August to invite McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and TamJai SamGor Mixian (譚仔三哥米線) to celebrate the traditional Chinese festival together. Tai Hing (太興) and Fairwood were also invited a couple of days later on 22 August. 

The invitation cards featured a creative Chinese poetic couplet, asking the other fast-food chain stores to bring along their signature products, such as fries, pizza, and mixian to the party at the KFC concept store, with KFC providing the mooncakes from its latest collection. 

The invitation received multiple responses through Facebook posts from other brands, including McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, TamJai SamGor Mixian, as well as Ma Pak Leung (馬百良). The responses were also designed corresponding to the Chinese couplet style of the original KFC invitation cards.

Other brands, such as Lucozade HK and Big Waster (大嘥鬼), also promptly joined in this interactive social campaign with video responses.

“We would like to break the traditional ad format by having co-branding, a single campaign for multiple brands to generate greater impact,” said Stephen Chung, creative partner of Secret Tour.

Credits

Client KFC

Creative Agency Secret Tour (HK) Limited 

Creative Stephen Chung, Jennifer Yip, Arra Tang, Peter Lam, Jay Ng , Abby Chui , Liam Leung 

Account Servicing Sammi Chan, Isa Ng , Janice Wong 

Production Studio ThisThisThis 

Photographer Klif Lin

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