Tuesday, April 7, 2009
BK Dwarf Ad
The Burger King ad above will undoubtedly cause some controversy because of the way the used the little person actor. Some people may take offense with the commercial because it could be perceived as making fun of the disabled. The spot is promoting the new BK breakfast shots. I think the main message of the commercial is that it is saying even though the breakfast shots are small they still do the job of filling you up. Just like the farmer, even though he is small in stature, he is still a hard worker and gets the job done.
The story of the spot seems a bit counterintuitive if you ask me. If the point of the spot is that your product the (breakfast shots) fills you up then I think they should have had a significantly larger man claiming these tiny burgers fill him up. But the way they have the commercial setup now it seems like they are poking fun of someone with a disability. Also, how does this little person actor have credibility with the general target audience? Please somebody answer this question for me.
I have discovered that burger King has many agencies and media companies working on behalf of their brand but Crispin Porter + Bogusky currently does most of BK’s US television ads.