Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Billboard tempts Norway with cheap Big Macs

Share this article

Billboard tempts Norway with cheap Big Macs
The billboard at the border near Buskerud - DDB Stockholm
13:27 CET+01:00
Advertisers have pounced on the fact that Norway's Big Macs are a third more expensive than Sweden's, and have erected a billboard on the border in an attempt entice hungry Norwegians.
The poster, designed by McDonalds' advertising agency DDB in Stockholm, stands astride the border at Bergerud, one of the main crossing points between Oslo and Stockholm. 
 
It points out that whereas a Big Mac meal costs the equivalent of 93 Swedish kronor ($14.3) in Norway, it costs just 59 Swedish kronor, making it more than a third cheaper on the east side of the border. In fact, Norwegian Big Macs are the most expensive in the world, while Sweden's are the fourth most expensive. 
 
"We Swedes quite happily welcome our bargain-hunting neighbours, with open arms and a broad smile," the commentary to a web video accompanying the billboard explained. 
 
"In McDonalds' case we did it with a billboard which itself crossed the border and which welcomed everyone to Sweden: half the billboard stood on Norwegian soil, the other half on Swedish, where the same product is a little more affordable."
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement