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McDonald’s hopes these Snapchat geofilters will draw you into its clutches
Who will actually eat at McDonald’s just for these filters?
McDonald’s, which saw an 11 percent decrease in revenue in the first quarter of 2015, is clearly trying to revolutionize its brand and make Millennials think that it’s a hip, healthy place to grab a quick bite.
As a serious technology journalist, I ventured down to my nearest Micky D’s, braving the loud techno music, to try out the filters. They’re…well, they’re OK.
“Lovin’ Summer Fun” is a catchphrase that the teens love, allegedly, maybe, probably not. The other filters make it look like you have fries spilling onto your head.
As you might expect, while these filters were fun, they won’t bring me back to McDonald’s anytime soon.
Snapchat declined to say how much McDonald’s is paying for the promotion, or for how long it will run.
Screengrab by William Turton
Once named one of Forbes’ 20 Under 20 and hired as a staff writer for the Daily Dot when he was still a senior in high school, William Turton is a rising tech reporter focusing on information security, hacking culture, and politics. Since leaving the Daily Dot in April 2016, his work has appeared on Gizmodo, the Outline, and Vice News Tonight on HBO.