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DDB Chicago, The Marketing Store Bring the Trickshots in ‘McDonald’s GOL!’

DDB Chicago teamed up with Smuggler and Whitehouse Post to create “McDonald’s GOL!,” an online and broadcast spot for the World Cup sponsors.

The 1:50 video (above) celebrates amateur trickshots, including a few from unexpected sources, as players around the world show off their skills in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup, now less than 10 days away. It’s a fun approach, and many of the trickshots are quite impressive. At the conclusion of the video, viewers are prompted to visit gol.mcd.com, home of the campaign’s augmented reality trick shot game.

The app utilizes Qualcomm Vuforia AR technology to allow players to bounce a digital soccer ball off real world items, but only after it is triggered from any of the 12 limited-edition FIFA World Cup™ fry boxes — designed by The Marketing Store, who also led strategy and creative on the campaign. Over the course of the campaign, the game will “be available to play from 1.5 billion fry boxes in almost 120 countries,” making it the largest AR experience ever created. Stick around after the jump for credits and a look at some of the fry boxes. Read more

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Friday Odds and Ends

-Draftfcb has a new Asia-Pacific president, Mark Pacchini. link

-Skyfire’s Flash app for iPhones was pulled after five hours. link

-AMV BBDO alums Alex Braxton and Alistair Robertson joined DDB Chicago as creative directors. link

-Google announces that AdSense ads integrate with AdMob. link

-Axe needs a “press conference” to discuss “Clean Your Balls.” link

-BBDO Argentina, Nike celebrate a 10K race. link

-Write an ad in 90 minutes and make it funny, folks. link

-George Parker loves us as always. link