Ogilvy Singapore pays homage to the Founding Colonel of world's favourite fried chicken brand

KFC.jpgIn celebration of the Singapore Bicentennial, together with the signature KFC wit and lightheartedness, KFC has placed a real-life statue of their own founding father, Colonel Sanders, by the Singapore River.

The idea was born between KFC and their creative partner, Ogilvy, to pay homage to the Founding Colonel of the world's favourite fried chicken brand, with a sense of humour. Building an exact replica of the original and new founding father statues, the KFC version had a classic twist - a real human posing as the statue. This allowed the brand to engage with onlookers and grab attention. And attention it got.

"We are a brand that loves to have a bit of fun and share our take on topics that our consumers love. We saw the celebration of Singapore's founding fathers as an opportunity to celebrate our own founding father, with the signature KFC twist and playful spirit, " said Juliana Lim, Senior Marketing Director, KFC Singapore.

KFC2.jpgKFC3.jpgThis year marks the 200th year since Sir Stamford Raffles landed on Singapore and the nation has also recognised other prominent founding fathers with their statues erected along the Singapore River: Sang Nila Utama, Munshi Abdullah, Naraina Pillai, and Tan Tock Seng. On one historic day in 1977,  Colonal Sanders, too, landed in Singapore and literally changed Singaporeans' taste buds forever with his original recipe and mashed potatoes.  

To commemorate this for one day only, a Colonel Sanders statue played by an actual person posing, stood alongside Singapore's founding fathers by the Singapore River much to the intrigue and surprise of Singaporeans.

It's not the first time the brand has shaken things up after their Four Peace Meal stunt during the Trump-Kim Summit and Double Down prank in 2017. The brand is known for their witty and original social activations.

Credits -
Executive Creative Director: Francis Wee
Creative Director: Shawnn Lai
Assosciate Creative Director: Pedro Pedreira
Senior Art Director: Chook Yean Tang
Content Specialist: Chin Hui Ling
Junior Copywriter: Xavier Toh
Junior Art Director: Sharmain Lim
Group Account Director: Cilla Peitzsch
Senior Account Manager: Vanessa Tiu
Agency Producers: Brandon Tay, Terence Tay
Production House: Hogarth

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