McDonald Food Advertising To Children Business Management Case Study

Read the case and answer three question: each question need separate title:

1. How should McDonald’s respond when ads promoting healthy lifestyles featuring Ronald McDonald are equated with Joe Camel and cigarette ads? Should McDonald’s eliminate Ronald McDonald in its ads?

2. Discuss the merits of the law proposed by France that would require fast-food companies either to add a health message to commercials or pay a 1.5 percent tax on their ad budgets. Propose a strategy for McDonald’s to pay the tax or add health messages, and defend your recommendation.

3. If there is no evidence that obesity rates fall in those countries that ban food advertising to children, why bother?