Once in a while brands do things that impress me. And this is one of those cases. Wimpy has become a household name in South Africa. And this popular restaurant chain has recently come up with a brilliant way to announce its Braille menus for blind / visually impaired costumers.
Wimpy used sesame seeds on top of their burger buns to create Braille messages for the visually impaired. Working together with their advertising team (Metropolitan Republic) Wimpy got to work, made the buns and added one sesame seed after the other with tweezers on top of the burger buns before popping them into the oven. Each message described the meal the visually impaired costumer were about to eat “100 percent beef burger made for you.”
Once the buns were out of the oven, the burgers were made and sent off to three key institutions for the visually impaired (including Blind South Africa). Wimpy filmed the process and judging from the reactions in the advert, it was very well received by the institutions. The heartwarming message in the advert reads: “Sure this was a small gesture, but for people who use their hands as eyes this was the first time they could do more than just taste their food. They could see it.”
Some folks might argue that the human race is an arrogant one, but I think a campaign like this proves that humans (and South Africans) are still capable of compassion, don’t you think? It’s proof that we care. Watch this space for regular updates in the Television category on Running Wolf’s Rant, posts about TV adverts are regularly published here.