McDonald’s Advertising Expenses

How much does McDonald’s spend on advertising?


The following table shows the advertising expenditure of McDonald’s 2009-2017.  Amounts are  in millions.


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The QSR industry has grown highly competitive and to remain ahead of the others, brands are spending a lot on marketing and advertising. However, the advertising expenses of McDonald’s have reduced substantially over the last five years. In 2017, its advertising expenditure was 532.9 Million dollars down from 645.8 Million dollars in 2016.  In the QSR industry,marketing and advertising programs are mainly designed to successfully attract and retain customers.


Annual reports of McDonalds available on its investors website.



Written by Abhijeet Pratap

Abhijeet has been blogging on educational topics and business research since 2016. He graduated with a Hons. in English literature from BRABU and an MBA from the Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi. He likes to blog and share his knowledge and research in business management, marketing, literature and other areas with his readers.

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