The stunt caused gridlock and flared tempers as drivers waited up to an hour at a garage in the Finsbury Park area. Local MP Lynne Featherstone was quoted across the national media, calling the stunt 'irresponsible'.
HOW I SEE IT - Mike Mathieson, CEO Cake
There's a fine line between a stunt creating attention and being a downright PR disaster. The upside is an entertaining campaign that drives awareness throughout the target demographic. The downside is that client-side corporate PR might have to manage a potential crisis. It's something that creative PR agencies and their clients have to weigh up all the time, particularly in this sector, where there is a mutual desire to be more inclined towards a risk-taking culture. Gaming consumers are well used to software publishers being controversial and this stunt follows a long line of both successes and failures in engaging their audience. Ideas like this that break the mould will always be worth risking. - HIT.