Bell Pottinger stages surfing stunt at stations for South African Tourism

Bell Pottinger's digital team have staged a stunt at key London train stations as part of a campaign for retained client South African Tourism.

South African Tourism: Stunt at London rail stations
South African Tourism: Stunt at London rail stations

The campaign aims to show commuters the value for money that South Africa offers to UK holidaymakers.

The stunt took place last week, on 24-25 February, and this week (yesterday and today), with a giant vending machine at London Waterloo and London King’s Cross train stations. 

Players were quizzed on the cost of experiences and products available in South Africa. To demonstrate the slogan ‘You’re more valued in South Africa’, all participants win a prize, regardless of whether or not they guessed the answer correctly. Each prize is designed to showcase the diversity of experiences available in South Africa – from tasty biltong, to an inflatable kayak and even a surfboard.

In addition, all those who play the vending machine are automatically entered into a competition to win a pair of flights to South Africa, courtesy of South African Airways.

The stunt can be tracked on social media using the campaign hashtag #RollingInRands, which reflects South Africa's favourable exchange rate.

Tolene van der Merwe, UK manager for South African Tourism, said: "South Africa is an exciting, fun destination and so affordable. We’re investing in this campaign to demonstrate just how much further your money goes when on holiday in the country – you really are more valued in South Africa." 

The vending machine will be in London King's Cross station until 7pm this evening (2 March).

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