Paddy Power 'locks up traitor' who bet on Italy in World Cup stunt

Paddy Power has continued its tactical World Cup campaign with a special build billboard featuring a caged "traitor" who had bet on Italy beating England on Saturday.

Paddy Power: runs World Cup 'traitor' stunt
Paddy Power: runs World Cup 'traitor' stunt

The activity involved locking up the man, called "Tony", in a gibbet (a type of cage used to imprison traitors, murderers, highwaymen, pirates and sheep stealers in the 18th Century) that was hung from a billboard.

The billboard said: "Traitor Tony. Backed Italy with Paddy Power. And made a killing. It’s treason season."

The campaign was created by Joe Bruce and Kate Baker at Crispin Porter & Bogusky.

Paddy Power’s media agency is M2M. The innovations team at Talon Outdoor worked with Clear Channel’s Create division to produce the special build within hours of Italy beating England 2-1.

The special build was designed to complement the bookies’ TV campaign. Paddy Power is also encouraging people to take a photo of themselves with the billboard (a "selfie") and post it on Twitter using the #Brazilnuts.

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