WCRS and Betfair’s homage to Paul the Octopus, the cephalopod that predicted the outcome of the 2010 World Cup, has attracted positive social sentiment. However, an accompanying PR stunt that saw a truck carrying a giant octopus break down and cause chaos in central London during rush hour was not such a hit.
I’ve changed my betting company to Betfair purely based on the fact that their advert includes an octopus playing ping pong #octolympics
Euan McLaughlin, @emclaughlintt
That Betfair octopus advert is one of the worst I think I’ve ever seen. Wtf
Just watched possibly the best advert ever from #betfair the table tennis playing #octopus pure class & fantastically done.
Paul Ward, @paulolegodo
Was that the octupus that got stuck in Oxford Circus last week in the Betfair advert?
Jack Duignan, @djuaicgknan