The controversial taxi app Uber has today launched an ice cream promotion around the globe.
It’s another in a series of very clever PR moves from the company who rocketed into the public consciousness with their black taxi strike stunt in June.
Yesterday, I received this email from the company:
At around the same time as the above email screen shot, with well-planned cross-channel marketing, Uber announced on Twitter what was going on:
— Uber London (@Uber_LDN) July 17, 2014
While the ferocious storms last night might have shaken Southern England, that doesn’t look set to dampen today’s impending heat-wave. Temperatures in London are expected to hit up to 31 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest day of 2014 so far.
Uber have creatively found a perfect way to take advantage of the fierce summer sun, using it for brand awareness, public good will and a load of positive column inches.