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Billboard made of dead rabbits unveiled to promote Easter-themed Rabbit Pizza

By on Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Zealand-based pizza purveyor HELL Pizza has been behind a number of quirky marketing campaigns. From playing Russian Roulette with their pizzas to handing out syringe pens at schools, the firm clearly likes to get under the public’s skin.

Well, to promote its new Rabbit pizza (in time for Easter – SEAMLESS LINK), HELL Pizza appears to have created a furry billboard… made of actual dead rabbits:

hell pizza made from real rabbits

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I’m unsure as to whether or not the billboard – which looks as if it’s made of hundreds of rabbit skins – is real or one of those digital marketing images quickly mocked up to be shared. Knowing HELL and its previous campaigns though, I’d wager it was real – which shows a serious and laudable commitment to offence.

Update: yep, sounds real enough. Apparently, Auckland-based comms manager Hannah Rogers spotted it near her house in Parnell, saying:

Hell replied to her, saying:

In honesty, I haven’t found a campaign I’ve ever been offended by and if this is within the law – which it probably is, I’m sure they’ve checked and all – I don’t see it as anything more than an impressively imaginative PR ploy to get people irate and sharing, where any and all controversy will be welcomed.

Let the PR who is without a controversial campaign to their name cast the first stone. In the meantime, I think I can hear the unmistakable rumblings of a PETA stampede.

Thanks to Annalie Brown for tweeting me with this, from New Zealand.

Involved agency: Barnes Catmur & Friends

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Yumm! Wonder if they’ll deliver to Wisconsin?