Public transport in Cape Town, South Africa is unreliable and unsafe at the best times, and so people who go out for a night on the town often take chances by driving under the influence of alcohol. It was these individuals that Rikkis, the city’s iconic door-to-door taxi company, wanted to focus on. Being a young and dynamic brand, they wanted to promote their service in an unusual way.
Posters were displayed in restrooms of popular restaurants, bars and clubs where the company’s direct-line phones are installed. The posters specific positioning brought the concept to life because when viewed in the reflection of the mirrors above the washbasins, they gave the consumer the impression that they were posing for a police mug shot. This turned out to be an engaging way of offering a simple alternative to breaking the law.