Compare the Market, if you’re reading you can clock this up as a massive PR win.
A driver who was pulled over by police in Surrey attempted to convince officers he had vehicle insurance by pointing out he had a Compare the Meerkat fluffy toy at his house.
But it didn’t fly with the @SurreyRoadCops, who tweeted on Monday:
PNC says no insurance driver says "it must be insured I have my Meerkat at home" Meerkats are not proof of insurance! pic.twitter.com/ZiBq3OmrDP— Surrey Roads Police (@SurreyRoadCops) April 7, 2014
“PNC says no insurance driver says “It must be insured I have my Meerkat at home” Meerkats are not proof of insurance!”
The intensely irritating meerkat ‘Aleksandr Orlov’ – and his family - have become the firm’s mascots in recent years.
Some would say Orlov revolutionised the British advertising industry – as well as promoted his species to national status.
The original soft toy in sale at Harrods was sold out before it even made it to the store.