Location, location, location football legend Peter Crouch confesses he is 'really proud' after his first-ever billboard design is given prominent position in Bond Street, Blackpool
Blackpool's Bond Street has been decorated with some first-class artwork,designed and hand-drawn by footballing legend Peter Crouch to help boost the ratings of the new series of his podcast 'That Peter Crouch Podcast.'
The hobbyist artist, more widely recognised for his footwork on the pitch and famous dance skills, unveiled his drawing talents to assist fellow team member Chris Stark with the launch of a new well-executed marketing campaign.
But it appears their tactics have proven a bit of a miss, after the 'masterpiece' was posted in Bond Street, Blackpool and not London's luxury Bond Street, where it had been intended.
Blackpool's latest artwork kicked off an outpouring of appreciation on social media after Crouch and Stark revealed the 'confusion' with the advertising board in their latest show 'Centre-Forwards' on March 24.
Stark announced he had secured a deal for one giant display, for an undisclosed fee but said during talks there had been a breakdown in communication with the unnamed bill board company over the desired location.
He has said despite the mix-up the bill board is in a much more prominent position - in Blackpool, widely regarded as the 'Vegas of the North.'
He added: "It's definitely more us."
The new poster appears opposite Blackpool Pleasure Beach in South Shore, which will this year mark a milestone 125th season.
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Featuring a series of childlike stick-figure depictions of Crouch and his co-hosts, including Tom Fordyce - along with numerous podcast references, former England international Crouch, 40 admitted he was 'quite proud and really pleased' with the final product.
Tom Fordyce said the display would do a great job in hammering home the key messages of the Stark and Crouch-led marketing ploy.
You can listen to today’s podcast, in which Peter, Chris and Tom react to the billboard, on BBC Sounds.
Elsewhere in today’s episode, Crouchy hopes to persuade Tom, Chris and the listeners that playing up front is the most difficult position on a football pitch.
That Centre Forwards Episode
That Peter Crouch Podcast is available now on BBC Sounds