BDH lands relaunch of Bluebird games ahead of World Cup

Superstriker, the table football game, is to be relaunched with an advertising campaign to coincide with next summer’s World Cup.

Superstriker, the table football game, is to be relaunched with an

advertising campaign to coincide with next summer’s World Cup.



The company that makes the game, Britain’s largest independent toy

manufacturer, Bluebird Toys, has appointed the Manchester-based agency,

BDH, to the multi-million task of revamping the image of both

Superstriker and the girl’s toy, Polly Pocket.



Bluebird has produced a more sophisticated version of Superstriker,

where the football players are operated by depressing their heads, with

the World Cup blitz in mind.



A TV campaign is scheduled for Polly Pocket - the market leader in

mini-collectable dolls - in time for Christmas 1998.



BDH replaces Keith Shafto Associates as Bluebird’s main agency of

record, although the company has previously produced many campaigns

in-house as well as taking creative work from abroad.



Al Dickman, the joint managing director of BDH, said he was pleased to

be involved in toy advertising again. The agency handled MB Games, then

Hasbro, until it lost the latter in an international alignment nine

years ago.



BDH picked up the account after working with Bluebird on two recent

projects.



Media, which is held by MediaVest in Manchester, is unaffected by the

move.



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