BMP DDB has beaten Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and Delaney Fletcher
Bozell to become the UK guardian of the famous Lego brand.
Lego called a review of its advertising in August, after it had
established the Legoland theme park in Windsor.
The decision was also taken to harmonise advertising for the theme park
with work on Lego UK, the traditional Lego brick, which had previously
been handled across Europe by the Copenhagen-based agency, Advance.
BMP will work on a project basis with Lego UK on the Lego toy business.
The win could bring pounds 5 million in new billings to the agency.
Joanna Oswin, the marketing manager for Legoland Windsor, said: ‘The
creative concept and strategy BMP presented combines impact and
innovation with humour, which will be very campaignable and flexible.’
BMP has been charged with positioning Lego as an established but
relevant product, while keeping the brand’s distance from the fashion
end of the toy market.
Jorian Murray, a board account director at BMP, said: ‘Legoland is
light years away from the average theme park, and our advertising will
reflect that stature.’
CIA Medianetwork remains the media buyer for Lego UK and Legoland
Windsor. Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury, Advance and Rive Gauche of Paris
remain the three creative agencies for the Lego Group across Europe.
Lego claims a 97 per cent awareness rate in the developed world, but has
been faced with falling market share and greater competition from rival