Top selling doll Action Man is being relaunched next year and owner
Hasbro UK is drawing up a shortlist to appoint a new PR agency.
Mark Borkowski Press and PR has handled the brand for the past four
years but Hasbro has decided to bring in a new agency on the
In a statement Borkowski said both the agency and Hasbro felt it was
appropriate point to end the relationship. Borkowski will concentrate on
its client base while Hasbro will seek a new agency to build on the PR
work already completed.
The new agency will also be required to promote the new Transformers
toy, Beast Wars, and toys from the film Star Wars.
Hasbro PR account manager Keeley-Ann Stent said: ’We have started the
process now and aim to have a shortlist by mid-January.’
The action toy market was worth around pounds 138 million in 1998,
according to survey company NPD, and Hasbro estimates that Action Man
has a 50 per cent share of that market.
P The London Arena has hired Mark Borkowski Press and PR to help
relaunch the entertainment and sports venue following its pounds 8
million summer refurbishment.
Borkowski was awarded the retained account this week and will target
consumers and the business community to raise the venue’s profile.
Annual fees are understood to amount to a six-figure sum.