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Bandai celebrates International Friendship Day with Miraculous

Published on: 5th September 2017

The themed promotion was based on the hit animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.

Partnering with the number one children’s radio station in the UK, Fun Kids, Bandai hosted a Miraculous Friendship Day which aired on Sunday 6th August.

Launched as a competition on Fun Kids in June, the campaign offered radio listeners and their best friend the chance to take part in the Miraculous Friendship Day. With five sets of best friends chosen from the hundreds of entries, the winners got to be interviewed on air talking about their friendship. As well as the competition, Miraculous was heavily featured across the radio station throughout July and August with advertising, promotions and product giveaways, reaching over 100,000 children and 90,000 parents in the UK.

In order to further expand the campaigns reach, Bandai invited YouTube star and kid influencer, Ruby Rube to participate. Ruby, who has over 1.3 million YouTube subscribers, attended the Fun Kids studio day with her best friend Amelia before releasing a Miraculous Friendship Day vlog on her channel. The vlog featured Ruby behind the scenes at Fun Kids radio, calling her favourite character, Miraculous Ladybug, as well as opening some of her favourite Miraculous toys. Since its launch on YouTube, the video has received 1.1 million views and is continuing to rise.

Tess Parsons-Broome, marketing manager at Bandai UK, commented: “We’re so thrilled with all the buzz around this Miraculous activation. With friendship being such a strong and important theme within the Miraculous animated series, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to promote our range of Miraculous toys, and with a hugely popular influencer like Ruby Rube getting behind our collection, we’re really happy with the outcome of this campaign.”

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