We said it would be the north’s biggest gathering of the creative and media industries this year – and we’re pleased to say we weren’t wrong.

With 48 hours still to go to the main event, over 550 people have now bought tickets for the first ever Prolific North Awards.

The Point at Lancashire Cricket Club, the venue for the night, is all set to be thronging with the great and the good of our creative and media sectors on a scale unseen anywhere else in 2013.

In fact, demand for tickets has been so high that we have had to move the DJ set – to be hosted by former Inspiral Carpets legend Clint Boon – to the first floor.

Melbourne MOur shortlisted nominees are getting nervous, our sponsors – led by headline sponsor Melbourne – are ready, and our hosts – broadcasting legend Jim Hancock and North West Tonight’s Beccy Meehan – are poised.

Below is a quick reminder of the awards shortlist:

Animation / Graphics company

Flix Facilities
Mighty Giant
Milky Tea

App of the Year

Apadmi – In Tune With The Customer
Apposing – Carphone Warehouse Bill Angel App
Code Computerlove – NUS Extra Discount App – Connecting Students With Nearby Discounts
Fabric Digital – iWiganese – the Wiganese to English phrasebook app by Fabric
Fantastic Mobile – Pitchero iOS Application
Matmi New Media Design – The Smiler
Milky Tea – Roller Rally – Snake Pass
Mosquito Digital – Leeds College of Music ‘Groove India’ App

Digital agency -sponsored by Better Placed

Code Computerlove
bpa-logoFat Media
MediaCom iLab
Stein IAS
Tokyo Digital


Independent production company – sponsored by Lucas Fettes

Lucas-FettesBlakeway North
Chief Productions
Made in Manchester
Maker Projects
Tunafish Media


Live event of the year – sponsored by Beever and Struthers

B&S Logofresh Group – Santander Convention 2012
fresh Group – The Skills Show 2012
HGA Creative – Shop Direct Annual Conference
Journey9 – The Northwest Football Awards
NoChintz – Sleeper Exhibition
Peppermint PR – #LiveTransplant
Stein IAS – Paris Office Launch
Studio North – Twitfaced Events


Cheshire Life
Home Handbooks
Lancashire Life
NUS Spotlight Magazine – One Marketing Communications
The Big Issue in the North
Twenty Two – 2022NQ

B2C Marketing/integrated communications campaign of the year

CheethamBell JWT – John West ‘Discover The Story’
Cube3 – Cash Generator – We’ll Buy It
Homejames – Jet2.com – Party Plane
News International – News International/-Carat Edinburgh, Whyte and Mackay Christmas.
Origin Creative – Sign For United
PHD, The Leith Agency, Blonde Digital and Stripe – IRN-BRU
Redrow Homes – Time to Move, Time to Talk to Redrow
Whistle Hospitality Marketing – Launching The Fishpool Inn

B2B Marketing/integrated communications campaign of the year – sponsored by Mustard Research

Fig Creative – A marketing campaign of Olympic proportions
Livelink New Media – Refurb or Rebuild Live! Project for Elliott Modular Building
Mustard logoMC2 – NCC Group: Freedom from Doubt
One Marketing Communications – Moduleo UK Launch
Refinery Marketing Communications – Dulux Trade Most Trusted Decorator
Stein IAS – The Atos London 2012 Olympic Games Campaign
Stein IAS – The Institute of Contemporary Print
Stein IAS – The Talk Talk Business Marketing Transformation Project

Creative agency – sponsored by Orchard

PNAOrchardBJL Group
Clock Creative Communications
fresh Group
Origin Creative
Refinery Marketing Communications
Stein IAS
True North

Media agency

Carat Manchester
MEC Manchester

Media sales

Global Radio – Manchester Agency Sales
Global Radio UK:  Direct sales team – Manchester
IPC Media

Media website

Bay TV Liverpool
Event Industry News
Wirral Globe

Best Newcomer – sponsored by summ.it

3 Door Digital
summ.it logoCarousel PR
HatTrick PR
PR Agency One
Rule 5
Studio Mashbo

Small PR agency

Active Profile
De Winter PR
Fourth Day
Judge & Howard
Roland Dransfield
Rule 5
The Write Angle

Large PR agency – sponsored by Amsys

Amsys Logo NewHavas PR UK
Peppermint PR
Stein IAS
Tangerine PR
Weber Shandwick North

Radio station

Global Radio : 97.7 XFM Manchester
Global Radio : Capital FM Manchester

SEO & PPC agency

Lakestar McCann
MediaCom iLab

MMU_logoSocial media agency – sponsored by Digital innovation at MMU

DigitalInnovation_LogoRule 5
Stein IAS
Weber Shandwick

TV programme

BBC North West Tonight – Hillsborough Special
Blakeway North – Benidorm ER
Blakeway North – Perspectives – David Walliams: The Genius of Dahl
Nine Lives Media – Me, My Dad & His Kidney