ndaThe shortlist for the Northern Digital Awards 2016 is revealed today – jump straight to the list here.

Over 200 entries were received ahead of the awards dinner in Leeds on Thursday 28th January 2016.

Entries were submitted by a wide variety of companies, organisations, institutions and agencies from across the North and include many of the UK’s and the region’s best-loved brands. And we’re pleased to be able to report that the number of entries for this, only the second Northern Digital Awards, rose to well over 200.

Unfortunately, given such a large number of entries, a number of companies and organisations will be disappointed not to have been shortlisted and we’d like to thank those concerned for their time and interest.

The Northern Digital Awards has been created by Don’t Panic Event Management and Prolific North.

The awards recognise the very best in digital campaigns, e-tailing, apps, video and, most importantly, the talent in the North as well as rewarding websites across a number of sectors to reflect the ever-expanding online world that we trade and communicate in.

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The Northern Digital Awards 2015: Pictures, tweets and review of the night

Over 400 guests joined us for the hugely successful inaugural dinner at the Armouries in Leeds in January this year and you can read a review of the evening here. For the 2016 dinner, in anticipation of an even bigger audience, we have relocated the dinner to the largest hall in the Armouries.

Our MC for the night is the legendary Clint Boon who will also be doubling up as the post awards dinner DJ… a cracking evening can be guaranteed on a cold January night..

For further information about the evening or to book tickets, please visit our dedicated site or contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855 or email aimee.vickers@dontpanicprojects.com. Any other enquiries should be addressed to nick@prolificnorth.co.uk.

We’d like to thank our outstanding panel of judges for all their hard work and patience working through such a number and variety of quality entries. The list of this year’s judges follows and full biog info can be found here.

  • Bryan Adams, CEO & Founder, PH.Creative
  • Jono Alderson, Global Head of Digital, Linkdex
  • Andy Barke, Industry Head, Google UK
  • Martin Bryant, Editor-in-Chief, The Next Web
  • Tom Cheesewright, Founder of applied futurism practice Book of the Future
  • Jeff Coghlan, Creative Director, Matmi
  • Neil Costello, Head of Marketing, Aviva
  • Mike Deyes, Head of Digital Communications, University of Liverpool
  • David Edmundson-Bird, Principal Lecturer, Digital Marketing & Enterprise, MMU Business School
  • Ben Bisco, Head of Digital, JD Williams
  • Richard Gregory, UK industry expert
  • Neil Hardy, Director, Icelolly.com
  • Jamila Juma-Ware, Head of Marketing, Pitman Training Group
  • Herb Kim, Founder, The Thinking Digital Conference
  • Steve Kuncewicz, Head of IP & Media – Associate, Bermans
  • Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder and Chair, Tangerine & The Juice Academy
  • Katrina Michel, CEO, Marketing Cheshire
  • Paul Morris, Head of Digital and Social Media, The Co-operative Group
  • Professor Colin Pattinson, Digital Research Centre, Leeds Met
  • Jon Myers, Senior Leader


We look forward to the evening of the 28th January 2016 and the biggest and liveliest celebration of digital excellence and expertise in the North.

The Northern Digital Awards 2016: the shortlist

 

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – RETAIL

  • Capture – Capture – Behind the Scenes with HP at Very.co.uk
  • Home – Surprise Someone Special
  • Intermarketing Agency – Intermarketing Digital – Adidas Superstar
  • Mediaworks ltd – Mediaworks Snapping sales with Clifton Cameras
  • Mosquito Digital – Mosquito & Zoflora – ‘The Hidden World of Bacteria’
  • N21 Limited – Trading as ‘Silverbean’ Berghaus & Silverbean Paid Search Management
  • Reckless – The Hatchbag Company Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Search Laboratory – Search Laboratory & Viking In an Office Far Far Away
  • Visualsoft – Growing site presence and online sales using AdWords – increases paid search website sessions by 851% and transactions by 872%

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – FINANCE

  • Cuckoo Design – Experian – Brand & Tactical ‘I Never Knew That’ Online Display Campaign
  • Democracy – Democracy – CORGI HomePlan & a crisis for the digital age
  • Entyce Creative – Entyce Creative – Exchequer Solutions
  • Home – Bizarre Taxes
  • MEC Manchester – Extra Easy Content
  • Mediaworks ltd – Mediaworks Capturing continental conversions with CurrencyFair
  • Quba – Quba & Westfield Health Health Cash Plans SEO Campaign

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – TRAVEL / LEISURE

  • Clicky Media Ltd. – Darwin Escapes Evolution in the UK Travel Market
  • Expedia Media Solutions – Travel Yourself Interesting Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing Emirates and Expedia Media Solutions
  • MEC Manchester – The Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Media Agency Group – MAG & St. PeteClearwater – Digital and DOOH Marketing Campaign
  • Venn Digital – The Great JW Lees Beer Hop by Venn Digital

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – ENTERTAINMENT / SPORTS

  • Bloom Agency – Sky Sports plmoments
  • e3creative – e3creative Like Nowhere Else Ascot Campaign
  • Intermarketing Agency – Liverpool Football Club All in Red
  • Zeal – This Girl Can – Leeds

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – THIRD SECTOR

  • Connect – SENDirect
  • CTI Digital – Encouraging more young people to vote with Verto the voter advice app
  • The Encephalitis Society – World Encephalitis Day 2015 – The Encephalitis Society
  • N21 Limited – Trading as ‘Silverbean’ – Traidcraft & Silverbean An Ethical Digital Partnership
  • Salford Business School & The Candidate Ltd – Salford Business School & The Candidate Ltd Masters In Digital and Social Media Marketing MOOC (JEMSS project funded with support from The European Commission)
  • Studio Mashbo – PSS Person Shaped Support

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Diva Creative – The Big Bike Revival
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council – East Riding Leisure Bridlington – Digital Awareness Campaign
  • Studio Mashbo – Fresh CAMHS

BEST AFFILIATE CAMPAIGN

  • R.O.EYE – R.O.EYE and the Ebay Partner Network
  • Silverbean – ATG & Silverbean Affiliate Marketing for the Ticketing Industry
  • Twentysix – Suit Direct Affiliate Campaign By twentysix
  • Twentysix – A Topsy Turvy Approach to Affiliate Marketing with Daniel Footwear by Twentysix
  • Twentysix – Twentysix for Moda In Pelle
  • Visualsoft – Visualsoft and Asda Tyres – Building A Successful Affiliate Program

BEST LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN

  • 90 Digital – User engagement drives Radiance rankings
  • Click Consult – ABTA
  • Content Soup – Spinning a web of links for Tiger Sheds The launch of the worlds first spider-proof shed
  • Glass Digital Ltd – Gearing Up for Organic Success Glass Digital & Santasalo
  • Intermarketing Agency – British Triathlon Federations – strikeapose campaign
  • Liquid Creative Agency – NoTricksJustTREATS
  • PushON – The Perception of Colour
  • Quba – Quba & GB Posters From Panda to Podium
  • Quba – Quba & Westfield Health Health Cash Plans SEO Campaign
  • Reckless – ChloBo Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Roland Dransfield PR – International Timber Inbound Marketing Campaign

BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

  • 90 Digital – Patient Claim Line – ranking by integrating
  • Bloom Agency – Sky Sports plmoments
  • Brass – Meet the Minions with Soreen
  • Gumtree the Biggest Personality Across Paid Earned & Owned Media
  • Home – Surprise Someone Special
  • Myclever Agency – Gumtrees Sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother 2015
  • PHD – PHD and AG BARR – The League of Rockstars
  • Republic of Media – Tennent’s Lager & Republic of Media – Welcome to Wellpark (with Wire PR Something Something and Bright Signals)
  • Stein IAS – Trelleborg Marine Systems – The Performance People

BEST PPC CAMPAIGN

  • BMI Healthcare – twentysix and BMI Healthcare Northern Digital Awards
  • Click Consult – Click Consult & SHEilds Increasing conversions through PPC and remarketing
  • Epiphany – Showing the true potential of paid search
  • Genie Goals – Genie Goals & Dwell – Paid Search Optimisation
  • MEC Manchester – The Gym Group
  • MEC Manchester – The Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Silverbean – A holistic approach to PPC marketing Silverbean and Explore Worldwide
  • Visualsoft – Pushing summer stock through AdWords increases revenue by 49% YoY

BEST SEO CAMPAIGN

  • Click Consult – The Most Visible Online Healthcare Supplier
  • Content Soup – Spinning a web of links for Tiger Sheds The launch of the worlds first spider-proof shed
  • Epiphany – Driving online appointments in a decreasing search landscape
  • Epiphany – Putting Direct Blinds ahead of major online retailers
  • Glass Digital Ltd – Glass Digital & Rix Petroleum
  • INK Digital – INK Digital – Racks Industries SEO Stategy
  • Inside Online – Inside Online & Dreams Beds – Innovative Content Led SEO
  • MEC Manchester – Learning from Arnie (Earning Organic Visibility in the Finance Sector)
  • Quba – Quba & GB Posters From Panda to Podium

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Brilliant Social Media – NewBeanies
  • ITV Studios – Coronation Street Digital Team, ITV Studios, Coronation Street Live Access All Areas
  • LateRooms.com – The Magic Making Department
  • Liquid Creative Agency – Vitafriends PKU Social Media Campaign with Simon Rimmer
  • MediaCom North – 100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds
  • Mosquito Digital – Mosquito & Zoflora – ‘The Hidden World of Bacteria’
  • myclever Agency – Gumtrees Sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother 2015 Making Gumtree the Biggest Personality Across Paid Earned & Owned Media
  • Republic of Media – Tennent’s Lager & Republic of Media – Welcome to Wellpark (with Wire PR Something Something and Bright Signals)
  • Twentysix – Feed Your Temptation Autumn Campaign for ASK Italian 2015

BEST USE OF VIDEO

  • Diva Creative – Life on 2 Wheels
  • Editors Keys Ltd. – Editors Keys – The world’s first backlit editing keyboard video project
  • ITV Studios – Coronation Street Digital Team, Coronation Street Digital Team ITV Studios, Coronation Street Live, Access All Areas
  • MAOAM – MAOAM Challenge
  • MediaCom North – 100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds
  • Mocha – hudfuture
  • PHD – PHD & AG BARR: The League of Rockstars
  • Republic of Media – Tennent’s Lager & Republic of Media – Welcome to Wellpark (with Wire PR Something Something and Bright Signals)

BEST DIGITAL TOOL OR SOFTWARE

  • Click Consult – TRAX
  • Documobi – documobiFUSE
  • Intermarketing Agency – RSA Oracle Project
  • Liquid Creative Agency – The Levis? Tailor Academy
  • Orange Bus – JoulesWellyDesign Digital Tool
  • ResearchBods – Kamino
  • R.O.EYE – R.O.EYE’s social performance platform
  • Ruler Analytics – Ruler Analytics www.ruleranalytics.com Measure What Matters

BEST APP

  • Apadmi – Apadmi developed Guardian Happy For Life App
  • Appitized – Pocket Midwife
  • Dreamr – Sole Exchange
  • MadeByPi – MadeByPi and McCain Foodservice Sales App
  • Media Agency Group – Dr Now Mobile App
  • Marketing Liverpool – Its Liverpool App by Marketing Liverpool
  • Mosquito Digital – MOSQUITO & Cambridge University Press – Murphys Grammar In Use
  • Shaping Cloud – Givvit App
  • Sockmonkey Studios (Pocket Sergeant app) – Paul Cooper & Sockmonkey Studios Pocket Sergeant

BEST E-COMMERCE WEBSITE

  • Bolser – Gin Festival
  • Fluid Digital – Bargain Max – The Toy Story
  • Fluid Digital – Moda Furnishings UK Launch
  • KMP Digitata – KMP Digitata Ltd and Home Decor GB Ltd Spaceslide.co.uk
  • One – Webbox Website redevelopment ‘understanding pets’
  • Modern English – Bohairmia
  • Nublue – The Jewel Hut Website
  • Soap Media – AA Tyres
  • Zeal – Page and Coopers

Orchard logoBEST WEBSITE – sponsored by Orchard

  • Brass – Meet the Minions with Soreen
  • Carfinance247 – @carfinance247
  • Clicky Media – Best Website
  • Epiphany – Driving hotel bookings
  • Extreme Creations Ltd – Made to measure, Extreme Creations and Graham Sanderson
  • Hydra Creative – The Cathedral Archer Project
  • KMP Digitata – Aberdeen International Airport
  • Parker Design Consultants Limited – N8 Research Partnership Website
  • Soap Media – AA Tyres

Bruntwood logoSMALL DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Bruntwood

  • Biddible Media Ltd
  • Double Concentrate Ltd
  • Entyce Creatve
  • Elementary Digital Ltd
  • Fluid Digital
  • Mosquito Digital
  • Pixelbuilders
  • Soap Media

Type logoLARGE DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Type

  • Apadmi
  • CTI Digital
  • Genie Goals
  • Glass Digital
  • Mando Group
  • Orange Bus
  • Silverbean
  • Stein IAS
  • Twentysix
  • Venn Digital

YOUNG DIGITAL MARKETER OF THE YEAR

  • Alexandra Lever – MEC Manchester
  • Hannah Pym – Apadmi
  • Henrietta Foy – Mediaworks ltd
  • Nina Harrison – MEC Manchester
  • Tom Etherington – Silverbean
  • Simon Butterworth – Reckless

 

 

Met Marketing logoEntertainment and Golf Sponsor on the night – Met Marketing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venn logo NPhoto booth sponsored by Venn Digital