NMAs Emma JessonThere are a just a few days left to enter the Northern Marketing Awards 2015.

Entries for the 20 categories spanning key professional specialisms of the marketing and marketing services industry can be submitted up until Friday July 10th.

The awards dinner, which is being held on Wednesday 21 October, will once again be the ‘must attend’ industry gathering this year for marketers in the North.

Over 300 marketers attended the inaugural awards dinner in 2013 and approaching 400 marketers attended the second dinner last year. We are confident that this year’s awards will see a further sizeable increase in numbers as the initiative has now securely established itself as the benchmark annual marketing industry services event outside London. (By way of reference, our broader Prolific North Awards have grown in size from over 500 guests in 2013 to 750 this year.)

AO.com founder John Roberts pictured at the companies warehouse in Crewe, U.K. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Photographer: Jason Alden Photographer: Jason Alden www.jasonalden.com 0781 063 1642

John Roberts

And this year we have also just confirmed that John Roberts, the founder and CEO of AO World plc (owner of ao.com), has agreed to be the guest speaker on the night.

In just over a decade, John has built up one of the web’s most successful UK brands and we delighted he has agreed to join us to share some of the experiences he has encountered along the way.

To submit an entry or to get more specific information about the Awards, please visit our dedicated website at www.northernmarketingawards.co.uk or contact Alex Stone at Don’t Panic on 01706 828855 or at alex.stone@dontpanicprojects.com

The submitting company or agency or their client must be headquartered or have an operational base within the North of England.

Headline partner

click

We are delighted to announce that once again the leading search marketing agency, Click Consult, has elected to come alongside the NMAs as the headline partner.

Click Consult was our joint headline partner in 2014 and was also our joint headline partner for the Prolific North Awards this year along with dock10.

We are also pleased that we will be working again with the advertising and media support group NABS for whom we helped raise a four-figure sum last year.

The Northern Marketing Awards 2015 – the categories

The 20 categories on offer are:

• BEST B2B CAMPAIGN
• BEST B2C CAMPAIGN
• BEST FOOD & DRINK CAMPAIGN
• BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT CAMPAIGN
• BEST PROFESSIONAL & FINANCIAL SERVICES CAMPAIGN
• BEST PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION CAMPAIGN
• BEST RETAIL (ON AND OFF-LINE) CAMPAIGN
• BEST SPORT CAMPAIGN
• BEST TOURISM & LEISURE CAMPAIGN
• BEST CSR CAMPAIGN
• BEST LOW-BUDGET CAMPAIGN – UNDER £50K
• BEST TV COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN
• BEST DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN
• BEST OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
• BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
• BEST SUSTAINABLE/GREEN CAMPAIGN
• BEST USE OF RESEARCH OR INSIGHT
• BEST IN HOUSE TEAM
• BEST SMALL AGENCY (UP TO 30 EMPLOYEES)
• BEST LARGE AGENCY (31 OR MORE EMPLOYEES)

Judging panel

We are fortunate to have secured so many outstanding judges to help decide upon the process and the winners. A majority of our judges were judges for the first two award dinners but we’re also pleased that several new faces have joined us to take the number of judges this year to 20 (17 last year).

Full biographies of our judges can be found at this link.

  • Liliana Ashton

    Liliana Ashton

    Julie Besbrode, Entrepreneur and formerly Group Chief Executive Officer at Fresh Approach

  • Michael McIntyre, Head of Agency Sales, Global Radio
  • Sarah Bradley, Managing Director, Acquire New Business
  • Andrew Diggle, Head of Content, Manchester United
  • Will Stone, Stone & Company
  • Mick Style, Managing Director, MEC Manchester
  • Jacqui Gay, Communications Manager, UK City of Culture, Hull
  • Gary Jenkins – PR and Media consultant
  • Liliana Ashton, Director of eCommerce, Eurocamp UK
  • Katrina Michel, CEO, Marketing Cheshire
  • Paul Wheeler, CEO, Mediacom North
  • Ian Cassidy, director, CTI Digital
  • Jason Spencer, Business Development Director, ITV
  • Stacey Bird, PR & Communications manager, Nisa
  • Professor Anthony Patterson, Professor of Marketing, University of Liverpool

    Andrew Diggle

    Andrew Diggle

  • Michael Taylor, Events Producer and Communications Consultant
  • Lee Humphries, Director of Regional Sales, JCDecaux
  • Karen Webber, Marketing Director, Axonn Media
  • Andy Garner, Managing Director, SMS-Media
  • Elliot Muscant, Managing Partner, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Ian Ratcliffe, Head of Communications and Public Involvement, Stockport MBC