In addition to almost 100 speakers over the two days of Prolific North Live spanning topics from broadcasting and marketing to digital, content and storytelling, there are also over 120 exhibitors and commercial partners attending PNL – and we asked them who they’d ideally like to meet at the show.
Whatever your interest in the billions of pounds economy that makes up the creative and marketing industries of the North, visitors to the show will find a huge amount of information and engagement on offer at the biggest ever marketing, media and creative industries event outside London.
Over 4,000 people have now registered to attend and you can do the same by clicking below:
The below will help you, the visitor, plan your day at the show alongside the presentations in the eight theatres and our 6,000 sq m of space.
Enjoy, engage and profit from your visit!
Creative Pioneers – We are looking to meet companies from all sectors who wish to explore the possibility of taking on a Creative or Digital Apprentice. We offer industry backed (IPA) training for Digital Marketing, Digital Content and Web Design and Development.
Digitl – We’re going to make our stand a drop-in clinic for anyone with questions about Magento, eBay, Amazon or increasing your online sales. So we’re going to target people who are selling online or planning to.
Jumpstart – We are the UK’s leading R&D tax credit specialists providing a complete end-to-end service in claiming for R&D tax relief on your behalf. The creative and digital sectors are a key specialism of ours. Every week we reclaim almost £1.5m in tax credits for our clients across the UK.
Liverpool Film Office – We were the first and are the oldest established Film Office in Europe. We are a department of Liverpool City Council that is responsible for facilitating television and film production throughout the Liverpool City Region. We consider ourselves the most UK Film Friendly City.
Archant – We are attending as we want to fly the flag for print media. We want to engage with agencies and brands so they can connect with our vast print and digital ABC 1 consumer audience across the North including our Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire Life titles.
Media Yorkshire – As an industry-led organisation, Media Yorkshire aims to bring together the creative, digital and marketing sector in the region to support investment, employment and training. Prolific North Live is a great opportunity to meet people from across the industry to inform our strategy for the coming year.
dock10 – We’re dedicated to making sure our clients can create, manage and deliver high quality video content. We offer the finest studio spaces in Europe, comprehensive post production, VFX facilities and managed services for content owners. We are responsible for operating and managing mission-critical MCR services locally or internationally for leading broadcast companies. Whether you’re filming the next generation of talent show in one of our purpose-built studios, grading a gritty new drama in one of our post edit suites or you’re a digital channel needing a state of the art media environment to operate from, our trusted relationships with global brands like the BBC and ITV mean you’re in safe hands.
Broadcast – We provide unrivalled news, analysis and commentary on what the latest events mean for you, your business and the broadcast industry. With exclusive access to the industry’s innovators we tell you what’s being made, who’s making it, and when. You can learn from those at the top of their game with The Broadcast Interview and get insider hints and tips with news and features on commissioning and production. Ratings data completes the industry insight that will keep you at the forefront. With us by your side, you can concentrate on what you’re good at. You can deliver the programmes at the heart of the industry.
The Mergers & Acquisitions stand – Delivered by us, Knight Corporate Finance. We specialise in advising companies in the TMT – Technology, Media, Telecoms – sector. Well over 250 deals have taken place across the North over the past six years as companies and their owners prepare themselves for an exit, maximising their wealth or enhancing their pace of growth. We have completed over 60 transactions in the sector and have also undertaken a number of strategic reviews and projects on behalf of clients.
More Insight – At Prolific North Live I’d love to introduce myself and my company to businesses in the North. I’d like to welcome new customers and talk about how we can work together.
40ArcMedia – We are a boutique design studio specialising in CGI for luxury brands in the architecture, interiors and marine sectors. We visualise unbuilt spaces, places and products to deliver compelling and effective visual communication.
The Leeds Digital Festival – Our festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms and takes place from Monday 24th to Friday 28th April 2017.
Klickntap – We are looking to find a combination of people, content creators who can help us populate our websites with high quality video, image and text content. Marketing agencies in need of external developers, and anyone else looking to collaborate with a website and web app development company. As this is our official Manchester launch date, having moved over from Hull, we’re simply looking forward to sharing our story and our plans with everyone we can at PNL!
The IPA – Incorporated by Royal Charter, we are the world-leading, 100-year-old institute for the advertising profession, with unrivalled heritage and expertise in best practice, CPD and thought leadership. Our membership comprises the key 300 agencies who handle 85% of all advertising and marcomms budgets for c.4,300 clients and brands. Ten of our Northern members have come alongside to present in our dedicated Pavilion at PNL: Dentsu Aegis Network, MEC, MediaCom, BJL, Cravens, Everything Different, McCann, One, TBWA, The Market Creative and Drummond Central.
Marketing Signals – We are really excited about PNL 2017 and one of the main reasons for us to exhibit is to gain access to the vast number of decision-making attendees in the market for a digital marketing agency. We are also looking forward to catching up with all of our industry colleagues and peers – both from a business perspective but more importantly, from a social angle!
Magnetic – We are the marketing agency for magazine media, with founding partners: Bauer Media, Dennis Publishing, Haymarket Media Group, H Bauer, Hearst UK, Immediate Media, and Time Inc UK. We exist to champion the power and vitality of magazine media, in all its forms, to the UK marketing and advertising community. We have a dedicated team focused on delivering a year-round programme of research, training, industry events and forums designed to help advertisers get the very best return from the rich engagement opportunities offered by multi-channel magazine brands.
MEN Media – We aim to set the regional news agenda, provide unrivalled sport coverage and represent and fight for our city. We are one of the North’s leading media providers reaching seven out of 10 people in Greater Manchester every week. Our portfolio includes the flagship Manchester Evening News as well as 20 weekly titles across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. Our print products reach 2.2 million people a month and online our website manchestereveningnews.co.uk has 2.4 million unique users who read 12.4 million pages each month.
Buffalo 7 – We create presentations that make your message stand out and our aim is to turn everyday presenters into rock stars. And speaking of rock, if you cut us open it’d say “Presentations” right through the middle because, unlike some agencies who just add it on to their portfolio of other services, making you look great when you stand up to present is our be-all and end-all. It’s why we exist… it’s what we love. We’re a specialist presentation design agency – not Jacks of all trades.
BPIF – We are the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. We strive to ensure our members’ requirements come first as we all collectively develop an unrivalled range of products and services.
Kokoon – We transform retail environments with visual communications to optimise brands. Window & retail displays, large format print, exhibition build and 3D experiential displays.
BBC – Our operation at MediaCity houses over 3,000 staff and is the home of BBC Sport, Children’s TV, 5 live, parts of Learning and Future Media and other departments – 26 in total. We’d like to meet people and suppliers who are interested in working with the BBC to help us deliver our services.
Sheffield Digital – We are the organisation for businesses and individuals involved in Sheffield’s digital industries. Our aim is to help develop the best possible environment for setting up, working in and growing digital businesses in Sheffield and the surrounding region. Over 35,000 employees work in our digital and creative businesses including leading companies such as ARM Holdings, WanDisco, Jaywing, RE:SYSTEMS, Warp Films, SkyBet and Zoo Digital.
LEADbyte – We are a lead management and auto-responder platform. We collect, validate and distribute leads in real-time, with four million leads processed daily for clients globally.
Business Growth Hub – The Hub was set up in 2011 and since then we have helped thousands of businesses to grow, develop and reach their full potential. We work with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, boost their profile, and create new business growth. Our key aim is to help people to think differently about their business and explore different ways of developing their company.
Flipbook – We are an award-winning studio of directors, producers, animators, designers, artists and writers who specialise in visual story telling through the mediums of animation and visual effects. We create stunning, innovative and considered content for the biggest names in television, film, commercials, video games and online entertainment.
Clear – We are looking to meet and engage with other agencies, meet interesting and innovative suppliers, hopefully meet with delegates who are looking for help with their events and communications, and of course to gain knowledge from all the creative talent we will have under one roof!
First Annapolis – Since we launched two decades ago in the US, we have advised leading organizations on electronic payments and related market developments, opportunities and risks. We describe ourselves as being an “inch wide and a mile deep” in electronic payments. Our European presence now spans three countries including the UK and we have advised over 60 companies in M&A transactions globally.
Steamhaus – So basically we’re principally looking to meet agencies who design and build ecommerce sites, to become a partner to them, to help them deliver scalable cloud hosting solutions for their clients. We’re also very interested in meeting startups who need help scaling their platforms too.
Foundry Film Studios – We are a collective of filmmakers made up of directors, producers, editors, and photographers. We create content for TV and online and our home is an 8,000 sq ft studio space in Salford, which is also available to hire for shoots and events.
IPM – We are attending to get closer to our northern partners spanning brands, agencies and service agencies. Being London based, it’s important for us to remember that not everything happens in London. Our key objective this year is to help the industry embrace the brilliance of its craft and change behaviours with effective work. We’ll be here to listen, understand the challenges facing you and deliver advice when you need it. Whether it’s support such as how marketers face Brexit, advice on your campaign through our legal services to helping you find the expertise for your teams. We’re looking forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones at PNL – roll on February!
Display Wizard – At Prolific North Live, we are hoping to connect with marketing agencies and event organisers who need a reliable supplier for all their display and exhibition solutions. We would also like to meet other businesses in the print industry to see if we can collaborate on projects together.
Liverpool Hope University – We pursue a path of excellence in scholarship and collegial life without reservation or hesitation. The University’s distinctive philosophy is to ‘educate in the round’ – mind, body and spirit – in the quest for Truth, Beauty and Goodness.
Moose Media Management – We’re looking to meet growing, ambitious businesses who are aiming to use social media to propel their businesses to the next level. Whether you’re a complete beginner or just need support and direction, we offer affordable, innovative social media solutions.
CTI Digital – We would like to meet with existing and potential clients to showcase how we deliver projects and help our clients to achieve their goals. Working with Magento & Drupal to build engaging websites and driving relevant traffic which converts with digital marketing.
Microsoft Bing – Our Bing Network powers 840 million monthly searches in the UK with over 20.5% market share. That’s over two in 10 searches – reaching 30 million unique searchers. Our platform approach distinguishes our insights from others in the market, empowering marketers with robust audience understanding and product capabilities.
Digital People – We are a specialist digital recruitment consultancy with almost 20 years in the digital industry behind us. Our real world experience gives us a deep understanding and unique perspective of the market. We’ve been on both sides of the digital hiring divide, as hiring managers and as candidates, and we have either worked in, or managed most of the roles that we now recruit for.
Pact – We are the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies.
Blueprint Web Technologies – We help organisations become more agile through smart use of technology and digital platforms.
CIM – We are looking forward to meeting current, past and potential members and anyone interested in marketing, business growth and developing a marketing career. We have lots to offer in terms of personal and professional development including new qualifications, training courses and networking opportunities.
Bearded Fellows – We help brands communicate messages clearly and creatively to their desired audience. We help to identify challenges and opportunities within a business where video content can help, and explore ideas and innovation to tell stories that resonate. We are artists and marketers who like to know our clients inside out so that we can produce work that is a true reflection of their brand.
Mustard – We are a leading market research agency and insights consultancy. We help our clients make better, more informed decisions, allowing them to increase value and decrease risk, understand and improve experiences and satisfaction, build loyalty and advocacy, gain competitive advantage, deliver the right product/service to the right audience and communicate more effectively. We live, breathe and cherish our core brand values, and prefer to work with like-minded clients and partners.
PinPointer – By exhibiting at the biggest ever media, marketing and creative industries event held outside of London, we hope to raise our company profile with the brands and agencies attending, attracting new clients and building new relationships. We will introduce the concept of location DNA to the attendees together with the science of talk and how they can be of benefit when delivering face to face interactions, premium places, premium insights, maximum ROI.
Tech Essence – Our main objective is to raise Tech Essence’s profile in the North and create brand and product awareness. Apart from spreading the word about our product, Marketing Town, we would like to educate attendees of the power of performance marketing and build relationships with industry’s professionals.
JB Cole – As we are fairly new in the region, we want to exhibit at Prolific North to shake hands with new potential agency partners and meet digital, marketing and advertising agency owners.
The Bulletproof Agency Network – We provide events, tools and resources specifically for digital creative businesses, helping them to build highly profitable and bulletproof agencies. We bring together experienced industry advisers and agency owners to offer insights and advice on what it takes to build a thriving agency. At PNL 2017 we will showcase some of the North’s most successful agency owners and ask them probing questions on the key drivers of success for their agency.
Fluid Branding – At Fluid Branding we love to engage with our clients to really understand what they are looking to achieve. PNL 2017 gives us the opportunity to discuss face to face their merchandise requirements, and better achieve a creative solution to their marketing needs. From very simple quick turnaround products to larger project briefs, we can then make sure the customers get exactly what they need from a quality merchandise supplier like Fluid Branding.
Infusionsoft – We offer the leading cloud success platform for SMEs, combining CRM with marketing-automation and e-commerce. With Infusionsoft you can capture more leads, improve conversion by nurturing leads into ready-to-buy prospects, and free up time to work on your business. Over 130,000 users worldwide trust our award-winning automation software, backed by 15 years of helping small businesses succeed and a worldwide community of partners dedicated to your success.
Cathcart Associates – We are a specialist, independent recruiter operating with the IT/Digital sector throughout the North of England. We are at PNL ‘17 to meet anyone either working within the IT or Digital sector in the North or anyone looking to enter into this sector. Being a specialist recruiter, we are also happy to meet with any companies looking for advice on the best way to attract technology staff to their organisation.
Apadmi – As the UK’s leading mobile app developer, we’re keen to start talking with companies looking to develop their mobile technology solutions, whether that’s consumer apps, internal apps or the creation of websites, web-portals, middleware and other back-office solutions. We work with all kinds of businesses, including other digital agencies looking for technology partners who can build apps for them and their customers. We’ve collaborated with agencies of all sizes over the years to create award-winning apps for companies working in a multitude of industries. Want to make sure you speak to us about mobile technology solutions? Reserve a time to speak with us here.
Downtown in Business – We launched in 2004 as a business club to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating the views of our members to the public sector agencies that govern Liverpool and to create networking environments that would attract entrepreneurs, high growth companies and the region’s big hitters. Since then we’ve grown to include Lancashire, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester as successful new centres.
Eat My Logo – We are a family-run bakery based in Lancashire and we specialise in producing high quality edible branded merchandise that enables businesses to promote their brand in a fun and tasty way. We offer a high level of customer service and work with businesses who want just a few dozen items up to those who require thousands delivered to multiple locations across the UK.
CDi Yorkshire – Creative Digital Industries Yorkshire is an initiative to inform and support the supply chain that links brands to consumers for the creative and digital industry in Yorkshire. Our aim is to ensure that the creative and digital sector in Yorkshire maintains its position as a major national player. CDi Yorkshire incorporates the key elements of the marketing and communications media by engaging the brand owners, creative and digital agencies, printers, big data managers and consumer behaviourists.
LUNAR Aerial Imaging – We offer high-definition drone aerial video, still aerial photography and aerial surveys throughout the UK and abroad. LUNAR flies over land, over water, indoors, outdoors, night and day. Based in the North but available to operate nationwide, we have over five years’ experience of filming from drones and have recently received special CAA permission to fly at night. We will be at PNL with our flying cameras; come see what we are about and have a chat.
The Juice Academy – We’re attending PNL to raise awareness about The Juice Academy and engage with as many companies and employers as possible to create jobs for young people and help bridge the digital skills gap in the region.
Phoenix Digital – The main objective for our attendance at PNL is to meet potential new clients. Ideally we want to attract senior marketing decision-makers who are actively looking for a new digital partner, and we are aiming to showcase our abilities of large scale web development and demonstrate the benefits of bespoke build. We’re also looking forward to meeting our peers and competitors and would welcome any opportunities for collaboration.
Creative England – We invest in and support creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. We aim to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. We help identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs.
Push Beyond – We are attending Prolific North Live to meet potential clients who are looking to optimise their digital and ecommerce business by working with professionals with over 60 years of delivering significant revenues through the development and optimisation of online businesses.
iomart – We are trusted by some of the UK’s biggest brands to deliver their cloud strategy. Whether you’re designing multi-channel ecommerce solutions, developing applications or looking for ways to harness the power of IoT, our consultants will work alongside your team to design the perfect private, public or hybrid cloud solution.
Silverchip – We are really looking forward to exhibiting at Prolific North Live this year! We’ve remained fairly low-key over the past few years but after a number of exciting project and account wins we are attending PNL to demo and share some of our key work and creative abilities – as part of this we are also really keen to speak to industry peers, potential suppliers and new customers.
Brickhouse – We are keen to attend Prolific North Live to tell our story – where we’ve come from and where we’re looking to go. We want to showcase our work and hear from agencies and companies about their video needs. We want to build relations with like-minded people who are keen to deliver groundbreaking marketing solutions. We also just want to have a fun two days at a unique event in our region.
Nimbus Hosting – We are exhibiting at Prolific North Live so we can demonstrate a new product that we’re launching soon. It’s also a great opportunity for us to see some of our clients that are based in the North and hopefully meet lots of new agencies and creatives.
Vision One – For over 15 years, as a specialist market research agency, we have been helping clients to do just this by delivering first class business insight. Along the way we have been pioneering new techniques and unearthing new cultural and brand insights and what makes your customers tick.
Standby Productions – We’re an award-winning film and video production company. We work across all industries, creating TV commercials, company films, promotional films, event highlights, product films and music videos. Creativity is at the heart of everything we do and if there’s one thing we love, it’s making films. We take time to get to know you, to understand what makes you and your brand tick.
Ponderosa – Creating difference, it’s what we do. Whether it’s reinvigorating a brand through NPD, repositioning or relaunching or changing consumer perception and consideration. Everything we do is about creating difference. We launch brands, create brands and tell the world about them through TV, Online, Social, Outdoor, Press… and our enviable client list includes Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, SuperBreak, Northern Gas Networks and StanJames.com.
Marqetspace – We can offer you an eclectic mix of full colour print ideas, with over 50 combinations of paper types from lightweight 80gsm up to 600gsm for unrivalled gravitas. Our core range is lithographically printed with a broad range of print finishes including spot gloss, foil and embossing that is perfect for all marketers. Please come and say hello and see for yourself some of our new fabric display stands on stand 113.
ProCo – Once a local traditional print company in Sheffield, we are now widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading marketing operations specialists, embracing the latest marketing techniques and advances in technology to offer a wide range of solutions to your marketing operational needs. We use proven techniques and the very latest innovation and technology experience to help make your entire marketing operations more effective and more efficient.
MMC Learning – Prolific North Live gives us a great opportunity to share education and knowledge with Marketers and Digital Marketers in the region. We welcome visitors to come and discuss qualifications with us, which include a range of online courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the MSc Digital Marketing in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ruler Analytics – We are looking to speak to digital marketing agencies and execs with a particular focus on PPC, Paid Social management. Another focus for us would be heads of CRM and Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics professionals.
Studio Liddell – We employ over 70 people in our two offices in Manchester and have expanded from creating imagery for advertising to developing and producing entire children’s TV shows, technical animation, apps, and Virtual & Augmented Reality. Creativity is key and we have developed our technology to allow us to concentrate on designing the best content. To this end we have created a multi-platform orientated pipeline where we can take elements created for animation and stills and use them in immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.
Trinity Mirror Solutions – We are a publisher with over 260 titles including national, regional and sports titles and the icNetwork regional websites. Our commercial team connects clients with audiences across our regional and national news brands in print and digital through advertising solutions. We reach 27 million people every week.
Pro Motion – We specialise in equipment hire, crew and industry training. Our combination of great equipment and first class knowledge allows us to deliver an unrivalled service. We work with a wide range of clients nationally and internationally, including independent production companies, lighting camera operations, digital content, post production facilities, digital cinema and beyond. Offices in London, Brighton, Manchester and now Liverpool.
Manchester Metropolitan University – MMU is a leading provider of digital education and sector-led research. We provide work-ready graduates and professional training that responds to the rapid speed of change in the digital sector. Come and speak to us on stand B34 to find out more about our digital degree apprenticeships, knowledge exchange opportunities and postgraduate and professional study.
RapidSpike – A cloud-based service that allows IT teams to measure and improve site reliability and performance. From a single dashboard, RapidSpike assures your sites DNA to ensure that it is working as it should. Synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring and uptime alerts in a freshly affordable platform.
Professional Academy – As one of the UK’s largest providers of training in sales, marketing, management and customer service, we are looking forward to not only speaking to individuals looking to improve their skills with marketing qualifications accredited by the CIM and DMI, but also to speak to business owners looking to develop the people that power their business. We will be demonstrating our fantastic Learning Management System and want to talk to businesses about their business goals in 2017 and how training and development could hold the answer to achieving those goals.
Click Consult – This year, we’re looking forward to networking with our region’s leading brands, especially like-minded influencers from the marketing, digital, PR and creative industries to collaborate, share insights and establish some productive, long-term relationships.
Fuzzy Duck – We’re exhibiting at Prolific North Live to raise our profile amongst our peers and clients. PNL will allow us to exhibit our complete range of disciplines: motion, graphics, film and digital. We feel this is a great opportunity to showcase our diversity as a company, as previously we have found that different people only know us for one of our facets. The event will give us the opportunity to shout about the work we do and love, for the likes of TalkTalk, United Utilities and The National Trust in Corporate Comms, Exhibition and Commercial design and to meet some like-minded individuals who want to see more.
PushON – we are one of the North’s most respected eCommerce agencies, with development and marketing teams working in harmony to make websites that are polished and highly visible to customers. With talent drawn from the cream of the region’s technical and creative expertise, their work has won multiple awards and gained them an ever-growing list of household-name clients.
Mosquito – We are a digital brand development agency and one that combines award-winning creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how. At Mosquito creativity is central to everything we do, from the work itself to the innovative channels we explore to make our solutions work with infectious results.
Real Staffing Group – Our specialist digital & data division teams from our regional offices in Leeds and Birmingham bring market expertise throughout the Midlands and North, a commitment to providing a high quality valued service to our customers, and a track record of successful delivery. We are interested in meeting potential customers who want to build a long-term relationship with a specialist digital recruitment partner they can trust – whether you have current or future projects, are looking for work, or simply want market advice.
pro-manchester – We are the largest business development organisation in the North serving professional and financial services. Boasting more than 280 corporate member firms and engaging with over 4,000 individuals who embody the city’s network of expertise in the sector, we are the natural gateway to the largest financial and professional regional service centre in the UK.
Digitaloft – We’d love to meet businesses and brands who want to achieve measurable growth in 2017 through online channels and who would love a discussion to hear about how we recently delivered a growth of 522% for a client over a 12-month period. We’d also love to meet in-house marketing teams who are looking to work with a digital agency to support their own efforts, bringing in additional experience to deliver SEO and PPC campaigns which showcase outstanding growth.
Smoking Gun PR – We love a good story, admire the art of spinning yarns and crave the sense of adventure found in being imaginative. That’s why brands requisitioning our services can expect genuine innovation and inventiveness. In the unchartered digital age column inches can only go so far, meaning your choice of PR partner has never been more important. We pride ourselves on delivering ingenious media strategies fit for this new golden era of public relations exploration, mapping out quality press coverage whilst building direct conversations between our clients and their customers.
My Accountancy Place – We provide outsourced accounting and finance to digital creative businesses. We are attending PNL 2017 to discuss the financial challenges that UK digital creative businesses face and offer advice on how to build a profitable and healthy agency.
SALT.agency – We’re a little different to your run-of-the-mill SEO service offering! In a nutshell, we’re a highly experienced team of UK SEO consultants who have worked in top positions at some of the UK’s biggest and most successful organic search marketing companies. We work with a spectrum of clients; from well-known international brands, advising them on international SEO, through to SMEs needing a hand with local organic search marketing, and everything else in-between. We are a specialist technical SEO company in Leeds; that’s it, plain and simple.
Glued Films – We creatively communicate messages through motion. We are a full service production company, taking ideas from brief to broadcast. We work white label alongside agencies and with clients directly. We have a wealth of experience across a range of formats; from film, television, commercials, corporate film, online and music videos and we have an abundance of experience working both nationally and internationally across a multitude of industry sectors.
Profoundry – An independent digital consultancy started and run by Col Skinner. We provide a range of proactive services to help businesses improve their Digital direction.
Risk Box – We offer commercial insurance solutions designed to protect the creative industries in the North. PNL 2017 presents an opportunity to work with more agencies and creative industries companies responsible for driving the sector, giving peace of mind that key risks are protected, so they can focus on delivering exciting work.
Real IT – We partner with organisations of all sizes across the UK; from large retail groups and major banking and financial services organisations, through to public sector organisations and SMEs, to secure the best business, data and technology specialists.
I Want A Standing Desk – We are one of the leading UK experts in sit-stand desks. Inactivity is now the UK’s biggest health problem and active working (standing at your PC) is one of the intelligent solutions. Come and talk with us on Stand 75.
Digital Lancashire – We are looking forward to the largest PNL yet and want to meet any companies from Lancashire in attendance, come and say hello to the team and find out how you can help support Digital across all sectors in the Lancashire region. #digitallancs
Trunk – We’re the customer engagement agency for agencies. We create positive experiences enabling brands to gain PR exposure and boost visibility. This is our winning formula to deliver campaign success.
Skout PR – A B2B communications agency passionate about achieving results that help our clients build stronger relationships, exceed marketing goals and sell more. We drive awareness and business interest across earned, owned and paid media. Our expertise spans many B2B sectors from technology to legal to energy and we often integrate with clients, becoming an extension of their marketing teams. Our ‘natural storytelling approach’ has won us several awards.
Groundswell Innovation – Hello, pleased to meet you. New products are our focus – cunning plans a speciality. We help people get the right ideas to market, faster and fitter for purpose. Your marketing team are there to focus on existing products and services and breaking out in to new territory means diverting energy away from core activity. So as you take the step to expand and we bring that extra spark – informed entrepreneurial energy to boost step-change growth while your team continue to fuel the existing fire.
Shoppertainment Management – we are a leading provider of Mall Income Generation and Marketing Consultancy to the shopping centre industry. We manage mall space and marketing contracts for managing agents and landlord clients across the UK. We continually evolve the mall income concept and work closely with centre management teams. We fuse together marketing and commercialisation and we market and promote centres in a dynamic way. Specialising in generating income and providing tailored mall events, we create spectacular, creative and interesting promotions that enhance the mall environment.
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) – We are the UK trade association for digital advertising, representing the UK’s leading brands, media owners and agencies with hundreds of members across the country.
Hyper Island – We design learning experiences that challenge companies and individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitised world. Our range of immersive programs and courses seeks to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead the change and begin a journey of lifelong learning. We want to meet companies that would like to build an innovative business culture and we would like to meet individuals who want to develop personally and professionally, and introduce them to a range of courses they can take online, or in our Manchester and London Schools to help them create change and growth.
MediaCityUK – In little over seven years, a derelict port has been transformed into a creative portal and it is now a waterfront destination, with digital, creativity and learning at its heart. We are home to BBC North, ITV, Coronation Street, SIS LIVE, the University of Salford and over 250 innovative businesses. But it doesn’t end there. The focus is now on the Tomorrow building: opening this summer, Tomorrow will feature an additional 50,000 sq ft of commercial office space, designed for fast–paced creative and digital businesses.
EventStreamLive, powered by Access – We want to get people interacting with each other at PNLive. To do this, we’re going to be running the event Twitter wall using our re-developed social media tool, EventStreamLive. We’ll also be demo-ing it on our stand (93). Not only that, but delegates can find out how we keep a room engaged throughout an event in our seminar in the Agencies & Suppliers theatre. Our tool, EventStreamLive, shows Access’ love of technology driven by need. Watch our product in action, visit the stand or listen to our talk. Let’s start a conversation.
Bruntwood – We and MSP would like to talk to attendees to find out how they use their current workspace, what they want from a future space and how they see the world of work changing. We’d also like to show you some of our ideas that we’re developing throughout the North. We’d also like to catch up with existing customers to hear what they’re up to and if there’s anything we can do to improve their experience.
Refresh PR – We have always been strong advocates for taking a collaborative approach to marketing and over the years have formed strong partnerships with other creative agencies in the North, to produce award-winning creative campaigns. At Prolific North Live, we want to talk to other businesses about the benefits of collaboration and build new connections with agencies in order to open up new opportunities and share best practice.
Northern Power Women – A collaborative campaign to improve gender diversity in the North of England. We encourage transformation of business culture to increase opportunities for women in business and showcase role models and best practice businesses that are driving and leading economic growth, all against the backdrop of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.
Return on Digital – With us, return isn’t just an end goal, it’s an all-consuming passion. It’s a talented and agile team that eats, sleeps and drinks all things digital. A team always looking for creative ways to build brands, to drive more website visitors, to generate more sales and squeeze more money out of every digital pound. And it’s the desire to constantly search for new insights and opportunities for you to exploit in this ever-changing digital landscape.
Data8 – As a local company, we at Data8 are excited to be present at Prolific North Live to meet and build contact with other brands and agencies in the region. We’re looking forward to rub shoulders with other like-minded individuals and answer any questions they have about data quality and how to best manage it.
SearchLeeds – A one-day, free conference designed for search and digital marketing professionals in the North of England. Leeds is home to some of the biggest brands, agencies and more than 2,000 people who work in search engine optimisation. SearchLeeds was created to bring together the collective experiences and perspectives of these individuals.
AHOY – We are an integrated branding agency offering brand strategy, web design and digital marketing. We work at our best when we’re working with the Brands of Tomorrow™, brands not afraid to try something new, go against the grain and break the mould. And we adopt that same underdog mentality ourselves, growing along with every client that we work with.
CIPR – We are the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 11,000 members, we’re the largest body of our type in Europe. We set standards through CPD, accreditation, training, qualifications, awards and the production of research, best practice and skills guidance. We advance professionalism in public relations by making our members accountable to their employers and the public through our Code of Conduct and searchable PR register.
Slater and Gordon – We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the community with specialist focus and expertise in the Digital, Creative and Media Sectors. Our experienced lawyers can help you make the most out of the opportunities that the creative and knowledge economy provide you through offering an affordable, flexible and responsive approach and solutions that put your needs at the heart of everything that we do. Our lawyers are based in eight offices throughout the North: from Wrexham and Chester to Preston and Sheffield.
Motionlab – We are a 40-person strong design and marketing company located in Lancashire, not far from Manchester. We have been supporting ambitious businesses with engaging marketing, intelligent technology and beautiful creative since 2004.
Invest Sheffield – We’re looking to meet with creative and digital businesses across the North – and elsewhere – that are looking to expand and grow. We want to tell them about Sheffield: a place where they can find the right people with the right attitude in the right location to help their business grow. We’ll be attending with Sheffield Digital, the city’s sector body, to tell people why Sheffield offers businesses room to grow and why over 35,000 people work in our city’s digital and creative industries.
OfferMoments – Our billboards change as you walk towards them. Imagine seeing your name and face on billboards with offers for products that you really like, just for you. OfferMoments brings personalised offers to the offline world making your shopping experience exciting and unique.
Channel 4 – About to enter our 35th year, this British public-service television broadcaster continues to be the home of innovative and boundary-challenging programming. We are proud to be one of the four Event Partners for Prolific North Live and look forward to welcoming clients, future clients and friends to the Channel 4 bar, at the very heart of the expo.
Aspire Print – we provide sustainable, high quality and cost effective printing solutions, allowing businesses across the UK to communicate with their customers offline. Based in Manchester, we’re proud print perfectionists, working to revolutionise an industry that revolutionised the world.
The Landing – A workspace and community for high-growth start-ups located in MediaCityUK. With a particular focus on health tech, IoT, and VR/AR, we offer a fantastic incubator programme of boot camps and 1-2-1 advice alongside offices and co-working. We’ll be showcasing our in-house facilities, including user testing labs and fully-equipped makerspace, alongside some of our businesses who create leading technology that will be of interest to any forward thinking agency.
MPA – We are a not-for-profit membership organisation comprising over 1800 people from the media, film, creative and digital industries. Ranging from the great and the good to the greenest of newcomers, we are the largest publicity association in Europe.
The Wheel Exists – Set up by Katy Carlisle in 2013 to provide Squarespace websites and training for freelancers, startups and non-profits. Everyone deserves a lovely website so get in touch for a jargon-free conversation!
PR Agency One – We are an award-winning B2B and consumer PR agency. We are the original performance PR specialists, focusing on lead generation, brand awareness and reputation. The agency was created to support businesses which want to successfully trade online. Now in its fifth year, the team is 14-people strong and the company is the current holder of the title, Small PR Agency of the Year, according to PRMoment.com
Creative Kitchen – We had a great 2016 at Creative Kitchen and we can’t wait to add to that success with our involvement in Prolific North Live. We’re passionate about growing the already incredible digital and creative sector that exists across Liverpool and the wider region.
The Distance – From our base in York, we have been developing apps since the launch of the first iPhone and with a portfolio of brands, including household names and world famous companies, our reputation speaks for itself. With our sole focus on native app development on iOS, Android and Windows, we can ensure the best quality user experience. Our brand reiterates the promise we make to our clients at the beginning of each relationship – we go The Distance.
Talent HR – We work in partnership with business owners to provide a bespoke on or/and offsite HR and recruitment solution that avoids big one off fees or just remote support. There when we are needed, our business model astutely matches where a business is and its specific needs for HR and recruitment. In our world, HR is recruitment and recruitment is HR.
Putting Edge – Our portable mini golf courses are highly adaptable and can be used for a variety of events. Our unique, attention-grabbing modular courses can be set up in most spaces, both indoors and outdoors. This portable activity promises a fantastic shared experience to bring your event together.
The Loop – A dedicated high speed fibre network, part of Gamma and has one of the largest fibre footprints in the region and a presence at many local media hubs. This gives us the ability to provide ultrafast internet services to media and creative industries, designed to meet your high capacity, mission critical requirements. Delivered direct to your studio with uncontended speeds from 100Mb upwards, 24×7 monitoring, support and performance guarantee as standard. No sharing, no contention and no compromise.
The Media Production Show – An exciting exhibition from the publishers of Broadcast, Screen International & shots, The Knowledge & KFTV. Save the date – 13 & 14 June 2017 at Olympia, London.
The University of Salford – We have an established tradition of providing high quality creative and media courses and are well respected for developing the skills that employers look for in their graduate recruits. We have built on our strong links with the creative sector to offer a distinctive provision with a commitment to high quality specialist and interdisciplinary programmes. The Studio for International Media & Technology is based at our MediaCityUK campus.
Ve Interactive – A world-leading technology company whose platform has become an essential component for any online business to acquire, engage and convert customers. With over 850 staff globally and our UK HQ in London, we have become one of the most exciting and proactive technology companies in the e-commerce space.
Oxford College of Marketing – We are one of the UK’s leading marketing colleges with 18 training centres in the UK and worldwide delivering outstanding practical marketing courses. Our accreditation partners include the CIM, CAM Foundation, ISMM and UCIrvine.
Impression Ltd – Based in the North, we are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of outdoor, indoor and retail signage and promotional materials including large format print, POS, Signage & Exhibitions solutions.
Centre For Assessment Ltd – We are a leading specialist in certification, assessment and training services, delivering audits and assessments both nationally and internationally to thousands of clients. As a UKAS accredited body and delivery partner for the Cabinet Office and the Law Society, we are committed to delivering a client-focused and robust audit or assessment at a competitive price.
Force24 – Hardworking and intelligent… and that’s just our software! We provide a world-class, cloud-based marketing automation solution for B2B and B2C brands across the UK from our base in Leeds.