The Northern Digital Awards 2018: The Shortlist

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by David Prior

Today we can reveal the shortlist for the Northern Digital Awards 2018.

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.

In total, this year saw a marked increase in entries to almost 250, confirming its burgeoning reputation as the North's leading event for the digital marketing industry.

This year's ceremony takes place on Wednesday 31st January 2018 at The Queens Hotel in Leeds.

After highly successful events in the city over the past three years, we are expecting around 400 guests and you can secure your place today by clicking the button below:

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.

They 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.

For further information about the evening, please contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855 or email sarah.belcher@dontpanicprojects.com. Any other enquiries should be addressed to nick@prolificnorth.co.uk.

We’d like to thank our outstanding panel of judges for their time and energies this year - you can see the full list here.

The Northern Digital Awards 2018 - The Shortlist

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Retail

  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - A Technical SEO Success Story
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - You vs The Kardashians
  • Digitaloft & Play Like Mum Launching The Brand New Range Of Silver Cross Dolls Prams
  • Ignition Search & Pretty Green - The £1 million month
  • Lesniak Swann & Wing Yip - Year of the Rooster
  • Missguided Naughty List Campaign
  • MountDigital with Brand Interiors - Sales go so-far for furniture retailer
  • Shop Direct & Threefold - Samsung making the little things in life better

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Finance

  • Branded3 and Provident Personal Credit Unbroken Britain
  • Click Consult & Chill Insurance - Insuring Ireland's Future
  • Kagool Kagool & Together - Finance Search Marketing Campaign
  • Latitude & AllClear Travel Insurance - Project Bookshelf
  • Mediaworks & True Potential Investor
  • On the Tools - DL4B - On Site Grand National

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Travel / Leisure

  • Banc - Cruise1st
  • Banc - Scenic
  • Bateaux London & Reckless London vs The World
  • Great Western Railway & Wavemaker - GWRAdventures
  • The Source - Freedomes Safety Campaign by The Source
  • theEword - Driving the digital footprint for ASPRO
  • Untold Agency - The Island Insider

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Entertainment / Sports

  • Blueclaw and Free Super Tips Growing the UKs Leading Super-Affiliate to 3.7 Million Monthly Visitors
  • Fast Web Media Esports and the Field of View
  • Mayalukas & YIFA - Bringing International Football to Yorkshire via Digital!
  • Welcome to Yorkshire - Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Third Sector

  • Click Consult & Oxfam - Dressed by the Kids 2017
  • Fast Web Media - BBC Children in Need Fund Raising PPC Campaign
  • Fat Media for BeGamble Aware - Responsible Gambling Week
  • Mashbo - Hub of Hope

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Public Sector

  • Culture Liverpool Liverpool City Council - 50 Summers of Love
  • Diva Creative - PlusBike
  • Flow Creative - Funding Campaign
  • Lesniak Swann & Stoke on Trent College  - August Enrolment
  • Republic of Media - Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images
  • University of Central Lancashire - Clearing 2017

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Health & Beauty

  • Finn Communications - Bio-Oil's Drop - Drop Campaign
  • The SEO Works - A Double Dose of Digital For Weldricks Pharmacy

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - FMCG

  • Kelloggs' Back to School eCommerce Campaign 2017
  • Untold Agency - Czech Stories

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - B2B

  • AJ Bell Investcentre - Due Diligence Campaign
  • Entyce and Zodeq - New business launch and beyond
  • Fast Web Media - Esports and the Field of View
  • Ideal Boilers - The Secret's Out
  • On the Tools - Jewson 'Trade Hero'
  • Rethink CCM Ltd - 'MyKeys' New Business Campaign
  • Stein IAS and Ingredion (EMEA) - Integrating the Ingredients of Success

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - B2C

  • Accord Marketing - Age UK Mobility Brilliantly Joined-Up Search Marketing
  • Brave Agency & LK Performance - Rebranding and Website rebuild & Optimisation
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - A Technical SEO Success Story
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - You vs The Kardashians
  • Digitaloft & Play Like Mum - Launching The Brand New Range Of Silver Cross Dolls Prams
  • The Lead Agency - Driving new customer growth for BMW
  • University of Central Lancashire - Clearing 2017

Best Affiliate Campaign

  • Graham & Brown affiliates by twentysix - Driving International Growth
  • DS.Emotion – Hilton The Boss Baby - When it comes to families we mean business

Best Low Budget Campaign

  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - You vs The Kardashians
  • Evolved Digital and The Wooden Toy Shop - Fixing a Broken Toy Shop
  • Inside Online - Celebrity Engagement Audit
  • Latitude & AllClear Travel Insurance - Raising Dementia Awareness to Thousands
  • Outwrite PR - Engineering a career in construction
  • Republic of Media - Stomp
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Using the C-Word to help save lives
  • Zeal – BLU1

Best Integrated Campaign

  • Blueclaw and Mobile Phones Direct - Eight Figures of Revenue from Integrated PPC SEO Content Marketing and CRO
  • Epiphany & Furniture Choice - Growing a Business Purely Online
  • Ingenuity Digital - ALA IB Limited
  • MountDigital with Brand Interiors - Sales go so-far for furniture retailer
  • Shop Direct & Threefold - Virgin Experience Days For Moments That Matter
  • South Yorkshire Police - Domestic Abuse Cut the Strings
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Bad Drivers
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Using the C-Word to help save lives
  • WMG for ALA IB Limited

Best PPC Campaign

  • Blueclaw and Mobile Phones Direct - Eight Figures of Revenue from Integrated PPC SEO Content Marketing and CRO
  • CandidSky & John Ryan by Design
  • Fast Web Media's BBC Children in Need Fund Raising PPC Campaign
  • Ignition Search & Pretty Green - The £1 million month
  • Mabo Media - Reaching The Summit Of Paid Search With Montane
  • Republic of Media - Silverstone Paid Search Performance
  • The SEO Works - PPC Therapy 3015% = Return for Weldricks Pharmacy
  • twentysix and Fortnum & Mason - A Very Happy Christmas

Best SEO Campaign

  • Banana Moon & Epiphany A four-step strategy to success
  • Blueclaw and Free Super Tips Growing the UKs Leading Super-Affiliate to 3.7 Million Monthly Visitors
  • Branded3 and Staveley Head - London Under the Microscope
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - A Technical SEO Success Story
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire - You vs The Kardashians
  • Ingenuity Digital - Cox and Cox Mail Order Limited
  • Record-breaking visibility Epiphanys SEO strategy for Anglian Home Improvements
  • The Best Medicine SEO Works help Weldricks Double Organic Revenue

Best Use of Social Media

  • Co-op's ReverseAdvent
  • DEWYNTERS - Launching Bat Out of Hell onto the Manchester Stage
  • Great Western Railway & Wavemaker GWRAdventures
  • Republic of Media - Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images
  • Stein IAS - The Getty Images France Video Campaign
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Bad Drivers
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Using the C-Word to help save lives
  • When Mighty Social launched Facebook as the fastest growing acquisition channel ever for Hillarys

Best Use of Video

  • Cisco - Mi-IDEA the place to Bee
  • DTW Advertising and Marketing - merseyflow
  • Ideal Boilers - The Secret's Out
  • Outwrite PR - Engineering a career in construction
  • Republic of Media - Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Bad Drivers
  • Trunk and Big Brand Ideas - Using the C-Word to help save lives
  • Ultimate Creative Communications - The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Influencer / Blogger Outreach Campaign

  • Co-op's ReverseAdvent
  • Ideal Boilers - The Secret's Out
  • Inside Online - Celebrity Engagement Audit
  • Wavemaker and Swinton Insurance 'Britain's Most Dangerous Roads'
  • Zeal - Visit York Original City Adventure

Best Website

  • Bluestorm - From courses to careers: a new digital interface for Hull College
  • BML – Pitch Tents
  • CDS - The Metropolitan Police Service and CDS
  • Code Computerlove & Hillarys
  • NetConstruct - Theakstons
  • Parallax - cap hpi website
  • Splitpixel and Sodexo – Website Planning, Design and Build
  • The University of Liverpool - Transforming the University of Liverpool’s website

Best eCommerce Website

  • Climb Creative – Where The Trade Buys
  • e3creative - CentreSoft & Sony - PlayStation Gear
  • HMA & Isopharm – Dental Training Portal
  • iWeb / Raleigh
  • Nublue & Lakeland Leather
  • Pinpoint & Custom Plugs
  • Pixelbuilders Improve Functionality For The Plastic People
  • RUN2 Digital - Custom Cookie Company Ecommerce Website

Best App

  • Degree 53, Sykes Cottages - Sykes Cottages travel companion app
  • HMA & stem4 – Calm Harm App
  • Mediaworks & Wild In Art
  • Mosquito Digital & Manchester Airport: Manchester Airport App and iBeacon
  • North Project - Fllike ‘A beautiful way to Score and Share your in-flight experience’
  • Urban Zoo Studios - Official Mobile App for Stoke City Football Club

Best Martech

  • Bunting
  • Stein IAS and Ingredion (EMEA) - Integrating the Ingredients of Success

Best Digital Tool of Software

  • AdCellerant - IU.Marketing
  • Age UK - Call In Time
  • Blueclaw - MarketScout SEO Analysis Tool
  • Bunting  
  • M2ePro : Selling on Multi-Channels - Made Easy
  • Mashbo - PropertyCloud.io
  • Tribus Digital & MadeByPi - Willmott Dixon midigital products

Digital Marketing In-House Team of the Year - sponsored by Big Brand Ideas

  • Access Creative College Marketing Team
  • CHO Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Co-op's Social Media Team
  • South Yorkshire Police - Engagement team
  • The University of Liverpool Digital Team
  • University of Central Lancashire - Digital Communications Team
  • Welcome to Yorkshire Digital Team
  • Workwear Express

Search Agency of the Year

  • Branded3
  • Circus PPC
  • Click Consult
  • Digitaloft
  • Epiphany
  • IDHL Group
  • Mabo Media
  • RUN2 Digital

CRO Agency of the Year

  • Endless Gain
  • User Conversion

Small Digital Agency of the Year

  • CandidSky
  • Digitaloft
  • Fluid Digital
  • Perfect Storm
  • StrawberryToo
  • Tribus Digital
  • Trunk
  • Woven (formerly INK Digital)

Large Digital Agency of the Year - sponsored by Trunk

  • Apadmi
  • Click Consult
  • Clicky Media Ltd
  • Mando
  • Mediaworks
  • Return
  • Stein IAS
  • Threefold

Young Digital Marketer of the Year

  • Ellie Pritchard - Digitaloft
  • Jordan Lane - Stein IAS
  • Karl Chevalier - RUN2 Digital
  • Amy Gornall - Doris IT