The Prolific North Awards 2014: the short list announced

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by Nick Jaspan

Prolific North Awards 14 bannerThe short list for the Prolific North Awards 2014 is announced today. Well over 200 entries were received, an increase of over 25% over the début awards dinner last year. The dinner on 1 May is likely to be by some distance the largest single gathering of leading creative and media companies in the North in 2014.

For further information about the evening or to book tickets, please visit our micro-site or contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855.

The awards dinner on 1 May at the Point at Lancs CCC will once again be co-presented by the broadcaster Jim Hancock and by the BBC presenter Beccy Meehan. At the close of formalities, there will be an informal party at which the DJ Clint Boon will be entertaining guests.

clickconsult new logoThe headline partner of the Awards this year is Click Consult.

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 is detailed at the end of this article.

HostsUnfortunately, given such a large number of entries, a number of companies will be disappointed not to have been short listed and we’d also like to thank these companies for their time and interest.

Last year's inaugural awards dinner attracted just over 600 guests and given that bookings are already markedly ahead of this stage last year, we are confident that the 2014 awards dinner will be even bigger and more entertaining and we are planning several new initiatives to ensure the evening goes off with even more of a bang...

Thank you from the team at Prolific North and we look forward to seeing many of you on the night.

The Prolific North Awards 2014 - headline partner Click Consult - the short list



Animation/graphics company - sponsored by Digital innovation at MMU

MMU_logoCarbon Digital
Edit 19
Flipbook Studio
DigitalInnovation_LogoKilogramme Animation
Vibe Studio
Visual Method

Best newcomer - sponsored by CDi Print Yorkshire

Active Win Media
Avant PR
PrintDavid & Goliath Industries
Degree 53
Manc Frank
Mint Umbrella
Rule 5
Social Public Relations

Small digital agency (up to 25 employees)

Ahoy Digital
INK Digital
KMP Digitata
Return On Digital
Space 48

BetterPlacedAgencyLarge digital agency (over 25 employees) - sponsored by Better Placed

Axonn Media
Code Computerlove
CTI Digital
Fat Media
Stein IAS

Independent production company

Blakeway North
LA Productions
Lizardfish TV
True North
Veracity Digital

NM logoIntegrated agency - sponsored by Network Marketing

Fantastic Media
Refinery Marketing Communications
Roland Dransfield PR
The Market Creative

Barclays logoMedia agency - sponsored by Barclays Bank

KMS Media
MEC Manchester
Media Agency Group

Media Sales

There is no shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced on the evening

Mustard logoSmall PR agency (up to 20 employees) - sponsored by Mustard Research

de Winter
Faith PR
Pelican PR
Quest PR
Rule 5
Smoking Gun PR

Large PR agency (21+ employees)

Brazen PR
Havas PR North
Weber Shandwick Manchester

SEO & PPC agency - sponsored by MET Marketing

MET Marketing

Contrado Digital
Enjoy Digital
Lakestar McCann

BeeverandstrutherslogoNews publication (printed or online) - sponsored by Beever and Struthers

Leigh Journal (Sportbox Media)

Magazine (printed or online)

CN Magazines - Cumbria Life
Lancashire Life
The Regenda Group -Belong magazine
Yorkshire Life

TV programme – news & factual

Blakeway North - Benidorm ER
Blakeway North - My Baggy Body
Blakeway North - The Brilliant Bronte Sisters
David & Goliath / Libra Television - Same But Different
Shine TV North - Idris Elba: King Of Speed
Quays TV News - 15th November 2013

TV programme – entertainment & drama

BBC - IN THE FLESH, BBC Drama Production North

PNAOrchardWebsite - sponsored by Orchard

9xb & Bathstore
Amaze and Pizza Hut Restaurants
Cube3- Revolution website
I-COM - accessory|o re-brand and website
Mosquito Digital
Rckt & Channel 4 - Psychopath Night
Refinery Marketing Communications - engaging our audience online

Lucas FettesApp of the year - sponsored by Lucas Fettes

Aldi UK - Win Your Weekly Shop Facebook App with CTI Digital & Weber Shandwick
Apadmi & The Guardian Witness App
BLISS - Umbro Golaço
Brazen PR and Modern English Imperial Leather Foamburst Genies
McCann Manchester - Aldi's 'Appy Christmas App
Modern English Digital - Maths Everywhere


Game of the year

McCann Manchester & Weber Shandwick - Aldi Social Media Trolley Dash
Mi - The Impossible Line
Mosquito Digital - Zoflora’s Fragrance Challenge

B2B Marketing/integrated communications campaign

Clock Creative - ClearSky
gyro Manchester & Powwownow - It’s your call
MediaCom & Isuzu - Establishing the ‘Pick Up’ Professionals
One Marketing Communications - Franke More in Store
Stein IAS - Trelleborg Marine Systems, Fastest path from click to sale
Stein IAS - Trelleborg Marine Systems, Rubber stamped!
Weber Shandwick - Castel Fund Launch
Weber Shandwick - Sealed Air - Will it Break?

B2C Marketing/integrated communications campaign

BJL Group - Subarural
diva creative, Leeds City Council and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Prevent Infection, Protect Everyone
K2L Marketing - Salford Red Devils: The Red Devilution
Orange Bus - Capita Teachers' Pensions/ Department for Education - Design, Engagement and Build
Peppermint Soda - The Minimum Wage Dress
Purple Riot: The Blue Pig Bar/The Curious World of The Blue Pig
SK Events - Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Weber Shandwick - Aldi, The Store that Understands You

The Prolific North Awards 2014 judging panel

  • Andy Barke, Industry Head, Google UK
  • Dave Edmundson-Bird, Principal Lecturer, Digital Marketing & Enterprise, MMU Business School
  • Russ Brady, Group Head of Public Relations, The Co-operative
  • Leanne Buchan, Culture and Sport, City Development Directorate, Leeds City Council
  • Mark Dickinson, former editor and publishing director, Trinity Mirror
  • Richard Frediani, Programme Editor, ITN
  • Martin Anderson, Creative Consultant
  • Andy Green, AndyGreenCreativity
  • Sarah Hartley, Journalist
  • Sally Joynson, Screen Yorkshire
  • Herb Kim, Founder, The Thinking Digital Conference
  • Steve Kuncewicz, Intellectual Property, Media and Social Media Lawyer
  • Sean Marley, Chair, Creative Skillset’s Northern Media Skills Panel
  • Dee Marshall, Director of Communications, Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Rob McLoughlin, Founder, Carm Productions
  • Paul Mousley, Writer
  • Sally Sykes, Executive Director for External Affairs & Strategy, Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman
  • Neil Roscoe, Head of Communications, Jaguar Land Rover – Halewood

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