Prolific North is delighted that Dave Bell (chief executive, Cheetham Bell), Rich Marson (planning director and co-founder of Home) and Sue Little (CEO McCann Manchester) will be speaking at our second annual Top 50 Integrated Agencies event on Thursday 9 July.

Following the launch of FindAnAgency on 30 April, four projects are now live on the site with several more expected in the next week or so. Feedback has been really positive since launch with positive sentiment being expressed by both companies and agencies, with the general consensus being that launch of FindAnAgency represents a more contemporary and effective way of engaging clients and suppliers.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Michelle Edgar-Parsons, MD of The Individual Agency. She makes a passionate case for the benefits of the apprentice system over the traditional route into marketing.

Hale Dental Clinic and its sister operation CADE, The Centre for Advanced Dental Education, would like to find an agency to help it formulate, agree and implement a coherent online and social media marketing strategy across both of its operations/brands.

Leading Northern businessman and philanthropist John Kennedy has been announced as a key sponsor for the Educate North Conference and Awards.

He joins The Telegraph Media Group, Barclays and UMIP (University of Manchester Intellectual Property) in supporting the event, which takes place on June 3 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

A record number came together for the largest media and creative gathering outside London as the Prolific North Awards celebrated the best of the region in style.

Over 750 people filled The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club as a total of 24 categories brought home just what talent, creativity and innovation now characterises the sector in the North.

This week's Points North is from Louis Georgiou, co-founder of Code Computerlove. He recalls a "near disaster" that cost his agency a year's profit - and how it forced it to rethink the way it operated.

Here is the full list of winners from the Prolific North Awards 2015, held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Today we can reveal the shortlist for the Prolific North Awards 2015.

Over 250 entries were received ahead of the awards dinner at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Thursday 30 April.

After over a year of research and development, today sees the launch of FindAnAgency, a radical new online service which aims to match companies with agencies and suppliers in a more transparent and effective way than ever before.

If you're a company looking for PR, digital, marketing, advertising, print, point of sale, video, SEO or any other kind of marketing support, you can trial it for free until May 12th.


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