The Prolific North Awards 2019 - The Shortlist

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We're delighted to reveal the shortlist for the seventh annual Prolific North Awards.

panel of industry leaders and experts determined the shortlist across the 27 categories after a rigorous judging session held in Manchester yesterday.

The awards are designed to celebrate outstanding campaigns and recognise exceptional talent in the North's creative and media industries.

The final winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse on Thursday, May 23rd.

On the night, there will be a drinks reception and three-course dinner for all guests before the presentation ceremony of the awards.

Together, we'll celebrate the success of peers and colleagues at a glamorous, must-attend event which is expected to attract more than 800 leading figures from the sector. 

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The Prolific North Awards - Shortlist 2019

ANIMATION / GRAPHICS COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Atomhawk
  • Flipbook Studio
  • Fuzzy Duck
  • Our Studio Ltd
  • Stone Soup
  • Wyzowl

SMALL DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR 

Sponsored by CDi Yorkshire

  • 6B Digital LTD
  • Acquiro Digital
  • Click Tap Media
  • Embryo Digital
  • Mashbo
  • MountDigital
  • Pinpoint Designs
  • We Are Bind

LARGE DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Air TV
  • Blakeway North
  • Daisybeck Studios
  • Hurricane Films
  • Lizardfish TV
  • Powerhouse
  • Title Role
  • Workerbee

SMALL INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR 

  • Agent
  • AKA North
  • Bugler Smith
  • Moirae Creative Agency
  • Move Marketing Ltd
  • RMS
  • Wish Group
  • Woven

LARGE INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR 

MEDIA SALES

  • Channel 4
  • Digital Cinema Media
  • Immediate Media
  • More Media Sales
  • OPEN Media
  • Transport for Greater Manchester 

SMALL PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

LARGE PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

SEO AGENCY OF THE YEAR

CONTENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • CREATE at dock10
  • Eureka! The National Children's Museum
  • Evoluted
  • Fircroft
  • Hattrick
  • MediaCom North
  • Shoot the Moon 
  • Wavemaker North

NEWS & MAGAZINE (PRINTED OR ONLINE)

  • Lancashire Business View
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, MC Magazine
  • Warrington Guardian
  • Yolklore Magazine

BROADCASTING PROGRAMME - NEWS, FACTUAL, ENTERTAINMENT OR DRAMA

  • Air TV - 999 Rescue Squad, UKTV
  • Blakeway North - Manchester Bomb: Our Story
  • Blakeway North - Stacey Dooley Investigates: Second Chance Sex Offenders
  • Blakeway North - The Voices in my Head
  • Radio City Talk - The Mental Health Marathon
  • Title Role - Paedophile Hunters: The Rise of the Vigilantes
  • Workerbee - Murdertown 
  • Workerbee - The Big NHS Singalong Live 

BROADCASTING - COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISING

  • ABF Pictures & Peacocks - Where The Magic Happens
  • Channel 4 & Dr Oetker Ristorante - Igniting Real Romance With First Dates
  • Equinox Film and TV Production & Motorpoint - We Put The Super Into Car Supermarket
  • Flipbook Studio & Brass Agency - Harrison Spinks - The True Bedmakers
  • Groundbreak & Brother - Crystals Commercial
  • Groundbreak Productions - Brother Food Commercial
  • Wash Studio & N by Hyundai - Brand launch campaign 'Turning Petrol Heads' 

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

  • e3creative, Part of Dept & Ascot - https://www.ascot.co.uk/ 
  • Extreme & BishopSound - https://bishopsound.com/ 
  • IGOO & Utility Design - https://www.utilitydesign.co.uk/ 
  • Modern English & WBR, #DuaMoods - https://moods.dualipa.com/ 
  • NetConstruct & Marshalls - https://www.marshalls.co.uk/commercial 
  • Propaganda & Gym King - https://thegymking.com/ 
  • Sputnik Digital & Swinton Insurance - https://secure.swinton.co.uk/ 
  • Strawberry & Tropic Skincare - https://tropicskincare.com/ 

APP OF THE YEAR

  • MadeByPi, M&C Saatchi World Services & The International HIV and AIDS Alliance - Ready+ HIV Adherence App
  • Wild in Art and Mediaworks - Bee in the City

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Citypress & Brother - All The Little Things
  • CREATE at dock10 - This Is Our Story 
  • Flipbook Studio & Mfour - Manchester Makes Memories
  • Groundbreak productions - Brother Crystals Commercial
  • Our Studio Ltd - 2 Ruskin Square for Schroders - Stanhope
  • Powerhouse and Marks & Spencer - M&S Best Ever Steak Pie
  • Stein IAS & Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure - SafeTug 360° Video
  • Untold & Budweiser Budvar - True Bohemians

B2B MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR 

  • 438 Marketing & Element - ONE Alliance’ global integration & branding project
  • BJL & BASF - Black Grass
  • Born + Raised & Arco - 'CE Failings' 
  • Cameron Wells Communications and Willis Towers Watson - That Feelgood FTSE Feeling
  • ClientsFirst & Accord Mortgages - The Growth Series
  • Prohibition & Huthwaite International - The cure and the cause: surviving and thriving in Med Tech
  • Stein IAS & Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure – Smart Marketing Marketing Smart
  • Upp B2B and CHEP - Thanks to you campaign

B2C MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £50k)

  • Bring Digital & Ann Summers - 30-day Sex Position Challenge
  • Digitaloft & Veygo - Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • Extreme & Nisa - #ChristmasLocally
  • Extreme & The Stable Company - Building an industry leader in education construction
  • Jaywing & First direct - Making mortgages properly personal
  • Mosquito & Flexitol - Discover Your Travel Personality 
  • RMS & Swizzels - Sweetest Invention
  • Shoppertainment Management and Charter Walk Shopping Centre - Budding Burnley

B2C MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (OVER £50k)

  • Access and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - Together Campaign
  • Banana Kick for Leeds Cares - Launching a world class charity brand
  • BJL & Swinton Insurance - Nagging Doubt 
  • CandidSky & Buddy Loans - Demonstrating true value
  • Click Consult & Liverpool ONE - Be Our Guest - Welcoming Record Numbers to Liverpool ONE
  • SOWN Agency and PhD Nutrition – Use Your Fear #PerformSmart
  • Wavemaker North & Original Source - Mattering to Millennials
  • Wavemaker North & Vimto - How to Engage the Unengaged

B2B PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Context Public Relations & Check Point - The Tech That Turned Against You
  • Future - Launching Work.Life in the Northern Powerhouse
  • Grayling - Cummins engineers a comeback
  • Instantprint - Secret Santa Campaign
  • Intelligent Conversation & Alliance Manchester Business School - Demystifying the Apprenticeship Levy 
  • Refresh PR - Heating Installer Awards
  • Refresh PR and Eurocell - The Future Homes Campaign
  • Skout & Miele - PR that's Immer Besser

B2C PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Big Brand Ideas and Ei Publican Partnerships - National Pub Fortnight 2018
  • BIG Partnership and North West Cancer Research - Tackling skin cancer one #suncreamselfie at a time 
  • Citypress & British Gas - Keeping Britain Warm in Winter
  • Everton Football Club - Jack's virtual mascot 
  • Kellogg's - Better Starts
  • Smoking Gun & Childs Farm - The Miracle Cream
  • Social Communications & One Manchester & The Royal Exchange Theatre - Can You Hear Me From Up Here?
  • W North - Launching the inaugural Cycle Expo Yorkshire

DIGITAL / SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Banana Kick & Plusnet - The Yorkshire Citizen Test
  • Digitaloft & Veygo - Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • Hatch & Create at dock10 - Rugby League World Cup 2021, A Digital Host City Announcement
  • Mosquito & Zoflora - Crufts
  • Return & Pink Boutique - Too glam to give a damn
  • SKV Communications & TfGM - Noel's Back!
  • United Utilities & Delineo - Reservoir Safety 2018
  • Zero Suicide Alliance - Suicide - Let's Talk campaign

CONTENT CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Accord Marketing & Age UK Mobility - Supersizing Age UK Mobility's Content
  • Cameron Wells & Willis Towers Watson - That Feelgood FTSE Feeling
  • Channel 4 & Thomas Cook - The Secret Lives of 5 Year Olds on Holiday 1 & 2
  • Digitaloft & Veygo - Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • Edit and SpaSeekers.com - Global Relaxation
  • Reach & The Story Lab & Carat with Halfords - Really Ready for Summer 
  • Wavemaker North & Dr. Oetker Ristorante - The Perfect Date Night
  • Wavemaker North & Original Source - Mattering to Millennials

INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Bank of Creativity 

  • Agent - Better By Bus 
  • CandidSky & Buddy Loans - Demonstrating true value
  • Click Tap Media and Liverpool One Integrated - Light up Your Christmas
  • Havas & BBC One - Luther: This Will Hurt  
  • Prohibition & CEWE - My Inspiring Moments 
  • Science and Industry Museum - The National Tour of Tim Peake's Spacecraft
  • Skout and Miele - Marketing that's Immer Besser
  • Upp B2B and CHEP - Thanks to you campaign

SEARCH CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR 

  • CandidSky - Evolution Money
  • Digitaloft & Veygo - Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • Jaywing Intelligence & Domino's - Using AI to discover new audiences & drive revenue
  • MAG-O - Short Term Parking, Long Term Gainz
  • Return & Printerland - Getting the right sale equals sustainable profit
  • Salience & Lingerie Outlet Store - Making Lingerie Outlet Store 835% More Visible

PROLIFIC NORTHERNER AWARD 

Sponsored by Dock10

New to 2019, This award recognises a talented and inspiring practitioner who is leading the way, challenging convention, and inspiring the future of the marketing, creative, digital or broadcast industries of the North. 

This will be announced at the award ceremony.