The Northern Marketing Awards 2019: The Winners

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The Northern Marketing Awards last night saw over 400 members of the North's marketing community come together at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, to celebrate the best work from the sector. 

The seventh annual Northern Marketing Awards (NMAs) was a night to remember for everyone involved and was hosted by broadcasting icon, Gavin Ramjaun.

Delivered by Prolific North and Don't Panic Events, this year's Northern Marketing Awards were sponsored by Digital City Festival, ActiveWin and Vision One

A special thanks must also go to the group of industry leaders who made up the judging panel for this year's awards. 

Find out who the winners and the runners up were below...

TV Presenter Gavin Ramjaun was the host for the night

The Northern Marketing Awards 2019: The Winners

Best B2B Campaign

Winner: Stein IAS and Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure – SafeTug 360⁰ Experience

Also nominated:

  • BIG Partnership & Turley – Making Sense of Mixed-Use Town Centres
  • Brass & Westfield Health – We believe in well beings
  • Evoluted & Peak Indicators – Intelligent SEO Strategy Drives Outstanding Growth
  • One & Findel Education – Smarter SBM Campaign
  • True North & Bruntwood – Just Ask Campaign

Best B2C Campaign

Winner: Brass & Aquaclean – Kid Kafé

Also nominated:

  • Carat UK & Co–operative Group – One Co-op
  • Diva Creative & Healthy Sandwell – Get Rid of the Maybes Campaign
  • Havas Media & BBC – Using BBC Sounds to Re-engage with Youth
  • Media Agency Group & Liverpool ONE – Dinosaurs Unleashed
  • Mosquito & Zoflora – Zoflora at Crufts 2019
  • Wavemaker North & GWR – Arrive Ready
  • Yorkshire Water – Unblock Against the Clock

Best Food & Drink Campaign

Winner 1: RMS PR & Swizzels Matlow – Parma Violets Biggest Fan

Winner 2: Wavemaker North & Napolina – For the Love of Italian Food

Also nominated:

  • Curtis Gabriel & Hilton – Taste of Hilton
  • DigitalPlus24x7 – Launch a campaign of Dhoom Indian Streatery
  • JBH The Content Agency & Gousto – Mapping the World’s Most Iconic Regional Dishes
  • Mosquito Digital & Horlicks – #MyHorlicksMoment

Best Not-For-Profit Campaign

Winner: Penny Appeal – Winter Campaign – What Would Jesus Do

Also nominated:

  • BIG Partnership & North West Cancer Research – Celebrities SpeakOut Against Head and Neck Cancer
  • Catapult PR – Northumberland Day - Fostering Flag-Bearers
  • Clicky Media & Animal Trust – Leader of the pack
  • Diva Creative & Sheffield City Council – Smokefree Sheffield
  • One Agency & Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership – The Big Alcohol Conversation
  • Salience & Crisis – A Christmas Campaign with An ROI Of 49
  • Stein IAS & Win – Somewhere to Believe In

Best Professional & Financial Services Campaign

Winner: Brass & Westfield Health – We believe in well beings

Also nominated:

  • Brass & The Co–operative Bank – For People with Purpose
  • Click Consult & Chill Insurance – Driving Chill into Pole Position
  • Digitaloft & Veygo – Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • Fast Web Media & Code Nation – Teaching the Nation to Code
  • Wavemaker North & Swinton Insurance – Britain’s Most Dangerous Roads

Best Property & Construction Campaign

Winner: Everton Football Club & Influential – The People's Project - Engaging Liverpool City Region

Also nominated: 

  • 90degrees & urbanbubble – Local Blackfriars residential launch
  • Accord Marketing & Anchor Hanover – 'Tackling loneliness in older age'
  • BIG Partnership & Turley – Making Sense of Mixed–Use Town Centres
  • Cool Blue Brand Communications & TeesAMP – Make It In Middlesbrough
  • Northstar & Superglass – Brand Uplift Campaign
  • Sigma Capital Group plc co Simple Life Homes – Peace of Mind Campaign
  • True North & Bruntwood – Just Ask Campaign

Best Retail (Online & Offline) Campaign

Winner: Click Consult & Liverpool ONE – Be Our Guest Welcoming Record Numbers to Liverpool ONE

Highly commended: Catapult PR & The Used Kitchen Company – Green Genie

Also nominated: 

  • Cedarwood Digital & Watches2U – Driving Online Growth Through PPC
  • Cool Blue Brand Communications – Sleepeezee - Everything's easy when you Sleepeezee
  • Liverpool FC & Zut – Liverpool FC Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection Launch Campaign
  • Media Agency Group & Liverpool ONE – Dinosaurs Unleashed
  • PHD Manchester Hidden Agency – schuh Do You

Best Sport Campaign - Sponsored by ActiveWin

Winner: Conker Communications – Vitality Netball World Cup 2019

Also nominated:

  • Doncasters Rugby League World Cup 2021 – Back the Bid campaign (RLWC2021)
  • Huddersfield Town & Yorkshire Air Ambulance – Pedal for Pounds
  • Liverpool FC & Zut – Liverpool FC Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection Launch Campaign
  • The Anfield Wrap – Trent Alexander–Arnold Mural

Best Tourism & Leisure Campaign

Winner: Manchester International Festival

Highly commended: Ginger Juice & South African Tourism – Discover Your South Africa Campaign

Also nominated:

  • Alive with Adventure – Welcome to Yorkshire Carat & The North York Moors National Park Authority
  • Drummond Central for Tyne and Wear – Metro Part of everyday life
  • Holdens – Heritage Great Britain – Royal Liver Building 360 Launch Campaign
  • JBH The Content Agency & TicketSource – Culture Per Square Mile
  • Manchester Airport – Scotland Routes Campaign
  • Manchester Airport & Cathay Pacific – Chinese New Year Campaign

Best Health & Beauty Campaign

Winner: Purple Riot & Beauty Bay – Colour Theory Launch

Also nominated:

  • IGOO x Peaches & Cream Product Launches 2019

Best Low Budget Campaign

Winner: The Anfield Wrap – Trent Alexander-Arnold Mural

Also nominated: 

  • Bevic Marketing Services Ltd – YAFTA Marketing Campaign
  • BIG Partnership & North West Cancer Research – Celebrities SpeakOut Against Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cuckoo Design & Valor Hospitality – Oh Deer Christmas is Here
  • Digitaloft & The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance – Fake Followers
  • Digitaloft & Veygo – Driving SEO Success with Digital PR
  • LTE Group – Total People
  • Plinkfizz & Parogon Group – Swan With Two Necks Refurbishment Campaign
  • RMS PR & Swizzels Matlow – Parma Violets Biggest Fan

Best TV Commercial Campaign

Winner: Equinox & Motorpoint – We Put The Super Into Car Supermarket

Also nominated:

  • Media Partnership & Dalton Park – Discover Dalton
  • YourFilm & Frank's the Flooring Store – Artificial Grass 2019 Campaign

Best Direct Mail Campaign

Winner: Northumbrian Water – Every Drop Counts campaign

Also nominated: 

  • APS Group – The Football Pools – Lucky Clover DM

Best Social Media Campaign

Winner: Brass & Aquaclean – Kid Kafé

Also nominated:

  • APS Group – Ideal Standard
  • Back To The Future & Dewynters – Taking Manchester Back To The Future
  • Brass & The Co–operative Bank – For People with Purpose
  • Clicky Media & The Avalon Trustee Company – Leading the way for the next gen funeral plan
  • Ginger Juice & South African Tourism – Discover Your South Africa Campaign
  • Social Communications & the Ministry of Building Innovation in Education – Public engagement and stakeholder influencer campaign
  • TOTUM – Hide the Pain Harold – Living his Best Life Freshers Campaign

Best Sustainable / Green Campaign

Winner: Yorkshire Water – WITHOUT A DROUGHT!

Also nominated:

  • Hydra Creative & Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Beekind Tool
  • Northumbrian Water – BYOB (Bring your own water bottle)
  • Shoppertainment & Church Square – A Wave of Change
  • United Utilities & MediaCom – Cheetham Bell - H2o Heros

Best Search Marketing Campaign

Winner: Digitaloft & Veygo – Driving SEO Success with Digital PR

Also nominated:

  • Circus PPC & Miele – Immer Besser Forever Better
  • Click Consult & Liverpool ONE – Be Our Guest - Welcoming Record Numbers to Liverpool ONE
  • Fast Web Media & Beeja Meditation – Talkin Bout Lead Generation
  • Fluid Digital & Lakeland Leather – Black Friday Boom on Amazon
  • I–COM Lanes Group Plc – Sinner or Binner?
  • JEKBEE & Rockar – Rediscovering PPC
  • The SEO Works – help Rab Scale new Heights

Best Use of Research or Insight Campaign

WinnerOne & Findel Education – Smarter SBM Campaign

Also nominated:

  • Access & the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) – Together Campaign
  • BIG Partnership & Turley – Making Sense of Mixed-Use Town Centres
  • Evoluted & CarTakeBack.com – Securing National Headlines through Research & Storytelling
  • Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership & Hitch Marketing – You Can! Ex–Smoker Campaign
  • Refresh PR & Eurocell – Future Homes Campaign

Best Digital Marketing Campaign

Winner: Digitaloft & The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance – Fake Followers

Also nominated:

  • Active Win Betfred Ltv Multi – Product Cross-Sell Campaign
  • Click Consult & Liverpool One – Be Our Guest Welcoming Record Numbers To Liverpool One
  • Fast Web Media & Code Nation – Teaching The Nation To Code
  • Media Agency Group & Liverpool One – Dinosaurs Unleashed
  • Stein IAS and Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure – Smart Marketing Marketing Smart
  • TOTUM – Hide the Pain Harold – Living his Best Life Freshers Campaign

Best In-House Team - Sponsored by Digital City Festival

Winner: Bupa – B2B Marketing

Highly commended: Willerby Ltd – Marketing Team

Also nominated:

  • Essential Cuisine LTD – Marketing Team
  • NCFE – Marketing Team
  • Optionis – Marketing Team
  • Peel L&P – Marketing Team
  • Kaplan – Marketing Team
  • Urban Splash – Marketing Team

Best Small Agency - Sponsored by Vision One

Winner: Move Marketing Ltd

Also nominated:

  • Access
  • Circus PPC Agency
  • Fluid Digital
  • Fox Agency
  • Hitch Marketing
  • IPOS
  • Roland Dransfield

Best Large Agency

Winner: Wavemaker North

Also nominated: