The Prolific North Awards 2020: The Shortlist

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We're very pleased to reveal the shortlist for this year's Prolific North Awards.

We announced recently that the September awards ceremony - which, year on year, brings together hundreds of leading creative and digital professionals - will in 2020 be going virtual, hosted at an online ceremony on Tuesday September 8th 2020 at 5pm.

Sponsored by YouGov, 2020’s event will return with the same significance as ever, adapting to a rapidly changing world while remaining one of the most important events of the year for those working in marketing, creative and digital at all levels.

The online ceremony will be free to attend, and you can sign up to attend by following the link below; everyone is welcome to join the stream not just to see the revelation of the winners, but hear from the judging panel, as well as networking and catching up with friends remotely.

It’s certainly been a period of uncertainty, but the Prolific North Awards are a lynchpin of the region’s creative industries, and we’re proud to be able to make them a reality and provide support to the whole of the sector.

It means no black tie dress code or three-course meal, but the evening is set to be a special one nonetheless. Like ever, we’ll be proudly celebrating the success of our peers and their excellent work, and taking a look together at what the future of the industry looks like.

The Prolific North Awards - 2020 Shortlist

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year

Digital Agency of the Year (Up to 25 Employees)

Sponsored by Future Focus

  • Ascensor
  • Attigo CIC
  • Don't be Shy
  • First Internet Marketing
  • Glass Digital
  • Pixelbuilders
  • Visibilis
  • We Influence
  • Splitpixel Creative Limited

Digital Agency of the Year (25+ Employees)

Independent Production Company of the Year

  • Air TV
  • Blakeway North
  • KVH Studios
  • Lizardfish
  • The Gate Films
  • The Guide Liverpool
  • Velvet Film Production
  • Visual Method

Integrated Agency of the Year (Up to 29 Employees)

  • BOUTIQUE
  • Crystallised
  • Don't be Shy
  • Fantastic Media
  • Harrison Carloss
  • Luma Marketing
  • Move Marketing
  • Tangent Agency

Integrated Agency of the Year (30+ Employees)

Media Sales Company of the Year

  • Channel 4 Sales
  • OPEN Media
  • TI Media
  • Transport for Greater Manchester

PR Agency of the Year (Up to 15 Employees)

Sponsored by YouGov

  • Aberfield Communications
  • Allott and Associates
  • Hough Bellis Communications
  • No Brainer
  • Prohibition PR
  • Roland Dransfield
  • Truth PR
  • Viva PR

PR Agency of the Year (16+ employees)

Sponsored by YouGov

  • Brazen
  • ramarketing
  • The Lucre Group

Search Agency of the Year

Content Team of the Year

  • Dream Beach Media
  • Glass Digital
  • Hermes
  • Kaplan UK
  • Shoot the Moon
  • The Guide Liverpool
  • The Manc Group
  • Trunk.

News & Magazine Publication of the Year (Printed and/or Online)

  • The Essential Journal
  • The Manc Group - TheManc.com

Broadcasting Programme of the Year

  • Blakeway North - Life After My Brother's Murder
  • Cheadle Hulme School - The Ed. Podcast
  • Radio City Talk - Mental Health Monday
  • United We Stream Greater Manchester

Multimedia Broadcasting Ad of the Year

The judges have decided not to release a shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced on the night.

Website of the Year

  • Bluestorm & Chaucer Foods - A fruitful website for Chaucer Foods
  • Cantarus - Association of Anaesthetists Website
  • Delete & The Open - Delete drives sell-out for The Open Championship
  • Dept & Triumph Motorcycles - The Perfect Ride
  • Enjoy Digital & Valspar - Trust Your Colours
  • JEKBEE & VEKA - Combining SEO & UX for Ultimate Performance
  • Pixelbuilders & Burton's Biscuits - Burton's Biscuit Company Website
  • Plinkfizz & Wardell Armstrong - Wardell Armstrong Website

Multimedia Video of the Year

  • BIG Partnership & NWCR - celebrities #speakout against head and neck cancer
  • Cheadle Hulme School - I AM CHS
  • Kenyons & Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) - Creation of Met-Man
  • Lizardfish TV, Mindsets and Mindfulness - Ethan for BBC Teach
  • R Gill Photography & SBSCreative - Casambi Technologies, ReLighting the BBC
  • The Guide Liverpool - The Guide Liverpool & 2019 Highlights
  • Trunk & 32Red - A Series of Legends

B2B Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Digitaloft & Comparisun - The Trillion Dollar Club
  • Don't be Shy & Escape Hunt - Escape the Office
  • Don't be Shy & Sorted - Martech fit for ABM
  • Freshfield & Lancashire County Council - #AskForHelp
  • Kagool - FMCG Digital Census
  • One Brand Magic & Findel Education - Smarter SBM Campaign
  • Stein IAS & Marshalls - From Start to Finish
  • Stein IAS & Tetra Pak - Nourishing Ideas

B2C Marketing Campaign of the Year (Less than £50k)

  • Cunning Plan & Warrington BID - Warrington is Happening
  • Digitaloft & Kitchen Knives UK - eCommerce SEO Delivers a 1100% ROI
  • Fishtank Agency & City Taxis - Going Places with City Taxis
  • Glass Digital & Timeless Chesterfields - Organic Search Campaign
  • Horlicks & Mosquito Digital - Moments to Share
  • Prohibition & Yorkshire Water - The Number Two Tavern
  • Route Agency & First Leeds - Leedscity Bus, Getting There For You
  • The SEO Works Achieve 106:1 ROI for Health Alarm Client After Pressing Rescue Button

B2C Marketing Campaign of the Year (Over £50k)

  • Access & Greater Manchester Moving - That Counts! campaign
  • Democracy & heycar - driving change in the used car market
  • Havas Media & BBC - Dracula
  • Media Agency Group - NHS Professionals
  • Ponderosa Agency & Hisense UK - Hisense Say Hi Campaign
  • Prohibition - Cewe Photoworld, My Photobook - My Life
  • Studio North & Stagecoach - For whatever's on your timetable
  • theEword & Latimer: Amplify Apartments

B2C PR Campaign of the Year

  • BIG Partnership & NWCR - celebrities #speakout against head and neck cancer
  • Brazen & Chicago Town - PR? Yeah, We Went To Town On It For Chicago Town
  • Digitaloft & Cosmetify - The Cosmetify Index
  • JEKBEE & WatAdventure - Taking Brexit to Kids
  • Prohibition & Yorkshire Water - The Number Two Tavern
  • Red Havas & AO.COM - Mobile Lane
  • Smoking Gun & North West Ambulance Service - Once Upon A Call
  • The Lucre Group & Introducing The 1 to 1 Diet

Digital / Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • C21 & Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership - #DRYMESTER
  • Campfire & Missguided - #MakeMyFriday
  • Digitaloft & Cosmetify - The Cosmetify Index
  • McCann Manchester, Skyn Condoms & The Baby Blocker
  • Roland Dransfield & Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership: Shining a light on suicide
  • Stein IAS - #SaveCreativeSoul
  • Trunk & Greene King - Summer of Sport
  • United We Stream Greater Manchester

Content Campaign of the Year

Sponsored by Beever and Struthers

  • BIG Partnership & NWCR - celebrities #speakout against head and neck cancer
  • Digitaloft & Comparisun - The Trillion Dollar Club
  • Digitaloft & Cosmetify - The Cosmetify Index
  • Don't be Shy & Promethean - The State of Technology in Education 2019/20
  • Never Fully Dressed & Channel 4 - Made in Chelsea:  The First Fashion Partnership
  • The Lucre Group & ScS: Claim Your Throne
  • Trunk & 32Red - A Series of Legends
  • Trunk & Greene King - Summer of Sport

B2B Integrated Campaign of the Year

  • Allott and Associates & Oxair Gas Systems - Saving Lives with Oxygen Supplies
  • Arrow Electronics & Campfire PR - Vision 2019
  • Don't be Shy & Promethean - The State of Technology in Education 2019/20
  • First Internet - Kandy King integrated digital campaign
  • Freshfield and Lancashire County Council - #AskForHelp
  • LIST & FOUND w/ J+D Forecasting - Integrated Lead Generation for Pharma
  • Source PR - Know What's Below
  • Stein IAS & Covance - Ingenuity4 the win

B2C Integrated Campaign of the Year

  • BJL GROUP - THE FOXY FABULOUS
  • Hillarys, Channel 4 and Mediacom - Homes on 4 Integrated Partnership
  • McCann Manchester, Skyn Condoms & The Baby Blocker
  • Media Agency Group - Ola Cabs
  • Northern - Let's Go
  • One Brand Magic & Pets Choice - Webbox Natural 'Real Pets, Real People, Real Life' Campaign
  • Prohibition - Cewe Photoworld, My Photobook - My Life
  • Zoflora & Mosquito Digital - Dispelling the myths, sharing the magic

Search Campaign of the Year

  • Digitaloft & Kitchen Knives UK - eCommerce SEO Delivers a 1100% ROI
  • Glass Digital & Ramsdens Jewellery - Search Campaign
  • Low Cost Glasses & Modo25 - Driving explosive growth for a challenger market entrant
  • Novi.Digital - PropertyData.co.uk - Building Growth Brick-by-Click
  • Summit & Signet - increasing SEO visibility in a challenging landscape
  • The SEO Works help Rab Scale new Heights
  • Visibilis & Terrys Fabrics - Recovering organic revenue
  • Visibilis & The Gardens Buildings Centre - Ready for online dependency