The Prolific North Awards 2020: The Winners

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by Charlie Spargo

We hosted the first virtual Prolific North Awards last night, bringing together creatives from around the region to watch our streamed ceremony.

With broadcaster Gavin Ramjaun fronting the event, people tuned in from around the UK to find out who was going to be a winner. While we couldn't come together in person to celebrate, we made the event as special as possible.

This year's awards were very kindly sponsored by YouGov, who helped make the annual event a reality.

The Prolific North Awards 2020: The Winners

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year: Aire Global

Also nominated: 

  • dock10 VFX
  • One Bright Dot

Small Digital Agency of the Year (Up to 25 employees): First Internet Marketing

Highly Commended: Don't Be Shy

Sponsored by Future Focus

Also nominated:

  • Ascensor
  • Attigo CIC
  • Glass Digital
  • Pixelbuilders
  • Visibilis
  • We Influence
  • Splitpixel Creative

Large Digital Agency of the Year (25+ Employees): Mosquito

Also nominated:

Independent Production Company of the Year: The Gate Films

Also nominated:

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

Small Integrated Agency of the Year (Up to 29 employees): BOUTIQUE

Highly Commended: Move Marketing

Also nominated:

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

Large Integrated Agency of the Year (30+ Employees): Big Brand Ideas

Also nominated: 

Media Sales Company of the Year: TI Media

Also nominated:

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

Small PR Agency of the Year (Up to 15 employees): Truth PR

Sponsored by YouGov

Also nominated:

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

Large PR Agency of the Year (16+ Employees): ramarketing

Sponsored by YouGov

Also nominated:

  • Brazen
  • The Lucre Group

Search Agency of the Year: Journey Further

Also nominated:

Content Team of the Year: Shoot The Moon

Also nominated:

  • Dream Beach Media
  • Glass Digital
  • Hermes
  • Kaplan UK
  • The Guide Liverpool
  • The Manc Group
  • Trunk

News & Magazine Publication of the Year (Printed and/or Online): The Manc Group - TheManc.com

Also nominated:

  • The Essential Journal

Broadcasting Programme of the Year: United We Stream Greater Manchester

Also nominated:

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

Multimedia Broadcasting Ad of the Year: On the Beach & Uncommon: Everything's Better On The Beach

Website of the Year: Delete & The Open: Delete drives sell-out for The Open Championship! 

Also nominated:

  • Bluestorm & Chaucer Foods - A fruitful website for Chaucer Foods
  • Cantarus - Association of Anaesthetists Website
  • 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

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Video of the Year: Lizardfish TV, Mindsets and Mindfulness - Ethan for BBC Teach

Also nominated:

  • 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
  • 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: One Brand Magic & Findel Education - Smarter SBM Campaign

Also nominated: 

  • 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
  • Stein IAS & Marshalls - From Start to Finish
  • Stein IAS & Tetra Pak - Nourishing Ideas

B2C Marketing Campaign of the Year (Over £50k): Media Agency Group - NHS Professionals

Also nominated:

  • Access & Greater Manchester Moving - That Counts! campaign
  • Democracy & heycar - driving change in the used car market
  • Havas Media & BBC - Dracula
  • 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: Smoking Gun & North West Ambulance Service - Once Upon A Call

Also nominated:

  • 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
  • The Lucre Group & Introducing The 1 to 1 Diet

B2C Marketing Campaign of the Year (Less than £50k): Fishtank Agency & City Taxis - Going Places with City Taxis

Also nominated:

  • Cunning Plan & Warrington BID - Warrington is Happening
  • Digitaloft & Kitchen Knives UK - eCommerce SEO Delivers a 1100% ROI
  • 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

Digital / Social Media Campaign of the Year: United We Stream Greater Manchester

Also nominated:

  • 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

Content Campaign of the Year: Don't be Shy & Promethean - The State of Technology in Education 2019/20

Also nominated: 

  • BIG Partnership & NWCR - celebrities #speakout against head and neck cancer
  • Digitaloft & Comparisun - The Trillion Dollar Club
  • Digitaloft & Cosmetify - The Cosmetify Index
  • 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: LIST & FOUND w/ J+D Forecasting - Integrated Lead Generation for Pharma

Highly Commended: Freshfield and Lancashire County Council - #AskForHelp

Also nominated: 

  • 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
  • Source PR - Know What's Below
  • Stein IAS & Covance - Ingenuity4 the win

B2C Integrated Campaign of the Year: Northern - Let's Go

Also nominated:

Search Campaign of the Year: Digitaloft & Kitchen Knives UK - eCommerce SEO Delivers a 1100% ROI

Also nominated:

  • 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