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The Prolific North Awards 2015: the shortlist announced


BeccyMeehanNWTToday we can reveal the shortlist for the Prolific North Awards 2015 – jump straight to the list here.

Over 250 entries were received ahead of the awards dinner at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Thursday 30 April, which will be co-presented by broadcaster Andy Crane and BBC presenter Beccy Meehan. At the close of formalities, there will be an informal party at which DJ Clint Boon will be entertaining guests.

The awards are presented this year in association with our headline partners Click Consult and dock10.

For further information about the evening or to book tickets, please visit our dedicated awards site or contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855.

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Entries were submitted by a wide variety of companies, organisations and institutions from across the North and a glance through the shortlist illustrates the enormous wealth and range of creative talent that is thriving across the region.

Unfortunately, given such a large number of entries, several dozen entrants – ranging from multinational agency networks and publishers to more modest regional concerns – will be disappointed not to have been shortlisted and we’d like to thank those concerned for their time and interest.

For those who are amenable to learning and improving their approach to submitting entries, we filmed yesterday’s judging session and our judges will share some of their insight on film on the night, along with their comments on why the winning entries were indeed winners.

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We’d also like to thank our hard-working and highly experienced group of judges: Theresa Lindsay, marketing manager, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, Paul Mousley, writer, Jonathan Oates, external communications director, Manchester Airports Group, Dave Edmundson-Bird, principal lecturer, Digital Marketing & Enterprise, MMU Business School, Jim Hancock, journalist and presenter, Sally Joynson, CEO, Screen Yorkshire, Andy Barke, industry head, Google UK, Martin Anderson, creative consultant, Andy Green, Andy Green Creativity, Rob McLoughlin OBE, TV presenter and founder, Carm Productions, Sean Marley, chair, Creative Skillset’s Northern Media Skills Panel, Dr Marian Hardey Ph.D, MSc programme director, Durham University Business School, David Wilson, director, Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Steve Kuncewicz, head of IP & Media – associate, Bermans, Mark Dickinson, Dickinson Communications, Leanne Buchan, principal officer Culture & Sport, Leeds City Council, Sarah Hartley, media journalist and entrepreneur, Richard Frediani, senior programme editor, ITN and Herb Kim, founder Thinking Digital conference.

More detailed information about the judges can be found here.

The evening in Manchester on Thursday 30 April will be a celebration of Northern talent and creative and commercial success. Last year’s dinner entertained and informed almost 730 guests and we are confident that this, the third PN Awards dinner, will once again attract the largest single gathering of senior creative and media folk outside London in 2015: bar none! A review of last year’s dinner can be read here.

For further information about the evening or to book tickets, please visit our dedicated site or contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855. Any other enquiries should be addressed to

The Prolific North Awards 2015: the shortlist


Best newcomer – sponsored by CDi Yorkshire

Bearded Fellows



B2B Marketing/integrated communications campaign

Citypress & Hudson UK – The Great Generational Shift
deWinter & CH1ChesterBID – Creating a Business Improvement District in Chester
Fig Creative & TF Solutions – Ice Men Campaign
MC2 Manchester & Endless LLP – The Great Unloved
Skout PR & Wax Digital – The Buying Game
Stein IAS & Iron Mountain – Build your business case
Stein IAS & Trelleborg Marine Systems – The performance people
The fresh Group & Radisson Blu – Experience Meetings Roadshow

B2C Marketing/integrated communications campaign

BJL & Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium – Being Family your path to adoption
Carat, Posterscope, JCDecaux and AdMaxim – Greggs Hot Soup Re-launch
Cuckoo Design – Muse Developments/English Cities Fund – Vimto Gardens
Good Relations & Thwaites – Lancaster Bomber
Intermarketing Agency- East Coast Trains – I Love Trains
Manc Frank & Weetabix – Powering Up Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drinks
MediaCom & Subaru – Selling an adventure with every car
PHD, The Leith Agency, Blonde, Stripe – Aye no bad to that – IRN-BRU Commonwealth Games 2014

Lucas FettesApp of the year – sponsored by Lucas Fettes

A&P & DAF Trucks UK – My DAF App
Enjoy Digital & (Future Sounds) Live at Leeds – Improving Festival Goers Experience Through a Bespoke App
MadeByPi – McCain Foodservice Sales App
Mosquito & Cambridge University Press – Murphy’s Grammar In Use App
Reason Digital – SafetyNets
RESYSTEMS – 1D Official Book App by HarperCollins
Shaping Cloud – Givvit App by Shaping Cloud
Über & Sheffield DocFest – Sheffield DocFest Mobile App

Content team

Coronation Street – ITV Studios
Lime Pictures
Roland Dransfield PR
Venn Digital

MMU_logoAnimation/graphics company – sponsored by Digital Innovation at MMU

Carbon Digital
Edit 19
Fettle Animation


AuKids magazine
Cheshire Life (Archant Life)
CN Magazines – Cumbria Life
Dalesman Magazine Country Publications
Great Places Housing Group – My Great Place
Lancashire Life
Limited Edition (The Westmorland Gazette)

Creative england2015 logoGame of the year – sponsored by Creative England

BBC Learning and Mi – Our World War Interactive High Wood
BBC Wales Online & Learning for BBC Learning – The Doctor and the Dalek
Brazen & Modern English – Chicago Town Slice Sabre Pro
Mosquito & Zoflora – The Hidden World of Bacteria
Stardotstar & True North – Junior Vets On Call game for CBBC

TV programme – news & factual

Blakeway North – EDL Girls – Don’t Call Me Racist
Blakeway North – The Most Famous School in the World
Blakeway North – Under My Skin – Emeli Sande in Search of Frida Kahlo
ITV – University Challenge Class of 2014
ITV Granada Reports – Alan Henning Tribute
Lizardfish TV – My Life ‘Coming to Britain’ for CBBC
Nine Lives Media – Pound Shop Wars
Shiver – I Married The Waiter Love In The Sun

TV programme – entertainment & drama

Hollyoaks – Lime Pictures
ITV – Darcy Oake Edge of Reality – ITV Studios
LA Productions – Common
Lime Pictures – Rockets Island Series 2 by Lime Pictures for CBBC
Shiver – Dance Mums
Shiver – Nation’s Favourite Motown Song
True North Productions & Channel 4 – Building The Dream

Website – sponsored by Orchard RecruitmentPNAOrchard

Amaze & Lexus – NX House
BBC Learning – iWonder
BBC Learning – Bitesize
Building Blocks & Celebrity Cruises – Mobile Responsive Website
CTI Digital & London Gatwick – Gatwick Obviously Campaign Website
deWinter – Deafness Support Network Website
Forepoint – Website produced for AWE
MadeByPi – YorkTest new responsive website

Radio station

BBC Radio 5 live
Smooth Radio North West
Sun FM

BeeverandstrutherslogoNews publication – sponsored by Beever and Struthers

Asian Lite
Lancashire Telegraph
Warrington Guardian

Small PR Agency

Aberfield Communications
Manc Frank
Pelican Communications
PR Agency One
Rule 5
Smoking Gun PR


mustard researchLarge PR Agency – sponsored by Mustard Research

Havas PR North

Media Sales

Bauer Media
Channel 4
CommunicorpUK NW sales team (Smooth, Capital, Heart, Real Radio)
Time Inc. UK

Video of the year

Castrol & Jaywing – Passenger Car Oil Demo Films
Flipbook & nDreams – The Assembly Cinematic
Fridge Productions & Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – A Tour deFrance Great Day Out
Glued Films & MAG – MAG Makes It Safe
Intermarketing Agency & adidas – Munster Rugby away shirt launch 2014
Parker Design Consultants & AstraZeneca – Return to Growth
Refinery & Manchester Arndale – The Centre of Everything fashion video
TBWA\Manchester & Merlin Midway – Blackpool’s Back


SEO & PPC Agency

Bring Digital
fusion unlimited
Search Laboratory

Barclays_Logo-3Media agency – sponsored by Barclays

Boutique Media Communications
MEC Manchester

Independent production company

Blakeway North
LA Productions
Lime Pictures
Maker Projects
ReelWorld Europe
True North Productions

NMA PitchIntegrated Agency – sponsored by Pitch Consultants

Intermarketing Agency
Stein IAS
Truth Creative


Small Digital Agency – sponsored by BruntwoodNMA Bruntwood

Fluid Digital
KMP Digitata
Return on Digital
SEO Junkies
Studio Mashbo


NMA Network MktLarge Digital Agency – sponsored by Network Marketing

EMS Internet
Fat Media
Mando Group
Mediaworks Creative Search Agency
Search Laboratory




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