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The Prolific North Awards 2018 – The Shortlist


Today we’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for the Prolific North Awards 2018.

Almost 300 entries were received ahead of the awards dinner, which this year will be held on Thursday May 24th at The Principal in Manchester city centre, with comedian, actor, writer and presenter Justin Moorhouse returning to host.

We’re very pleased to again have the support of Click Consult as headline sponsor, this year alongside co-headline sponsor Bing.

Our thanks, too, to category sponsors 72Point, CDi Yorkshire, Dock10, Group IMD, Hiscox, Knight Corporate Finance and Lucas Fettes.

Once again we’re confident of attracting a crowd of approaching 800 for what is indisputably the sector’s biggest gathering and celebration of talent outside London.

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



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 will be disappointed not to have been shortlisted and we’d like to thank those concerned for their time and interest.

We’d like to thank the industry experts who made up our panel of judges: Nina Aggarwal, Founder, Fusion Learning; Jamie Boulger, Head of Digital, Bruntwood; Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth, City of York Council; Leanne Buchan, Principal Officer, Culture & Sport, Leeds City Council; Martin Carr, Non-Exec Director; Stefan Casey, Innovation Lead for Packaging, Nestle; Tom Cheesewright, Futurist, Book of the Future; Richard Collingwood, Brand & Digital Manager, Riverside; Alex Connock, Managing Director, Missile; Jon Corner, CEO, The Landing; David Edmundson-Bird, Manchester Metropolitan Business School; Ellie England, Sales Director, Microsoft; Andy Green, Andy Green Creativity; Tom Greveson, CEO, Revolution Viewing; Emma Hunt, Head of Marketing, Vimto; Hayley James, Head of Internal Communications, First Bus; John Jones, Corporate Partner, Beever & Struthers; Steve Kunciewicz, Partner, BLM Law; Alison Last, Corporate Affairs Manager, Kellogg; Peter Lusty, Chief Executive, Manchester Tech Trust; Rose Marley, CEO, SharpFutures; Neil McKay, CEO, Endless Gain; Paul Mousley, Scriptwriter; Paul Newman, Director of Communications, The Peel Group; David Prior, Editor, Prolific North; William Schaffer, Manager, NorthInvest; Rob Shaw, CEO, Jaywing; Doug Ward, Founder, Tech Britain; Lisa Wood, Head of Communications, Now Healthcare Group.

You can read more about the judges here.

The Prolific North Awards 2018: The Shortlist

Sponsored by

Animation / Graphics Company

  • Boardwalk Studio
  • Carbon Digital
  • Flipbook Studio
  • Fuzzy Duck
  • Periscope Studios
  • Rabble

Digital Agency (10 and Under Employees)

  • Applied Digital Marketing
  • Clean Digital
  • Content OD
  • Don’t be Shy
  • EY3 Media
  • Impression
  • Maxweb
  • Noir Agency

Digital Agency (11-25 Employees)

Digital Agency (26+ Employees) – Sponsored by Bing

Independent Production Company

  • Anattic Limited
  • Blakeway North
  • Endemol Shine North
  • Lizardfish TV
  • True North Productions
  • VTR North
  • WhiteNoise Media
  • Zut

Integrated Agency (Up to 29 Employees) – Sponsored by Lucas Fettes

  • AKA North
  • Born + Raised
  • Bugler Smith Ltd
  • Pace Communications
  • Peppermint Soda
  • Venture Stream
  • Vivid

Integrated Agency (30+Employees) – Sponsored by Dock10

  • Intermarketing Agency
  • Jaywing
  • MC2
  • Media Agency Group
  • Mediaworks
  • Savvy Marketing
  • Stein IAS
  • We are Vista

Media Agency

  • Periscope Studios
  • Republic of Media
  • Wavemaker

Media Sales

  • Channel 4
  • Immediate Media
  • More Media Sales
  • Time Inc

PR Agency of the Year (Under 10 Employees)

  • Catapult PR
  • Chapman Poole
  • Faith Public Relations
  • No Brainer
  • Rule 5
  • Scriba PR
  • Skout PR
  • TheRetailRoom

PR Agency of the Year (Over 10 Employees)

  • Acceleris
  • Active Profile Ltd
  • Brazen
  • Havas PR
  • Prohibition
  • Roland Dransfield

SEO & PPC Agency

  • CandidSky
  • Click Consult
  • Mabo Media
  • Nothing But Epic Ltd
  • The SEO Works

Content Team

  • BT
  • Periscope Studios
  • Shoot The Moon
  • Swinton Insurance
  • Trunk
  • Wavemaker Content

News & Magazine (Printed or Online)

  • AuKids magazine
  • Best Western UK Postcard Magazine
  • BusinessCloud – news & magazine
  • Warrington Guardian

Broadcasting Programme – News and Factual

  • Blakeway North – Kicked Out From Care To Chaos (BBC Three)
  • Blakeway North – My Life Born To Vlog
  • Endemol Shine North – Inside Bentley A Great British Motor Car
  • Nine Lives Media – I’m Coming Out, Ross’s Story
  • Nine Lives Media – My Life: Hike to Happiness
  • Radio City Talk – Mental Health Monday
  • True North Productions – A New Life In The Sun
  • True North Productions – The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes

Broadcasting Programme – Commercial / Advertising – Sponsored by Group IMD

  • ABF Pictures & – Elephant in the room
  • Equinox Film and TV Productions & Oak Furniture Land – ‘Welcome Real Hardwood’
  • Equinox Film and TV Productions & – FamilyMoments
  • Glued Films & Garden Creative – Know for Sure: Patient Claim Line 2018 Adverts
  • Zut & Betfred – Nostalgia campaign

Website of the Year – Sponsored by Knight Corporate Finance

  • Born + Raised – Keep Britain Tidy Website
  • Don’t be Shy – Putting people at the heart of business IT
  • Kagool & Inchcape – New Inchcape website
  • Modern English Digital & Sony Music Entertainment – Foo Fighters Mixtape Generator
  • Music – Joe Coleman Website
  • NetConstruct with Milwaukee Tools
  • Outpost – Bear Grylls Website
  • Pinpoint Designs with Custom Plugs

App of the Year

  • Argos & Apadmi – Argos Card App
  • Blue Chip Marketing & O2 – The Source App
  • Mapway & Bus Times London
  • Mediaworks & The Royal Mint – The Great British Coin Hunt
  • Now Healthcare Group – Now Patient
  • Our Studio 360 App for Herbal House on behalf of Allied London working with Design Agency 90Degrees
  • The musicMagpie App
  • Vita Student & Apposing – Student Companion & Intercom App

Video of the Year – Sponsored by 72Point

  • Bauer Media for Key 103 – One Love Manchester Mash Up
  • BBC North West Tonight – Up ‘Ere by Tony Walsh
  • Born + Raised – HSBC Global Markets
  • Cuckoo & Brickhouse Productions – Alliance
  • Flipbook Studio – Relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Animations
  • Social Chain – Through The Eyes Of The Fans
  • Space Digital – ‘Slaughterbots’
  • Trunk – Using the ‘C Word’ to save lives

B2B Marketing / Integrated Communications Campaign – Sponsored by Hiscox

  • Freshfield – GrowingLancashire
  • Havas PR UK – Armitage Shanks celebrate200
  • Markettiers Manchester & Mercedes-Benz Vans – Giving The Van Driver A Voice
  • Plinkfizz Ltd – Crystal Careers Recruitment Campaign
  • Skout PR & Wax Digital – the four ‘Ps’ of procurement
  • Splitpixel Creative Ltd – Sodexo Engage Launch Campaign
  • Stein IAS – You Are How You Eat
  • twentysix & Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance – SME spotlight campaign

B2C Marketing / Integrated Communications Campaign (Less than £50k) – Sponsored by CDi Yorkshire

  • APS Group MMP Global & Merseyside Mounted Police Section Stand Tall Branding & Marketing Campaign
  • Digitaloft & Missy Empire – You vs The Kardashians
  • Domu Brands – VonShefMadeItGood
  • Markettiers Manchester & United Utilities – Reservoir Safety Stay Safe Stay Out
  • Mosquito & Basketball England – TogetherWeAreBasketball
  • PHD Manchester & Leith – It’s Not Christmas without IRN-BRU
  • Truth Creative & University Academy 92 – Brand Identity and Multi-Channel Launch Campaign
  • Wavemaker – Cleaning up in the supermarkets

B2C Marketing / Integrated Communications Campaign (Over £50k)

  • Channel 4 & Thomas Cook – The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds on Holiday
  • Diva Creative & Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership – Stay Well This Winter Greater Manchester
  • Everton Football Club 2017/18 Season Ticket Campaign – One For All All For One
  • IF Agency & Knowsley Safari – Summer 2017 campaign
  • Time Inc. & Thatchers Haze x NME Emerging Artists Project
  • Vivid & Visit Guernsey – Guernsey Memories
  • Wavemaker – Mid-week mission!
  • We Influence Delivers Best Ever Trading Season For Christmas Tree World

Digital / Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • Big Brand Ideas – Nextbase ‘Bad Drivers’
  • Christy – NotJustATowel
  • Citypress – A World Without Labels
  • Click Consult & Kwik Fit – Know before you go
  • Mosquito & Basketball England – TogetherWeAreBasketball
  • One – Maxtop Tea-Break Tosser game
  • Wavemaker – Cleaning up in the supermarkets
  • Wavemaker – Rising to the social challenge

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