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The Prolific North Champions Awards 2021: The Winners


The winners of the Prolific North Champions Awards were revealed last night in a spectacular return to live events for the creative and digital sector.

Hosted at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, the Champions Awards brought together industry figures of all levels to celebrate and socialise at a fantastic evening compered by Hits Radio presenter and DJ Hattie Pearson.

Those in attendance enjoyed a three-course meal before the awards presentation got underway. After this, the party started – with entertainment running late into the night.

The Prolific North Champions Awards celebrated talent across the sector, recognising brilliant companies, teams, platforms, campaigns and individuals. The first of the Prolific North Awards season, they are followed by the Tech Awards in October, and the Marketing Awards in November.

Special thanks must go to Associate Sponsor Brewin Dolphin, along with Category Sponsors Boutique, Netsells, Metricomm, YouGov, Chief and AgencyNXD, as well as the illustrious panel of judges.

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2021: The Winners

Tech Innovation of the Year: Pentest People – SecureGateway

Sponsored by Netsells

Also nominated:

  • Checkd Development
  • Digital Oracles

Advert of the Year: The Gate Films & Manifest – Tommee Tippee ‘The Boob Life’

Sponsored by Boutique

Also nominated:

  • Channel 4 – 4 Sales #StandAgainstRacism
  • Flow Creative – BBC Children in Need TV Commercial
  • On the Beach – Ready when you are

Best In-House Marketing Team: Corecom Consulting

Sponsored by Metricomm

Also nominated:

  • Medical Protection Society Team

Radio Station of the Year: KCC Live

Audio Production of the Year: Roland Dransfield – We Built This City

Also nominated:

  • New Writing North – New Narratives for the North East

Visual Production of the Year: Anattic – Mental Health Motorbike

Also nominated:

  • Flow Creative – BBC Children in Need TV Commercial
  • Flow Creative – Syria Relief – 10 Years of War
  • Lizardfish TV – Finding The Words – Lizardfish TV for BBC Bitesize
  • On the Beach – Ready when you are
  • The Gate Films & Manifest – Tommee Tippee ‘The Boob Life’

Media Sales Company of the Year: Immediate Media

Also nominated:

  • Channel 4 Sales

Tech for Good Award: AnonyMind: confidential & flexible mental health services

Also nominated:

  • Alcimi – Data Dashboard – National Emergencies Trust
  • hedgehog lab – How Busy Is Toon?
  • Impact Reporting
  • Netsells & Handheld Health – COVID-19 & COPD Patient Recovery

Global Reach Award: Aire Global

Also nominated:

  • Silverbean

Environmental Champion Award: ddroidd – A+++ Software

Also nominated:

  • Infosphere – Operationalising Sustainability

B2B Campaign of the Year: Tailor-Made Media – ‘Plastic Isn’t The Problem’ for Bright Green Plastics

Highly Commended: FIG & SRL – The Gamechangers

Also nominated:

  • Luma Marketing – Rebelleon
  • Shell & Zircom – Global Trade Rewards Campaign

PR Campaign of the Year: Natures Menu – Pup-Demic

Highly Commended: J Jackson PR – Misspap, Don’t Miss Your Pap!

Also nominated:

  • Grayling – Cummins Powers the Future
  • On the Beach takes holidays off the menu
  • Truth PR Limited – Party Delights’ Halloween Campaign
  • Wavemaker North – Rising to the PR challenge

Production Company of the Year: Space Film & VFX

Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

Also nominated:

  • Chief
  • Lizardfish TV
  • MillK The Film Content Company
  • Studio 6 Life
  • The Gate Films

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year: Flipbook Studio

Highly Commended: Flow

Also nominated:

  • Fuzzy Duck
  • Kilogramme
  • Studio 6 Life

Young Outstanding Contributor to the North: Ben Taylor

Small Integrated Agency of the Year: Boutique

Highly Commended: Luma

  • Kenyons
  • Move Marketing

Large Integrated Agency of the Year: Manifest

Sponsored by Chief

Highly Commended: Fox Agency

Also nominated:

Search Agency of the Year: Evoluted

Also nominated:

Web Development Project of the Year: First Internet Marketing: Peak website improvements for Peak AI

Also nominated:

PR Agency of the Year: Cause UK

Sponsored by YouGov

Also nominated:

  • Active Profile
  • Brazen
  • Roland Dransfield
  • Truth PR
  • Viva

Small Digital Agency of the Year: Attigo CIC

Sponsored by AgencyNXD

Also nominated:

Large Digital Agency of the Year: Dept

Highly Commended: CTI Digital

Also nominated:

Large Budget B2C Campaign of the Year: On the Beach – Ready when you are

Also nominated:

  • Channel4, Aldi, UM Manchester & Great British Bake Off
  • Dinosaur / MillK Media – Bupa ‘Normal Stories’
  • Evoluted & – Ecommerce Zero to £2.5m Hero in 12 Months
  • Havas Media – BBC I May Destroy You
  • Modern English Digital: Rolling Stones 2020
  • Pokerstars Epic Downtime Campaign with The Sun
  • Polestar & The Times

Small Budget B2C Campaign of the Year: First Internet Marketing – Secret Spa launch

Highly Commended: Ascensor & Raithwaite Sandsend – Back to Business Campaign

  • Continuous | From Uniform – Rainbow Thursday
  • Dawn Creative – Zen Moved On Campaign
  • MillK Media – The Fed’s ‘F Word’ Fundraising appeal
  • North PR – La Dolce Vita with DeliVita
  • Own Your Space – GetClaimsAdvice
  • Silverbean, HelloFresh & TOTUM – Breaking the Mould
  • Mosquito Digital & Vileda – #TeamCleanCommunity

Outstanding Contributor to the North: Paul Corcoran, CEO, Agent

Independent Agency of the Year: Evoluted

Also nominated:

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