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The Prolific North Champions Awards 2022: The Shortlist

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2022

The full list of finalists for 2022’s Prolific North Champions Awards – the 10th annual edition of the flagship awards ceremony – has been revealed today.

The prestigious Champions Awards celebrate top talent in creative and digital all across the North of England, and winners will be revealed this year on May 26th at Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United FC.

Tickets are on-sale now for the high-profile event, which will bring together hundreds of professionals from the sector to hear who’s a winner, network, and celebrate with peers.


The judging process for Prolific North awards is rigorous and independent. The judging panel of industry experts, which you can see here, first scored each entry individually according to a set of entry criteria and then came together recently to discuss their scores.

As well as the winners of all the below awards, two categories are yet to be decided – the Young Outstanding Contributor to the North and Outstanding Contributor to the North awards will be decided by a combination of judges’ scoring and a public vote. 

Follow this link to cast a vote for your industry role model before April 22nd.

Secure a place at the awards ceremony now to champion creative and digital and reward your team’s success with us. Early Bird tickets are available until April 19th, so don’t miss out.

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2022: The Shortlist

Most Memorable Campaign of the Year

  • Audio Always – Olympic and Paralympic Dreams Bedtime Stories
  • Channel 4 & Allies – Black To Front
  • ilk Agency & Aardman – What’s Up With Everyone?
  • McCann Manchester & Aldi – #FreeCuthbert
  • On the Beach – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • OPEN Media – International Women’s Day
  • Propaganda – Shattered

PR Campaign of the Year

  • Brazen Wakes Up The Nation For Silentnight
  • FIG & SRL – Accelerating change in the Highways Industry
  • Hough Bellis Communications – ASB Awareness Week
  • Influential & Madame Tussauds – Keep Calm… The Queen is Coming to Blackpool
  • Mediaworks & Esh Group – Converting Publicity into Website Traffic
  • On the Beach – Free Covid-19 Tests
  • The Audit Lab – Introducing Ruby Payne
  • Viva PR – Launching the South Pennines Park

PR Agency of the Year

Small Budget B2C Campaign of the Year

  • Buy me Media – Home is on your High Street
  • Herd – Revving Up Revenue for Cobra Sport Exhausts
  • McCann Manchester & Aldi #FreeCuthbert
  • Mosquito Digital & Vileda #LoveableMess
  • Smoking Gun – Girls Let’s Swim
  • Tempt & Bitter Twisted – Bar Hütte 2021
  • Truth PR – Make It For Real at UA92

Large Budget B2C Campaign of the Year

  • Bring Digital & Cotton Traders – Autumn/Winter Paid Social Campaign
  • ilk Agency & Aardman – What’s Up With Everyone?
  • Jura Whisky, Channel 4 & Republic of Media – Say Hello to Jura
  • Mediaworks & Beanies Flavour Co – Instant Coffee and Instant Results with Double Conversions and Revenue
  • On the Beach – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Untold – Welcome to the Republic of Beer

B2B Campaign of the Year

  • Don’t be Shy – Gathering insight for AppliedInsight
  • Giacom – Sophos Product Launch Campaign
  • Media Agency Group – Globalization Partners Campaign
  • Mediaworks & Mobile Mini – Out of the Box Campaign for National Leader in Storage Containers
  • Metamorphic PR – promoting green innovation expertise
  • Propaganda – GenM relaunch
  • SLG & Brett Landscaping – Perfect in Porcelain
  • The SEO Works & LGC – Using Search to Reach a Global Audience

Small Integrated Agency of the Year

Large Integrated Agency of the Year

Best In-House Marketing Team

Sponsored by Metricomm

  • OPEN Media
  • SimpliSafe
  • St Pierre Groupe

Best Client Services Team

Small Digital Agency of the Year

  • Candidsky
  • Click Clique
  • digia
  • House Digital
  • Platform81
  • Reward Agency
  • The Audit Lab
  • theEword
  • Velstar

Large Digital Agency of the Year

Performance Marketing Agency of the Year

  • Castle International
  • Circus PPC Agency
  • Hello Earth Agency
  • The SEO Works

Web Development Project of the Year

  • Cantarus for The Road Haulage Association
  • First Internet & Fragrance Oils –
  • Herd – Newhay’s new D2C website puts a spring in the step of small pets nationwide
  • Herd’s cutting edge new website sees FG Adamson & Son soar to new heights
  • KMP Digitata for AGS Airports
  • Mediaworks & Johnnie Johnson Housing – Tenant First, Digital First
  • Platform81 for Wolves Academy
  • Sequence for Launchpool
  • Velstar – AVON
  • Vital Agency & Shorts Lifts – New Web Solution

Tech Innovation of the Year

  • Daena – Artwork automation tech innovation from the North that keeps graphics production here in the UK, removing the need for offshoring
  • Haystack – Tech Uncovered
  • Hidden Creative – Simmerse Tech Innovation
  • Prodo – AI Assist
  • Sequence – Launchpool
  • Silverchip for Suits Me
  • theEword & rebrix

Tech for Good Award

Tech Company of the Year

Sponsored by No Brainer

  • BOXT
  • BrightHR
  • Giacom
  • Nimble Approach
  • Northcoders
  • Pentest People
  • Silverchip
  • Slalom
  • Street Group
  • Summize
  • thebigword
  • XR Games

Production Company of the Year

  • Lizardfish TV
  • McGill Productions
  • New Take Films
  • ReelWorld Europe
  • The Gate Films

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year

  • Ben Wild Studios ltd
  • Flipbook Studio

Audio / Visual Production of the Year

  • GAS™ Music Ltd – BBC Winter Olympics
  • Propaganda & Clipper – Enabling Retail
  • The Gate Films x Lounge Underwear
  • The Great Garden Revolution! With Channel 4, Dentsu MB and The Storylab
  • This is Distorted – A Little Respect for Virgin Radio Pride

Ad of the Year

  • Lizardfish TV – ‘Never Felt So Good’ Pall Mall Ad
  • On the Beach – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • The Gate Films – The Deadline

International Reach Award

Sponsored by the UK Advertising Export Group

  • Aire Global – Implementing brands all around the world through packaging, POS and ecommerce design
  • ICS-digital
  • MAG International
  • St Pierre Groupe – A Taste of Paris in America, with love from Manchester

Best Talent Acquisition Team

Independent Agency of the Year

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