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The Prolific North Champions Awards 2022: The Winners


The winners of the 10th annual Prolific North Champions Awards, recognising creative and digital brilliance, have been revealed.

Nearly 600 packed out the room last night at the high-profile ceremony at Old Trafford, the iconic venue where 26 trophies were presented to some very deserving winners.

As ever, they celebrated the top talent from all across the North, rewarding the businesses, campaigns and influential people making the region the place to be for creative and digital – and demonstrating the unrivalled excellence around us.

And it was a night to remember, compered by Apprentice winner, entrepreneur and fashion designer Sian Gabbidon. The presentation ceremony kicked off after dinner, and once all 26 awards had been handed out, the dance floor opened up for attendees to party in style.

See all the photos from the evening here.

Well done to all our finalists, Highly Commended entries, and of course the winners. Special thanks too to this year’s sponsors who helped make the 10th Champions Awards a reality – the UK Advertising Export Group, MetricommNo Brainer, and Mustard Research – not to mention our illustrious judging panel

Let’s see all the winners from the 2022 awards.

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2022: The Winners

Tech Innovation of the Year: Hidden Creative – Simmerse Tech Innovation

Also nominated:

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

Ad of the Year: On the Beach – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Also nominated:

  • Lizardfish TV – ‘Never Felt So Good’ Pall Mall Ad
  • The Gate Films – The Deadline

Best In-House Marketing Team: St Pierre Groupe

Sponsored by Metricomm

Also nominated:

  • OPEN Media
  • SimpliSafe

Audio / Visual Production of the Year: The Gate Films x Lounge Underwear

Highly Commended: This is Distorted – A Little Respect for Virgin Radio Pride

Also nominated:

  • GAS™ Music Ltd – BBC Winter Olympics
  • Propaganda & Clipper – Enabling Retail
  • The Great Garden Revolution! With Channel 4, Dentsu MB and The Storylab

Best Client Services Team: Pace Communications

Also nominated:

Performance Marketing Agency of the Year: Hello Earth Agency

Highly Commended: Castle International

Tech for Good Award: Silverchip – Donate A Laptop and School Meal Finder

Highly Commended: Netsells – Good Food Talks

Also nominated:

International Reach Award: St Pierre Groupe – A Taste of Paris in America, with love from Manchester

Sponsored by the UK Advertising Export Group

Also nominated:

  • Aire Global – Implementing brands all around the world through packaging, POS and ecommerce design
  • ICS-digital
  • MAG International

B2B Campaign of the Year: The SEO Works & LGC – Using Search to Reach a Global Audience

Also nominated:

  • 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

PR Campaign of the Year: Influential & Madame Tussauds – Keep Calm… The Queen is Coming to Blackpool

Highly Commended: On the Beach – Free Covid-19 Tests

Also nominated:

  • Brazen Wakes Up The Nation For Silentnight
  • FIG & SRL – Accelerating change in the Highways Industry
  • Hough Bellis Communications – ASB Awareness Week
  • Mediaworks & Esh Group – Converting Publicity into Website Traffic
  • The Audit Lab – Introducing Ruby Payne
  • Viva PR – Launching the South Pennines Park

Production Company of the Year: The Gate Films

Also nominated:

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

Animation / Graphics Company of the Year: Flipbook Studio

Also nominated:

  • Ben Wild Studios ltd

Young Outstanding Contributor to the North: Jessica Adams, Head of Marketing & Communications, Syria Relief

Also nominated:

  • Csilla Balint, Group Head of Marketing, iPensions Group
  • Milimo Banji, CEO & Founder, Tapln
  • Dominio Carter, Founder, Serotonin
  • Adam Chandler, Founder, Reel Film
  • Kristiana Georgieva, PPC Specialist, Hello Earth Agency
  • Oliver Hodgson, Founder, Platinum Live
  • Jake Lowes, Midweight Motion Designer, Don’t be Shy
  • Tom Marshall, Designer, Aire Global
  • Christopher Martin, CMO, FlexMR
  • William Mollett, Co-Founder, Horizon Union
  • Olly Moriarty, Head of Creative, One Agency
  • Jessica Pardoe, Account Manager, Source PR
  • Ollie Ratcliffe, Digital Communications Specialist, Taylors of Harrogate & Bettys
  • Emma Rogers, Head of Content, Punch Creative
  • Amy Shaw, Marketing Manager, OPEN Media
  • Meg Wilson-Taylor, PPC Manager, Circus PPC
  • Kieran Wood, Co-founder, Horizon Union

Small Integrated Agency of the Year: SLG

Highly Commended: Don’t be Shy

Also nominated:

Large Integrated Agency of the Year: Manifest

Sponsored by Mustard Research

Also nominated:

Web Development Project of the Year: Vital Agency & Shorts Lifts – New Web Solution

Highly Commended: Sequence for Launchpool

Also nominated:

  • 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
  • Velstar – AVON

PR Agency of the Year: Future

Small Digital Agency of the Year: theEword

Also nominated:

Large Digital Agency of the Year: Evoluted

Also nominated:

Best Talent Acquisition Team: Corecom Consulting

Also nominated:

Small Budget B2C Campaign of the Year: Truth PR – Make It For Real at UA92

Also nominated:

  • 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

Large Budget B2C Campaign of the Year: ilk Agency & Aardman – What’s Up With Everyone?

  • Bring Digital & Cotton Traders – Autumn/Winter Paid Social Campaign
  • 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

Most Memorable Campaign of the Year: McCann Manchester & Aldi – #FreeCuthbert

Also nominated:

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

Tech Company of the Year: Silverchip

Sponsored by No Brainer

Also nominated:

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

Independent Agency of the Year: Hello Earth Agency

Highly Commended: Manifest

Also nominated:

Outstanding Contributor to the North: Hannah Anderson, Managing Director, Kyma Media

Also nominated:

  • Audrey Hall, Presenter, ALL FM
  • Sean Hutchinson, Founder, Pecometer Software
  • Mo Isap, Founder & CEO, IN4 Group
  • Ash Jones, Founder, Great Influence
  • Rosie Kenyon, Managing Director, Kenyons
  • Caren Launus-Gamble, Founder, Kreativeinc Agency
  • Chris Place, Creative Director, Don’t be Shy
  • Dave Price, CCO, McCann Manchester
  • Chris Ridley, PPC Specialist, Evoluted
  • Rob Shaw, CEO, CreativeRace
  • Catherine Shuttleworth, Founder, Savvy Marketing
  • Mike Smith, Founder & CVO, OPEN Media

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