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The Prolific North Champions Awards 2023: The Shortlist

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We can now reveal all the finalists who could be taking home one of the coveted trophies at this year’s Prolific North Champions Awards.

The prestigious Prolific North Champions Awards, which celebrates top talent across the North’s thriving creative, digital, tech, media and marketing sectors, will be back on 18th of May 2023 at Emirates Old Trafford, The Point.

The judging process for Prolific North awards is rigorous and independent. Our judging panel of top industry experts, which you can find more about here, first scored each entry individually according to a set of entry criteria and then came together recently to discuss their scores. They had some tough decisions due to the quality of entries this year – competition was fierce!

Tickets are now on sale for the high-profile event, where hundreds of professionals will be able to find out who’s a winner, network, and more importantly, celebrate! Early bird tickets are available until 21st April.

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Two categories are yet to be decided – Outstanding Young Rising Star and Outstanding Contributor to the North. Scroll to the end of the shortlist to see who has been nominated!

The winners of both of these categories will be decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting. cast your vote here before the 21st April here.

Make sure you secure your place at the awards ceremony now and celebrate your success with us – don’t miss out on what’s set to be a brilliant night!

The Prolific North Champions Awards 2023: The Shortlist

Most Memorable Campaign of the Year

  • Calderdale’s College
  • Influential and Madame Tussauds Blackpool – Boris Johnson heads to the Job Centre
  • Northumbrian Water – Bin the Wipe
  • Wavemaker UK – Jet2holidays x MailMetroMedia: Holidays are go!

Not-for-Profit Campaign of the Year

Sponsored by Mustard

  • Blush & Eurogroup for Animals – Fur Free Europe
  • Carat UK & StepChange – Captify Brand Awareness Campaign
  • Doodledo – Caritas Salford Homeless Appeal
  • Havas Lynx Group & The Lady Garden Foundation – Give Your Fanny Five
  • ilk Agency & Couch To Fitness
  • Journey Further & The Donkey Sanctuary – ‘Adopt a Donkey This Christmas’
  • Platinum Live & Gary McKee – 365 Challenge
  • Waterfall & UUKi – #TwinForHope
  • Wriggle Marketing – A Better U

Made in the North & Making Global Waves

Sponsored by UK Advertising Export Group

  • Airship Interactive
  • Corecom Consulting
  • ddroidd
  • Flipbook Studio
  • Initiative Health
  • Rainy City Agency
  • StraightIn
  • The Insights Family

Tech for Good Award

  • BT/EE
  • clinix by AnonyMind
  • CHAPERHOME LTD – Walksafe
  • Mathematical Services Limited & Paul Foy
  • One Tribe – Climate Action
  • SteamaCo – Empowering the Light of the Nation
  • The Bigger Boat & ANDYSMANCLUB – ANDYSMANCLUB New Website
  • Yardd – Revolutionise the Equestrian Industry

Tech Innovation of the Year

  • GigPig
  • Mina & EV Report
  • RecodeXR Studio & ITV – Coronation Street – Super Soap week

Medium Tech Company of the Year (turnover between £5 and £20m across all sectors)

  • BrightHR
  • Nimble Approach

Small Tech Company of the Year (turnover up to £5m across all sectors)

  • Dizplai
  • Mina
  • Oddsphere – Shipster

Best In-House Marketing Team

Sponsored by HUB

  • Airship
  • Benenden Health
  • Fearless Adventures
  • LTE Group
  • M247
  • Mina
  • Puddle Ducks Franchising Ltd
  • Storyhouse
  • The Spirit of Manchester Distillery & Three Little Words

Best Client Services Team

Audio production of the year

  • 7digital Creative (BBC Radio 2) – 21st Century Folk
  • This Is Distorted & Virgin Radio Pride – Living Authentically; Trans Truths
  • What’s the Story Sounds – Con Juan

Broadcasting Programme of the year

  • BBC Breakfast – Rob Burrow: Living With MND
  • Coronation Street (ITV Studios) – Super Soap Week 2022
  • Lizardfish TV – BBC Bitesize The Otherside of the Story

Production Company of the Year

Video of the Year

  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Chief & M&S – Eat Well, Play Well
  • Entyce & SIMIAN – Women in Construction – Rianne’s LASC Journey
  • Lizardfish TV & BBC Bitesize – Bad Careers Advisor
  • Lizardfish TV & BBC Bitesize – Comedians Get Real Jobs – Russell Kane

Web Development Project of the Year

Sponsored by Enjoy Digital

  • Bubble Design & Marketing Ltd (Polypipe Building Products) – Polypipe Underfloor Heating Website Re-Design
  • Evoluted & Carmats.co.uk – Car Reg Lookup
  • First Internet X Advantage Resourcing / Crone Corkill brand site relaunch
  • The Bigger Boat & ANDYSMANCLUB – New ANDYSMANCLUB website
  • Workhouse & Peldon Rose

PR Campaign of the Year

  • Grayling North – YO! BYOG
  • Influential, U+I – Mayfield Park launch
  • JBH – Product Placement for NIO Cocktails DOUBLES Organic Traffic & Lands Dream Coverage
  • Smoking Gun & Alton Towers – Nemesis: Campaign to close a legend
  • Trafford Centre – Beauty Unfiltered

B2C Campaign of the Year (budget less than £50,000)

  • Grayling North – YO! Chop Value
  • Modo25 & GP Racewear – Aiming for pole position
  • Overclockers UK – Refract Gaming PC Range
  • Smoking Gun & Alton Towers – Nemesis: Campaign to close a legend
  • Wild PR & The Kid Collective – Disney Baby Names

B2C Campaign of the Year (budget £50,000+)

  • Bonded & One Utility Bill – Increasing leads with paid search and social
  • Cravens & Bonded – Rugby League World Cup 2021
  • ilk Agency & British Land
  • Immediate Media – Love Sugar Science x The Ramblers – Lets Walk Together
  • JBH – Product Placement for NIO Cocktails DOUBLES Organic Traffic & Lands Dream Coverage
  • Northumbrian Water – Water’s Worth Saving
  • Thornton & Ross, Zoflora – 100 Years of Beautifully Clean Homes
  • TrunkBBI & Halfords –  Driving Exponential Organic Growth for Halfords’ tyres
  • Wavemaker UK & Jet2holidays – That’s a VIBE by Jet2holidays

B2B Campaign of the Year

  • Bonded & Making Moves – Transforming B2B property enquiries through Connected Search
  • Entyce Creative & Zodeq – Do it your way
  • First Internet X Kandy King – Sweet Growth
  • Grayling North & Cummins – IAA
  • SLG Agency & Polypipe Building Products – ‘Mission Max’
  • Wild PR & BPI Auctions – Tool Theft Hotspots

PR Agency of the Year (up to 20 employees)

  • Aberfield Communications
  • Cause UK
  • The Strong Agency

PR Agency of the Year (21+ employees)

Performance Marketing Agency of the Year

Independent Agency of the Year (up to 25 employees)

Independent Agency of the Year (25+ employees)

Digital Agency of the Year (up to 29 employees)

Digital Agency of the Year (30+ employees)

Integrated Agency of the Year (up to 29 employees) 

Sponsored by Galloways 

Integrated Agency of the Year (30+ employees)

New Agency to Watch

  • Argento
  • Blue Moon Marketing Ltd
  • Flowd
  • Proof3
  • The Agency Lab

Outstanding Contributor to the North

The winner of this category is decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting, cast your vote here before 21st April.

  • Steven Underwood – Bonded
  • James Torry – Doodledo
  • Amy Wild – The Fearless Academy
  • Ashley Tate – Mina
  • SocialNorth – Connecting the Digital Communities of the North
  • Yasmin De Nardo – KPMG
  • Vikki Rutter
  • Paul White – Patch App UK

Outstanding Young Rising Star

The winner of this category is decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting, cast your vote here before 21st April.

  • Ashleigh Holmes – Flowd
  • Calum MacDonald Ball – McCann Manchester
  • Charlie Lord – Six & Flow Ltd
  • Chloe Fletcher – Boutique
  • Conor Walsh – Patch App UK
  • Elliot Chaim – Mina
  • Fiona Bradley – FB Comms
  • Freya Anderson – The Mancunion
  • Jack Lynch – Chief TV
  • Kirstie Jones – Entyce Creative
  • Laura Lewis – FB Comms
  • Lauren Hughes – Social Trinity
  • Leonardo Pizarro – Lunio
  • Mitch Clayton – Flowd
  • Nisha Mardania – Six & Flow Ltd
  • Noah Chebouli – Westhoughton Films
  • Raegan Doherty – LDM UK
  • Sarah Bell – Bonded
  • Saskia Starritt – EssenceMediaCom
  • Sophia Rimmer – Salience








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