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The Prolific North Creative Awards 2023: The Shortlist

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Today we can reveal all the finalists who could be taking home one of the coveted trophies at this year’s Prolific North Creative Awards.

The inaugural Prolific North Creative Awards, which celebrates and recognises the brilliant individuals, teams and companies crafting top creative work across the North, will be held on 29th June at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).

As well as a live awards ceremony to reveal the winners, the event will feature a special exhibition to showcase brilliant creative work.

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!

Tickets are now on sale for the high-profile event here.

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The winner from one of the categories is yet to be decided – Rising Star Award, sponsored by Dentsu Creative. This category will be decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting. cast your vote here! 

Don’t forget to 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 Creative Awards 2023: The Shortlist

Advertising Campaign: Below £50,000

  • Access Creative College – Tube Takeover
  • BGN – Celebrate Every Win
  • Dentsu Creative & Ronseal – Concentrate
  • McCann Worldgroup, Leeds & John Cotton Group – EarthKind Launch Campaign
  • PREMIER & Samaritans – The No Filter Café
  • Sam Teale Productions – The Go Kart
  • The Leith Agency – Unforgettable Moments
  • The Leith Agency & Hanx – Vaginismus

Advertising Campaign: Over £50,000

  • Dentsu Creative & The Co Operative Bank – Withdraw From This
  • Drummond Central – Greggs x Primark
  • Drummond Central & Sergeant Shoutypants – Nuby Rapidcool
  • Drummond Central & Triumph Motorcycles – The Chrome Collection
  • Extreme x Henry – say hello to Henry Quick
  • Gardiner Richardson – Safer Streets
  • Reprise & Brooklyn Brewery – From Your City to Brooklyn
  • Agent x The City of Liverpool College – Find It Here
  • THG Studios – Myp Guru

Audio

  • 7digital Creative & BBC Radio 2 – 21st Century Folk
  • Crowd Network – Eliza: A Robot Story
  • The Leith Agency & Covid Aid – The Longest AD
  • The Voiceover Gallery Ltd – BMW i Vision Dee
  • The Voiceover Gallery Ltd – Dua Lipa: At Your Service – Podcast Localisation
  • The Voiceover Gallery LTD – Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go (UK Localisation)

Brand Partnership

  • Drummond Central – Greggs x Primark
  • McCann Worldgroup, Essence Mediacom, Definition, Bullion, Channel 4 & Benenden Health – Time for a Check-in campaign
  • PREMIER & Samaritans – The No Filter Café
  • TfGM & F92 – Travelsafe: working together to tackle youth antisocial behaviour 
  • The Leith Agency – James Bond x Macallan

Copywriting

  • Different Narrative – Blackout Poetry
  • McCann Worldgroup, Leeds & John Cotton Group – EarthKind Launch Campaign
  • Schwa Consulting – Talking TfGM
  • The Bigger Boat & BeFibre – BeFibre Rebrand
  • The Leith Agency & Covid Aid – The Longest AD
  • The Leith Agency & Hanx – Vaginismus
  • The Leith Agency & IRN BRU – Virgin Bottle

Creative Agency

  • CREATIVE SPARK
  • Deloitte 368
  • Drummond Central
  • Mednet
  • The Leith Agency

Creative Brand

  • Royal Northern College of Music – Do What You Love
  • TfGM – Pushing Creative Boundaries in the Public Sector

Creative Courage Award

Sponsored by McCann Leeds

  • Alton Towers Resort & Smoking Gun – Nemesis: Campaign to Close a Legend
  • Drummond Central – Greggs x Primark
  • The Audit Lab & UberKinky – Introducing Ruby Payne
  • The Leith Agency & Hanx – Vaginismus

Creative for Good Award – Creative Campaign

  • Creative Concern – The Eden Project Climate Positive
  • Dentsu Creative & The Co Operative Bank – Withdraw From This
  • Hitch Marketing & The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) – ‘Wear Real’ counterfeit football shirt prevention, World Cup 2022
  • McCann Manchester – Clean Up Your Cloud
  • McCann Worldgroup, Leeds & John Cotton Group – EarthKind Launch Campaign
  • The Bigger Boat & ANDYSMANCLUB – New website
  • The Leith Agency – Unforgettable Moments
  • The Pond & Celiac Disease Foundation – iCure Celiac
  • Thorite – Behind Closed Doors
  • Wriggle Marketing – Wriggle Makes A Better U

Creative for Good Award – Social Impact

  • Blush & Eurogroup for Animals – Fur Free Europe
  • Bolton Council – Do Something Great, Foster with Bolton
  • Drummond Central – Change of Heart
  • Fuzzy Duck & GM Mayor’s Charity – 1000 beds for Christmas
  • Gardiner Richardson – Safer Streets
  • Hitch Marketing, Greater Manchester Combined Authority & Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit – ‘Violence isn’t me … I am greater’ violence reduction campaign
  • Intergenerational Music Making
  • PREMIER & Samaritans: The No Filter Café
  • Slater Heelis – Making an Impact for Good
  • The Leith Agency & Covid Aid – The Longest AD

Effective Design

  • BagsID & JUMP
  • Creative Concern & The University of Salford – Get your future moving
  • Deloitte Regions Campaign
  • Digital Media Team – Charles & Ivy x Adam Thomas
  • Drummond Central & Triumph Motorcycles – The Chrome Collection
  • Gardiner Richardson – Space Group
  • Tall – UK Savings Week Campaign
  • The Bigger Boat & BeFibre – BeFibre Rebrand
  • THG Studios – The Overlap
  • Workhouse – Dex Brand Identity

Experiential/Immersive Content

  • Big Fang Collective x Holdens – AR Christmas 2098
  • Deloitte – NSE Webinar
  • Feel Created – ACT 360 Project
  • Fresh Approach Ltd & Hyundai VEC
  • Glasgows – Operation Haystack: The Search Is On – Live, Immersive Escape Room
  • Pikcells – Torginol Floor Configurator
  • PREMIER & Samaritans – The No Filter Café
  • The Leith Agency – The Macallan x Bentley

Indie Creative Agency

  • BGN
  • Drummond Central
  • Other Things
  • Two Stories

Inspired Space

  • Cantarus
  • Colony CoWork
  • Imageco & Antalis Sustainability Street
  • Rosebank PR & Communications x Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Preston Hospital project
  • THG STUDIOS

Production Company

Rebrand/Launch/Activation

  • Aire Global & Cadbury Dairy Milk
  • C21 Creative Communications Limited & NWEH
  • Extreme x Henry – Say hello to Henry Quick
  • IPL & EvenGreener – Rebrand
  • Jam & Optimus Cards – Think Cards. Think Optimus.
  • Magnet – Better. By design
  • McCann Worldgroup, Leeds & Birmingham – Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 x Reveal untold greatness
  • Northstone – The New New Build
  • RMS Creative Communications – Making connections in a new target region
  • Smoking Gun – Launching Alton Towers Resorts newest ride, The Curse at Alton Manor
  • The Bigger Boat & Govox – Govox Rebrand

Social Content

  • Deloitte – LGBTQ+ VR Museum
  • Extreme x Alcotraz – serving time (and cocktails) with social
  • Fayrli & Le Wagon London
  • The Leith Agency & Glen’s Vodka
  • The Leith Agency & Hanx – Vaginismus
  • The Leith Agency & Tutorial Trolls – Changing Faces
  • THG Studios – Asda Christmas
  • Wavemaker UK & Princes – Social Catch of the Day

Video/TV/Film Ad: Long Form (over 2 minutes)

  • Deloitte – Saving the Voice of Iceland
  • Diony – Forbes Burton Make Business Sweet Again Video Campaign
  • Dream Beach Media – Visit Malta: More to Explore
  • Motiv Productions & Karma Nirvana – Ending Virginity Testing
  • Pace Communications – We are Victory
  • Sam Teale Productions – The Go Kart
  • Ainsworth and Parkinson Limited & University of Salford – Destination Film

Video/TV/Film Ad: Short Form (under 2 minutes)

  • Ainsworth and Parkinson Limited & Harringtons Dog Food – Natural Friends 30 second TV ad
  • Dentsu Creative & The Co-operative Bank – Withdraw From this
  • Drummond Central & Triumph Motorcycles – The Chrome Collection
  • McGill Productions – Brother: A Creative State of Mind
  • Mediaworks & Straightline Transforming the North East Community
  • Other Things – Smalland: Survive the Wilds Launch Trailer
  • The Leith Agency – James Bond x Macallan
  • The Leith Agency & Early Birds – Detect Cancer Early Scottish Government
  • The Leith Agency & Wire – IRN BRU
  • The&Partnership Manchester & TalkTalk – It Just Makes SenseSense – Pit Stop

Rising Star Award

Sponsored by Dentsu

Winner decided by a combination of judges scores & public vote – cast your vote here.

  • Callum Walker – Other Things
  • Daniel Bate – Visions Design
  • Debbie Morgan & Mairi Wilson – The Leith Agency
  • Henry Crompton – Dawn Creative
  • Jess West – Drummond Central
  • Liv Shaw – Badger & Combes
  • Madeleine Crossling – Reprise
  • Maisie Trelfa – Digia
  • Marion Miranda & Joe Sayer – The Leith Agency
  • Sam Teale – Sam Teale Productions





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