ProlificNorthLive update: More companies sign up for inaugural exhibition

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by David Prior

We're now just five months off the inaugural ProlificNorthLive, our ground-breaking new exhibition taking place at Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday 2 February 2016 - and we're very pleased to be able to report that we are now over halfway to our target of 80 exhibitors.

Prolific North Live logoAlthough it is still some time off, ProlificNorthLive is shaping up to be by some distance the most significant gathering of senior creative, media and marketing industries personnel ever assembled outside of London. In fact we've already had 300+ people sign up to the event before we've even announced our schedules. If you're eager to register in advance you can do so for free by clicking here.

In the last two months alone companies including Buffalo7, Return On Digital, Archant Publishing, Bearded Fellows, Ahoy Creative, Flipbook Studio, Push Beyond, Regital, Zapp360 and Search Laboratory have all signed up to exhibit at ProlificNorthLive.

And with the summer over, the pace is increasing with bookings confirmed in the past few days from Mosquito, Realtime UK, the BBC and the CIM.

A full list of exhibitors who have signed up can be found here - - and to find out more about how your business or organisation can get involved as an exhibitor or sponsor, contact Dunstan at

We're now able to reveal more details about the day itself, with 3,000 to 4,000 visitors expected to attend.

Running alongside the exhibition will be a number of complementary interactive sessions ranging from tech demos and venture funding pitches to seminars exploring current issues and trends in marketing, broadcasting, content and innovation.

There'll also be a 100-seat mobile cinema featuring a variety of sessions and showcasing some of the North's best animation and VFX. Cutting-edge CG experts, Realtime UK, will be hosting one of the cinema sessions. If you'd like to find out more about the opportunities available please contact

Due to levels of demand, we have also taken two further seminar rooms at the venue.

In one, there will be 20 keynote speakers across four themes - Marketing, Content, Broadcasting and Innovation. In the second and third rooms, a further 30+ speakers will cover best practice, emerging technologies and a number of other highly relevant media and marketing topics.

So far we have speakers like the acclaimed tech speaker Dave Chaffey, from, and the presenter of Radio 4's Media Show, Steve Hewlett, signed up to talk and companies like Ph.Creative, Return On Digital, Zapp360, Mosquito and Search Laboratory all lined up to share their expertise.

More details about the seminar speakers and sessions will be revealed later this month.


Below is our updated list of confirmed exhibitors taking part in ProlificNorthLive:

Smoking Gun PR has also signed up as the first of our four Event Partners.

SGPR logoSince launching ProlificNorthLive, feedback on the event has been excellent and we anticipate further exhibitors coming from across the Prolific North audience: agencies of all sizes, TV, film and broadcast companies, animation studios, media suppliers, digital innovation specialists, specialist agencies, marketers, publicly-funded creative bodies and other companies, all seeking to engage with this rapidly-growing and highly successful sector.

As well as the dedicated tab on the Prolific North site, we have also launched a blog on the ProlificNorthLive event site which will feature Q&As, podcasts, show reels, guest blogs from exhibitors and sponsors and further event updates.

To find out more about how your business or organisation can get involved in ProlificNorthLive as an exhibitor, partner or sponsor please contact Dunstan Carter at

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