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The Prolific North Creative Awards 2024: The Shortlist

Creative Awards shortlist 2024

Today, we can reveal all the talented finalists for this year’s Prolific North Creative Awards!

First launched in 2023, the Creative Awards recognises all the ambitious individuals, teams and companies across the creative sector in the North of England and Scotland.

We’ll be revealing all the winners at a live awards ceremony hosted on 27 June at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Early bird tickets are now on sale for this event here until 27 May, where hundreds of creatives will come together to connect, see the winners revealed live, and most importantly: celebrate!

An independent panel of industry experts from the likes of ITV, BBC Education, Mark Hill Hair and more – which you read more about here – recently came together to judge and score all entries. A major thanks to them and to our category sponsors this year: The Eastern Blok, THG Studios, Sun Branding, McCann Leeds, One Agency and Dentsu Creative.

Two categories are yet to be decided – Creative Rising Star and Creative Trailblazer Award.

The winners of both of these categories will be decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting. Scroll to the end of the shortlist to find out who has been nominated and cast your votes please note you have until 28 May to vote.

Now, time to reveal the shortlist…

The Prolific North Creative Awards 2024: The Shortlist

Advertising Campaign: Large

  • CreativeRace & Northern Trains – Try The Train With Northern Trains
  • Eurocamp – Anything’s Europossible
  • Principles & Astonish – No magic. No spells. Just Astonish.
  • STM AGENCY & Epaderm – ’Just in Case’ Campaign
  • THG Studios & Disney – There’s a Disney story in everyone
  • THG Studios & Toblerone – Never Square, Always Personal

Advertising Campaign: Small

  • A&P & University of Salford – My Story
  • C21 Creative Communications & England Squash – Let’s Hit It
  • Cairn & Blum – Open up
  • Karol Marketing & Newcastle Hospitals Charity – Unforgettable
  • Sam Teale Productions & More Years Limited (Years.com) – Dogs Deserve To Live Forever
  • Serotonin & Sussex Modern – Yours For The Making
  • THG Studios & ASDA Mobile – That’s Christmas covered early
  • Upp B2B & Fi Europe – Step inside a world of ingredients

Rebrand: Leisure/Retail

Sponsored by The Eastern Blok

  • APS Group – The Pools Rebrand
  • Eurocamp – Eurocamp Rebrand
  • HUB & 247 Blinds – HUB’s cheeky new look for 247 Blinds
  • Manifest & Eko Brewery – Shine Bright
  • MuddyWellies – Salons Direct Group Rebrand
  • Poke & Liverpool Cathedral – Look Up
  • Superfly Marketing LTD – Connexin Live Arena Partnership
  • USP Creative & Downland Bedding Company – Sleep Well, Feel Good

Rebrand: Professional Services

Sponsored by The Eastern Blok

  • Applied Digital Marketing – Pearce Group Rebrand
  • Cogent Claims – First rebrand for a growing Leeds company
  • Hotfoot Design & Onunda – Turning Waste into Worth
  • Influential & Routes Healthcare – Reinventing Healthcare Branding
  • OBI Property & Schroders – City Tower Rebrand
  • The Bigger Boat – 21° (formerly Green Building Store) Rebrand
  • Two Stories & OneTwo – Rebrand: Experience is everything
  • USP Creative & Curtins Consulting Ltd – Building a Better Future

Launch or Activation

  • GOLD79 & CLOUD NINE – Temperature Calculator
  • IF Agency & Parcel2Go – Sven the stork delivers
  • Manifest & Jameson Black Barrel – Black Barrel Ignites
  • Manifest & Wild Pack – Get Real
  • Mearns & Gill and Stoltman Brothers – The Strongest Brothers that Ever Lived
  • MuddyWellies & Modern Milkman – Transforming into a Movement
  • Smoking Gun & Alton Towers Resort – The Curse Unleashed: Launching the World’s First Giant Dollhouse
  • THG Studios & Avolta – PetSet Launch

Social Content

  • Dentsu Creative & OREO – What’s your OREO Twist?
  • Digital Media Team – Tim Hortons Organic Social
  • IF Agency  & McBride – Wewantsurcare/Social
  • Manifest & Tommee Tippee – The Social Feed
  • Live & Breathe x Morrisons – Better Together: Combining Trends and Human-Driven Content for Success
  • Silentnight- Just Sleep®: The World’s First Bed Making Machine
  • STM AGENCY & St Pierre – Make Game Day Magnifique
  • The Gate Films & Injury Lawyers 4 U – Schmidtt-Tok

Out-Of-Home (OOH) Ad

  • Brazil Street & Travel Supermarket – ‘Blowing Up’ in Manchester
  • Serotonin & Sussex Modern – Yours For The Making
  • mFuse & Unite Martial Arts – Summer Martial Arts
  • mFuse & TfGM – Rain posters

Most Memorable Campaign of the Year

Sponsored by THG Studios

  • Hello Earth Agency & Freja – Making Bone Broth Less Boring
  • Liverpool BID Company – Liverpool Restaurant Week
  • Smoking Gun & Alton Towers Resort – The Curse at Alton Manor: She Just Wants To Play
  • XSEM & Carling – Score with Carling

Creative Courage Award

Sponsored by McCann Leeds 

  • C21 Creative Communications & Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership – Pregnancy Screening Campaign
  • Dinosaur & NHS Greater Manchester – What Will You Miss?
  • Hitch Marketing & Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) – Feed Your Way
  • Karol Marketing & Newcastle Hospitals Charity – Unforgettable
  • Look Up & Sheffield – transforming place and the built environment through augmented reality
  • Made By Mortals – Bringing Lived Experience To Life
  • Manifest & Ecologi – Don’t COP Out

Creative for Good

  • Digital Urban – Digital Urban’s immersive urban consultations
  • Few and Far & Mind in Bradford – Healthy Minds
  • Green Bean Studios – Children’s IP Entertainment Brand
  • Molyneux Marketing & Ration.L – Spotlight On B-Corps
  • Mood Films & The Grieving Pint – Men’s mental health awareness ad
  • Manchester Local Care Organisation, The Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity & Nice Cat Media – Cheetham Hill: A Showmen’s Life
  • npd – Thin Air
  • Visions Design & mender – mender web project

Creative for Good: Health

  • C21 Creative Communications & Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership – Pregnancy Screening Campaign
  • Cascade Productions & Iceland Foods and UK Sepsis Trust – Delivering the Message
  • CreativeRace & ASDA Tickled Pink – Raising Breast Cancer Awareness With Disruptive ASDA Tickled Pink Campaign
  • Dinosaur & NHS Greater Manchester – What Will You Miss?
  • Hitch Marketing & Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) – Feed Your Way
  • Into Productions & Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association – IA Ostomate stories
  • Made By Mortals – Bringing Lived Experience To Life
  • Round Midnight & Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – Virtual Decisions: IDENTITY

Creative for Good: Positive Impact

  • Amy Manning & OmniMusic – Rebrand & Rise with OmniMusic
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria – Northumbria Violence Reduction Unit
  • Hotfoot Design & Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council – One Degree Challenge
  • Manifest & Tommee Tippee – The Social Feed
  • McCann Manchester & Smile Group – The Invisible Bouquet
  • mFuse Manchester & Transport for Greater Manchester – Last Steps
  • Sam Teale Productions – Sam Teale Productions strikes again with another amazing Christmas ad
  • Think & Wood Street Mission – Pioneering rebranding and marketing for Wood Street Mission
  • xDesign – Leeds Unleashed: Opening the door to Leeds’ thriving tech community

Brand Partnership

Sponsored by One Agency

  • Cascade Productions & Iceland Foods and UK Sepsis Trust – Delivering the Message
  • Wash Studio & Marketing Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University & The University of Sheffield – Your University City
  • THG Studios – Myprotein x Marvel

Creative Agency

Creative Studio

Production Company

  • Badger & Combes
  • Dead Pixel
  • Jen Spence Production
  • Manto
  • Revolution Productions
  • Salamanda Media
  • Tungsten Media

Effective Design

  • ilk Agency & Generations Logistics
  • Serotonin & Sussex Modern – Yours For The Making
  • The Bigger Boat – Brand identity for Pavilion

Experiential/Immersive Content

  • ADI & Printworks/DTZ Investors – Digital Transformation
  • Golley Slater & Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) – Coca-Cola Metaverse
  • OneTwo & JSaRC – Destination: Churchill Station – A Live, Immersive Experience

Inspired Space

  • Colony – Fabrica
  • Imageco – SEW Eurodrive
  • Tileyard North

Animation/Graphics

  • HUB & CareCo – Reducing mobility stigma with CGI
  • Into Productions & The University of Manchester – Zero carbon without a net

Packaging

Sponsored by Sun Branding

  • Begin & L J Fairburn & Son – Fairburn Famous British Blue®
  • HUB & Chooee – A challenger brand that’s out of this world

Website Design

  • Eurocamp
  • Serotonin – NQ64
  • Tangent – Conveying People, Planet and Purpose through Tangent’s new brand website
  • The Bigger Boat & Escape Studios – Empowering creative futures through energetic, accessible, and intuitive web design
  • Visions Design

Video/Film/Ad: Short Form

  • A&P & University of Salford  – My Story
  • Cascade Productions & Iceland Foods and UK Sepsis Trust – Delivering the Message
  • Manto & NaughtOne – ’Percy’ – A Lounge Chair with Personality
  • McGill Productions & Brother Sewing Europe – Connected Creativity
  • mFuse Manchester & Transpennine Express – Where Next?
  • THG Studios & Disney – There’s a Disney story in everyone

Audio

  • Crowd Network & Manchester Airport Group – Your Airport, MAN
  • Made By Mortals
  • This Is Distorted & Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – NHS Vital Signs
  • VisitScotland: The Sound of Scotland

Broadcasting Programme: Entertainment

  • Salamanda Media – New Model Agency
  • THG Studios & The Overlap – Stick to Football

Creative Rising Star

Sponsored by Dentsu Creative

The winner of this category is decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting – cast your vote HERE before 28 May.

  • Aleksandar Andonov – Influential
  • Ally Boldan – instantprint
  • Ben Catherall – Rhino Group Events
  • Catherine Aletta – 1b Creative
  • Isabel Shananan – IMAGECO
  • Jennifer Davies – interactive investor
  • Olivia Goodwin – First Internet
  • Sam Teale – Sam Teale Productions

Creative Trailblazer Award 

The winner of this category is decided by a combination of judges scores and public voting – cast your vote HERE before 28 May.

  • Gemma Downes – Music Of The Future
  • Jack Dowell – Digitaloft
  • Paul Sheldon – Golley Slater
Category sponsors

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