2022 Categories

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE PROLIFIC NORTH CHAMPIONS AWARDS 2022

JUDGES  2021 WINNERS

 

BUSINESS / TEAM AWARDS

LARGE DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The North boasts some of the very best digital agencies - we’re looking for an organisation employing more than 25 people which can demonstrate its success across services including SEO & PPC, web development, ecommerce and more. This award will be presented to the biggest player in a thriving and growing sector whose impact is undeniable.

SMALL DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

We want to find a digital agency employing up to (and including) 25 people whose work has had a disproportionate effect to its size. The award will go to a committed and agile team which can offer concrete metrics on the influence it has on clients’ growth and profits.

LARGE INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This award will be presented to an integrated agency above 30 employees, providing a full-service solution to clients. We’re looking for highly engaged integrated agencies that can prove their positive impact for clients through exciting and innovative campaigns, and demonstrate their own growth and success.

SMALL INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Through agility and proactivity, a small agency can have a big impact. This award will go to an integrated agency employing up to (and including) 30 employees which can show how their small team has united to make a significant difference - with provably positive results and an understanding of how to get the best out of every individual.

INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The mark of a great independent agency is a strong sense of identity and the ability to collaborate successfully. This award will go to an agency whose expertise shines through and supports clients in ever-more interesting ways, and can prove their own and their clients’ success over the course of the past year.

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This category recognises the PR agencies in the region working hard every day to achieve recognition and coverage for their clients. We’re looking for top-quality ideas, a positive work culture, and healthy growth across the board.

PERFORMANCE MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This award will go to an agency who displays fantastic work in the performance space. Whatever the specialism - from SEO and paid media to CRO, digital PR and more - we’re rewarding the performance marketing agency that has ensured the best results for clients online.

BEST IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAM

An in-house marketing team can take a brand to a new level - this award is looking for the most creative and forward-thinking of in-house teams. We’re looking for continued brilliance, top-level metrics, and a culture of success and achievement.

ANIMATION / GRAPHICS COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award is for an animation and graphics company from the North of England which has created some of the most creative, striking, heartwarming and vital visual work. We’ll present it to a company who can tangibly demonstrate the value of their memorable creative work.

BEST TALENT ACQUISITION TEAM 

It’s been a challenging period for companies looking for new employees, so we’re rewarding the in-house team or external company whose focus on people has had a positive impact. Through recruitment, retention and engagement, this award will be presented to a talent acquisition team in digital and creative which displays forethought, creativity and sensitivity.

BEST CLIENT SERVICES TEAM 

We’re looking for the account management team whose customer focus is unparalleled. If your client services team consistently goes above and beyond, ensuring top results for clients, boosting relationships, and making a real difference, we want to hear from you.

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This category will set out to identify the production company putting out the most striking and memorable content - whether it’s for a marketing campaign, television or on the big screen. The region offers some of the best producers, and we’ll be giving this award to the one who’s made the biggest impact this year.

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Your sales team has a huge impact on the success of your organisation - and we want to celebrate their achievements. We’ll be rewarding the internal team which has gone above and beyond to exceed targets, keep retention high, and implement innovative strategies to win new business.

START-UP OF THE YEAR

This category will reward a company aged less than 3 years which has made a huge contribution to the creative, digital or tech sectors, finding its niche and solving a unique problem in a creative way. We’re looking for agility, imagination, foresight and brilliance.

TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

The Tech Company of the Year award is for organisations who can demonstrate their growth and performance over the course of the last year - as well as ensuring a great culture and positive impact. We’re looking for organisations committed to doing the right thing, remaining agile, and supporting both partners and staff.

INTERNATIONAL REACH AWARD

This award will go to a company whose global ambitions are unrivalled. We’re on the lookout for an agency or brand making a global impact, which has succeeded on an international stage in the last year, and taken new steps to grow its global footprint. Factors including overseas headcount growth, international client wins, ambitious expansion strategies and more will contribute to a winning entry.

 

CAMPAIGN / PROJECTS / PLATFORM AWARDS

LARGE BUDGET B2C CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

This category will recognise the B2C campaign which has had the most notable effect on consumer behaviour, on a budget of at least £50,000. We want to find campaigns which can prove their impact on sales and uptake, and driven growth for a brand.

SMALL BUDGET B2C CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

This award will be given to the creators of a campaign who have engaged consumers successfully on a budget of less than £50,000. We’re looking for a campaign that’s imaginative and positive, and has tangibly reached new audiences and boosted customers for a brand.

PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

We’re rewarding a PR campaign which has successfully promoted a brand, product or service - ensuring boosted sales, higher brand awareness, and a positive reputation across the board. This award will be presented to the most creative, well-planned and successful campaign of this type.

B2B CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

The campaign that wins this award will have successfully engaged a business audience to drive increased sales. This award will be presented to the creators of a campaign who can prove its positive impact and success in promoting a product or service.

MOST MEMORABLE CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

This award is for the year’s most creatively brilliant campaign - one which stopped people in their tracks. It doesn’t matter whether B2B or B2C, or the channel, we’re on the hunt for something the target audience didn’t forget. Show us the most exciting and thrilling content you’ve produced - we can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

TECH INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a novel piece of technology launched or created in the past year - one which is set to make an enormous difference to the sector it operates in. We want to see how objectives were set and achieved, with provable insights on how the innovation has been successfully implemented.

TECH FOR GOOD AWARD

We’re recognising an innovator whose solution has had a positive impact where it matters over the course of the last year. The Tech for Good Award will be presented to a business or individual who can demonstrate the positive social impact of their innovation.

WEB DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

We’re giving this award to the company which has completed a web development project which has been a big success for themselves or a client. We’re looking for technical prowess, a solution which exceeded expectations, and provable results for the completed platform or site.

VISUAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

From adverts and animations to TV shows and web videos, this award is for the year’s best visual production. We’ll present the award to a company which has created an unmissable and unforgettable visual production that hit all its targets and goals.

AUDIO PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

This award is for an audio production on a traditional or digital channel which has had a remarkable effect. Through top sound design, scripting, production and more, we’re on the lookout for a breathtaking audio production that exceeded expectations.

AD OF THE YEAR

Whatever the medium, we’re looking for the year’s finest ad. We want to see positive outcomes and creative brilliance as created by a brand or agency that’s driven sales and awareness successfully.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR TO THE NORTH

The Outstanding Contributor to the North will be someone - aged 30 or over at the time of the awards ceremony - who has stood up and made their mark in the industry. The award will be presented to a leading figure known, trusted and an inspiration to many, whose impact and commitment is unmatched. If you’ve faced challenges, supported the wider region, and guided those around you, this award could be yours. For this category, you can nominate yourself or a peer.

All individual awards are free to enter - use discount code CHAMPION22.

YOUNG OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR TO THE NORTH

This award - which will be decided by a combination of judges’ scoring and a public vote - will be presented to the young professional who has made the biggest impact in their sector and beyond over the last year. We’re looking for innovators and leaders, as well as those who have overcome significant obstacles to become the role model they are today. This is open to anyone aged under 30 at the time of the awards ceremony and you can nominate yourself or a peer.

All individual awards are free to enter - use discount code CHAMPION22.

"THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT AWARDS IN THE PR INDUSTRY NOW, WE'VE BECOME VERY SELECTIVE OVER WHICH WE GO FOR.

THE PROLIFIC NORTH AWARDS ARE AN EXCEPTION, PARTLY DOWN TO THE QUALITY OF ENTRIES AND THEIR BROAD GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS."

Will Ockenden, Director/Owner, Prohibition - 2019 award-winners