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Entries are now closed for the Prolific North Champions Awards 2021.

2021 WINNERS

BUSINESS / TEAM AWARDS

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY   YouGov

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.

LARGE INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY  Chief

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.

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 - SPONSORED BY  AgencyNXD

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.

SEARCH AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This award will be presented to a search specialist which has helped clients reach audiences in new and innovative ways. We’re looking for organisations whose use of search marketing is considered and clever and has had a markedly positive impact - as well as those who stand out as an inspiration to other agencies in the region.

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.

BEST IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAM - SPONSORED BY  Metricomm

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.

TECH INNOVATION OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY  Netsells

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.

MEDIA SALES COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award is for the media sales organisation in the North of England whose decisionmaking skills are second to none. We’re looking for a company rightfully trusted by clients to find the best channels for marketing materials, and creating the very finest outcomes.

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY  Brewin Dolphin

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.

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION AWARD

We’re on the lookout for a company who, through their work or behaviour, is working towards ensuring a low-carbon future and protecting the environment. Whether it’s through voluntary work, new innovations or offsetting, we’re rewarding this commitment to the future of the planet.

GLOBAL REACH AWARD

Prolific North’s Global Reach initiative recognises the Northern companies with an international influence. This award is for the company with the widest and most impactful reach worldwide. We’re looking for engaged international staff, sustainable global growth, and success on an international scale.

 

CAMPAIGN / PROJECTS / PLATFORM AWARDS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ADVERT OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY  BOUTIQUE

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

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

We’ll be recognising the past year’s best radio station at the awards, presenting this prize for the platform which has done the most to inform and entertain listeners. It’s been especially important recently to keep people updated so we’re looking for the station that’s come out as a bastion in the sector.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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 CELEBRATE2021.

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 CELEBRATE2021.

"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

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