2017 Winners – North


Social Media Campaign of the Year 

Winner – Rule 5 – Half Way to a Billion – Taking Track Cycling to the World

Manc Frank – Influencing The Colour-In Cafe

One – FoodSimplified – by Gorenje

Smarts Communicate – Budweiser Dream Big

Smarts Communicate – Diageo Bar Academy

Smoking Gun PR – Sleep Matters

Tunafish Media – Facebook Audience Reactivation

VisitScotland – St Andrews Day 2016  Where is Andrew?

Weber Shandwick – Putting the Original Back in Original Source

 

Integrated Communications Campaign of the Year 

WInner – Weber Shandwick Manchester – Kevin The Carrot

Citypress – Ikano Bank Drive Like a Swede

Co-op Funeralcare – Funeralmusic – What would you choose?

MC2 Manchester – See Things Differently

Outwrite PR – Building a hot reputation

Roland Dransfield – Venturous Builds

Strawberry – Remarkable People. Extraordinary Place.

Westfield Health – Walking Lunch

 

Event of the Year

Winner – Manc Frank – Xmas Party of the Future

Avant PR – Avant PR helps Ego celebrate its first birthday

N Brown Group – Fifty Plus Fashion Week by JD Williams

Pearson with Weber Shandwick Manchester – The Alphabet of Illiteracy

Weber Shandwick Manchester – Batchelors Mushy Peas Scores a Try

Weber Shandwick Manchester – Starting up the Engines for Ferrari Land

Wolfe – The Nationwide Resettlement Awards 

Wolfe – Business Rocks 2016

 

Stunt of the Year  

WInner – Tunafish Media and Petal & Co. – The University of Salford’s match made in Salford 

Amaze – Manchester Star Walk

intu Trafford Centre – The Chocolate Coin Fountain

Smoking Gun PR – Sleeping on the Job

Umpf – Blooming Marvellous A Yorkshire Day Celebration

 

Best Use of Research

Winner – Citypress and Arvato – Could a robot save your public services

Co-op – Focus on Convenience

Fourth Day and Electio ask Are retailers delivering their Sunday best?

Lucre – Wyndham Vacation Rentals Content Strategy

PPS Group – Right Waste Right Place

Roaring Mouse – Creating Secure Connections

Smoking Gun PR – Mapping the Nation's Sleep

 

Consumer PR Campaign of the Year 

Winner – RMS PR – Parma Violets flavoured cheese dividing the nation

Brass – Slumberdown  So nothing will bug you in bed

Co-op Food –  Backing British and Local Sourcing

Ilk – Launching EU beers for the undecided masses

KRPR – Pork Farms Board Games Championships

Manc Frank – Chilango Tac-Over

N Brown Group plc (Jacamo) – Real Man Runway

Smarts Communicate – Johnnie Walker Storyline Ode to Lesvos

Smoking Gun PR – My Sleep Secret

 

Best Use of Content

Winner – Finn – Wagg presents Dogglebox

SIlver Award – Umpf – Trinity Leeds The Real Deal.

Fourth Day PR – Electio Global Series Brexit Oil Prices and The Environment

Rule 5 – Half Way to a Billion – Taking Track Cycling to the World

Smarts Communicate – Johnnie Walker Storyline Ode to Lesvos

Smoking Gun PR – Mapping the Nation's Sleep

Stein IAS – The Clean & Simple Recipe Handbook

 

 

Best Use of Creativity 

Winner – Finn and the University of Hull HiddenInPlainSight  Anti-Slavery Day 2016

Roland Dransfield – Venturous Builds

Smarts Communicate – Diageo Global Travel – Two Thumbs Up Awards

 

Best B2B Campaign of the Year

Winner – Westfield Health – Walking Lunch

Cameron Wells Communications – Fleets ahead  taking Telematics to new markets

Citypress and Arvato – Could a robot save your public services

Manc Frank – Stories To Tell & Rooms To Sell

Petal & Co. – Investing in the height of expertise

Petal & Co. – The business of law

Smoking Gun PR – BrightHR It Pays To Play 

Stein IAS – The Good Clean Food Campaign

 

Financial Services Sector Campaign

Winner – Petal & Co. Knox Financial Group boosts IFA business for sale

Cameron Wells Communications – Integrated FTSE 250 Campaign

Citypress – Ikano Bank Drive Like a Swede

Petal & Co. – A North West Powerhouse

RMS PR – Equilibrium 21st anniversary year

Yorkshire Building Society – Making the case for stamp duty reform

 

Financial PR Campaign of the Year 

Winner – Petal & Co. Knox Financial Group boosts IFA business for sale

Co-op Insurance – Keeping Communities Safe

 

Healthcare / Pharma Campaign of the Year 

Winner – Hatch Communications – Yorkshires 1st Be A Hero Day  9th September 2016

The Tonic passes the test for national food intolerance campaign

 

Most Innovative Use of Digital & Social Media 

Winner – Tunafish Media and Petal & Co. – The University of Salford’s match made in Salford 

Finn – Wagg presents Dogglebox

Smarts Communicate – Diageo Bar Academy

Manc Frank – Influencing The Colour-In Cafe

Smarts Communicate – Budweiser Dream Big

 

Public Sector Campaign of the Year

Winner – Strawberry

 

Internal Communications Campaign of the Year

Winner – Smarts Communicate – Diageo Global Travel – Two Thumbs Up Awards

RMS PR – An engaging magazine for Warburtons

 

FMCG Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year 

Winner – Smarts Communicate – Diageo Reserve World Class 'Bartender of the Year' Competition

KRPR – Pork Farms Board Games Championships

Smarts Communicate – Johnnie Walker Storyline Ode to Lesvos

Weber Shandwick Manchester – LoveCarex

 

Health, Beauty, Retail & Fashion Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year 

Winner – N Brown Group plc (Jacamo) – Real Man Runway

Avant PR for Spectrum

Rule 5 Puts Fat Lad At The Back At The Front of the Pack

Umpf – Clothes. Rail.

Weber Shandwick Manchester – LoveCarex

 

Automotive & Transport Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year

Winner – Citypress – Ikano Bank Drive Like a Swede

Co-op Insurance – Rev reaction and drive communities onto safer roads

Pure Agency – Launching Mintex Classic Brakes

 

Culture Media, Sport & Travel Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year 

WInner – Co-op Funeralcare – FuneralMusic  what would you choose?

PR Agency One – Combat Kings  Raising the profile of combat sports in the UK

 

Not for Profit Campaign of the Year

Winner – Down at the Social is proud of Manchester Pride

Acceleris and Purple – Purple Changing the Conversation

PR Agency One – A World of Good

Smoking Gun PR

Strawberry – Remarkable People. Extraordinary Place.

Westfield Health – Walking Lunch

 

Media Relations Campaign of the Year – Agency 

WInner – PR Agency One – Taking SEO to the skies

Catapult PR – Romancing Northumberland

Pagoda Porter Novelli – Live Like Downton at Dundas

Skout PR – Who you gonna call?

Smarts Communicate – Diageo Reserve World Class 'Bartender of the Year' Competition – Smarts Communicate

Smarts Communicate – Johnnie Walker Storyline Ode to Lesvos

Smoking Gun PR – My Sleep Secret

The Tonic Communications – The Tonic passes the test for national food intolerance campaign

Umpf – Blooming Marvellous A Yorkshire Day Celebration

 

Media Relations Campaign of the Year – In-House

Winner – Co-op Funeralcare – FuneralMusic  what would you choose?

Co-op Food – Have a very Co-op Christmas

Co-op Insurance – Keeping Communities Safe

 

Low Budget Campaign of the Year – Agency

Winner – Ilk – Launching EU beers for the undecided masses

Silver Award – KRPR – Pork Farms Board Games Championships

Branded3 and Wren Kitchens  A Kitchen Lived In

Clearbox

Lucre – Vacay Sensei

McDaid Public Relations – Scoring a hole in one for Windswept Brewing Company

No Brainer – Sick to Death….and the mystery Plague Doctor

SERIOUS – Two decades as the No1 champion of local food and drink

 

Low Budget Campaign of the Year – In-House

Winner – Yorkshire Building Society – Money Minds financial education programme

VisitScotland with Denholm Associates: Ambassadog – the Search for Scotland's Canine Ambassador

 

Community Engagement Campaign of the Year

Winner – KRPR – Pork Farms Board Games Championships

Westfield Health – Walking Lunch

Catapult PR – Romancing Northumberland

SERIOUS –  Born Lucky  two of Northern Irelands oldest dairies merge to form new co-operative LacPatrick

PPS Group – Future Carrington

 

Young Professional of the Year  

Winner – Laura Crimmons – Communications Director, Branded3

Silver Award – Dean Gallagher – Account Director, Weber Shandwick Manchester

Emily Heaton – Account Manager, Fourth Day PR

Luisa Boero-Rol – Junior Account Director, KRPR

 

In-House Team of the Year

Winner – Co-op In-House PR Team

Greater Manchester Police – Corporate Communications Branch

N Brown Group PLC – The N Brown Group Press Office

 

B2B PR Agency of the Year 

Winner – Petal & Co.

iseepr

Scriba PR

Skout

 

Consumer PR Agency of the Year 

Winner – Manc Frank

Avant PR

Clearbox

Hatch Communications

Smarts Communicate

Smoking Gun

 

Integrated Agency of the Year 

Winner – Umpf

Finn

Smoking Gun

 

Corporate PR Agency of the Year

Winner – Citigate Dewe Rogerson Manchester

Petal & Co.

 

Technology Agency of the Year 

Winner – iseepr

 

New Agency of the Year 

Winner – No Brainer

Petal & Co.

 

Boutique Agency of the Year 

Winner – SERIOUS

Clearbox

Down at the Social

Faith PR

iseepr

Manc Frank

Perceptive Communicators

PR Agency One

Rule 5

Umpf

 

Large Agency of the Year 

Winner – Smarts Communicate

Weber Shandwick Manchester