MPA Awards Winners 2018

MPA Inspiration Awards 2019 - The Shortlist

Following an intense day of judging, we are pleased to announce officially the shortlist of finalists for this year's awards programme.

It has been fantastic to see the boundaries once again pushed in terms of quality and content and the new categories well supported.

Your shortlist is as follows:

Best digital campaign

  • AdMaxim - Carat Leeds - Gleeson Homes Footfall Campaign
  • Apadmi - The SailGP APP
  • BJL - Transforming Hilton’s ‘beige’ Meetings and Events business into something vibrant and unique
  • Carbon Digital - Standard Chartered Unreal Mobile Animations
  • Click Tap Media - Jameson Carter - Cyber Week Campaign
  • ClickTap Media - Liverpool One - Let us entertain you
  • PHD Manchester - Moss Bros - A more tailored approach to PPC
  • Stein IAS - Smart Marketing Marketing Smart
  • TI Media - Express Bi-Folding Doors SS19
  • Wavemaker North - For the Love of Italian Food

Best creative campaign

  • Access - University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - Together Campaign
  • Carbon Digital - Standard Chartered Unreal Mobile Animations
  • The Behaviours Agency - Sharps Bedrooms - Twice as much hidden space
  • TI Media - JD Williams and Woman & Home - Amazing Women Awards

Best media campaign

  • Accord Marketing and Standby Productions - Anchor Hanover - Tackling loneliness in older age
  • AdMaxim - Vizeum Manchester - Virgin Active
  • Click Tap Media - Liverpool One - Let us entertain you
  • Global - League of Legends
  • MediaCom North Ltd - Missguided styles Love Island
  • One Agency Media LTD - The Big Alcohol Conversation
  • PHD Manchester - The Stroke Association - Rebuilding Lives: Bringing attention to the needs of stroke survivors
  • Reach Solutions - The Story Lab Manchester - Really Ready for Summer
  • TI Media - A World of Colour
  • TI Media - MediaCom North Ltd - Hillarys - putting them at the forefront of home transformation
  • Wavemaker North - Vimto - Engaging the Unengaged

Best sales team campaign

  • Channel 4 - Thomas Cook – The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds on Holiday 2
  • Mobsta - GWR Summer Leisure
  • TI Media - Welcome to Yorkshire/North York Moors National Park - Alive With Adventure

Best PR campaign

  • Bank of Creativity, One Minute Briefs and GAS Music - Trump's EarthDay
  • Democracy - The story of Colour of the Year 2019

Best social campaign

  • Bank of Creativity and GAS Music - #MerryCritmas
  • Democracy - Bringing the Brini to a new social tribe
  • One Minute Briefs - WWF #Connect2Earth
  • One Minute Briefs - X KFC #ValentinesDay and #ILoveYouBaconBurger
  • PHD Manchester - McCann Manchester - Gift Yourself for Mother's Day
  • Reach Solutions - The Story Lab Manchester - Really Ready for Summer
  • Student Problems - 12 Days of Freshers
  • The Sharp Agency - Feel Like A Kid Again

Best animation

  • Flipbook Studio - Harrison Spinks TV Commercial
  • Flipbook Studio - Mfour - Manchester Makes Memories
  • Mighty Giant - Chester Zoo Wild Worlds

Best video

  • CHIEF - BBC Sport - FA Cup Final - Winner Stays On
  • Flipbook Studio - Harrison Spinks TV Commercial
  • Groundbreak - Brother - Food Traceability
  • Maker - AstraZeneca - The Engine
  • Stein IAS - Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure - SafeTug 360⁰ Experience
  • The Gate Films - Look Fantastic - Hut Group
  • The Gate Films - Trinity Leeds
  • The Gate Films and Access - University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - Together Campaign

Big Bang

  • Chief - BBC Learning - Bitesize - 'Questions'
  • ClickTap Media - Jameson Carter - Cyber Week Campaign
  • Creative England - shortFLIX social media campaign
  • Democracy - Pie and mighty - The day Fray Bentos went veggie
  • Flipbook Studio and Mfour - Manchester Makes Memories
  • KMS Media - Storyhouse Spring Campaign
  • One Minute Briefs - Adobe X
  • PHD Manchester - OMG Ethnic - There’s a Rubicon for Everyone
  • Platform81 and M.Hughes & Sons
  • The Gate Films - NHS Voices - With A Little Help From My Friends
  • The Sharp Agency - Feel Like A Kid Again

Collaboration

  • AKA - Communicorpuk - Chester Zoo – NEW Madagascar Walkthrough 2019
  • Bank of Creativity, One Minute Briefs & GAS Music - #MerryCritmas
  • MediaCom North Ltd and Cheetham Bell - United Utilities - Saving water this summer was Childsplay
  • Mighty Giant, Edit Brand Studio and Helen Musslewhite - Chester Zoo Wild Worlds
  • Reach Solutions and The Story Lab Manchester - Really Ready for Summer
  • Seventy7 and Bring Digital take DW Back to Black
  • The Gate Films and Squad - Eurocamp 2019 TVC and online campaign
  • TI Media and MediaCom North Ltd- Hillarys - putting them at the forefront of home transformation
  • Wavemaker North, Channel 4, UNILAD, One Media, Monkey Productions, Iris, Zeal - Original Source - Mattering to Millennials
  • Wavemaker North, TwentyTwenty, Channel 4, LifeAgency, Decide - Dr. Oetker Ristorante - The Perfect Date Night

Martyn Hett Inspiring Manchester Award

  • doodledoMOTION - The Journey of Recovery - Supporting young people overcoming trauma
  • Flipbook Studio & Mfour - Manchester Makes Memories

Digital agency of the year (up to 25 employees)

  • ClickTap Media
  • Pixel Kicks Ltd
  • Platform81 Ltd

Digital agency of the year (over 25 employees)

  • Only one company was shortlisted for this category and the winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony in October

Creative agency of the year (over 25 employees)

  • Only one company was shortlisted for this category and the winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony in October

Media agency of the year (over 25 employees)

  • Media Agency Group
  • MediaCom North Ltd
  • One Agency Media LTD
  • PHD Manchester
  • Wavemaker North

Media sales team of the year (up to 25 employees)

  • Digital Cinema Media
  • Hearst Regional Team
  • Immediate Media
  • Reach Solutions
  • Teads Manchester
  • Ti Media

Media sales team of the year (over 25 employees)

  • Only one company was shortlisted for this category and the winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony in October

PR agency of the year (up to 25 employees)

  • Roland Dransfield
  • Smoking Gun

Apprentice Award

  • Jennifer Byrne - Platform81Ltd
  • Casey Hilton - Media Agency Group
  • Jade Jones - The Juice Academy
  • Reece Jones - MediaCom North
  • Laura Lightfoot - Apadmi

Rising Star

  • Stephen Bullivant - Teads
  • Simon Crede - SupaReal
  • Olivia Dunkerley - Channel 4
  • Emma Gray - SupaReal
  • Gemma Inglis - Hearst UK

Student Award

  • Laura Billington - The University of Salford
  • Yasmin Lloyd - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Naveen Kirby - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Simge Vurtak - The University of Salford

The MPA Award – to be announced on the night