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THE SHORTLIST

After an intense day of judging, we are pleased to officially announce the shortlist of finalists for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2020.

It has been fantastic to see the boundaries once again pushed in terms of quality and content, as well as seeing many new faces getting involved.

Your shortlist is as follows:

  • BEST DIGITAL CAMPAIGN

KMS Media - Storyhouse Peter Pan Digital campaign

C21 - #DRYMESTER

KMS Media - Royal Exchange Bruntwood Prize digital campaign

Flow Creative - Mental Health Awareness Week campaign
- The Mental Health Foundation

 

  • BEST CREATIVE CAMPAIGN

BJL - Santander Cycles: Grab life by the handlebars

Global Media and Entertainment
- Global Creative: The Launch of Sexual Wellness brand "My Viv" by Ann Summers

Design By Day - Octagon Theatre Visual Identity

Flow Creative - Mental Health Awareness Week campaign
- The Mental Health Foundation

 

  • BEST MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Love Sugar Science - Love Sugar Science & Butcher’s
– Creating Britain’s first great food icon FOR DOGS!

Channel 4 Sales - Save The Children, Channel 4 & MediaCom North:
Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Media Agency Group - NHS 2020 Recruitment

PHD Manchester - PHD Manchester & Timberland: Timberland Presents:
Concrete Green with Loyle Carner

Reach Solutions - People's Postcode Lottery, Reach & Amplifi
- Postcode Heroes

Hearst - New Balance 'Mission Marathon'

 

  • BEST SALES TEAM CAMPAIGN

Reach Solutions - Reach Solutions, Love Sugar Science and Butcher's
- Lockdown Dog Heroes

Mobsta Ltd - Leveraging location data and real-world insights to transform Chicago Town into the Nation's favourite pizza brand

 

  • BEST PR CAMPAIGN

Broadcast Revolution - Broadcast Revolution Makes School Diversity Week More Important Than Ever Before

Jam_ - Sweet Success for The Skinny Food Co & Jam_

Make it Be - inniAccounts fights for contractors' rights

 

  • BEST SOCIAL CAMPAIGN

Jam_ - Jam_ and Argos Pet Insurance - "The 'pawfect' companion for pet lovers"

Bank of Creativity & One Minute Briefs - One Minute Briefs

SMMS Ltd - Portrait Artist of the Week

 

  • BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

BJL - Foxy Bingo: Rediscovering Foxy's Fabulous

Global Media and Entertainment - Capital Xtra Homegrown with Vimto

MC2 - Crowd Network - Creating Europe’s biggest audio-on-demand network from Manchester

MC2 - GC Business Growth Hub - #HereForBusiness

Love Sugar Science - Love Sugar Science & ISAWITFIRST.com
– Delivering Love Island 2019 Official Fashion Partnership

Channel 4 Sales - Hillarys, Channel 4 and Mediacom - Homes on 4 Integrated Partnership

Republic of Media - #ShareYourBakes
- How Robert’s Bakery rose to the occasion to help a 'nation in knead'

Flow Creative - Mental Health Awareness Week campaign - The Mental Health Foundation

Purple Riot - Listo Burrito: Are you Listo?

Hearst - My Viv 'Rediscover You'

 

  • BEST ANIMATION

Mighty Giant - Seasons Greetings

Carbon Digital Ltd - The Race

Flipbook - Star Wars Origins

Flow Creative - Goodbye Rainclouds - Children in Need TV Commercial

 

  • BEST VIDEO

Bank of Creativity & One Minute Briefs - What gets on your nerves? - MS Trust

Flow Creative - Goodbye Rainclouds - Children in Need TV Commercial

Velvet Film Production - Velvet Film Production - YT DECOY for YT Industries and SHIFT Active Media

Velvet Film Production - STAR WARS: ORIGINS FILM - Director Phil Hawkins, Executive Producer Gary Cowan and Velvet Film Production

Chief - Paddy Power - The Jockey

 

  • BEST PODCAST

Sayer Hamilton Ltd - Tales from the Tannoy

Roland Dransfield - We Built This City

Crowd Network - Murder in House Two - creating the UK's number one true crime podcast

MIC MEDIA - Strong Manchester Women

 

  • DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Over 20 employees)

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

 

  • CREATIVE AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Over 20 employees)

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

 

  • MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Up to 20 employees)

KMS Media

Republic of Media

 

  • MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Over 20 employees)

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

 

  • MEDIA SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR
    (Up to 20 employees)

Hearst - The Hearst Regional Team - A Beacon of Positivity in a challenging world

Mobsta Ltd - Bringing operator verified location-powered audiences to the regions

 

  • MEDIA SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR
    (Over 20 employees)

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

 

  • PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Up to 20 employees)

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

 

  • INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Up to 20 employees)

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

 

  • INTEGRATED AGENCY OF THE YEAR
    (Over 20 employees)

Access

MC2

 

  • BIG BANG

Smoking Gun - Once Upon A Call

Design By Day - Octagon Theatre Visual Identity

Mobsta Ltd - Leveraging location data and real-world insights to transform Chicago Town into the Nation's favourite pizza brand

Purple Riot - Listo Burrito: Are You Listo?

Chief - BBC - The Big Night In

 

  • COLLABORATION

Velvet Film Production - STAR WARS: ORIGINS FILM
- Collaboration between Writer / Director Phil Hawkins, Executive Producer Gary Cowan,
Velvet Film Production and Flipbook Studio

Peachy - Employability Bootcamp and Mentor Programme
- Collaboration with Ideas Foundation and Manchester College

 

  • MARTYN HETT INSPIRING MANCHESTER AWARD

Roland Dransfield - Roland Dransfield: We Built This City

Purple Riot, Bind and the Agency Leaders Network - Agencies Unite

 

  • APPRENTICE AWARD

Rebecca Wheble - WilsonCooke Ltd

Georgia Bingham - Francis Kirk & Son LTD

Sipho Mangoye - People's History Museum

Ben Ryder - Access

 

  • RISING STAR

Hearst - Sophie Hill

Natalie Green - Republic of Media

 

  • STUDENT AWARD

Edward Weston - Manchester Metropolitan University

Luke Tipping - Manchester Metropolitan University

Rebecca Watson - Manchester Metropolitan University

Valeria Arzamazov - Manchester Metropolitan University

Alessandra Valentini - Manchester Metropolitan University

Kyle Knowles - Manchester Metropolitan University

Akshay Mahey - Manchester Metropolitan University

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Please email cindy@mpa.org.uk with any questions. Good luck!

The MPA Team

#MPAAwards20 @MPAWeAreYou

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