Finalists 2023

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2023 North East Marketing Awards. We received an outstanding number of entries and it is great to see so many talented individuals, teams and organisations who have excelled over the last year.

See the categories below to discover the successful nominees who made it through to the final stage of the nomination process:

Rising Star of the Year

Angela Blythe, The Alnwick Garden
Alana Whenary, JUMP
Eve Wade, Rockcliffe Hall
Joshua Lee, ROAR Digital Marketing
Charlie Fenwick, The Handbag Clinic
Sasha Stewart, Bonded
Rhian Johnson, Karol Marketing
Anna Kvasnickova, Layers Studio
Lucy Ross-Knight, Miller Groundbreaking

Marketer of the Year

Katelyn Young, Samuel Knight International
Clare Lee, SD Advertising
Rachel Barlow, Newcastle NE1 Ltd
Beth Cronin, Durham University
Samuel Marriott-Dowding, Marriott Communications
Claire Knowles, Durham Cathedral
Lauren Watson, The Northern Stage

Marketing Director of the Year

Jayne Andrews, Fentimans
Ben Whitfield, Newcastle NE1
Rob McInally, NorthStandard ​

Campaign of the Year (In-House)

Fentimans – 7 Days of Botanical Brewing
The Great Run Company – #OneMoTime
Northumbria Water – PSR Awareness
Zerolight – What makes a configurator that converts?
Zentia – Dune eVo
Nuby – ‘Don’t sweat it, RapidCool it’
Novo Cabelo – New Hair, New Look, New Life

Brand Creation of the Year (Agency)

Curate – The Corrie Hotel
Gardiner Richardson – London Tobacco Alliance (LTA)
Altogether Creative – Everyturn Mental Health’
Curate – Northern Print Solutions
Layers Studio – Wowza!
Blue Moon Marketing – RE:GEN Group

Brand Creation of the Year (In-House)

Weldability Sif – Newarc
Miller Groundbreaking – Miller/NGDF
NorthStandard – NorthStandard
The Great Run Company – 13 Valleys Ultra

Agency of the Year (Under 20 employees)
Agency of the Year (Over 20 employees)
Best Example of CSR

Different Narrative – Changemakers
Parkdean Resorts – Caring for our Parks, People, and Planet

Campaign of the Year (Agency) - Budget under £50K

Karol Marketing Group – Talking Helps at Everyturn
Cool Blue – NEECC – iamproperty: ‘Missing Piece’ Lego Campaign
Curate – Virgin Active
ROAR Digital Marketing – Spence & Partners
Bonded & Different Narrative – NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week
SD Advertising – Admiral Liverpool Launch
Curate – Alliants

Campaign of the Year (Agency) - Budget over £50K

Finalists: – GARDENA at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Bonded & Cravens – CEF
Cool Blue – NEAS
Bonded & Cravens – Rugby League World Cup
SD Advertising – Northumbrian Water – ‘waters worth saving’
Gardiner Richardson – Safer Streets

Not for Profit Campaign of the Year (Agency)

Bonded – Fresh
JUMP – If U Care Share Foundation – Inside Out
Karol Marketing Group – Talking Helps at Everyturn – CHUF: My Scar Is My Superpower
Curate – NE Youth
SD Advertising – NHS/Durham County Council – Cancer Awareness
Different Narrative – NGI​

Not for Profit Campaign of the Year (In House)

Darlington Borough Council – The Launch of Number Forty
Newcastle University – NCL in Action
Nexus – Not Big, Not Clever, Not Here
Newcastle University – Newcastle University Alumin
Hartlepool Borough Council – Tall Ships Race(TSR) 2023
North East Autism Society – Everyday Equality
The Foundation of Light – Small Change Big Difference
Northern Stage – I Daniel Blake

Product Launch of the Year

North East Enhanced Partnership – Get around for a pound – Husqvarna Aspire Launch
Bonded & Cravens – Rugby World League Cup
Salamander Pumps – TankBoost
The Alnwick Garden – The Launch of Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden
Twist – Gaucho
Newcastle International Airport – The AEGEAN – Athens and Beyond
Twist – FRATE

Best Use of Social Media (In House)

Middlesbrough College – Summer Enrolment Campaign 2023
Newcastle NE1 – Newcastle NE1
Newcastle International Airport – Summer 2024
Nexus – Get there with Pride
NorthStandard – Taking on tomorrow, together

Best Use of Social Media (Agency)

The Social Co – Lusso Small Bathrooms – Flymo: First Cut Sunday
Cool Blue – NEAS – GARDENA x Huw Richards
SD Advertising – Transport For Cornwall – Bucket Loads By Bus
Bonded – Celestyal