A Night of Celebration for the North East Marketing Sector!

Posted on the 14 October 2019

A Night of Celebration for the North East Marketing Sector!

The North East Marketing Awards celebrated the very best of the region’s marketing sector last night at a glittering awards ceremony at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. Sponsored by Nigel Wright Recruitment, the event attracted over 300 marketing professionals from agencies and in-house teams across the North East.

Organised by Echo Events & Association Management, the evening celebrated a range of talented teams and individuals, with awards for Rising Star of the Year through to Marketing Director of the Year illustrating excellence at both ends of the career spectrum. The awards shone a spotlight on not only the people but also the campaigns, brands and products they have created and promoted over the past year.

Over 100 nominations were received and the shortlisted finalists met with a carefully selected judging panel for face to face interviews before a winner was selected. The winners were announced on the evening and the atmosphere was electric! The first award of the night went to Anthony McDermott from St Benedict’s Hospice for Rising Star of the Year (In-House) followed by Will Larkin from The Twist Group for Rising Star of the Year (Agency). The much sought after Marketer of the Year award went to Jonathan Alcock, Parkdean Resorts.  

It was a great night for Narrative who won Digital Campaign of the Year for their Hello Future campaign, Integrated Campaign of the Year (Agency) for their BSW Timber campaign and Brand Creation of the Year for the rebrand of County Durham Housing Group to Believe.

Other campaigns that stood out were from Nexus who won Integrated Campaign of the Year (In House) for their Spice Girls Concert campaign and North East Autism Society, who walked away with Not for Profit Campaign of the Year award for their World Autism Acceptance Week campaign.

The award for Product Launch of the Year went to Fentimans for their Botanical Collective. Paul Wilkinson from J Barbour & Sons was delighted to win Marketing Director of the Year and Miller UK were crowned In House Marketing Team of the Year.

Next up were the awards for best agency, starting with Small Agency of the Year for those with under 20 employees which went to the team at Crystallised. The Digital Marketing Agency of the Year was scooped up by Shout Digital and the team at Drummond Central were delighted to win the award for Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year.

The evening finished with the award for Outstanding Achievement which was presented to Steve Parkin from Mayborn Group for his significant contribution to the region.

Justin Barlow, Marketing Director at Nigel Wright Recruitment said: “As the region’s largest recruiter of marketing talent we are delighted to help teams celebrate their successes through the North East Marketing Awards. These Awards are now firmly established through the fantastic depth and breadth of entries from in-house teams and agencies. We are proud to be associated with these Awards and look forward to seeing brands being built and campaigns being launched by finalists in the year ahead.”

The evening, hosted by presenter and comedian Cal Halbert, was a fantastic night of celebration and included after dinner entertainment from the business guru, ‘David Brent’. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception and three course meal at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The awards took place on the 10th October 2019. For a full list of winners and finalists as well as photos from the evening visit www.northeastmarketingawards.co.uk