Lancashire PR agency, Catapult PR, has proved that those who dare win, having been shortlisted for a staggering five PRCA Dare Awards North.
The specialist, boutique-sized agency, renowned throughout its 22 years for its creativity, dedication and results, has once again shown that it’s not how big you are that counts and that clients with smaller budgets can achieve just as much as those spending significantly more.
Catapult PR, based in Blackpool and Poulton-le-Fylde, is shortlisted for its work for London-based eco-friendly retail business, The Used Kitchen Company, in the categories of Best Media Relations Campaign and Best Trade or B2B Campaign. It also has two shortlistings for its work for Northumberland Day 2020, in the categories of Best Not-for-Profit Campaign and Campaign Challenges. The fifth nomination is for Catapult PR’s managing director, Jane Hunt, who is shortlisted for Best Professional.
The PRCA Dare Awards are organised by the Public Relations and Communications Association and the Northern region covers 10 counties, making Catapult PR’s achievement outstanding.
Catapult has also continued to attract new clients, despite lockdown, and followed a long-established trend of having clients come to Catapult for its skills and not its geographical location. Catapult has recently won client accounts in Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Surrey, Lancashire and South Wales. These accounts span the sectors of hospitality, health and fitness, pet, food and drink and finance.
Catapult has also grown some of its existing accounts, primarily through writing content, in the form of corporate literature, booklets and monthly blogs and articles, for clients who recognised the need to be proactive during lockdown and keep in touch with customers.
The five PRCA Dare Awards North shortlistings add to another five national and regional finalist placings for Catapult PR during 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, results announcements have largely been delayed.
Managing director, Jane Hunt, says: “Catapult PR has worked phenomenally hard in the last year and even harder throughout lockdown, when we went into battle for our clients with some innovative strategies and ideas. As a dynamic small agency, we
have been sought out by various new start-up businesses which either pivoted and reimagined themselves or which have been founded by people who saw it as the right time to pursue a business idea.
“Our work for clients in the past year has been commended by national and regional awards judges, despite coronavirus delaying some elements of campaigns or making them impossible, so we are absolutely thrilled to already have recognition for our results to date. Some campaigns will be even more successful, as we return to something like normality.”
Catapult PR has already scooped 35 top awards during its 22 years and has been nominated for more than 50 other awards.