Blackpool-based PR agency, Catapult PR, has added another two prestigious awards shortlistings to a raft already currently in hand, having made the shortlist in two categories of the Northern Marketing Awards.
Lancashire’s top award-winning PR consultancy is heading to the NMA finals in mid-November in two different categories – Best Not-for-Profit campaign and Best CSR Campaign. This is the third consecutive year that it has made the NMA finals and it has won awards at the last two. In 2016 it scooped the Best Not for Profit campaign award and last year it won the Best Tourism & Leisure campaign’ award.
This is a major achievement for Catapult PR, as the Northern Marketing Awards are not PR-specific awards but entered by all types of marketing agency and in-house marketing departments. As a PR specialist, Catapult PR is a creator of exciting and innovative campaigns often run on very tight budgets.
The two NMA shortlistings add to another seven currently being enjoyed by Catapult. The agency is a finalist for the Creative Agency of the Year in the prestigious Lancashire Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) and also a finalist in the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs).
It also currently has five nominations in the CIPR PRide NW Awards, where its campaigns are up for Best Travel, Leisure and Tourism Campaign, Best Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign, Best Community Relations Campaign and Best Use of Social Media. Catapult PR’s managing director is also shortlisted for Outstanding Practitioner.
This year, Catapult PR has already won the top accolade within its profession – a national CIPR Excellence Award for the Best Travel, Leisure and Tourism Campaign of 2017. Any other awards scooped would add to what has already been a hugely successful year.
Managing director, Jane Hunt, says: “We are delighted to add another two shortlistings to the ‘possible’ awards tally for 2018, taking this to nine at present. For an agency not based in a city, this is pretty remarkable, but it’s all down to years of experience in key sectors such as tourism, community and culture PR, plus skills in CSR and sponsorship maximisation earned since 1990.
Given that we have already won a prize for the best tourism campaign nationally, we hope to demonstrate to regional tourism marketing organisations and private tourism, leisure and culture operators that we really do know our stuff when it comes to travel and tourism PR, whilst also attracting more community and charity-sector PR briefs.”