Lancashire-based PR consultancy, Catapult PR, has achieved another major coup within its sector, by achieving the greatest number of award shortlistings of any specialist PR agency across the north in this year’s Northern Marketing Awards.
Catapult PR has been shortlisted for an outstanding four awards in the Northern Marketing Awards, which reward the best work conducted not just by PR agencies but by other marketing agencies too.
Catapult is shortlisted in the categories of Best Low Budget Campaign, Best CSR Campaign, Best Tourism & Leisure Campaign and Best B2C Campaign, for its stunning work for its Northumbrian client Langley Castle, which involved creating and staging the very first Northumberland Day.
Very few PR consultancies are shortlisted in the Northern Marketing Awards 2017 and Catapult believes it has double the number of shortlistings of any other.
This is just reward for a phenomenal campaign that saw Catapult inspiring communities, schools, businesses and tourism operators to get involved and turn Northumberland red and yellow on the inaugural Northumberland Day on May 28 2017.
It also involved creating something super-sized – the World’s Largest Stottie – which was created by head chef, Mark Percival, in conjunction with Geordie Bakers in Newcastle, and unveiled at Langley Castle as a curtain-raiser to Northumberland Day. Additionally, Catapult devised the now much-loved ‘Northumbie Awards’ that rewarded the efforts of schools, villages and parishes and event organisers, whilst the consultancy also embarked on a county wide workshop tour, to ignite the enthusiasm of people in what is a huge and very diverse county.
Catapult PR’s four nominations now add to a further four shortlistings that Catapult PR has already notched up in the CIPR PRide Awards 2017. The two award ceremonies take place back-to-back, on November 1 and 2, making it a potentially fruitful time for the Catapult PR trophy cabinet, already bursting to the seams with 24 awards and numerous runners-up accolades.
Even before Northumberland Day took place, back in February 2017, Catapult PR’s campaign was a runner-up for two PRMoment.com awards.
Catapult is now hoping to repeat its success in last year’s Northern Marketing Awards, in which it scooped the coveted N-shaped purple award in the Best Not-for-Profit campaign category.
Managing director, Jane Hunt, says: “We are a boutique PR agency, a fraction of the size of other PR agencies but consistently prove that passion, hard work and fantastic ideas are the key ingredients for hugely successful campaigns. We must thank Langley Castle for believing in us and backing our creative approach to PR. We love working with the castle team, and its American owner based in Boston, and we want to bring an award home for them this year.
“We have clients in locations as far apart as Northumberland and Northamptonshire, and clients overseas too, and we hope that this year’s stunning results with persuade more businesses to recognise that we can create superb PR campaigns for a wide range of clients, wherever they are located.”