What a year! High profile national campaigns delivered, some big new client wins, two broadcast adverts, growing the team, and 16 industry awards!
What an amazing year it’s been. In under two years we’ve delivered some really high profile campaigns for an incredible group of national and international clients, we’ve expanded the team, set up our lovely studio in the Northern Quarter, and won sixteen prestigious industry awards. As well as retained contracts with BBC Three and Arts Council England (ACE), we’ve worked with household name brands including BT, Apple, We Buy Any Car, Hasbro, Ministry of Sound and Porsche.
Our integrated campaign for the Arts Council helped them to deliver clear, consistent and beautifully crafted communications for all their investment process work. The project for has won seven awards this year including Best Integrated Campaign, Best Branding Campaign, Best Use of Animation, and Best Public Sector Campaign.
The campaign of social videos Flow has produced have been a huge viral success, gaining many millions of views, likes and shares for our clients BBC Three, and helping to deliver massive growth to the channels online audience. The campaign has won 5 awards this year including Film Campaign of the Year, Branded Content Strategy of the Year and Best Online Video Campaign.
Our broadcast advert for iconic music brand Ministry of Sound was a hugely ambitious animated project depicting the camera fly-through of a fully GG modelled interior of an acoustic guitar. The commercial has been recognised as one of the most creative TV adverts of the year and one of the finest ever from the brand.
We’ve scooped four agency awards for Flow this year too, including being named the Creative Digital Team of the Year and Agency of the Year at the international DADI awards, and Agency of the Year for Video Production at The Drum Network Awards.
Looking ahead to next year we’re really excited to have won a big campaign with new client Manchester City Council that will be coming out in March. We’re looking forward to working with Tattu restaurant on more ground-breaking projections in their new Leeds venue. There’s lost more to come with the Arts Council and some really fun stuff planned with BBC Three. So watch this space!
Our creative director, Karl Doran, looking back on an incredible year had this to say: “Oh my. What an amazing year. We’ve had an unbelievable start as an agency and been lucky enough to work with a brilliant bunch of clients on some huge campaigns.I’d just like to thank all of our clients for trusting in a new company to deliver some really important projects, hopefully the faith they’ve shown in us has been rewarded with some great creative work.”
He continued: “We’re still so young as an agency, less than two years old, and it’s been the best possible start, I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.”
A full list of this years awards here:
Big Chip – Best Use of Animation, 2017
Big Chip – Best Digital Design, 2017
Big Chip – Best Public Sector Project, 2017
Big Chip – Grand Prix Award, 2017
The Drum DADI Awards – Best Creative Team, 2017
The Drum DADI Awards – Agency of the Year, 2017
The Drum Network Awards – Agency of the Year for Video, 2017
The Drum Network Awards – Commercial Production, 2017
The Drum Creative Awards – Film Campaign of the Year
The Drum Creative Awards – Branded Content Strategy of the Year, 2017
The Drum Design Awards 2017 – Highly Commended for Illustration
Vega Digital Awards – Best Integrated Campaign (Gold), 2017
Vega Digital Awards – Best Branding Campaign (Silver), 2017
Vega Digital Awards – Best Political Video (Bronze), 2017
Vega Digital Awards – Best Social Video (Bronze), 2017
Vega Digital Awards – Best Viral Video (Bronze), 2017
The Drum DADI awards – Best Online Video, 2017
The Drum DADI awards – Best Viral Campaign, 2017
Prolific North 2017 – Best Animation Motion Graphics Company, 2017
Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEA) – Digital Startup of the year, 2017
Social Buzz Awards – Best Use of Video
Social Buzz Awards – Best Low Budget Project
Social Buzz Awards – Best Viral Campaign
The following have all been shortlisted and we will find out if we have won in 2018:
Greater Manchester Business Awards – Business of the Year Award
Greater Manchester Business Awards – Startup of the Year Award
Northern Digital Awards – Public Sector Campaign of the Year
To view some of the winning work, please click here – [BBC Three Case Study Page]
For the Arts Council campaign, please click here – [ACE Case Study Page]
For the Ministry of Sound TV commercial, please click here – [MOS Case Study Page]