Rule 5 Shortlisted in Northern Marketing Awards

Picture1 NMA 2We are thrilled to have made the shortlist of the Northern Marketing Awards.

The awards champion the work of some of the UK’s biggest brands and this year attracted over 200 entries.

Rule 5 has been shortlisted twice in the Sport Campaign of the Year and Social Media Campaign of the Year categories.

The nomination for Sport Campaign of the Year features the agency’s work on the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix, pitted against Manchester City FC and Salford Red Devils.  Rule 5 is also nominated for Social Media Campaign of the Year, a category that it won at this year’s Big Chip Awards and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards last November.

The agency is already shortlisted for Best Social Media Campaign and Outstanding Consultancy in this year’s PRide Awards.

The Northern Marketing Awards will be announced on October 16.

Rule 5 Makes National PR Awards Shortlist


We are thrilled to have made the short list of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards.

These awards are national and Rule 5 has been short listed three times in the Outstanding Small Consultancy category and twice in the Best Sporting Campaign category. This comes less than 18 months after the company launched. The Outstanding Small Consultancy award recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of a small agency over a period of up to three years.  Rule 5 is one of only six agencies to make the list.

The competition is no less illustrious in the Best Sporting Campaign, for which the agency is recognised twice for its work for the UCI Track World Cup and World Taekwondo Grand Prix.  Other shortlisted campaigns come from the Football Association and the RBU 6 Nations.

The CIPR’s national awards are hotly contested with 700 entries from the UK and internationally.  The short list was announced on Friday 4 April.

Rule 5 Makes Prolific North Awards Shortlist


Rule 5 has made the shortlist of the 2014 Prolific North Awards. The agency has been nominated in the Best Newcomer and Best Small PR Agency categories.

It is the second year in a row that Rule 5 has been recognised in the Best Newcomer category having scooped the prize title in 2013, just six months after our launch. It’s fair to say we’re thrilled.

The Prolific North Awards profile leading creative and media companies from across the North of England and are judged by prominent figures from the media and creative business community. Featuring on this year’s panel is: Andy Barke, Industry Head, Google UK; Russ Brady, Group Head of Public Relations, The Co-operative; and Richard Frediani, Programme Editor, ITN.

The final award winners will be announced at a dinner on May 1st at Lancashire County Cricket Club, co-presented by broadcaster Jim Hancock and by the BBC’s regional week-end presenter Beccy Meehan.

Rule 5 Awarded Best Social Media Campaign


Rule 5 collected Best Social Media Campaign at the prestigious CIPR PRide North West awards.   The agency’s gold awarded work on the BMX Supercross World Cup was also recognised in the Best Digital Campaign category for which the agency was awarded silver.

The CIPR PRide Awards recognise outstanding public relations in the UK regions and nations and attract entries from the country’s leading communications agencies.

The winning entries were drawn from a shortlist of six agencies, including Weber Shandwick.

The judging panel consisting of prominent figures within the communications industry said: “Rule 5 devised a creative and engaging social media campaign, able to build a substantial social media audience reaching a quarter of a million fans and supporting the sell-out of the event.

“This included a series of Twitterviews with elite and youth team riders, which drove high levels of engagement, extending reach and influence with international riders, media and BMX fans. Good research, careful planning and appropriate evaluation are evident in this campaign.”