Cornerstone DM shortlisted for two regional marketing awards

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Cornerstone DM is thrilled and utterly chuffed to be announced as finalists for two accolades in this year’s Prolific North Marketing Awards!

We’ve been shortlisted in the Best Social Purpose Campaign category for our work on Active Tameside’s Charitable Status Campaign and in the Best Brand Building Campaign category for helping to steer the rebrand of Burnley Leisure.

The awards acknowledge the stand-out campaigns of the year alongside recognising the region’s best small and large agencies and in-house teams.

Formerly known as the Northern Marketing Awards, we’ll be alongside our regional agency and marketeer counterparts awaiting the winners’ announcements at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on 25th November.

In the running alongside campaigns for brands such as Asda, schuh, Channel 4 and The Body Shop, our Best Social Purpose Campaign submission centred on strengthening and defining Active Tameside’s position as a charitable organisation and social enterprise.

We developed a B2C marketing and PR strategy to shine a spotlight on the leisure trust’s transformative and award-winning community services and its dedication to provide outstanding leisure facilities to benefit and improve the borough’s health and wellbeing, particularly during and post lockdown.

The Best Brand Building Campaign nomination focussed on re-aligning Burnley Leisure & Culture’s popular, yet disparate, leisure centres, eating establishments, entertainment venues and community programmes into one recognisable brand while retaining the individuality and origins of each entity.

Cornerstone DM managing director David Wadsworth, who founded the agency in 2007 in his parent’s attic, just down the road from where it now occupies a modern, in-house designed office space said: “Being shortlisted in the Prolific North awards is a great achievement in itself for our agency.

“Our teams and clients have worked tirelessly and with great passion and pride to pull together each of these projects and deliver something that not only has value to the organisation, but also the people and communities they engage with.

“We’re proud of the brands and campaigns we’re a part of, and keen to see our work put forward. Well done to everyone involved in all categories, it’s great to see the industry thriving.”

Enjoying year-on-year growth and working with clients across a range of sectors and industries, we now employ a 22-strong team across strategic marketing, public relations, digital, design, web development and print production.

You can keep in the loop with how we get on at the awards by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn where we’ll be posting live from the event on the 25th!

team photo in cosy corner

Shortlisted: The Cornerstone team members who worked on the campaigns recognised by the Prolific North marketing awards.




By Gillian, PR & Copywriter

Gill Potts

Gill has been a journalist for way longer than she cares – or dares to remember. Formerly a news reporter, feature writer and beauty columnist working for newspapers across Greater Manchester, the switch flicked, the light came on and she headed straight for PR. Gill works across a number of sectors including health, pharma, leisure […]

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