2017 Testimonials

Testimonials from some of Prolific North Live 17’s exhibitors, event partners and sponsors:

“This was the first time we have exhibited in the North, so I was keen to see what the results would be. I’m delighted to say that our hunch to try PNL really paid off – within a couple of weeks of the show we have already received orders and made loads of really useful contacts which we are in discussions with. We will definitely be back in 2018.”
Vicky Crosby, Director, Fluid Branding

“I enjoyed the show. Great to see the North finally hosting events of this quality and size for the creative and marketing sectors! Long overdue.”
Adrian Lambert, Head of Global Marketing, EDM

“With so many events taking place down south, it was great to meet some northern companies and listen to many interesting talks and presentations.”
Emmy Lippold, Data8 Ltd

“PNL was well organised, well attended and proved a good opportunity for us from a thought leadership and marketing perspective.”
Ellie England, Search Account Director, Microsoft

“2017 was our second year of exhibiting at Prolific North Live expo and having the show over two days instead of one was definitely better for us as it allowed us more time to network with other exhibitors. We have already picked up two new contracts just one month after the expo! We are looking forward to being involved again next year”
Jinny Chivers, Director of Lunar Aerial Imaging

“Prolific North Live truly exceeded expectations. There was a fantastic turn out of interested and keen attendees, who really engaged with our stands and agency. In terms of ROI, Prolific North Live was exceptional value. The contacts we made and the direct business generated from the event, was second to none. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Anthony Diver, Managing & Creative Director, Mosquito Digital

“Congratulations to you and your team on a hugely successful event – great turnout!”
Paul Newman, Director of Communications, The Peel Group

“Congratulations for pulling off PNL ’17. Even if we take out the speakers, the venue, the attendees and the coffee there isn’t another date in my calendar where we can collaborate and catch up with the digital and creative sectors key players better. We had an amazing time.”
Joe Gosling, Co-founder, Bearded Fellows

“A HUGE congratulations to you for the amazing success of Prolific North Live 2017! The team said it was, by far, the most successful thing we’ve ever done for The Academy and we are sure it will have generated useful leads for us.”
Sandy Lindsay MBE, Tangerine PR and The Juice Academy

“A really good and useful two days.”
Simon Wake, Procurement Business Partner, BBC North

“Just to say thank you for PN Live – it seemed to go really well and the Don’t Panic chap who was responsible for our theatre was excellent.”
Sallyann Betts, Digital Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub

“It was a good exhibition for us.”
Peter Owen, finance director, Standby Productions


2016 Testimonials

Testimonials from some of Prolific North Live 16’s exhibitors, event partners and sponsors:

“We’ve yet to exhibit at an event that even comes close to Prolific North Live. Great energy, brilliant content in the seminars and decision makers on every stand. We had over a dozen people ask for a meeting from one day of exhibiting so I can’t wait for the 2 day event next year!”
Paul Barnes, Managing Director, My Accountancy Place

“The Prolific North Live expo was a really great event. The organisation was top notch and the atmosphere on the day was really positive. From an ROI perspective the amount we spent on our stand was really small in comparison to the exposure, leads and business we got on the day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the event to other agencies and suppliers.”
James Crawford, Managing Director, PR Agency One

“We’re very glad we signed up to exhibit at the first Prolific North Live event. We saw a very good footfall and had a lot of interest and leads that we took away from the event. Needless to say we’ll be exhibiting again next year!”
Daniel Keighron-Foster, Managing Director, Steamhaus

“The inaugural Prolific North Live proved to be a major coup for our agency. The quality of attendees was second to none, and we went home with a plethora of valuable business leads to follow up with. The ROI we received was multiple times the initial cost outlay required to exhibit. The expo sought to be the premier trade event for marketing, digital and creative businesses in the North, and in our minds it has already achieved that accolade. Next year’s two-day show at EventCity promises to be bigger and even better.”
Jonathan Branney, Buffalo7

“We were one of the first exhibitors to sign up for the inaugural Prolific North Live.  The idea of a media, marketing and creative industries expo finally taking place outside of London really appealed to us. The whole day was a huge success. We’ve come away with plenty of ideas and leads and will be returning next year.” 
Simon Landi, Managing Director, Access and Event Stream Live

“Well what a day! Around two thousand visitors, expert speakers and exhibitors crammed into The Point, Old Trafford for the inaugural Prolific North Live event. They arrived hoping to be inspired and leave a lot more knowledgeable and connected than when they arrived. Judging from the feedback we heard during the day from the majority of attendees, job done” 
Rick Guttridge, Managing Director, Smoking Gun PR

“Some great conversations from people visiting our stand which has paid of for us, so we will be exhibiting again” 
Imran Farooq, Managing Director, MMC Learning

“What a great day at the Bruntwood stand at Prolific North LIVE yesterday – they came, they saw and they drank our coffee. Made some great connections and put a few people in touch that could lead to some exciting projects happening.” 
Ian Wilson, Marketing Manager, Bruntwood

“You did it – well done guys and thank you – really enjoyed the day and all your hard work paid off. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere – lots of camaraderie and friendship around the room – you really succeeded in bringing the whole industry together. Roll on 2017!”
Clare Briscall, Managing Director, A&P

“PNL was a fantastic success, bringing together the creative, marketing, media and digital industries in the north allows the community to be stronger through referral and knowledge of different skill areas. It opened up conversations with bigger companies that usually would be ignored in an inbox. The opportunity to pitch to investors allowed us to start real conversations around our 5 year plan and give us the confidence to pitch for bigger jobs. Thanks again for an amazing event.” 
Joe Gosling, Director, Bearded Fellows

“PNL was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It was very well organised and the footfall was impressive for an inaugural event. We received great feedback from all the visitors who stopped at our stand and from those that attended our presentation in the Mobile Cinema. The brand awareness generated was fantastic and we’ll most certainly be back next year.” 
Andrew Lord, Managing Director, Flipbook Studio

“It was a great event and think everyone who exhibited and attended thought so too! We have done some great tweets and taken and shared some fab pictures.” 
Lisa Byrne, Sales Director, One Agency

“We had a blast. A big thank you for all your efforts in organising Prolific North Live.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and met some really lovely people.” 
Jane Dalton, Director, Groundswell Innovation

“We had a great day, got some great feedback and leads” 
Chris Peter, Manager, Picturehouse Travelling Cinema

“Thank you for putting on such a great event yesterday. There was an overwhelmingly positive vibe from everyone visiting. A couple of our guys and clients were lucky enough to catch some of the key-note speakers as well and it was a great line-up – the queues out the door were testament to that. I know you’ll probably be inundated with thanks today, but one more can’t hurt! Thanks again from everyone at theEword.” 
Sian English, Marketing Manager, theEword

“The expo worked very well for us – congratulations on what we thought was a great event.” 
Greg Chivers, Founder, Lunar Aerial Imaging

“Just wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you and your team on putting on a fantastic event at Prolific North Live. I hope this is the first of many” 
Phil Holt, Managing Director, Web Foundry