By Dan Appleby, Managing Director

I guess you could say, in the words of Ron Burgundy, we’re ‘kind of a big deal’. This year, we’ve been shortlisted for no less than five North East Marketing Awards.

In no particular order, we’ve been nominated for the ‘Integrated Campaign of the Year’ award for our ‘What’s your problem?’ campaign for Zinsser – helping them stay the number one specialist paint brand.

Next up, we’ve been nominated for ‘Brand Creation of the Year’ award for Money Guru. We disrupted the noisy and cramped financial comparison market so much, that we won ‘Best TV Commercial Campaign’ at the NMAs last year – so let’s hope we do the same this year.

And, we’ve been shortlisted for the ‘Not for Profit Campaign of the Year’award for Ouseburn Farm. Winning this would really help the Farm raise their profile.

Drummond Central has also been shortlisted for ‘Agency of the Year’ (Over 20 employees) award. From delivering supersize ROIs for local heroes and global leaders, we’ve been igniting creative fires for 14 years – so getting recognition for all our hard work would be awesome.

Finally, our very own Queen VDV (aka, Thea Van der Velde) has been shortlisted for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award. It’s great recognition for her hard work, her dedication to DC and clients, as well as her positivity and drive to inspire the North East’s creative industry. But we’re the real winners having her at DC.

It means so much to be shortlisted for these awards and we’d be proud to win any one of them. The North East Marketing Awards is on 18 October, so keep your fingers, toes and everything crossed for us.