We have amazing news this December, and thrilled to say that our last quarter has been our most successful yet! We’ve seen four huge new business wins, two big retained events, as well as being twice nominated in the Best Small and Specialist Consultancy of the Year categories at the PR Week Awards and ‘Highly Commended’ at the PRCA Awards 2016 in the Specialist Consultancy of the Year category.
Our four new business wins span across all our departments: music, personality and TV drama, a diversification that we have been pursuing vehemently for the last 18 months and will continue to do so in the coming years.
These wins include:
- Sky Atlantic’s new drama ‘Riviera’, which airs in 2017, marks our first foray into TV drama, and something we’re looking forward to developing in the future.
- ABBA’s 2018 VR reformation tour is something we’re hugely excited about working on, bringing two of our core strengths and passions together, music and technology.
- The King of Magic Dynamo joins our growing talent department, and we’ll be working with him across print, digital and broadcast media to build and enhance his already strong and established brand.
- Finally, and most recently, we’ve added a US pop sensation Shawn Mendes to the DawBell roster. His latest album ‘Illuminate’ became an instant Top 3 smash in the UK Official Charts upon release. The multi-platinum artist’s second offering, features the global hit ‘Treat You Better,’ which catapulted to the #1 in 36 countries, has amassed over a whopping 383 million views on YouTube and quickly became his second Top 10 hit in the UK Official Charts since releasing the #1 single ‘Stitches,’ and the current single ‘Mercy. Following a monumental year for the star, DawBell have just announced across print and online media Shawn Mendes’ second show at London’s O2 Arena in 2017, heightening anticipation for what he has in store next year.
We are also hugely excited to retain the The BRIT Awards for 2017 which will be the seventh year in a row that we have handled PR for one of the most prestigious events in the worldwide music calendar, and the Isle of Wight Festival have also confirmed us for 2017 making it three years in a row we’ll be making the journey across the sea to the Isle.
Achieving ‘Highly Commended’ Specialist Agency at this year’s PRCA Awards and a Gold Award at the Lovie Awards marks the end of an incredible 2016 for us. We’ve seen six award nominations in 2016 in Music, PR and viral video, as well as new business wins including: Harry Styles, Rihanna, Mercury Music Prize, Rated Awards and many more. Topping this off with three client Number One albums including Paul Simon, Viola Beach and Craig David, it’s clear to see we’ve had an amazing twelve months, and we’re looking forward to seeing how we can top this in 2017!