Last year we were shortlisted for a flurry of awards, including the MPAs, the UK Social Media Communications Awards, the UK Agency Awards, the European Search Awards, the Big Chip Awards, and most recently the Northern Digital Awards.

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we have won the Best Use of Social Media and Best Small Agency awards at the 2019 Northern Digital Awards!

Here at Pole Star Digital we’re a consultancy comprised of four senior hires. We’re a small but mighty team, and that might comes from the passion we put into each campaign we work on. We’re delighted and incredibly grateful that our hard work has been recognised by our industry peers.

Best Use of Social Media

The first award we won on the night was Best Use of Social Media. This award means a lot to us, not just as a team, but for our CEO and Founder, Ned Poulter.

Ned has become somewhat of a celebrity in the field of Paid Social over the last five years. In that time he has spoken about Paid Social at a variety of international conferences including Search Leeds, SearchElite, BrightonSEO, Ungagged Vegas, and InOrbit. He has also been the sole provider of Paid Social training at BrightonSEO for the last three years (this years BrightonSEO conference will make that four!).

Our awards entry was titled Pole Star Digital & Patient Claim Line – Validating Social Medias ‘Seat at the Table’, Smashing Expectations for Lead Generation and outlined the great work we have achieved through the collaboration with our client Patient Claim Line.

We’re all about sharing the knowledge here at Pole Star Digital, and will be arranging a lunch and learn soon at our offices in WeWork (Manchester, Spinningfields) where we’ll cover the Paid Social strategies that made this campaign award winning. Watch this space to find out when we’ll be hosting the event, and how to sign up!

Best Small Agency

The second award we won was Best Small Agency! In the grand scheme of things, we’re such a young company. Pole Star Digital was originally founded in 2015, and since then we’ve gone from being one freelancer to a team of four senior hires.

As a team, we’ve only been working together for just over a year, so this award really means the world to us. In that short time, we’ve achieved so much and evolved significantly, fine-tuning every part our business, from our operations, services, clients, to our culture.

Here at Pole Star Digital we intentionally strive to do things differently. We made the conscious decision to build a digital marketing consultancy, to challenge the traditional siloed agency approach.

Collaboration is key to our success. Our best work has come about from from the strong relationships we forge with clients, and how invested we are in the success of their business. But our success is also a result of how we collaborate as a team.

As a team we utilise a whole-brained approach to both campaign strategy and internal operations, to capitalise on our collective expertise and disciplines. Without working in this way, we could never have hoped to win this award. In the words of our Operations Director, Briony Gunson, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.

What’s next for Pole Star Digital?

We’re currently looking to expand our award winning team with talented individuals who share our passion and values. If that sounds like you, take a look at our current vacancies, or feel free to drop us a line at