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Katapult are finalists in the Recommended Agency Awards 2011

Friday, March 18th, 2011


We’re delighted to announce that Katapult are finalists in the 2011 Recommended Agency Register Awards for a second year in a row – in three categories.

The national awards for agencies outside London are unique to the industry; recognising service excellence from marketing companies based solely on ratings by clients.

We are pleased to be nominated based on the ratings of our clients who have chosen to recognise us for the contribution we have made to their businesses; delivering quality work that we are proud of and helping them to achieve a good return on their investment.

Ahead of the awards ceremony in London on 31st March, Katapult have been nominated as finalists in the following categories: Best in Direct Marketing, Best in Video Production and Best in Sales Promotion.

Managing Director Dawn Foote said “Being nominated by our clients is testament to the standard of work we produce and high level of service we provide. We are extremely grateful to all who rated us”

View Katapult’s Recommended Agency Register profile

Katapult into the New Year

Friday, January 7th, 2011



Happy 2011 to all our clients, suppliers and friends – hope this year is a prosperous one for you all.

Katapult have started the year as we mean to continue it, with the first week including an exciting new pitch, work on the fast approaching Format Festival launching in March, and the next stages of the launch of a new drinks brand – the photo above shows Phil from our video and motion graphic division K-Motion filming in late December for the viral ads.

We’re working on some other great projects at the moment too, including giving our own Katapult website a facelift with some new functionality, info and features.

The year ahead promises to be an interesting one with all things digital growing even more in prominence. We expect to see more interest in digital brand development as client organisations increase their presence and activity in digital channels and need a clear strategy across website, search, social, mobile, apps et al. The challenge is to get all of these working together in complementary fashion to build brand equity at the same time as meeting specific objectives. For example, are HR and Sales presenting the brand consistently to potential employees and prospective customers respectively?

This perhaps presents a window of opportunity for start-ups to build multi-dimensional brands from the ground up and use this agility to steal a march on established, and perhaps less responsive competitors in the digital arena.

We also expect to see the ‘C’ word take centre stage as clients realise the increasing importance of content at the heart of their digital strategy. More will embrace the publisher role of their brand as a key tactic for attracting new customers and creating advocates.

Another ‘C’ that is sure to boost its profile is cloud computing with 2011 providing a better barometer for its impact on capital expenditure and management costs. We’ll see whether the cloud delivers the freedom it promises and whether organisations will make the leap of faith and entrust suppliers with their infrastructure in return for lower costs and greater agility. For marketing folk this could mean less administration, improved access to more up-to-date data and more flexible campaign planning, execution and adjustment. Interesting times ahead…

Anyway, enough of the stargazing for now, we’ll share more of our thinking throughout the year. In the meantime, we’re cracking on with various current brand, marketing, design and digital projects including an online game and viral videos.

Here’s to a healthy and successful 2011.

Katapult are nominated in CIN 2010 Awards

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


Katapult have been nominated in five categories at the Creative Industries Network 2010 Awards:

Digital Media: FORMAT International Photography Festival – Mob Format Flickr Integration

Graphic Design & Illustration: QUAD branding

Marketing Campaign: Cycle Derby

Best Creative Team/Individual: Christmas Playground project

Photography and Film – Lens based media: K-Motion (Katapult’s Video and Motion Graphics division), Sinfonia ViVA video for the ABO conference

We will find out the eagerly awaited results at an awards ceremony tonight at QUAD hosted by Wayne Hemingway….

Orchestras Live – Connected to Music partnership project

Monday, August 9th, 2010
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Connected to Music is a partnership project led by Orchestras Live, the national development agency for orchestral music in England. The project aims to create a model of music education delivery in Northamptonshire that connects young people’s music learning in the classroom to a range of music making opportunities outside the classroom.

A creative ensemble was formed of musicians from Northampton Music and Performing Arts Service (NMPAS), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), sinfonia ViVA and Daventry schools and the local community to deliver a variety of different musical experiences ranging from creative workshops to full scale performances at Royal and Derngate, the flagship regional venue.

The project culminated in a large-scale celebration event involving the RPO, sinfonia ViVA and young people from all the participating schools. K-Motion, Katapult’s Video and Motion Graphics unit, filmed the event over two days to provide all participants with a DVD memento of the production. See the clip above for a short edited version.