The Search for the Shortlist is over!
Welcome to our weekly Don’t Panic blog – if you’ve been keeping up with our fantastic events and innovative developments, you will know that we aim is to inspire, inform and celebrate through the fantastic events we are privileged to be involved in. Here’s what we’ve been up to…
This week we’ve had a few awards announcements…
US Search Awards
The search for the shortlist is over… the 2017 US Search Awards finalists have been announced! The US Search Awards, in association with our headline sponsor Bing and now in their fifth year, is the premier celebration of the very best in SEO, PPC, Digital and Content Marketing in the US.
Each year the awards attract hundreds of entries from some of the leading search and digital agencies and professionals from across North America and beyond – and this year was no exception. We had a record breaking number of entries from some of the biggest names in search from across the US and beyond, as well as entries from the smaller but just as impressive start-ups & growing businesses. The winners will be announced at a lavish awards ceremony and gala dinner at one of Las Vegas finest hotels, Treasure Island, on Wednesday November 8 during Pubcon Las Vegas. Join us on the night and secure your ticket to the event here.
Pride of Tameside Business Awards
This week we also released the Pride of Tameside Business Awards Shortlist! The quality of entries was extremely high so we’d like to thank to our judges who had the unenviable task of choosing our shortlisted entrants.
The awards will be presented at Dukinfield Town Hall, and include a welcome drinks reception, followed by a three course dinner with wine and entertainment. So join us for a night of sumptuous food and great entertainment to celebrate and reward exceptional businesses from across the region. Book your tickets here.
Hot off the press
Here’s our top three events you need to know about this week…
UK Social Media Communications Awards 2017
The UK Social Media Communications Awards, hosted by Connor Phillips, celebrate the very best in social media communications and reward the individuals, companies and organisations who are using online platforms to communicate in fresh and innovative ways. The shortlist for the 2017 awards can be seen here.
eCommerce Show North
eCommerce Show North is the only exhibition outside of London dedicated to eCommerce and reflects the huge commercial marketplace that is the North. Taking place on the 11 & 12th October 2017 at EventCity, Manchester, eCSN will be the biggest ever gathering of eCommerce companies, vendors and suppliers held in the North.
Free registration is now open – confirm your place here.
Search Camp 2017
Take a little summer into winter by attending Search Camp 2017, a brand new venture from the creators of the Search Awards Series. Search Camp is a two-day residential search marketing conference, taking place on 13 & 14 December at one of the UK’s best loved holiday parks; Butlin’s in Bognor Regis. The event will explore cutting edge thinking, innovation, best practice and futurism in SEO & PPC. Featuring 17 keynote standard speakers in a solo track format across two days, it will attract over 200 senior level search marketing practitioners from across Europe. Book your place here.
Don’t press the panic button yet!
The UK App Awards entry deadline is today! But don’t panic, we’re extending the entry deadline for a further two weeks. However, entries submitted after the first closing date of 22 September 2017 at 23:59 will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry after 22 September and up until 6 October will be £150 + VAT.
The UK App Awards will celebrate and reward excellence in apps developed in the UK. Submit your entries before it’s too late – enter here.
About Don’t Panic
Don’t Panic is a full service events agency that specialise in seamlessly delivering all aspects of awards, conferences and more! We pride ourselves in producing innovative and profitable events, based on our strong relationships, attention to detail and unique approach.
From awards dinners to annual conferences, international exhibitions to experiential projects, we are the cool, calm events collective.
About the Speaker Bureau
The calibre of a presenter is critical to the welfare of an event. A funny, enlightening, or motivating after-dinner speech will make an award ceremony live long in the mind. A credible DJ will get an audience jiving into the wee small hours. Matching the wrong personality to the wrong audience is a tragedy. Don’t Panic.
If you need a peer-approved keynote speaker, a conference or panel chair, an MC, a host, even a Voice of God, we manage a diverse roster of regional and national personalities, public speakers, and thought leaders from business, technology, politics, academia, and the arts, to help you with your event planning. Contact Sarah Power, Speaker Bureau Manager on email@example.com for more information.
A guide to a successful entry by David Edmundson-Bird
Are you considering entering into one of our award schemes but aren't sure what it takes to complete a winning entry? David Edmundson-Bird, a renowned judge of multiple awards, has put together his top tips on what the panel looks for during the judging process.