For any awards programme, there’s a lot to do. Saluting the stars of your industry is not easy!

Spreading the word through appropriate channels, convincing people to enter, sourcing sponsorship and prizes, and selling tables. Creating an identity for the award programme, putting together promotional collateral, and building an online portal to manage all entries, the judging process, and coordinate online nominations and voting.

And then there is the awards dinner itself. Securing a memorable venue, organising the catering, providing key-note speakers, and hiring superstar DJs.

These are unique challenges and they require the unique mindset of Don’t Panic. Cool, calm, and confident. So confident that we actively seek opportunities to put on our own branded award ceremonies.

Don’t Panic is everything that you could ask for in a creative awards agency.

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We Are Search

In 2011, we detected a gap in the market for a truly outstanding celebration of the expertise, talent, and achievement of SEO, PPC, and content marketing agencies in the UK. With the support of sector leaders, Don’t Panic initiated the most respected national search award event in the country which has gone from strength to strength.

Today, Don’t Panic produces search awards events in Europe, in the United States, and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Don’t Panic can, with justification, be considered the International Voice of Search.

UK Search Awards

Since 2011, we have provided the UK’s search marketing industry with an awards ceremony it can take immense pride in. A distinguished international panel sits in judgement across a number of categories and, because this is our event and we set the rules, our judges are not permitted to enter themselves, making this (and all of our search events) among the most ethical and transparent digital industry award schemes in the world.

We place a great emphasis on independent expert judging. We make sure we have a balanced judging panel with senior in house and agency side communications professionals.

European Search Awards

The European Search Awards attract hundreds of entries from leading search and digital agencies and professionals from all over Europe. Previous ceremony locations include; Amsterdam (2012), Barcelona (2013), Reykjavik (2014), Berlin (2015), Paris (2016), Krakow (2017) and Prague (2018).

We place a great emphasis on independent expert judging. We make sure we have a balanced judging panel with senior in house and agency side communications professionals.

US Search Awards

In 2013, with the success of the UK and European Search Awards secured, we introduced the event format to the United States. Held each year as part of Pubcon, the US Search Awards is an acclaimed addition to the digital marketing calendar in the United States, attracting hundreds of guests to glitzy Las Vegas venues.

MENA Search Awards

In May 2017, we hosted the inaugural the MENA Search Awards, celebrating the best of SEO and PPC in the Middle East and North Africa. The event took place in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and we anticipate many more to come.

UK Biddable Media Awards

2017 witnessed the inauguration of yet another Don’t Panic branded awards event. The UK Biddable Media Awards celebrate and reward the expertise, talent, and achievements of the nation’s biddable media industry. It proved to be the premiere event for the biddable media sector and attracted leading brands, agencies, media, and technology providers.

Interactive Marketing Awards

Created in 2018, the Interactive Marketing Awards celebrate and reward excellence in campaigns, agencies and in-house teams across interactive marketing.

The awards are presented at a celebratory gala dinner at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Centre in Florida as part of Pubcon.

UK App Awards

Launched in 2017, the UK App Awards recognise and reward excellence in apps developed in the UK. We have created a number of categories honouring exceptional design and UX (user experience) in a range of verticals, as well as awards for agencies, individuals, and in-house teams.

UK Social Media Communications Awards

Once known as the “some comms awards”, the UK Social Media Communications Awards celebrates exceptional talent and innovation in social media communications. The awards are open to all creative, design, digital, marketing, advertising, media, and public relations organisations that are based in the UK.

UK Public Sector Communications Awards

Created in 2013, the UK Public Sector Communications Awards crowns outstanding communication strategies and campaigns, teams, and individuals in local and national government, emergency services, and not-for-profit bodies from across the UK. The three-course awards dinner is preceded by an afternoon conference session featuring presentations delivered by industry experts.

UK Content Awards

Launched in 2017, the UK Content Awards will celebrate excellence in content marketing. The awards reward agencies and in-house teams creating high quality, valuable content which attracts, informs, engages and retains an audience to ultimately deliver traffic and profit.

UK Agency Awards

The UK Agency Awards, launched in 2015, the awards are open to all creative, design, digital, marketing, advertising, media and public relations agencies that are based in the UK, and celebrate exceptional agencies, campaigns and talent in a number of categories.

Northern Digital Awards

The Northern Digital Awards recognise the very best in digital marketing campaigns and talent in the region and reward websites across a number of sectors to reflect the online world that public, private and third sector organisations now inhabit, trade and communicate in.

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