We can help you create a professional awards competition your organisation, company or trade body will be proud of. Don't Panic offer smooth and meticulous management of all aspects including creation of an awards identity; a detailed venue search to find an appropriate setting for your event; the build and management of bespoke awards websites; marketing and managing the call for entries; securing high profile judges and managing a transparent judging process; sponsorship agreements; award production; guest liaison and table sales; full technical support for the ceremony; professional slideshow creation; script writing and appointment of a first class MC.
We specialise in creating self-financing awards events and can tailor all aspects of our services to suit your needs. Most of all we want you to sit back and enjoy the ceremony in full knowledge that we've taken care of every detail. Our awards clients include Just Giving, Lancashire Business View and the MIA Music Awards along with our own celebrations of social media communications and the SEO, PPC and digital marketing industries.
Conferences & Seminars
Don't Panic have a long history of delivering must attend conferences and seminars that offer exceptional content and learning opportunities and feature some of the very best speakers in their fields.
We can work with you to shape your conference programme; secure high profile speakers; find a suitable venue; manage all aspects of delegate liaison including ticket sales, delegate packs, badges and joining instructions; creation of speaker and chair briefing notes; creation of professional holding slides to your brand or corporate guidelines; provision of full technical support to ensure everything runs seamlessly.
Our conference clients include the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Public Relations Consultants Association, Manchester Digital, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, Arts Council England, Manchester Cultural Partnership, Siemens and numerous universities and academic establishments.
We have also managed countless own branded communications seminars and a series of highly regarded social media events including the first ever UK communications conference on the subject in 2005.
Retail & Leisure Events
Don't Panic have considerable expertise in driving footfall at retail locations and visitor attractions. Events activity can attract your target audiences, raise awareness and increase visitor numbers.
We can work with you to identify the kind of activities that will achieve your aims; create an events strategy; source appropriate entertainment and content; manage all aspects of event delivery and logistics.
We're currently working with Mersey Ferries and a number of shopping centres to provide events activity that compliments their existing offers including Christmas Grottos, fashion shows and activities and appearances that have brought Ben 10 Aliens, Star Wars characters and Peppa Pig for the pleasure of thousands of fans, children and satisfied parents.
We can help with all types of launch events and would work with you to ensure you reach your target audiences and that they're fully aware of your products, services and location.
Our launch clients include Digital UK for the 2009 digital switchover for Digital UK; a software launch for Kingston Communications; a hair product launch on behalf of Immatec to leading UK buyers; launch activity for a consultation exercise for Blackburn with Darwen Council.
Don't Panic can take your brand on tour and have successfully managed activity at freshers fairs and shopping centres on behalf of national clients.
We can secure venues and display space, organise product demonstrations and provide professional staffing for your road show.
We're highly experienced in organising the infrastructure for festivals including staging, catering and entertainment in full accordance with health and safety laws.
We've worked on the New Islington Festival, Ramsbottom Festival, UCLAN's Lancashire Science Festival and Dig the City, Mnchester's Urban Gardening Festival 2013.
Please get in touch to discuss any of the above events activity and we'd be very happy to put together a proposal detailing our thoughts, ideas and costs.