SomecommsDon’t Panic, the fast-growing events company based in Ramsbottom, has rebranded its somecomms awards as ‘The UK Social Media Communications Awards’ and has opted to move the awards ceremony to London on a permanent basis.

The somecomms awards were launched in 2010 and for the first three years were staged in in Manchester.

Now in their fourth year, the 2013 awards will be held in London at The Emirates Stadium in  October.

Don’t Panic MD Nicky Wake said: “Our agency has always specialised in communications events and we were very fortunate to have been involved in many of the earliest social media events in the UK.”

“By 2010 we felt it was time to launch an awards competition that specifically focussed on social media and we’re proud to say that year on year we’ve been able to recognise the very best campaigns, teams and individuals in the communications industry.”

“In previous years the awards were held in our home city of Manchester however, as they’ve grown we’ve seen a substantial increase in entries from agencies and organisations based in the South, therefore it felt appropriate to move the ceremony to London this year.”

Don’t Panic launched the inaugural UK Search Awards in London in 2011 and last year they followed these up with the European Search Awards and the debut awards ceremony in Amsterdam.

This year’s European awards will be held in Barcelona at the Hotel Arts in June.

Don’t Panic also manage the Prolific North Awards and the Prolific North Marketing Awards for Prolific North.