Clooney Quin GAA club held a successful “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” event hosted by Pallas Marketing on June 15th. The event was a massive success for the club with over 400 in attendance on the night. George, Tom and their team are experts in what they do, born entertainers, the crowd were laughing for the night! During the nine weeks of preparation for the event, we found the coaching from Pallas Marketing to be extremely helpful, providing the members of our committee with useful tips and recommendations that were of assistance to us in securing advertisers. Financially, the event exceeded our expectations with our profit for the event exceeding €45,000. It’s fair to say that Pallas have derived a formula that yields incredible financial results for clubs and we would highly recommend them to other clubs.
Clooney Quin GAA Club, Co Clare
" The audience were fantastic at our show, but to have a great audience, you need a great host. And that's exactly what George and the guys were tonight. From Paul on MC to George as quizmaster everything was just top class. From the first meeting, Pallas Marketing have been excellent in their guidance and advice. If anyone out there in another club or group needs to raise funds, get these guys on board. I am happy for any club to ring me if you wish to" Kevin Dobbyn 087 6167700
To George, Tom and Sally, Our “Carrigaline 2018” fundraiser was held just over one week ago - the success of this event is beyond our greatest hopes. From the first time I approached Pallas Marketing, your approach to our fundraising event has been refreshing and professional. The structure you advised us to put in place, your guidance and motivation to enable us to achieve our targets are the reasons why we have attained a final figure of over €38,000 euro. The event itself was presented in a very professional and accomplished manner. The large attendance were entertained throughout and judging by the feedback received, everybody agreed that it was an excellent nights entertainment had by all. Finally I would like to thank you for your assistance in our fundraising event and to say to any other club or group thinking of holding such an event that our experience with Pallas Marketing was extremely positive and I would recommend Pallas Marketing as an ideal and dependable partner to any club. Regards TJ Cronin.
'As a new committee set up in 2018, we were very apprehensive about taking on such a large event, but from the very first telephone conversation with George till midnight on the night of our show Pallas Marketing were there with us every step of the way !! We would urge any committees or groups who are thinking about doing any such event to contact George and his team straight away. It will be the best thing ye will ever do '
Parents Council Chairperson
Many thanks to George, Tom and the team at Pallas Marketing for you help and support during our recent fundraiser. The night itself went off very smoothly and all those who attended were very pleased with it . The final amount raised was €63,750, which is a fantastic sum and will be a huge help in our efforts to secure a suitable training ground.
Corofin GAA Club chose Pallas Marketing as our fundraising partner for 2017. As a successful club team, we have substantial expenses and we found that working with Pallas Marketing helped us to cover these expenses. We are currently considering our major fundraiser for 2018 and we expect to link up again with Pallas Marketing as we were very impressed by the service that they provided to us. The 20k Drop show was a brilliant night that everyone in Corofin thoroughly enjoyed”
As an exhibitor, we found that there was a significant return on our investment. Between launch night, stands outside the event and during the event itself, we received great exposure & opportunities to target new customers. We found it very easy to work with Pallas Marketing with great communication from slideshows at the event to professional invoicing for it. We would recommend this event as a great way to help the local community while also creating great awareness of your business/brand. Katherine Sinnott
"The show was a great success both as a fundraiser and as an extremely enjoyable night for the audience. We still fees to collect but our net profit so far is nineteen thousand pounds. You and your team were excellent at taking us through the process step by step. We are certainly looking forward to working with Pallas again on a third occasion in future putting on a similar show, perhaps The Chase? Again many thanks for all your help in achieving our objective and I would have no hesitation in recommending Pallas to any Club or organisation wanting to raise a considerably sum in one night. Hopefully do business again soon." John Overend.
Dr John Overend
We would like to thank you and your team for your professional approach in driving the event, our initial expectation was in the € 20,000 to € 25,000 range but with your skill and guidance it motivated us to exceed all expectations and we raised €42,650. Your detailed planning was immense and the training and support you provided to the club project leaders gave them the confidence to execute the sales. It was clearly evident that your experience gained in running events over the years limited the amount of decision making required by the club, we adhered to your plan and focused our energy in advert and ticket sales. Your idea in having a wine reception for sponsors and advertisers prior to the show was greatly appreciated by all, it provided an opportunity to relax and network prior to the main show. Numerous sponsors and advertisers commented on the high level of exposure they got from the event and felt their sponsorship was really appreciated.
16th December, 2016
Re: Mount Mercy College Thousandaire Fundraiser - October 2016
We really enjoyed the night and it was a pleasure to meet the staff of Mount Mercy College. MJK Oils are proud to support this fundraiser, I thought that Pallas Marketing recognized the major sponsors very well. We greatly appreciate all the coverage. Please continue to spread the good word about our business reputation and competitive fuel rates.
Area Sales Manager - MJK Oils
I have been heavily involved in a variety of fundraisers during the last few years in our school ranging from race nights, fun runs, last man standing etc. Profits from all these ventures ranged from €1,500 to €6,000. Without having to dramatically increase our efforts from previous fundraising attempts, by following Pallas Marketing's advice and step by step process, we were able to increase our profits to over €17,000. I would highly recommend their services to any school who are particularly committed to fundraising and looking to maximize their potential income.
St Farnan's PPS, Co Kildare
We had our first ever major fundraiser in October 2016 when we ran "Who wants to be a Thousandaire". As we were new to fundraising on this scale, we would have been lost without the guidance, support and encouragement from Pallas Marketing's Tom and George throughout the whole process. We were delighted to exceed our fundraising goal and raised €25,000. The night itself was a huge success. The show was extremely professional, entertaining and exciting. The local questions and "Ceisteanna as Gaeilge" were a huge hit !
Muinteóir Gaelscoil Éanna
We had our show in Newbridge on November 14th, 2015. Profits are at €28,500 and still climbing. We are thrilled and the reaction of the community here in Athgarvan has been so positive. The feelgood factor outside the school this week has been amazing. Everyone in attendance forgot their original plan of "popping in for an hour to show face". They stayed the whole night because what was presented was such excellent, quality entertainment and certainly earned the cost of the ticket. We're very grateful to you guys at Pallas - thanks a lot ! The formula works, the steps you had us follow worked and you manage everything expertly.
Athgarvan NS, Co Kildare
I ran Thousandaire a few years ago for our club and we raised over €30,000. I recommended it to our hurling board and we ran "Who wants to be a Five Thousandaire". It was some buzz when contestants were going for five grand!. The €52,000 raised was so important to our hurlers who went all the way to the All Ireland final afterwards.
Galway Hurling Board
It’s like this - we raised over £40,000 on "Who wants to be a Thousandaire". They are just super guys to deal with, nothing is a problem and the system just works exactly like they say it does. We are a rural club - this was amazing for us.
Derrylaughan GFC, Co Tyrone