Chillingo triumphs at ME Awards

Ben Parfitt
Chillingo triumphs at ME Awards

Mobile games publisher Chillingo, barely known a year ago but now ubiquitous thanks to Angry Birds, beat off the challenge of established powerhouses to claim the Best Games Company gong at last night’s ME Awards.

In doing so it successfully beat off rivals such as Gameloft and its new owners EA.

The fifth annual ME Awards took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London earlier this evening, attracting over 300 senior professionals from all over the world. They were drawn from companies such as Google, PayPal, Nokia, RIM, Facebook, O2, Orange, OpenMarket and many more.

Elsewhere in the Awards, Foursquare bagged the new 'Best Location Company' gong ahead of rival nominees such as Booyah and Layar while in the 'Best Music Service Provider' category, Spotify ended Shazam's run of success.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Best Gambling Company
BetNow

Best Adult Company
A3 Media

Best Games Company
Chillingo

Best Location Company

Foursquare

Best Social Media Company

Facebook

Best Mobile Book Company

Mobcast

Best D2C Company

Neomobile

Best Video Service Provider

Saffron

Best Music Service Provider

Spotify

Best Games Service Provider

Unity

Best Transactions Provider

OpenMarket

Best App Developer

Handmark

Best Mobile Web Publishing Platform
Mobile Interactive Group – Kilrush

Best Advertising Company
AdMob

Best B2B Content Provider
Buongiorno

Best App Store

GetJar

Best Handset Company

HTC

Best Operator

O2 Telefonica

SPECIAL AWARD
Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Content
Omar Hamoui, founder of AdMob

This year's ME Awards were sponsored by Nokia (Platinum Partner) Microsoft Advertising (Gold Partner), TIM w.e. (Event Partner), Out There Media ('Best Operator' Partner), IMR (Drinks Reception Partner) and Neomobile (‘Gambling Company’ Partner).

The winners were decided by a judging panel, drawn from the ME contacts book and consisting of around 400 execs from all sectors of the business.

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