Foursquare and Spotify also victorious at annual mobile content gathering

Chillingo takes ME Awards prize

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

Best Adult Company
A3 Media

Best Games Company

Best Location Company


Best Social Media Company


Best Mobile Book Company


Best D2C Company


Best Video Service Provider


Best Music Service Provider


Best Games Service Provider


Best Transactions Provider


Best App Developer


Best Mobile Web Publishing Platform
Mobile Interactive Group – Kilrush

Best Advertising Company

Best B2B Content Provider

Best App Store


Best Handset Company


Best Operator

O2 Telefonica

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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