New editor for Audio Pro International

Savage has moved across from API sister title MI Pro – the UK trade magazine for the musical instrument market – where he spent more than two years and contributed to Audio Pro International on a regular basis.

He replaces Daniel Gumble, who has been appointed as the new editor of Mobile Entertainment another Intent Media title.

“This is a great move for Adam and for Audio Pro International. The site made great progress under Daniel’s stewardship and we will of course maintain that upward trajectory and look to kick on with some exciting new projects in the near future,” Dungan commented.

To contact the new API editor, call 01992 535646 or email adam.savage@intentmedia.co.uk.

Games Media Awards 2012: The winners

The hugely popular Games Media Awards returned to Vinopolis near London’s Borough Market last night, with more than 50 online and print publications and 30 journalists all competiting for the top prizes. Awards were collected before an audience of 350 people, including more than 200 media professionals.

Industry veteran Kieron Gillen was named Games Media Legends. Gillen was recognised for his long career, having written for a range of publications such as PC Gamer, Amiga Power, Edge, The Guardian, GamesMaster, and co-founding Rock Paper Shotgun. He was also championed for the respect he commands from peers, and his notable piece The New Games Journalism Manifesto. 

Other major winners on the night (see the complete list below) were voted for by a panel of judges that includes key media, games industry execs and PR professionals.

Edge was once again named Best Games Magazine, while Eurogamer retained its title as Best Games Website. Hookshot, Inc took home the award for Best Games Blog, while Digital Spy won top honours for Coverage by a Mainstream Website.

On the broadcast side of things, OXM Breakdown and The VideoGamer.com Podcast won the prizes for Games Video and Games Radio and Podcast respectively.

Top talent was recognised with Christian Donlan once again named the best specialist print writer and Simon Parkin honoured for his online talents. T3’s Matt Hill won best writer for a mainstream magazine, while The Guardian’s Keith Stuart took home the same prize for national newspaper.

IGN’s Keza MacDonald was named Games Writer of the Year, while NetworkN’s Steve Hogarty won Top Tweeter.

Gold Partners supporting the event included Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Wii U, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and NCsoft.

Deep Silver signed up as Media Transport Partner, Trion’s Defiance was Pre-Drinks Party Host, Hitman Absolution hosted the After Show Party and Nordic’s Wii Sing 80s ran the popular rockaoke entertainment after the ceremony. Far Cry 3 was reception partner. 

Meanwhile Gamescom and Indigo Pearl were event partners, with other sponsors including Green Man Gaming (Top Tweeter category), Precise (Coverage by a Mainstream Website), Sega (Games Writer of the Year), OnLive (Games Website) and THQ (Games Blog).

GAMES MEDIA AWARDS 2012: The Winners In Full

Games Magazine 
Edge

Games Site (sponsored by OnLive)
Eurogamer

Games Blog (sponsored by THQ)
Hookshot, Inc.

Games Radio and Podcast 
Videogamer.com

Games Video 
OXM Breakdown

Coverage by a Mainstream Website (sponsored by Precise) 
Digital Spy

Specialist Writer – Print 
Christian Donlan

Specialist Writer – Online 
Simon Parkin

Mainstream Magazine – Writer 
Matt Hill

National Newspaper – Writer
Keith Stuart

Top Tweeter (sponsored by Green Man Gaming)
Steve Hogarty (@misterbrilliant)

Rising Star 
Matthew Reynolds

Games Writer of the Year (sponsored by Sega)
Keza MacDonald

Games Media Legend 
Kieron Gillen

For more information about the Games Media Awards, contact Lisa Carter on +44 (0)1992 535 646.

Music Week Awards return in April 2013

A tweaked set of categories for next year’s event include new awards for Live Music Promoter and Music Media Brand – giving the specialist consumer press the chance to duke it out in front of the industry.

Lobbying for the Music Week Awards 2013 is free – and simple. Just email the name of a party deserving of a nomination to: mwawards@intentmedia.co.uk.

Include: the category, who you are nominating and up to one side of A4 in terms of explanation. Organisers will come back to you if further exposition is required.

The final closing date  for nominations is Monday, February 18, 2013.

Five finalists will be announced for each category in March. A judging panel comprising senior execs from across the industry will then vote for most winners.

A handful of categories will be voted for by specific constituencies, whilst others will be determined by Official Charts Company sales figures – more details to be announced soon.

For tickets and table information contact: Sarah.Harris@intentmedia.co.ukor call 020 7226 7246.

For key sponsorship opportunities contact: Darrell.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk or call 0207 226 7246.

For more information visit MusicWeekAwards.com

Music Week Awards 2013 – The categories

• A&R Award
• Artist Marketing Campaign
• Catalogue Marketing Campaign
• Distribution Team
• Live Music Venue
• Live Music Promoter
• Manager of the Year
• Music & Brand Partnership
• Music Media Brand
• PR Campaign
• Promotions Team
• Publisher of the Year – Albums
• Publisher of the Year – Singles
• Independent Publisher
• Radio Station
• Radio Show
• Independent Retailer
• Retail Brand
• Sales Team
• TV Show Featuring Music
• Independent Record Company
• Record Company
• The Strat

Finalists confirmed for ME Awards 2012

The ME Awards 2012 take place on Thursday, November 29th at the Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT.

This year’s event is bigger and better than ever, with 23 awards up for grabs. There are also lots of new categories to take account of the changing market.

These include: Best Augmented Reality Company; Best Enterprise App Developer; Best PR Agency; and many more.

After much anguish, ME has sorted through hundreds of entries to confirm the finalists for this year’s event.

View the digital version of the ME Awards finalist supplement here.

Winners will be voted up by several hundred judges from the ME contacts book.

So book your place, or table, straight away.

A single place at the awards costs £295 +VAT and tables of ten are priced at £2,750 +VAT.

To book contact katy.phillips@intentmedia.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1992 535647. Sponsorship enquiries should also go to katy.phillips@intentmedia.co.uk.

Sponsors of this year’s event are OpenMarket, Onebip and Twilio.

Here are the 2012 nominations:

BEST GAMBLING COMPANY

Paddy Power

Probability

Cellectivity

Ladbrokes

Betfair

William Hill

Bet365

Playtech

Bigfish Games

 

BEST ADULT COMPANY

MiKandi

Adultmoda

Private Media

Cherry Media

PinkVisual

Spankmo

AdultAppMart

Apex Media

Reporo

 

BEST GAMES PUBLISHER

EA Mobile

Gameloft

AppyNation

Glu

Thumbstar Games

Mindshapes

Outfit 7

Rovio

Com2Us

Magmic

 

BEST BRANDED APP DEVELOPER

Golden Gekko

Grapple

Always On Message

Ubinow

YUZA

Masabi

XS2

 

BEST ENTERPRISE APP DEVELOPER

Mubaloo

5app

Chelsea Apps Factory

Atos

hedgehog lab

 

BEST GAMES DEVELOPER 

NaturalMotion

Neon Play

Firemonkeys

New Star Games

P2 Games

Handy Games

Mobile Pie

 

VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDER 

zeebox

Skyfire

YesVideo

QuickPlay Media

Saffron Digital

SPB TV

YuMe

On Demand Group

Bytemobile

 

BEST MUSIC SERVICE PROVIDER

Shazam

Omnifone

24/7 Entertainment

Spotify

Livewire Mobile

Deezer

Mobile Roadie

Nokia

Flowd

 

BEST AUGMENTED REALITY COMPANY

Blippar

Zappar

Layar

Metaio

Aurasma

Qualcomm

 

BEST SOCIAL GAMES SERVICE PROVIDER

Star Arcade

GREE

DeNA

PlayPhone

Tequila Mobile

PapayaMobile

 

BEST GAMES MONETISATION COMPANY

inneractive

GetJar

Flurry

Mondia Media

24MAS

Flexion

Kiip

Teepee Games

Antix Games

 

BEST CROSS-PLATFORM TOOLS PROVIDER

Marmalade

AppCelerator

Usablenet

Unity Technologies

Kony Solutions

Mippin

Appmobi

July Systems

 

BEST PAY BY MOBILE COMPANY

Onebip

BOKU

Payone

Danal

Cashlog

M-coin

Text2pay

Bango

GlobalCharge

 

BEST TRANSACTIONS COMPANY

CoreThree

OpenMarket

Oxygen8

MACH

Sybase 365

Ericsson IPX

mBlox

IMImobile

txtNation

 

BEST WEB PUBLISHING COMPANY

bemoko

Infomedia

Momac

DudaMobile

Antenna

Netbiscuits

Wapple

Taptu

 

BEST ADVERTISING NETWORK 

Adfonic

KissMyAds

InMobi

madvertise

Jumptap

Google

YOC

4th Screen

Mojiva

MobPartner

Leadbolt

 

BEST RICH MEDIA AD PLATFORM 

Crisp Media

Medialets

InMobi Studio

Celtra

Amobee 3D

 

BEST MARKETING COMPANY

Fetch

Velti

Somo

Sponge

Enrich

Odyssey

Marvellous/Isobar

AKQA

Lumata

Placecast

Brainstorm

 

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Betfair

Freshdesk

OpenMarket

Amazon

O2

Samsung

 

BEST PR AGENCY 

Hotwire

Diffusion

Speed

Liberty

VSC

MUSTARD PR

dimoso

GiantPR

 

BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Propel London

Aspire Mobile

IMR Executive

Artemis Search

Datascope

OPM Recruitment

Sheridan Evans

European Leaders

 

BEST DEVICE MANUFACTURER

Apple

Sony

Samsung

Nokia

ZTE

Huawei

Amazon

Motorola

 

BEST OPERATOR

O2

Orange

Vodafone

3UK

 

To book your place, contact katy.phillips@intentmedia.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1992 535647.

Top 50 Mobile Innovators 2012 celebrated

Last year, ME set out on a mission to round up the rising stars of the UK mobile space, and thus our ME Top 50 Mobile Innovators event was born.

Given the success of the event and how pleased the various app makers, ad networks, games developers, marketers and so on were to find themselves awarded a position, we decided to do it all over again this year.

The 2012 sequel took place last night at the 24 London club where guests arrived with plus ones, and in some cases plus eights, to really make their most of their victory.

AdModa, Fetch and Ribot were among returning winners, while newcomers included Bemoko, Blippar, and Zeebox – see the full list here.

Twilio was the Gold Partner for the evening, with SNR Denton and BDO acting as Silver Partners, while Frog Capital and IMR also showed their support.

Check out the photo gallery below (tag on Facebook), and click here for the digital who’s who guide.

For more information about the ME Top 50 Innovators, contact Katy.Phillips@intentmedia.co.uk or call her on +44 (0)1992 535 646.

Audio Pro International Excellence Awards winners unveiled

Eighteen different companies and individuals have been honoured by the industry in the 2012 edition of the Audio Pro International Excellence Awards, in association with PLASA 2012.

Among this year’s big winners is Harman’s Crown, who picked up the prestigious Grand Prix Award for its 65 years of service to the industry, while live engineer Phil Gornell has picked up the brand new Rising Star of 2012 Award. Meanwhile, Audio Pro International columnist and broadcast veteran Toby Alington was named Broadcast Engineer of the Year.

It’s also been a good year for Digico, picking up two awards for Live After Sales Service and New Broadcast Product for its UB-MADI, while the New Live Product gong went to Allen & Heath for its GLD-80 mixing system.

The full list of winners is as follows:

LIVE

New Live Product:
Allen & Heath GLD-80

Live Engineer of the Year:
Dave Swallow

Live After Sales Service:
Digico

Live Marketing Team of the Year:
Adamson

INSTALLATION

New Installation Product:
L-Acoustics ARCS Wide

Installation Engineer of the Year:
Vangelis Satrazanidis

Installation After Sales Service:
d&b audiotechnik

Installation Marketing Team of the Year:
Clear-Com

STUDIO

New Studio Product:
Pro Tools HDX

Studio Engineer of the Year:
Marcella Araica

Studio After Sales Service:
DPA Microphones

Studio Marketing Team of the Year:
Audio-Technica

BROADCAST

New Broadcast Product:
Digico UB-MADI

Broadcast Engineer of the Year:
Toby Alington

Broadcast After Sales Service:
HHB Communications

Broadcast Marketing Team of the Year:
HHB Communications

Rising Star of 2012:
Phil Gornell

GRAND PRIX:
Crown – 65th Anniversary

“The volume of nominations received for this year’s Audio Pro International Awards was incredible,” said editor Daniel Gumble. “We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and to thank PLASA 2012 for its sponsorship of the awards.”

For more information about the Audio Pro International Awards, contact Daniel.Gumble@intentmedia.co.uk.

Games Media Awards 2012 finalists revealed

After weeks of intense lobbying, we can reveal the finalists of this year’s Games Media Awards – over 30 writers, plus more than 50 online and print publications, are in the running.

The winners will be voted for by a 200-strong judging panel, comprising members of the media and industry PRs, with the winners named on Wednesday October 18th at Vinopolis, near Borough Market. Russell Kane will be the host for the evening.

No finalists for the prestigious Games Writer of the Year award are being announced, with all submissions for this category being judged by award-winning author and journalist Tim Lott.

Gold Partners supporting the event include Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Nintendo, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and OnLive.

Deep Silver has signed up as Media Transport Partner, Trion is sponsoring the Pre-Drinks Party and Gamescom is Event Partner. Green Man Gaming is sponsoring the Top Tweeter category, with Precise sponsoring Coverage by a Mainstream Website. Meanwhile, Sega is backing the Games Writer of the Year award.

350 guests will attend this year’s ceremony, including 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets are available at £150 each. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@ intentmedia.co.uk to book.

A limited number of further partnership opportunities are available. To find out more contact caroline@indigopearl.com.

THE FINALISTS

Specialist Writer – Print

Christian Donlan
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Matthew Castle
Joel Gregory 
Jason Killingsworth

Specialist Writer – Online

Martin Gaston
Simon Parkin
Keza MacDonald
Christian Donlan
Pat Garratt
Wesley Yin-Poole

National Newspaper – Writer

Simon Parkin
Michael Plant
Dan Silver
Keith Stuart
Tom Hoggins
Lee Price
David Jenkins

Mainstream Magazine – Writer

Jonathan Pile
Leon Poultney 
Matt Hill 
Helen Lewis 
James Dyer

Rising Star

Tamoor Hussain
Lee Bradley
Matthew Reynolds 
David Scammell 
Owen Hill
Joe Robinson 
Lucy James 

Top Tweeter

Steve Hogarty – @misterbrilliant
Martin Gaston – @squidmania
Debbie Timmins – @weefz
Matt Lees – @jam_sponge
Mark Brown – @britishgaming
Pat Garrat – @patlike

Games Magazine

PC Gamer
Edge
Retro Gamer
Official PlayStation Magazine
Nintendo Gamer
GamesTM

Games Website

IGN
Eurogamer
Gamespot UK
CVG
Rock Paper Shotgun
VG247

Games Blog

Ready Up
The Average Gamer
We See In Pixels
Gamewaste
Hookshot Inc

Games Video

OXM Breakdown
Inside Xbox
Start Select
PlayStation Access TV
Yogscast

Games Radio and Podcast

Videogamer.com
OneLifeLeft
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Game On
Pocket Gamer
BBC Radio 1Xtra

Coverage by a Mainstream Website

Askmen.com
Digital Spy
Huffington Post
Holy Moly
Sabotage Times
Wired.co.uk
Maxim

BikeBiz lists 2012 Awards finalists

After weeks of intense lobbying from the bicycle trade, the finalists for BikeBiz Awards 2012 have been revealed.

One nominee from each of the 16 categories will receive one of the coveted BikeBiz Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony at the Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham, on Wednesday September 26th – the evening before Cycle Show starts.

Leading sports nutrition brand Gatorade is this year’s Platinum Partner. Distributor NRG4, Cycle-SOS, the Cyclists’ National Helpline, and cycle navigation brand Mio are Event Partners for 2012.

The finalists are:

Independent Retailer
Pennine Cycles  
Sigma Sport
Rutland Cycling
Bike Treks, Ambleside
Condor Cycles, London

Specialist Retailer
Evans Cycles
Giant Stores  
Prendas Ciclismo  
Chain Reaction
Cycle Surgery
Wiggle
Alwaysriding.co.uk    

Star Store  
Avon Valley Cyclery
JD Tandems   
Source BMX  
The Hub Cycleworks, Southampton
Action Bikes, Westminster  
Leisure Lakes, Cheltenham
Cycle Surgery, Victoria

Workshop   
Jake’s Bikes
Evans Cycles
Cardiff Cycle Workshop   
TF Tuned   
Ben Haywards, Cambridge

Bike Distributor: Sales
Moore Large   
Silverfish   
CSG UK
Avocet    
Saddleback
i-ride

Bike Distributor: Marketing
Hotlines  
Raleigh
Moore Large
Silverfish
Madison
Upgrade

 

Parts & Accessories: Sales team
Moore Large  
Zyro  
Madison
Fisher
i-Ride
Ison

Parts & Accessories: Marketing team
Hotlines  
Zyro  
Madison
Fisher
Upgrade
Windwave

Specialist Distributor
Seventies
Chicken Cyclekit
Mission Cycles
EBC
Cordee

Consumer Print
MBUK  
Cycling Plus   
Rouleur
Dirt
Shred
Singletrack

Consumer Online
Road.cc   
BikeRadar
RCUK
London Cyclist
MPORA

Best Use of Social Media
Morvelo  
Road.cc
Halfords
CTC cyclists
GB Cycle Embassy
Ride UK

Bike Brand
Cannondale  
Merida
Raleigh
Claud Butler
Kinesis UK
Giant   
Forme

P&A Brand
Knog  
Camelbak  
Lake
Lezyne
SRAM
Schwalbe
Weldtite

Services & Training
Havebike
Bike-Inn
Cycle Systems Academy
Bikeright!
Cyclescheme
Cyclefit

Cycling Campaign of the Year   
Love London, Go Dutch (London Cycling Campaign)
#cycleSafe (The Times)
Sky Ride (British Cycling)
The Big Pedal (Sustrans/Bike Hub)
Cycletta

An independent panel of at least 50 judges from the trade will select their recommendations for each category. If you’d like to be part of the judging process or have any questions please contact the BikeBiz Awards team at bikeawards@intentmedia.co.uk.

Early bird tickets are now available for only £20 until August 31st. After that date tickets will cost £30. Buffet and drinks vouchers are included in the ticket price. ??You can now book your ticket online here.

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact carly.bailey@intentmedia.co.uk to order your tickets or to find out more.

Register for the BikeBiz News Digest at the registration page.

Follow BikeBiz on Twitter at @BikeBizOnline or ‘Like’ the BikeBiz Facebook page here.

Music Week launches new website

Music Week, the globally renowned b2b media brand at the heart of the music industry, has unveiled a brand new version of its website www.musicweek.com.

The much needed overhaul comes less than a year after the brand was acquired by independent trade publisher Intent Media and follows a widely praised revamp of the weekly magazine.

The constantly updated new Music Week site infinitely enhances the reader experience, delivering a constant stream of news, features, opinion, data, analysis and charts.

It also boasts a wealth of music and video, including material from the hottest unsigned bands to the biggest stars in the world, as well as interviews with the industry’s leading executives and artists.

The site also offers a new Reports service, serving as a one-stop shop for all your music industry research needs. There are three reports on offer right now, with more to be added in the coming weeks, including Music Week’s in-depth Q2 2012 market report.

Musicweek.com content, plus a suite of associated editorial email services (including a daily news digest), is only available in its entirety to Music Week subscribers. Exclusive, subscriber-only online content includes in-depth analysis and opinion articles, Charts data and Directory access.

If you’re not already a subscriber to Music Week, contact David Pagendam on +44 (0)207 354 3001 to find out more about our great offers.

And to find out how Music Week can support your business year-round across its print, online, email, app, social channels and events, contact Darrell Carter on +44 (0)1992 535 646.

You can follow Music Week via RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.

Advertising industry descends on Monetising Mobile

The fifth Monetising Mobile event, hosted by Mobile Entertainment (ME), took place at One Wimpole Street in London last night and looked at the revolution hitting the mobile ad market.

In the era of touch screens, hi-def displays and faster processors, the industry is looking beyond the static banners and text tags that have characterised mobile advertising to date.

Instead, it’s exploring rich media formats – formats that embrace video, 3D, swipe, social media integration and more.

ME convened a bunch of experts to discuss these technologies and their impact on developers, publishers, brands, agencies and advertisers.

More than a hundred delegates attended the event, which was follwed by drinks and networking.

Speakers included:

* Dan Rosen, CEO EMEA, Joule
* Nic Cumisky, Senior Industry Manager (Mobile), Google
* Aneesh Karve, Product Manager, Amobee
* Mark Slade, CEO, 4th Screen
* Christopher Kahler, Qriously (TBC)
* Ben Williams, Business Development, Sprout Europe
* James Connelly, CEO, Fetch Media
* Amit Kotecha, senior mobile & networks manager, IAB
* Xavier Facon, CTO, Crisp
* Eamonn Carey, general manager EMEA, Kiip
* Paul Childs, CMO, Adfonic

Monetising Mobile is supported by InMobi (Platinum Partner), Adfonic (Gold Partner), MediaLets (Gold Partner), Crisp Media (Silver Partner), and Kiip (Drinks Reception Partner).

For more infomation about Monetitising Mobile conferences contact Katy Phillips on +44 (0)1992 535 647.