MCV Awards 2013: UK’s best recognised at gala event

Sixteen different companies claimed the trade’s most coveted awards, voted for by a judging panel of peers and senior execs. 

CentreSoft won the highest honour, the Grand Prix, a worthy win recognising 30 years of business supporting retailers and key publishing partners. It also was named the year’s best High Street Distributor.  

GAME reclaimed its Specialist Retailer crown after a tumultuous 2012. CEO Martyn Gibbs, who has led the firm out trouble post-administration, was also given the Special Recognition prize honouring 25 years in retail. 

Ubisoft won the most, taking Digital Distribution Team, Export Sales Team and Marketing Team while Assassin’s Creed III won Game Campaign and Digital Campaign. 

Activision won two, taking Trade Marketing Team and Third Party Games Hardware for Skylanders Giants. 

EA also won two key trade awards – UK Sales Team, and the coveted Game Publisher of the Year prize.  

But in total there were sixteen different winners across the 25 prizes, reflecting a diverse UK games business with players of all sizes.  

Other happy recipients included Scottish indie retail chain Game Centre, Steam (for Digital Distributor), and Bethesda’s Dishonored (New Game Brand winner). 

The full list of winners can be found below. 

The MCV Awards are organised by the team behind MCV and have been running for 11 years.  

The event is supported by platinum partner The Hut Group, award partners Click Entertainment, Incomm Europe, Link Distribution, MCM Expo, OnLive, Respondez, Wii U and 2K Games plus event partners Electronic Arts, OPM Recruitment, Koch Media, Intergi, Warner Bros, ShopTo and IGN. 

MCV AWARDS 2013: THE WINNERS IN FULL

Independent Retailer – High Street                        
GAMES CENTRE

Independent Retailer – Online
SIMPLY GAMES

Retail Concept
HMV OXFORD STREET GAMES SHOWCASE 

Mainstream Retailer
AMAZON

Specialist Retailer
GAME 

Digital Retailer
STEAM                                                 

Digital Distribution Team
UBISOFT

High Street Distribution Team
CENTRESOFT

Sales Triumph
MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MOJANG/MICROSOFT)

UK Sales Team
ELECTRONIC ARTS

Export Sales Team
UBISOFT

Marketing Team
UBISOFT

PR Team
2K GAMES

UK Games Studio
TRAVELLER’S TALES

Third Party Games Hardware
SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION)

New Game Brand
DISHONORED (BETHESDA)

Digital Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Audience Engagement
EUROGAMER EXPO

Media Sales Team
IGN

Trade Marketing Team
ACTIVISION

Game Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Specialist Games Publisher
NAMCO BANDAI 

Game Publisher
ELECTRONIC ARTS

MCV Special Recognition
MARTYN GIBBS

Grand Prix
CENTRESOFT

For more information about the MCV Awards, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or call her on 01992 535 646.

 

Gino Robair Returns to Electronic Musician as Technical Editor

SAN BRUNO, CA (April 9, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that Gino Robair has rejoined Electronic Musician as Technical Editor. Craig Anderton will continue his role by contributing a monthly column and advising on technical product trends.
Robair, an established musician and music journalist, will direct Electronic Musician’s technology coverage. From 1998 through 2009, Robair held several editorial jobs at Electronic Musician, including Editor In Chief. He is an accomplished musician who has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Nina Hagen, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet.As a writer about music technology, Robair has contributed to Mix, RemixGuitar Player, and Electronic Musician. He is the author of two books, including The Ultimate Personal Recording Studio.”I’m thrilled to be back at Electronic Musician,” says Robair. “I’ve always enjoyed its focus on technology and creativity and its application-oriented content. I’m looking forward to helping further expand its gear coverage.”Robair will direct technology coverage for the magazine. Anderton, who coined the term “electronic musician” and was one of the magazine’s co-founders, will continue penning his popular “Craig’s List” column and retain a role as an advisor.

Robair can be reached at  (925) 323-6744 or Gino@ginorobair.com.

For more information about Electronic Musician, contact Sarah Jones, editor, at 650-238-0330 or sjones@nbmedia.com.

About ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
Electronic Musician is the #1 resource for musicians who want to record, produce, and perform better music. Electronic Musician finds the top artists and producers—as well as all the musical trendsetters—and gets them to advise, mentor, and detail their craft. As a result, Electronic Musician defines the technology, techniques, and creativity that today’s musicians need to stay at the top of their game—both in their home studios and onstage. Find out more at www.emusician.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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NAB Partners with NewBay Media on NYC Television Week 2013

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2013) — NewBay Media and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today their partnership on NYC Television Week. The 2013 NYC Television Week is the inaugural event in what is to be an annual celebration of the television industry in the media capital of the world. This year’s event runs from October 28-31 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Metropolitan Pavilion.The NAB joins NewBay as the presenting partner of the conferences, exhibits and award programs that will spread out across the city in October. NAB and NewBay will work together to attract attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and additional partners to NYC Television Week, which will benefit the full television market, including industry management, programmers, technologists, engineers and talent, as well as those that want to reach TV advertisers and sponsors.“The interest generated by NYC Television Week has been overwhelming,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “We are pleased to have the NAB join us as presenting partner of this landmark series of events. They share our passion and excitement for this incredible industry, and we are excited to add NAB’s great depth and reach to our own so that we can produce an even more-comprehensive event that will not just celebrate the industry, but also provide guidance and insights as to best practices for the year ahead.”

“The dynamic transitions and exciting opportunities in the television industry make this an ideal time to launch an event of this magnitude. To be hosted in the one city that is the center of media, production, finance and business is simply ideal,” states Chris Brown, Executive Vice President of Conventions & Business Operations, NAB. “We felt the NAB had to be involved in an event like this.”

NYC Television Week kicks off on the morning of October 28th at the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a “State of the TV Industry Summit,” featuring industry leaders from all corners of the vast television industry. Later that evening, the Waldorf will once again host the annual Broadcasting &Cable Hall of Fame — a must-attend event now in its 23rd year.

Starting on October 29th, the Metropolitan Pavilion takes over as host to numerous events taking place the remainder of the week, including the TV Summit, with many more soon to be announced.

NYC Television Week will uniquely cover the breadth of today’s dynamic TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to internet video, and beyond. Conferences, award presentations, networking events, and seminars are planned that will engage the diversity of talent and roles that make today’s TV business one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting industries.

NYC Television Week is actively seeking additional partners, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers.

  • For information on partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-231-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com.
  • For speaking opportunities, contact Jennifer Ware at 917-281-4718 or jware@nbmedia.com.
  • For exhibit opportunities, contact Will Beaty at 202-429-5429 or wbeaty@nab.org.

Early-bird registration opportunities will be announced soon, along with the introduction of the NYC Television Week online portal.

Press Contacts:
NewBay Media: Anthony Savona, 212-378-0450, asavona@nbmedia.com
NAB: Ann Marie Cumming, 202-429-5307, AMCumming@nab.org

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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NewBay Media To Launch Video Edge

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2013) — NewBay Media, the leading integrated media company in the entertainment technology market, with celebrated print, digital, and event brands that include TV Technology, Digital Video, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, Tech & Learning, and more, will launch Video Edge in May. The brand will serve content producers and business professionals in the rapidly expanding online video market.“The demand for high-quality video anytime, anywhere is fueling tremendous growth for digital media professionals,” says Eric Trabb, NewBay Media VP/Group Publisher. “Video Edge will provide professionals who are producing and delivering content for every screen with insightful, in-depth reporting and analysis of new technologies, applications, and business trends.”Trabb points to research from several independent sources as indicators of the strength of the market.  According to Commscore, 182 million online users watched 38.7 billion online content videos in 2012. Gartner research is forecasting that 1.2 billion smart devices will be purchased in 2013. And in a new report from Javelin Strategy and Research, tablet adoption is projected to grow by at least 40 percent by 2016.

“Whether digital media professionals work in media and entertainment, corporate environments, government, or education, they will find Video Edge a valuable conduit for information that’s vital to doing their jobs,” adds Trabb.

The new brand will debut with Video Edge magazine, published in May, September, and November of 2013 and six times in 2014, and a twice-a-month e-newsletter. A new content-rich website will follow this summer, and both live and virtual events are planned for the fall.

The debut issue of Video Edge magazine will cover topics such as multi-screen delivery, producing for connected devices, video workflow in the cloud, HTML 5, content management, and more. There will also be a special product focus on the latest in encoding/transcoding equipment.

For more information about editorial opportunities in Video Edge, contact NewBay Editorial Director Cristina Clapp at 310-429-8484; cclapp@nbmedia.com. For information about advertising, contact Eric Trabb at 212-378-0400, x532; etrabb@nbmedia.com.

ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 100 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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NYC Television Week Announces Venues

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2013) — NYC Television Week, the annual, multi-event celebration of the television industry taking place October 28th through 31st, has named the two venues that will house the networking events, conferences, seminars and exhibits that make up this can’t-miss experience. NYC Television Week, produced by NewBay Media, publishers of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, kicks off on October 28th at the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a networking breakfast taking place prior to the evening’s B&C Hall of Fame and then continues at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the remainder of the week.The Waldorf Astoria is a landmark luxury New York City hotel and is located in Midtown on the famous Park Ave. An official New York City landmark since 1993, the Art Deco property occupies an entire city block of prime, mid-town Manhattan real estate. The hotel is within walking distance of Fifth Avenue Shops, The Museums, Rockefeller Center, the Theater District, Central Park, and Times Square.The Metropolitan Pavilion, located in the historic Chelsea section of Manhattan, may not have the Waldorf’s long history, but it has become one of the city’s premier event spaces. Easily accessible to all of New York City locations via Subway and taxi, the Metropolitan Pavilion plays host to over one hundred high-profile events annually, including CE Week, Ad Age Digital Conference, and Internet Week.“The momentum behind NYC Television Week is building at a fantastic rate,” says Louis Hillelson, VP/Publishing Director for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “We have received a huge amount of interest from top television thought leaders on participating in the week, and we will be making some significant partner announcements shortly. I am looking forward to treating the industry to a series of essential events at these celebrated locations.”NYC Television Week has also unveiled its 2013 logo, which is available for download herefor marketing partners and the media.ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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NAB Show and NewBay Media Team Up To Create Connect 2 Media & Entertainment

WASHINGTON DC (February 26, 2013) — Connect 2 Media & Entertainment (“Connect 2 ME”) is a new year-round news and information source and online community for media and entertainment professionals. Inspired by NAB Show®, the world’s dominant B2B event for media and entertainment professionals, and produced in partnership with NewBay Media, the industry’s largest publisher, Connect 2 ME is a socially-enabled digital gateway where NAB Show®  attendees, exhibitors and the media and entertainment community at large can access content via a website, frequent e-newsletters, social media and mobile/tablet editions.“Each year, the NAB Show®  brings together over 90,000 media and entertainment professionals, including 1,500+ exhibitors, for a week’s worth of amazing content and conversation. However, the reach of the NAB Show®, its audiences past and present, extends to hundreds of thousands worldwide — that is the real promise of Connect 2 ME and why we are so excited about its launch,” said Chris Brown, NAB Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations. “Connect 2 ME will serve as a vehicle to continue and enhance conversations started on-site at the NAB Show®  to 365 days a year.”“The new community will offer media and entertainment professionals a single, digital media platform to keep up with technical trends that affect them — in TV, video, audio, radio, mobile, online video, digital media, telepresence, enterprise, film, AV, post and beyond,” said Carmel King, NewBay Media Executive Vice President. “Connect 2 ME will also offer NAB Show® exhibitors a new, dynamic way to engage ‘ME’ audiences and take greater advantage of the many sectors of the NAB Show®  universe,” she added.

The community, currently under construction, is targeted to launch in March, offering news, features, commentary, trends and relevant reader engagement opportunities with separate areas dedicated to creative, business and technology sectors. Content will be a combination of aggregated, curated news from NewBay Media brands and other industry news and information sources, plus originally written blogs and columns by industry experts.

Targeted eNewsletters will support Connect 2 ME.

For more information about Connect 2 Media & Entertainment advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Eric Trabb (NewBay) at 212-378-0400, x532; etrabb@nbmedia.com. For information about Connect 2 Media & Entertainment content, contact Terry Hanley (NewBay) at 703-852-4636; thanley@nbmedia.com. For information about exhibiting and sponsorship at NAB Show®, contact Taryn Fisher at 202-429-5403; tfisher@nab.org.

For more information, contact:

NewBay Media:
Anthony Savona, VP/Communications                                  Tel:  212-378-0450
asavona@nbmedia.com

NAB Show®:
Laura Riggs                                                                           Tel: 410.551.9216
Lriggs.nabshow@gmail.com

ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

ABOUT NAB SHOW®
NAB Show®, April 6-11, 2013 and held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest media and entertainment marketplace, covering all aspects of filmed entertainment and management and delivery of electronic content across all mediums including radio.  With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show® has evolved over the last eight decades to continually lead this ever-changing industry. While the solutions at your fingertips have changed to keep pace with consumer habits and technologies, your aspirations to produce and deliver memorable content have remained constant. From creation to consumption, NAB Show® proudly serves as the incubator for excellence – helping to breathe life into content everywhere. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

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Marcia Grand Retires From TWICE

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that Marcia Grand is retiring as VP/Publisher of TWICE, the brand she helped start more than 27 years ago. Grand will remain with NewBay Media through the end of April in order to help the transition to new VP/Publisher Ed Hecht, who is joining NewBay and takes over TWICE management effective immediately.

“Starting with its earliest days, Marcia has helped build TWICE into the industry-leading powerhouse it is today,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media CE/Gaming Group. “We thank her for her years of service and all she has brought to the brand. She will be missed.”

Taking over as TWICE VP/Publisher is Ed Hecht, who comes to NewBay from Meredith Corporation, where he was Associate Publisher for Midwest Living/Midwestliving.com and helped develop partnerships and create marketing solutions with TripAdvisor.com. He has experience working with top brands, including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Canon, where he has created integrated digital campaigns, tie-ins to live events, and data-enhanced direct marketing programs that delivered ROI to the advertising partners. Prior to his recent work at Meredith, Hecht was Associate Publisher at Time’s Entertainment Weekly/EW.com.

“Ed’s extensive history of working with top brands makes him the ideal person to take over as VP/Publisher of TWICE,” sates Goldstein. “He has a successful track record in working in print and digital formats, and brings a number of ideas that will make TWICE even more effective for our readers and marketing partners.”

“I am looking forward to harnessing the power of the TWICE brand, along with the incredible assets of NewBay Media, to bring to our partners first-to-market, scalable solutions,” says Hecht. “Whether it’s print, digital, experiential, or best-in-class research, we can deliver our clients a highly qualified and engaged audience that will not only see their communication messaging, but also act upon it.”

TWICE has several new initiatives geared up for 2013 that build upon its long heritage of serving the CE market with enhanced digital products, increased research and data offerings, lead generation, and live conferences. Some of the new initiatives include the introduction of TWICE’s first-ever product awards program — the VIPs (Very Important Products) — and an increased presence in the 2nd Screen Summit.

Ed Hecht can be reached at ehecht@nbmedia.com.

Well wishers can reach Marcia Grand through the end of April at 917-281-4724 or mgrand@nbmedia.com.

ABOUT TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is the #1 business brand serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. In addition to the TWICE-branded print and digital publications, tablet apps, website, events, and newsletters, it also produces the Official CES Show Daily, CE Newswire daily aggregate newsletter, and more than 30 special supplements annually, reaching 200,000 professionals worldwide each month.

ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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Music Week Awards 2013: The winners

Island Records took two gongs – one for A&R and another for best record company – while 4AD picked up the award for Independent Record Company.

Adrian Sykes and Greg Castell shared the Manager Of The Year award and SJM Concerts’ Simon Moran took the Live Promoter gong.

The biggest award of the night, The Strat, went to Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee of Modest! Management. Simon Cowell made an appearance to present the pair with the prize.

The full list of Music Week Award winners for 2013 can be found below:

Live Music Venue: The O2 Arena, London

Live Promoter: Simon Moran, SJM Concerts

Music & Brand Partnership: Converse and Cornerstone for Converse Represent

A&R: Island Records

Manager Of The Year: Adrian Sykes & Greg Castell

Retail Brand: Rough Trade

Independent Retailer: Banquet Records, Kingston

Radio Station: BBC 6Music

Radio Show: Lauren Laverne, 6Music

TV Show Featuring Music: Later… With Jools Holland (BBC)

Music Media Brand: NME

Promotions Team: Atlantic Records

Publisher (Albums): Sony/ATV/EMI

Independent Publisher: Kobalt

Publisher (Singles): Sony/ATV/EMI

Sales Team: EMI

Distribution Team: [PIAS]

Catalogue Marketing: Rhino for Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

Artist Marketing: Virgin For Emeli Sande, Our Version Of Events

PR Campaign: Murray Chalmers PR for The Stone Roses

Independent Record Company: 4AD

Record Company: Island Records

The Strat Award: Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, Modest! Management

For more information about the Music Week Awards 2013, contact Sarah.Harris@intentmedia.co.uk.

 

MCV Pacific Awards 2013 confirmed

The Awards, open to both Australia and New Zealand, will focus on retail, distribution, trade, publishing, PR and marketing. (Development will be honoured in a separate intiative to be announced).

“We are proud to be partnering with MCV on their inaugural Awards Show this year,” said Ron Curry, CEO of the iGEA. “It is the perfect opportunity to bring our Members and the wider industry together to celebrate our success and achievements in what is sure to be a fantastic night.”

Joel Van Daal, MCV Pacific’s Commercial Manager stated: “The retail and trade sector of the videogames industry deserves the kind of recognition the MCV Pacific Awards aims to provide.”

“We are very excited that the iGEA has partnered with us, and look forward to presenting the largest event of its kind in the country. This partnership is something we look forward to continuing with in the long term.”

The awards will take place in the evening of Thursday May 9th, 2013 at Sydney’s premier venue – The Ivy. The festivities will kick off with a red carpet entryway leading to the prestigious Ivy Ball Room with an official after party to continue upstairs at the iconic Ivy Pool Bar allowing attendees to let their hair down after the black tie event.

Tickets for the event will cost AUD$250 per seat or AUD$2250 for a table for ten, excluding GST.

iGEA members will receive discounted ticket pricing, (AUD$225 + GST per seat or AUD$2,000 + GST for a table of ten) and will also receive priority seating.

To book your tickets or for any other required information, please contact Joel Van Daal at MCV Pacific, contact details below.

Email: Joel.Vandaal@MCVPacific.com

Phone: +61 (0) 410 651 183

Samsung, Entatech and Micro-P shine at PCR Awards

The PCR Awards 2013, which took place last night at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, were all about championing the hard work of the technology channel over the last 12 months.

Comedian Terry Alderton hosted the night and gave out 19 Awards over three categories and two special awards. Notably, Samsung won Computing Vendor and also took the Grand Prix award.

There were double winners in Distribution, too, with Entatech winning Software Distributor and Marketing & PR, while Micro-P collected Consumer Electronics Distributor and the Distributor of the Year prize.

Computer 2000’s Andy Dow won the Special Recognition Award, run for the first time this year, which saw finalists nominated and voted for entirely by PCR’s Retail Advisory Panel.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Frontline:

Independent Retailer: Utopia Computers

Specialist Retailer: Ebuyer

Non-specialist Retailer: John Lewis

Reseller: Wyvern Business Systems

Service and Support: PC PAL

Distribution:

Software Distributor: Entatech

Gaming Distributor: Gem Distribution

Consumer Electronics Distributor: Micro-P

Components Distributor: VIP Computers

Peripherals Distributor: Computer 2000

Marketing & PR: Entatech

Distributor of the Year: Micro-P

Vendors:

Business and Utility Software Publisher: Microsoft

Leisure Software Publisher: Blizzard

Peripherals Vendor: TP-LINK

Components Vendor: Western Digital

Computing Vendor: Samsung

Special Recognition: Andy Dow

Grand Prix: Samsung

PCR hopes you had fun on the night. Come back and join us again next year.

The PCR Awards were supported by Entatech as Platinum Partner, KMS Components as Gold Partner, VIP Computers as Drinks Reception Host, Meroncourt as Vendor Category Partner, TP-Link as Distribution Category Partner, Computer 2000 as Frontline Category Partner, Micro-P as After-Show Party Host, Channel Assist as Aftershow Photobooth Partner, Philips/MMD, KMS Components, and Centerprise as Gold Partners, and Mad Catz as Event Partner.