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2011 Mobile Excellence Awards Finalists Named

The Mobile Excellence Awards, now in it’s 4th year, honors the best of the best in mobile. The categories of this unique awards show stretch across mobile advertising, mobile gaming, apps, experience, and campaigns.

This years Mobile Excellence Awards are being produced in conjunction with the Verizon Wireless Developer Community.  The awards, like all big west coast awards shows, will be held at a swank location in Los Angeles. This year the show is December 5th at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles and of course (like last year) we’ll be on hand for all of the festivities.

Comedian, Actress and Saturday Night Live alumnus Cheri Oteri will host and Emcee the event.

“We are very excited to see the range companies and innovators who applied for the Mobile Excellence Awards this year spanning from brands to cross –entertainment  platforms companies.” Says Sarah Miller, Founder & Chair, Mobile Excellence Awards and CEO, Axis Public Relations. ”We are looking forward to honoring innovation and leaders of our industry at the MEAs in December.”

The list of finalists is after the break:

Mobile Ambassador

Scott Holmes, CEO, United Future

Francisco Varela, Head of Global partnerships, YouTube


Best Original Content Made For Mobile

Sony Pictures Entertainment for Crackle

NBC News Mobile

 

Best Mobile Music

Muzine

Zed USA, Tone Room Deluxe

 

Best Mobile Games

Telepictures Productions for Ellen’s Know or Go

Rovio Mobile and Fox Digital Entertainment for Angry Birds

CBS Interactive for the Amazing Race

 

Best Mobile Product

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc for AMG

Performance Media

Jabra FREEWAY

Research in Motion for BlackBerry Playbook

Wowee ONE Slim

ZOMM Wireless Phone

 

Best Mobile Application for Entertainment

CBS Interactive CBS.com Mobile

Devious Media & True Logic Software for Official Emmys iPhone App

Big PlayAR, for 2011 NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks

NBC.com for NBC iPad App

 

Best Mobile Application for Utility or Business

McAfee Mobile Security

Vonage for Time to Call iPhone

QuickOffice

Best Mobile Application for New & Information

Zinio

Bloomberg Businessweek

AgencyNet and Conde Nast for Allure

WSI’s Intellicast HD iPad Application

USA Today’s Windows Phone

 

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Vantrix

Phunware, Inc

Qualcomm for Snapdragon MSM8960

 

Best User Experience

SPB Software for SPB Shell 3D

Akamai Technologies for Akamai HD for iPhone & iPad

Zappos for Zappos Mobile

 

Best Brand Marketing Campaign

Extraordinary Events

Vibes Media and AETN for Criss Angel Mindfreak

BFG Communications for Buffalo Wild Wings

AT&T and Samsung for Samsung Infuse 4G

Turkcell “More Life” Projection Mapping

 

Best Community/Fan Content

July Systems for Cornetto Mobile Site

Bravo Digital Media for Top Chef All-Starts Social TV

Mobile Roadie for Katie Perry

NBC.com for NBC iPad Application

 

Best Delivery Platform

Quickplay Medias OpenVideo Platform for AT&T U-verse Mobile

Mobi TV

Akamai Technologies for Akamai HD for iPhone & iPad

Shodogg by Touchstream Technologies

 

Best International

Genoa Networks IT-Beratungs BmbH for Blackbird

Turkcell Mobile Enterprise

Acision for Setar Postpaid Hybrid Service

July Systems for Univision Marcador

ESPN EMEA Limited ESPN Goals


Best Mobile Payment

Turkcell Cept-Cuzdan

Intuit GoPayment Free Reader

MACH Direct Billing Gateway

 

Best Mobile Innovator

Pinger

Fiksu

Acision Collect SMS and Prepaid SMS Reply

Airpush

Location Labs for no-texting

 

Best Content Extension Made for Mobile

Weather Channel for “From the Edge with Peter Lik” iPad Companion

National Geographic One to One Interactive Kids’Almanac 2012

QR Code Campaign

CBS Interactive for Star Trek PADD iPad App

July Systems for PGA Tour

 

Best Delivery Platform

QuickPlay Medias OpenVideo Platform fro AT&T U-verse Mobile

MobiTV

Akamai Technologies for Akamai HD for iPhone & iPad

Shodogg by Touchstream Technologies

 

Best Entertainment Integration for Mobile

Sprint for NASCAR Sprint Cup mobile

TiVo for TiVo application for iPhone

Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America for Concept A-Class Smartphone-based Infotainment Solution

E! Live from the Red Carpet App

Shodogg by Touchstream Technologies