2013 Effective Mobile Marketing Awards Winners Unveiled

_DSC7026Mothercare, Orange, Warburtons, Specsavers, Tesco, Intel, Pepsico and Colgate were among the brands who triumphed in this year’s Effective Mobile Marketing Awards.

The winning entries came from countries including the UK, US, India, Poland, India and Brazil, spanning four continents.

The winners were unveiled at an Awards Ceremony in London this evening, attended by 270 representatives from brands, agencies and mobile marketing firms.

The last awards have just been handed out, and the party is now in full swing. TUI Travel, Universal Music, The Body Shop and the British Journal of Photography were among the other triumphant brands, while on the agency side, AKQA, Apptitude Media, OMD, Nimbletank, Manning Gottlieb OMD, Upstream, Golden Gekko, Publicis Blueprint, Iris Mobile, Leo Burnett and Initiative were among those honoured.

Mothercare took the honours in two categories, for the Most Effective mCommerce Solution (in partnership with Demandware), and for the Most Effective Mobile Application – b2c. The judges praised the app for its comprehensive mix of advice, including a week-by-week pregnancy guide, and the ability to shop the entire Mothercare range.

Warburton’s, in partnership with Golden Gekko, took the Most Effective b2b App award for its Red Insights tablet app, which is used by the baker’s Retail Field team to help manage inventory across more than 20,000 retail outlets in the UK. The app is estimated to have saved 5,000 man-days a year on time previously spent manually inputting data.

Universal Music and its agency partner, Nimbletank, took the award for Most Effective Mobile Augmented Reality Campaign for its launch effort for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary greatest hits album, ‘GRRR!’.

The campaign saw Stones fans interacting with a virtual version of the gorilla featured on the album cover art, which could be seen, using an AR app, scaling famous buildings around the world, from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House.

Nimbletank also took the award for Most Effective Mobile Site for its own mobile site, described by the judges as a “bold vision of what a mobile site could be, and could look like.”

TUI Travel took the award for Most Effective Mobile Travel & Tourism Solution, in partnership with AKQA, Aditi Technologies and Creator, for its MyThomson app, which creates an ongoing dialogue and engagement with TUI customers from the moment they book their holiday to the moment it ends.

The award for Most Effective Mobile Advertising Campaign went to computer chip-maker Intel and its agency OMD for a crowdsourced campaign that used Shazam to encourage viewers of last year’s X-Factor final to star in an ad at the end of the show. It was a TV first that also hit the prime campaign objective of improving brand sentiment towards Intel among digital natives.

Fiksu took the award for Most Effective Mobile Advertising Platform/Network for the second year running.

Chair of judges David Murphy said the task of picking the winners this year had been harder than ever: “I’m amazed at the standard of work we saw, and proud of the job the judging panel did in arriving at the 21 winners,” he said. “As always, we gave out a Highly Commended award in some categories where the result was almost too close to call, and if I’m honest, there were some categories where we could have given four or five, but when the bar is raised so high, you have to be pretty ruthless in identifying and recognising the small differences that separate the Winners from the Highly Commendeds, and the Highly Commendeds from everyone else.”

Murphy also suggested that this year’s Awards Programme represented a watershed point for the industry: “We’ve had entries from global brands since year one, but this year was the first time that mainstream media agencies have weighed in with entries, particularly in the Mobile Advertising category,” he said. “This says to me that both the brands, and the media agencies who control much of their marketing spend, have now fully seen the mobile light. It’s been led by consumers of course, and the way we live our lives, with our mobiles always to hand, but I hope, and believe, that from here on in, mobile should have a slightly easier job justifying its place at the top table when the strategy is being hammered out, rather than picking up the crumbs for a test campaign or project.”

This year’s Awards were sponsored by Celtra, Theorem, InMobi and Digital Gurus. For information about partnering with the 2014 Effective Mobile Marketing Awards, contact john.owen@mobilemarketingmagazine.com

In the meantime, the full list of winners is as follows:

Most Effective Mobile Couponing or Barcode Campaign

Winner: Manning Gottlieb OMD – Specsavers Hyper-local Sales

Highly Commended: i-movo – Coors Light Cold Caller Campaign


Most Effective Mobile Affiliate Campaign/Solution

Winner: TradeDoubler – Omni-Channel Affiliate Programme for The Body Shop


Most Effective Mobile Sales Promotion/Direct Response Campaign

Winner: Upstream – Megabolada Brazil 2012

Highly Commended: Millennial Media/Eagle Eye/Harvester – Mitchell & Butlers Harvester Passbook


Most Effective Campaign from a Mobile Operator

Winner: EE/Publicis Blueprint – Orange Exchange Magazine App

Highly Commended: Velti – Vodafone Freebie Rewardz


Most Effective Mobile CRM/Enterprise Messaging Campaign

Winner: Brandtone – Credit for Torcida


Most Effective Location-based Service/Campaign

Winner: MEC – Colgate Kumbh Mela


Most Effective mCommerce Solution

Winner: Mothercare/Demandware


Most Effective Mobile Application – b2b

Winner: Warburtons/Golden Gekko – Red Insights


Most Effective Mobile Application – b2c

Winner: The Mothercare App

Highly Commended: ASDA


Most Effective Mobile Travel & Tourism Solution

Winner: TUI Travel/AKQA/Aditi Technologies/Creator – MyThomson App

Highly Commended: MX Data – Tube Map App


Most Effective Tablet Application

Winner: Apptitude Media – British Journal of Photography iPad App

Highly Commended: EE/Publicis Blueprint – Orange Exchange Magazine App


Most Effective Social Campaign

Winner: Initiative UK – Tesco Forget Me Not

Highly Commended: Tapit – Halo ‘Capture the Poster’


Most Effective Mobile Publishing Solution

Winner: Velti – 5ml


Most Effective Mobile Advertising Platform/Network

Winner: Fiksu Mobile App Marketing Platform

Highly Commended: Qriously


Most Effective Mobile Advertising Campaign

Winner: OMD UK/Intel – Intel Inside Live: TV Star In 30 Seconds

Highly Commended: OMD UK/Channel 4 – Tonight on 4 TV Guide


Most Effective Tactical Messaging Campaign

Winner: Iris Mobile and Leo Burnett USA – George & Will Come to Life


Most Effective Mobile Site

Winner: Nimbletank

Highly Commended: Debenhams


Most Effective Mobile Augmented Reality Campaign/Solution

Winner: Nimbletank – Universal Music GRRR! Rolling Stones Album Launch

Highly Commended: Audi/Somo – Audi A3 iPad App


Most Effective Mobile Charity Campaign/Solution

Winner: OpenMarket/Open Fundraising – Open Fundraising’s Mobilise Platform


Most Effective Mobile Ticketing Solution

Winner: Corethree – Brighton and Hove Buses Mobile Ticketing


Most Effective Mobile Payment Solution

Winner: PKO Bank Polski – IKO Mobile Banking App