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Mobile Industry Review Show – Awards Special

It’s time for the Mobile Industry Review 2008 Awards (formerly known as the SMS Text News Awards — before we changed our name). It took us a long time. Months, in fact. Regular meetings, arguments, distractions, testing, pondering… but it’s here. Yesterday the MIR Show team headed down to a swanky hotel in London to […]

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The Mobile Industry Review Awards: Monday

We’re recording the Mobile Industry Review Awards — both the nominations and the winners — tonight. I’ve just overseen the creation of our fancy envelopes with the results inside. SHHHH. Can’t tell you who’s won. Dan Lane, Ben Smith and James Whatley will be presenting alternate categories, listing out the nominations — and then ripping […]

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Choosing a trophy for the MIR Awards 2008

Besides nominations for the Mobile Industry Review 2008 Awards, the other thing I’ve been looking at are trophies. There’s a world of choice out there, especially if you’d like a cricket ball in a grasping hand, or a football (“soccer”) boot in motion. Or a medal. I did for a moment drift off in a […]

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Awards update: Nominations due this week

I’ve been going through the nominations for the Mobile Industry Review Awards. There’s a ton. An absolute ton. The casting vote on nomination is with me. I am, for example, weeding out the dross. For example, whilst I respect and appreciate one reader’s nomination of a screwdriver as the best mobile gadget, on the grounds […]

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Mobile Industry Review awards – update

Just another update.  We’ve been doing a ton of work on the Mobile Industry Review awards. It’s been taking up a lot of time.  Dan and his assistants have been pouring through the nominations (300+ in all) and next week we’ll be in a position to: * Announce the nomination shortlist for each category * […]

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Everything you wanted to know about the SMS Text News Awards

Hello! ‘Tis I. Ewan. Your friendly mobile blogger from SMS Text News. Ah hah! You’ll have noticed that we’ve posted quite regularly about the upcoming SMS Text News Awards. We’ve had hundreds of entries so far so thank you very much indeed to all who have taken the time to do so. 1. Entry. You […]

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SMS Text News Awards – submission deadline approaching fast

Just a polite reminder. The deadline is looming for submissions to the SMS Text Awards. We’ve had hundreds of entries for the 20 categories and the deadline in next week- the 25th July. Somehow I have a foreboding feeling a handful of us will be going blind with reading over the next couple of weeks. […]

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SMS Text News Awards – get your entries in

We’ve had more than 300 entries for the SMS Text News Awards ’08 already. It’s pretty shocking, and I wasn’t quite aware I was letting myself in for so much reading, but we’re now electing a board of judges… It’s a fantastic response and I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the entries by […]

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SMS Text News 2008 Awards

Hola Dan Ilett here – I’m the publisher for SMS Text News. SMS Text News is giving out 19 awards for mobile industry excellence and one award for being dreadful. The categories are: Best handset Best application in mobile Best marketing campaign Best public social use of mobile Best business person in the mobile industry […]