Media Momentum 2010 Awards, Call for Entries

(PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 2010) — GP Bullhound are proud to announce the launch of the 2010 Media Momentum Awards.

The awards recognise Europe’s fastest growing and most innovative digital media companies. The event is considered a key calendar date for the industry.

The Top 50 companies in the 2009 list, collectively grew their revenue base from €380m to an incredible €1,103m in a three year period.

Manish Madhvani, Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge, said:  “The Media Momentum Awards and top 50 league table has over the past six years become the industry barometer for the digital sector, and has established a reputation for identifying the European stars of the digital media industry. The quality of last year’s entrants and attendees, meant the bar was set high for companies to make it into the top 50. It was great to see some ground breaking partnerships and deals announced off the back of last year’s event. The 2010 Awards are set to be the most exciting yet.”

Entrants must have a turnover of at least €1.5million in 2009 and be headquartered in Europe. The top 50 fastest growing companies will be ranked by their annual revenue growth rate between 2007-2009. Winners will be announced at the invitation only awards dinner at London\’s Sketch on 12th May 2010.

The 2010 Media Momentum Awards judging panel consists of leading digital figures such as Kristian SegerstrÃ¥le Co-Founder & CEO of Playfish; Martha Lane-Fox, Co-founder of and the British government’s Champion for Digital Inclusion; Anil Hansjee, Head of M&A Google Europe; Lars Hinrichs Founder & Managing Director of Xing; Seb Bishop, International CEO of RED; Steve Rosenblum, Founder & CEO of Pixmania; and Michael Nutley, Editor-in-Chief, NMA.

Previous winners and attendees include: Betfair, Netaporter, Spotify, Lovefilm, DailyMotion, Seatwave, MoneyBookers, Shazam and YouGov.

GP Bullhound invites companies to enter at

Applications must be received by 1st March 2010.

The Media Momentum 2010 Awards are supported by premium sponsors Schroders Private Banking, Acton Capital Partners and law firm, Kemp Little LLP.

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