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Turtle Beach hires Game's Cooper
Mark Cooper has joined Turtle Beach Europe as the firm’s new senior UK account manager. Cooper has prior experience in the industry having worked as a senior category manager for accessories at GAME UK Group.
“Mark’s knowledge of the retail market and experience within the gaming industry will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the Turtle Beach brand in the UK,” said Turtle Beach European sales director Emma Bignell.
Cooper joins Turtle Beach from the GBB Group where he enhanced and expanded the UK distribution of Gioteck Accessories.
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Climax recruits Eden
Portsmouth-based development studio Climax Studios has appointed Chris Eden as its new business development manager.
Eden has more than 20 years experience in the industry having previously worked at SCEA and Sumo Digital.
“I’m delighted to be returning to Climax, the studio has always been close to my heart and when the opportunity came to re-join the company I jumped at the chance,” said Eden.
“Simon Gardner [Climax CEO] and the team have an exceptionally talented, world-leading studio and I hope I can contribute to their continued success, in an era when we seem to be beset by stories of doom and gloom for UK developers. Climax continues to act as a showcase for the best of British development.”
Eden started on May 1st and joined directly from a three-year stint at Sheffield-based indie-development firm Sumo Digital.
“Chris has over 20 years experience within his field. He has previously worked at SCEA in Developer Relations and devised and launched the “Sony Pub Fund”,” adds Gardner.
“Way back in the distant past Chris worked for a young company called Climax and we are pleased welcome him back to the fold.”
Orr opens Outside Eye
Since leaving PopCap, Cathy Orr has set up her own PR shop Outside Eye.
The firm offers businesses of any size help in establishing a PR function, either agency or in-house. Outside Eye also offers a micro transaction model of PR for very small companies.
Orr has 15 years of experience in communications across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and has worked at the likes of Coca-Cola, eBay and Walt Disney.
She also directed international communications for mobile and social games company PopCap Games up to the acquisition of the firm by Electronic Arts.
One of the first clients for Outside Eye is Digit Games Studios, a Dublin-based games developer.