Former THQ PR chief Sam Forrest has joined online giant Jagex as director of PR.
Forrest spent nine years at THQ, leaving the firm earlier this year. He held a number of communication roles at the publisher, including head of PR for UK and Europe.
Prior to THQ, Forrest worked for SCi as consumer and trade communications manager and at Activision as UK PR manager.
In his new role Forrest will oversee Jagex’s global PR activities, which will include the launch campaign for Transformers Universe.
“The director of PR role is pivotal for us and Sam’s wealth of knowledge and experience is just what we need as we embark on one of the most important periods of growth in Jagex’s history,” said Jagex’s chief marketing officer David Solari.
Forrest added: “I look forward to the opportunity to expand Jagex’s PR footprint out into wider Europe with the recruitment of leading PR agencies.”