Berlin, Dec. 4th 2008: With immediate effect, the former host and editor of GIGA Philipp Senkbeil strengthens the marketing department of Frogster Interactive. The declared MMO expert will be taking the national and international PR for Frogster's Fantasy-Online-Roleplaygame "Runes of Magic" primarily. As senior PR manager, Axel Schmidt will bear the main responsibility for Frogster's corporate PR and be responsible for "The Chronicles of Spellborn" as well as "Bounty Bay Online", while Junior PR Manager Josephine Gehrke will be responsible for "Stone Age 2".
Philipp Senkbeil made his mark before as host and editor of the MMORPG formats WOW!, GIGA Onlinewelten and GIGA GAMES MMO at the GIGA Digital TV channel. In those positions, he dealt with computer games intensely and was responsible for the editorial planning, as well as moderation in front of the camera. After his graduation as Bachelor of Arts in German language, literature studies and language teaching methodology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the 28-year old completed an editorial traineeship at the Cologne gaming-broadcaster.
„We are looking forward to expand our PR and marketing team with Philipp Senkbeil, who is a declared insider of the gaming-industry. His extensive knowledge of the online-gaming-scene will be very valuable in our portfolio-structure for the development of our national and international activities", said Rolf Klöppel, head of Marketing&PR at Frogster, about the hiring of Philipp Senkbeil.
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG is a Berlin-based holding company with stakes in the field of computer games. Frogster acts as publisher of virtual worlds, so-called massively multiplayer online games, a growth sector in the games industry. Frogster Online Gaming is a Frogster share based in Berlin which has arisen from the merger of OnlineWelten, the German mmo games and gaming network with the biggest media penetration, and Yusho, operator and service provider for virtual worlds, billing subscriptions and selling virtual items to the customers (Frogster share 71%). Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., based in Seoul (Republic of Korea), develops mmo games and publishes its own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia (stake 60%). The Frogster group currently employs more than 80 staff members. In 2008 Frogster was awarded as "Landmark in the Land of Ideas", a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Köhler. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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Axel Schmidt (The Chronicles of Spellborn, Bounty Bay Online)
Senior PR Manager
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Philipp Senkbeil (Runes of Magic)
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Josephine Gehrke (StoneAge 2)
Junior PR Manager
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