VG247 adds US Associate Editor, enters second year, relaunches

UK, February 2 2009

VG247 ( http://www.vg247.com), Britain’s leading videogames news site, celebrates entering its second year today with a full relaunch, a brand enhancement, a more succinct URL and the additional of an American Associate Editor.

Stephany Nunneley, formerly a news editor at Ziff Davis’s Gaming Today, has joined VG247 as its full-time Associate Editor, US, extending both the site’s geographical reach and active daily editorial coverage.

Stephany is based in the southeastern United States. American editorial enquiries should be directed to her at stephany@vg247.com or +01 (859) 537 0012.

As well as taking on new staff, the site has been re-branded as VG247, as opposed to videogaming247.com. Its main URL has been changed to VG247.com. The original URL now redirects to the new address.

VG247 has relaunched today with a new colour scheme and design, new marketing options, a brand new forum, a more extensive system for users to syndicate news content, improved frontpage community features and more.

“We’re extremely excited to enter our second year following a highly successful 2008,” said Editor Patrick Garratt.

“VG247’s first year truly cemented a position for the site as a daily must-read for both enthusiasts and trade, and we’re highly confident the following 12 months will see us create clear space between us and our competition.

“Adding Stephany to our staff is a huge step for us. We believe the hire will make a dramatic difference to the both the site’s perception and traffic.

“In addition, re-branding the site as VG247 to focus on its succinct, fast-paced nature, and relaunching with new community features and a new design scheme, ensures the site’s user-facing aspects are well catered for.”

VG247 is the UK’s leading games news site and one the most prominent in the world.

CONTACT

All non-US editorial enquiries, as well as all business development enquiries, should be directed to the site’s editor, Patrick Garratt ( patrick@vg247.com, +44 (0)7903 831 070).

All US editorial enquiries should be directed to Stephany Nunneley, Associate Editor, US ( stephany@vg247.com, +01 (859) 537 0012).

European advertising sales on the site are handled by Eurogamer Network. For advertising enquiries or to receive a media pack please contact Dan Robinson ( dan@eurogamer.net, +44 (0) 7919 378 414).

North American advertising sales are handled by Giant Realm. For North American advertising enquiries, please contact Eric J Glasthal ( eglasthal@giantrealm.com, +1-646-747-8760) or Melissa Gallo ( MGallo@giantrealm.com,+1-646-747-7754).

About Videogaming247 Ltd

Videogaming247 Ltd was formed in 2008 by Patrick Garratt. The company’s initial launch, videogaming247.com, was launched in February 2008 and focuses purely on videogaming news.

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