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HMV hires business relations manager
The retail giant sees Nadia Akhtar join as the firm’s new business relationships manager.
The position, which is new to HMV, will incorporate areas covered previously by corporate sales manager Kate Barton, who recently left the company.
Akhtar joins from Table Talk Media, where she worked as an account executive. She will be responsible for day-to-day management and delivery of all B2B sales and marketing for HMV’s third-party vouchers and gift card malls.
On her new appointment, Akhtar said: “I’m delighted to be part of the HMV team and working with such an iconic brand.
“A number of excited projects are now already underway and I’m very much looking forward to working with HMV’s existing partners to help strengthen these ties further as well as building new relationships as the business looks to expand its gift voucher platform and third party corporate activities.”
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1C bosses launch digital games management agency
Peter King and Darryl Still have created new full management agency KISS – KingStill International Software Services.
The agency will specialise in assisting game developers to publish their products on digital distribution platforms as well as manage them.
Both King and Still have over 60 years of combined experience in the industry working at Atari, Activision, Mattel, Electronic Arts, Novalogic and NVidia.
“We’re delighted and excited to be announcing this company,” said Still. “We feel that our innovation, advantage and straightforward view of the potential offered by the digital distribution platforms allows us to cut through any red tape, keep business simple and maximise revenue flow for both developers and the digital outlets alike.”
KISS Ltd is also working on a digital label for holding contracts with major digital vendors as well as individual titles from indie developers.
Eurogamer hires Donlan full-time
The European games consumer website has appointed regular freelancer Christian Donlan.
Donlan, who won best specialist writer in print at the Games Media Awards this year, joins the site as senior staff writer and will contribute features and reviews and more.
He has been a regular contributor to Edge and Eurogamer and also worked on download games site Hookshot Inc. He also co-created animated series Everybody Loves a Moose.
Griffith joins PR firm
Former Blitz Games Studio’s head of PR and marketing NATALIE GRIFFITH has joined Lincoln Beasley PR as an account director.
Griffith has worked at Blitz Games Studios for 12 years and spent five years at Australia’s Official Nintendo Magazine as editor. She has also worked at Codemasters and Catalyst.