Christou arrives from Premier, Green Man Gaming welcomes new comms boss and Judge joins IGN.
Twitch hires events marketing chief
Former Premier PR senior publicist Kelsey Christou has joined Twitch UK.
Christou started her career in the games industry four years ago as an assistant publicist at Premier where
she progressed to the level of publicist and then senior publicist. She is now joining Twitch as the events marketing manager for EMEA.
Partnerships director Chris Mead said: “Kelsey has a great reputation in the industry and the level of experience we are looking for as we grow our EMEA team. We are looking forward to all the great strengths she brings to the table.”
Green Man Gaming recruits head of PR and communications
Digital retailer Green Man Gaming has appointed Suraya Adnan-Ariffin as head of PR and communications.
She is in charge of the company’s corporate, consumer and business PR as well as the social media, community and events team.
Her most recent positions were at mobile payment start-up Onebip as marketing and comms manager and at Yahoo as EMEA corporate communications executive.
Adnan-Ariffin replaces former Green Man Gaming PR boss Tracey McGarrigan, who departed the online retailer at the end of 2015 to set up her own company, Ansible PR
Green Man Gaming CEO and founder Paul Sulyok said: “Suraya brings a wealth of communications experience, knowledge and insight to the company working previously at both technology start-ups and multinationals.”
IGN UK appoints new video host
Alysia Judge has joined the IGN UK team as video host and custom content manager. She comes from Pocket Gamer where she was in charge of its official YouTube channel, AppSpy. Prior to that she was news editor for the business-focused branch of the firm, PocketGamer.biz. Judge has also been a freelance journalist for the past three years, working for the likes of Official PlayStation Magazine, TechWeek Europe and BBC Radio 1.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining the IGN team. Mostly because I have finally proved my parents wrong; skills like ‘Zombie Slaying’ and ‘Wasteland Navigation’ ARE totally transferable. Sorry Mum,” said Judge.
IGN’s UK editor-in-chief Alex Simmons stated: “Alysia is bursting with energy, passion, and professionalism, which makes her a natural on-camera personality and someone I think the IGN audience will love.” She’s a fantastic addition and I cannot wait to see the great work she’ll do as part of the UK team.“