Cohort Studios Ltd enters 2011 by roaring, slashing, burping and vomiting– oh, and recruiting a Marketing Manager!

Grant Alexander joins the Cohort team as their inaugural Marketing Manager.  With over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Advertising, Grant relishes this opportunity to work in this dynamic and evolving industry.  Specialising in retail, tourism and youth marketing, he aims to bring together traditional games marketing approaches with some new and innovative ideas.

Scottish games developer Cohort Studios Ltd begins 2011 with the appointment of a new recruit.

Grant Alexander joins the Cohort team as their inaugural Marketing Manager.  With over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Advertising, Grant relishes this opportunity to work in this dynamic and evolving industry.  Specialising in retail, tourism and youth marketing, he aims to bring together traditional games marketing approaches with some new and innovative ideas.

Grant commented:“ This really is an exciting time to be joining Cohort Studios.  In addition to the larger development projects, the studio has been developing a couple of high quality games that are due for release in the next few months– so be sure to keep a lookout for a‘monster’ of a PSP/PS3 Minis game!

Always looking for new opportunities, Cohort are currently expanding their publishing business with the first of their self-funded and self-published titles due for release during Q2 2011.

Lol Scragg, CEO of Cohort Studios, added: “Grant is an important addition to our team as we move towards the release of our first self-published title. His marketing experience and enthusiasm for the games industry is already having a great effect within the studio as we move in a different direction following a challenging 2010”.

For more information about Cohort Studios, go to www.cohortstudios.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

1.     Cohort Studios was founded in 2006 and is now in its fifth year of business. As one of the leading game development studios in the UK, Cohort is registered as an official developer across all current home console formats.  Comprising a team of over 50 people, and based in the vibrant Scottish city of Dundee, Cohort Studios is wholly owned by its three founding directors; Lol Scragg (CEO), Bruce McNeish (CTO) and Darran Thomas (CCO), who between them have over 46 years of experience in game development, having worked on projects for companies as diverse as Psygnosis, Bullfrog, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Electronic Arts (EA) and Visual Science.  Cohort Studios is responsible for bringing the hugely successful‘Buzz!™ Junior’ franchise to the PlayStation 3 platform and most recently‘The Shoot’; a first party PlayStation Move launch title for SCEE, released in October 2010.  Cohort Studios is also proud to be the first Scottish game developer to be a recognised Investor in People, a UK government-backed business improvement framework that has a special focus on employee relations.  For more information, please visit www.cohortstudios.com.

2.     Photo/Images are always encouraged and made available if required.

3.     Representatives from Cohort Studios Ltd are often available for comment on appropriate industry issues.

CONTACT

Name: Grant Alexander                     Position: Marketing Manager                         Email: Grant.Alexander@cohortstudios.com

                                                                                                                                   Telephone: +44(0)1382 201 714 


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