IDG’s GamePro Media Appoints Seasoned Publishing Exec to Vice President, Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 8, 2010—GamePro Media, publisher of GamePro Magazine and GamePro.com, has appointed 25-year publishing veteran Julian Rignall as vice president of content.

Prior to joining GamePro Media, Rignall was editorial director at Future US where he led the Future Plus custom-publishing creative team and was responsible for producing new magazine-publishing models, websites and other consumer-media products for Fortune 500 clients including Best Buy, Microsoft and Apple.

“A proven innovator and an expert on crafting content for the full spectrum of delivery platforms from Twitter to print, Rignall will play an instrumental role in the evolution of GamePro’s offerings,” said GamePro Media President Marci Yamaguchi Hughes.“His deep understanding of all aspects of the industry and its consumers from business, retail and publishing perspectives will ensure GamePro remains a top choice for millions of young men and hundreds of big-name brands.”

Rignall said:“As a long-time reader of GamePro Magazine, I am tremendously excited to be joining the talented team behind one of the video-game industry’s most respected and beloved brands. Together, we will drive and leverage innovation in the publishing industry to create high-quality, cutting-edge and compelling content that's accessible to our fans whenever, wherever and however they want it.”

Rignall’s extensive publishing experience includes launching and managing one of the world's largest gaming websites, IGN.com, and some of the most successful and enduring games magazines in Europe, including Mean Machines and Computer and Video Games. Prior to Future US, Rignall was the vice president and editorial creative director with Bank of America’s user-centered design and research division where he developed consumer, business and marketing content for the company’s 22 million website customers.

About GamePro Media

A pioneering brand in gaming media for 20 years, GamePro Media produces online, print and social-media products that engage, connect, entertain and inform gamers. The company's flagship brands, GamePro Magazine and GamePro.com, are highly regarded for their unique focus on the people and culture of gaming. GamePro Media's properties, including its online partner, The Escapist ( www.escapistmagazine.com), attract millions of active, social and vocal young men who relish sharing their opinions with their ever-expanding network of friends. Each month, the company's print and digital products reach millions of US gamers and also serve as a key marketing vehicle for hundreds of trusted brands. For more information, visit www.gamepromedia.com.

GamePro Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events and research company. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at www.idg.com.

Contact:

Marci Yamaguchi Hughes

President

Game Pro Media

(415) 974-7322

marci@gamepro.com 


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