PR VETERAN SAM FORREST APPOINTED TO HEAD UP GLOBAL PR FOR JAGEX

UK, Cambridge, 16 th August, 2012 – Jagex, the UK’s largest independent games developer and publisher, today announced the appointment of Sam Forrest as Director of PR. Forrest, who has more than 16 years of PR experience working in the video game and entertainment sector, will oversee Jagex’s global PR activities including the launch campaign for the much anticipated game, Transformers Universe.

Forrest joins Jagex from THQ where he spent nine years in numerous senior communications roles, serving most recently as the Head of PR, UK & Europe. Prior to THQ, Forrest worked for SCi Games as Consumer & Trade Communications Manager and at Activision as UK PR Manager.  

David Solari, Jagex’s Chief Marketing Officer commented; “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Sam to Jagex’s marketing team. The Director of PR role is pivotal for us and Sam’s wealth of knowledge and experience is just what we need as we embark on one of the most important periods of growth in Jagex’s history. In his role, Sam will be supporting the launch of TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE, continuing to promote the record-breaking RuneScape, plus the launch of two unannounced projects.”

Speaking of his appointment, Sam Forrest said, “It’s great to be joining Jagex at a time when both the department and the company are in the process of rapidly expanding.  This role presents a real opportunity to solidify Jagex’s reputation with the launch of such a prestigious IP as TRANSFORMERS and I look forward to the opportunity to expand Jagex’s PR footprint out into wider Europe with the recruitment of  leading PR agencies across the European territories.“

In his new role as Director of PR, Forrest will oversee all aspects of Jagex’s global PR and will be inviting pitches from European agencies to help support the launch of the upcoming Transformers Universe MMO as well as continue to promote and support Jagex’s flagship product – RuneScape.

Forrest joins a Marketing Department which has been significantly strengthened in recent month with a number of vastly experienced recent hires with backgrounds from studios such as Sony, Microsoft, SQUARE ENIX and Codemasters.  To find out more about further career opportunities at Jagex, visit the studios careers portal, www.jagex.com/careers.

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About Jagex

Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.  

 


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