SMG Europe news

13th July 2009. London, UK. SMG Europe announced today the hire of Alex Johnston as Director of Production Services to lead the growth of the company’s business.

SMG Europe has been formed to offer hands-on production management to independent and in-house developers.

Alex Johnston, Director of Production Services at SMG Europe said,“Development teams often require high level assistance and either can’t find the right candidates in time or don’t need additional staff on a full time basis. Our service offers to plug the skills gap. This practice is commonplace in the IT, TV and movie industries and as our industry grows to adapt to the rapidly changing market place we can see that developers will also follow a similar path.”

SMG pride themselves on delivering the best people for the job– always. Their hand-picked team of production services specialists have relevant and extensive games experience along with the know-how that comes from years of experience in the industry.

“It’s important that our guys hit the ground running and add real value from day one,” says Johnston.“This itself requires the breadth of experience to quickly find and apply right approaches for a client’s particular situation and unique goals. That’s what we do”.

The services offered by SMG provide their clients with the insight to make the right decisions at the right time, employing proven strategies for early identification and isolation of risk. Their use of bespoke data analytics and reports gives access to the right information to make the right decisions, often in real time.

By providing on-site project management and production services and employing a consultative approach, SMG work with their clients to identify where, when and how they can make the biggest difference and deliver what’s needed most.

SMG Europe is currently supporting development on some of the most significant releases over the next 12 months and has completed work on several projects for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

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