Berlin, 15.07.2009: Frogster is intensifying its online communications with the appointment of an experienced new colleague. Appointed to the post of Online Marketing Manager at beginning of July, Stefan Hinz reinforces the Berlin publisherï¿½s marketing team. The 29 year-old Bachelor of Communications brings his competencies in national and international marketing to the Frogster MMOG portfolio. His wide-ranging wealth of experience in the field of social media should furthermore guarantee the rapid and successful integration of the games into viral media.
Having already acquired specialised professional experience in the course of his studies, Hinz used this working from 2004 as a freelance writer, graphic designer and concept developer for both agencies and individual clients. He has been active in the games business since 2005, up until recently heading up the Online Marketing department for Ascaron Entertainment GmbH.
ï¿½We have been looking for the right experienced team player for our marketing department for a long time. Someone who can help us both creatively and efficiently in marketing our products. Now with Stefan Hinz, our team gains yet more clout and our search has come to an end,ï¿½ said Rolf Klï¿½ppel, Head of Marketing&PR at Frogster.
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
The Frogster group is a Berlin-based listed publisher of online games. Frogster focuses on the marketing and operation of virtual worlds, so-called massively multiplayer online games (MMO Games). This is one of the strongest growing sectors in the entertainment industry. The Berlin-based Frogster Online Gaming GmbH which has arisen from the merger of OnlineWelten, the German MMO Games and gaming network with the widest range, and Yusho, operator and service provider for virtual worlds on own hardware infrastructure, proprietary billing systems for subscriptions and virtual items, markets and operates MMO Games in Europe (Frogster share 71%). Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul, Korea, develops MMO Games and is planning the launch of the marketing and operation of virtual worlds in Asia for 2009 (stake 60%). Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America in 2009 (stake 90%). Amongst other titles the Frogster group owns several very promising MMO Game licences withï¿½The Chronicles of Spellbornï¿½ andï¿½Runes of Magicï¿½. Currently the group employs more than 100 staff members. In 2008, Frogster was awarded asï¿½Landmark in the Land of Ideasï¿½, a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Kï¿½hler. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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