Prior to their key title announcements for summer 2012, Thumbstar has hired Kirsten Kearney to manage its Digital communications worldwide.
Kearney has more than 15 years experience in media and entertainment, having left the BBC in 2002 to move into the video game industry. She has worked in journalism, PR and communications for a number of companies including Future Publishing, Orange and Ubisoft
Kirsten joins industry greats Martin and Gareth Edmondson (of the hugely successful ‘Driver’ series) ahead of Thumbstar’s big launch push, where a host of high-quality titles are expected to be unveiled.
Phil Brannelly, Marketing Director of Thumbstar Games, said of the appointment “I have had the pleasure of working with Kirsten previously and I couldn’t think of anyone better to take on the role as the voice of Thumbstar across the digital and social space. Dialogue with our consumers is absolutely key to Thumbstar’s future success and Kirsten’s wealth of experience in journalism and communications will prove invaluable in achieving this. Coupled with the appointment of Indigo Pearl, our communications strategy is well under way for our future launches.”
Thumbstar Games is expanding its external ties with developers as well as its internal team, and is in continuing talks with development teams worldwide as a solution to global distribution and publishing of mobile titles.
About Thumbstar Games
Thumbstar is a mobile games service provider representing more than 150 developers and providing in excess of 3500 titles through channels into over 130 markets globally, including the UK and Europe, S.E. Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Australasia.
Thumbstar originally started out in 2008 as an aggregator / publisher of mobile games for J2Me, Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry and Symbian.
Since then Thumbstar has also moved into mobile games publishing for iOS and Android and expanded its business offering to become a digital developer, distributor and publisher of mobile entertainment lifestyle applications, wallpapers and themes.