HMV snares THQ trade marketing boss

Former THQ trade marketing manager Wayne Wilson has joined HMV in the newly-created post of online games manager.

Wilson, who started at the retailer earlier this week, worked on major releases such as Saints Row 2, UFC: Undisputed and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Prior to that he worked at Woolworths for seven years in a number of games-related roles.

HMV has also brought together a central content team for its site. Managed by Matt Porter, the new structure is designed to strengthen the team supporting all the content on, including games.

Commercial manager Jonathan Hayes commented: We’re delighted to welcome a person of Wayne’s outstanding experience and product knowledge to the HMV Games team.

"He has a strong background in all aspects of games buying and marketing with a keen commercial eye. Working with Matt Potter and his content team, he has the right credentials to spearhead the development of HMV’s games offer online.”

Wilson added: I have enjoyed my time at THQ, and have learnt a great deal since being here. I wish the company and all the great people that work there well for the future.

However, I’ve definitely missed the excitement of retail. The games online manager role is an exciting proposition to me – it’s a strategically important role for the company.”

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