MCV Jobs Weekly: New comms lead for CCP’s VR titles

Kelion joins CCP from nDreams,Scammell leaves VideoGamer and a new media and market development director forInnoGames.

CCP hires new comms lead for its VR portfolio

George Kelion has joined Eve: Valkyrie developer CCP as senior communications lead for VR games. He will be working from the firm’s new studio in London.

He was formerly nDreams’ communications manager for almost two years, and also worked for the likes of Feral Interactive, Rare, Warner Bros, Square Enix and 22cans.

Kelion stated: Joining CCP Games to represent such incredible and awe-inspiring VR games as Eve: Valkyrie, Gunjack 2 and Project Arena very much feels like the kind of thing that would make my 11-year-old self very proud indeed.

I’m thrilled to join CCP Games and be based out of the new London studio, where you’ll no doubt find me evangelising the amazing merits and astonishing possibilities of VR given even a fraction of a chance.”

Scammell departs VideoGamer

Deputy editor David Scammell has announced his departure from VideoGamer. He joined the site in 2012 as staff writer and worked as deputy news editor and news editor before becoming deputy editor in October.

He said: I’ve had a wonderful time at VideoGamer, but now is the right time for me to move on and face a fresh challenge in 2017. I’m still considering what’s next, but I’m keen to get back to the action and continue my career in the games industry. I wish the VG team the very best for 2017 and beyond.”

InnoGames hires media and market development director

Microsoft’s Funda Yakin has been appointed as director of media and market development at online games publisher InnoGames. Reporting to CMO Christian Pern, she will be in charge of the strategic development of TV marketing and the expansion of direct media partner cooperation.

Yakin joins from Microsoft, where she was digital lead for Windows for five months after spending over two years as head of consumer and digital marketing. She commented: I am looking forward to joining the international team contributing to the ongoing success of InnoGames.”

Pern added: Thanks to her previous positions at Microsoft, Nokia and Freenet, Funda brings in over 15 years of experience in international marketing. Her expertise covers above-and-below-the-Line campaigns with a focus on high reach digital channels and TV. She is a perfect fit for our strong existing team at InnoGames.”

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