Following yesterday’s global resturcture, publisher THQ has finalised its UK and European marketing department, following the firm’s global restructure at the end of last year.
The new team is headed up by Richard Williams, who has stepped up from European marketing director to vice president of European marketing, following nine years at the firm.
Former European head of marketing Jon Rooke has extended his remit to include the UK, in his new role of head of marketing, while Huw Beynon has been promoted to head of digital marketing for UK and Europe. In the PR team, Sam Forrest has become head of PR for UK and Europe.
Meanwhile, a new face joining the team is James Docherty, who has signed up as the publisher’s head of European market insight.
Docherty joins THQ following a seven and a half year stint at SCEE, where he held the role of market analysis manager. In his new role Docherty will take responsibility for building and developing a European market analysis, research and planning function.
The new look team has already been responsible for the release of UFC 2009: Undisputed, the first THQ UK No. 1 in over two and a half years, and Red Faction: Guerrilla, which secured second place when it launched earlier this month.
After a challenging 2008, it’s fantastic to see the new UK & European team pulling together to effectively drive THQ from strength-to-strength,” said Williams.
It’s very clear that the amazing results we have seen with both Red Faction: Guerrilla and UFC 2009 Undisputed truly speak for themselves and reflect the hard work and commitment the entire team have given.”