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MCV Jobs Weekly: Premier appoints new senior publicist

Bradley makes the leap to PR, Supermassive Gamesstrengthens its VR team and Wargaming hires a new head of marketing. Premier hires new senior publicist Former journalist Lee Bradley has joined Premier PR as a senior publicist. He previously worked for the likes of Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies. Dom Peppiattis …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Xbox strengthens its UK comms team

Etemad and Jago join Microsoft, Sumo hires Lionhead art director and KamaGames opens a UK office. Microsoftstrengthens Xbox comms team The Xbox UK communications team has two new members. Roxana Etemad has been appointed as communications manager, reporting to head of communications for devices Paul Almond. Etemad spent five years …

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Women in Games appoints new CEO

The not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has hired Marie-Claire Isaaman as its new CEO. She is replacing Jenny Richards-Stewart, who held the position for 18 months. Isaaman formerly was a researcher and education consultant at Norwich University of the Arts for the past eight years. She worked as course leader …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Twitch recruits events marketing chief

Christou arrives from Premier, Green Man Gaming welcomes new comms boss and Judge joins IGN. Twitch hires events marketing chief Former Premier PR senior publicist Kelsey Christou has joined Twitch UK. Christou started her career in the games industry four years ago as an assistant publicist at Premier where she …

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Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs as part of Nokia cull

1,850 jobs are to be cut as part of Microsoft’s ending of its $7.2bn Nokia adventure. Microsoft acquired the Finnish company in 2013, having previously entered into partnership with the then struggling former giant in 2011. 1,350 of the job cuts will from the Finnish workforce. Microsoft has now said …

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Ubisoft UK promotes key PR and marketing staff

The Division publisher has announced four promotions within its UK marketing team. PR executive David Burroughs has been promoted to junior PR manager. He will be taking the lead on the Just Dance franchise over the next year. After spending over a year as marketing exec, Will Buck is now …

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Sumo Digital snaps up ex-Lionhead art director

Sumo Digital’s Nottingham offices have picked up the former art director for deceased developer Lionhead. Kelvin Tuite worked on a number of titles at therecently closed studioduring his three years there, having previously been employed at EA, Deepmind and Bullfrog, contributing to franchises such as the Harry potter spin-offs and …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: New biz dev manager for Curve

Vega joins from PlayJam, Innogames hires head of PR and Climax scores new art director. Curve Digital appoints new business dev manager John Vega has joined the London-based publisher as business development manager. Vega previously held various positions at games network PlayJam: he began as a QA and integration analyst …

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Fitbit exec becomes new Oculus COO

Oculus has a new chief operating officer in the form of former Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann. Hartmann replaces founding COO Laird Malamed, who is relocating to Oculus’ Seattle office to serve as VP and GM. Hans joins Oculus at an incredible time as we grow out of our startup roots …

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