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Sarah Hoeksma joins Sold Out as marketing director

Sold Out the digital and physical publisher today announced that industry marketing veteran, Sarah Hoeksma is joining the team as marketing director. Hoeksma has previously spent time with Ubisoft and EA before her tenure at Eidos and Square Enix Europe where she headed up brand marketing across the company’s Western …

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Ukie appoints three new consultants

Games industry trade body Ukie has welcomed three new members onto its team. Industry consultants Vanessa Joyce (pictured centre) and Marie-Claire Isaaman (pictured left) join to support and scale Ukie’s mission as well as work on special projects, while Laura Martin (pictured right) has been appointed to Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse …

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Playstack appoints new COO and board director

London-based studio PlayStack has appointed Mads Jensen as COO and board director, the company has announced, effective immediately. In his new role, Jensen will work alongside CEO and founder Harvey Elliott to guide the company towards bringing even more creative games to market over the next year, driving the studio’s …

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Sega Europe appoints Chris Bergstresser as new president and COO

Hot off the back of two promotions for John Clark and Tim Heaton, Sega Europe has announced that Chris Bergstresser is to take on the role of its new president and COO. In this role, Bergstresser will be responsible for the overall management of the business, including overseeing its five …

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Former Oculus co-founder Jack McCauley joins LucidVR

Former Oculus co-founder and chief engineer at Guitar Hero producer RedOctane Jack McCauley has joined Lucid VR has chief engineer. In his new role, McCauley will head up the worldwide manufacturing of their flagship virtual and augmented reality camera, the VR180 LucidCam. He will also help increase product production and …

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IGDA executive director Kate Edwards steps down

The International Game Developers Association’s executive director Kate Edwards is stepping down after almost five years in the post. In the mean time, chair of the board of directors and Beamdog CEO Trent Oster will serve as an interim executive director until a replacement is found. During Edwards’ five year …

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Twitch’s Andy Swanson joins Discord as head of publisher relations

Voice and text chat app Discord has appointed industry veteran Andy Swanson as head of publisher relations. In this newly created role, Swanson will be responsible for reaching out to both developers and publishers on how they can best use the company’s chat service in their business. Previously, Swanson was …

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Stature PR appoints new business and digital director

Stature PR has appointed industry veteran Tim West as its new business and digital director to help support the firm’s current range of services. In his newly-created role, West will lead the division’s new business operations and will also be responsible for growing the company’s digital offering in both the …

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Former EA marketing director sets up new games marketing consultancy

EA Chillingo’s former marketing director Stephen Hey has set up his own games marketing consultancy, HeyStephenHey. The new firm aims to provide ‘plug-in marketing expertise’ for both independent developers and publishers, with potential clients benefitting from Hey’s 24 years of experience promoting games across a variety of platforms. While the …

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Improbable expands leadership team with new CCO and CMO

Improbable has welcomed former Disney VP Bill Roper (pictured left) and GitHub’s Jason Jhonson (pictured right) to its London leadership team. Roper joins the firm as chief creative officer, while Jhonson will be its new chief marketing officer. In their new roles, Roper will be working with studios to looking …

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