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Trade in PR merry-go-round

Some of the industry’s most recognised PR execs have moved into new roles this week. At Microsoft, UK PR manager for Xbox & Games for Windows Andy Irving has taken a job in the firm’s marketing team. MCV understands that this will involve looking after a number of first party …

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THQs PR boss Jones exits

Helen Jones, THQ’s senior PR manager for UK and Europe, has left the firm. The long-standing THQ staffer is now seeking local employment in Brighton. Jones joined THQ in 2004, following a stint as PR and communications manager at Mindscape. She was promoted in 2007, when former senior UK PR …

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Ubisoft reveals new PR hire

French publisher Ubisoft has announced that Louise Marchant is to join its UK PR team as specialist PR manager. Marchant, who will report to Ubisoft’s PR manager Stefano Petrullo, comes from EA UK where she was involved with high-profile franchises such as Need for Speed, Rock Band and Burnout. We’re …

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Ubisofts UK Frag Dolls part ways

Gamers are most likely familiar with them thanks to numerous game videos and forum entries, and the games press have more likely than not met them all at one of Ubisoft’s many press gatherings – but Ubisoft’s infamous Frag Dolls Kitt, Sarin and Jam have announced that they are to …

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Nintendo appoints new PR agency

Nintendo UK has hired The Red Consultancy as its new exclusive third-party PR agency. As predicted by MCV last week, Red will replace nine-year partner Cake Media, which handled the hugely successful launches of Wii, DS and DS Lite. Red takes up the reins of the Nintendo account with immediate …

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Sony US PR man quits

SCEA’s director of corporate communications David Karraker has left the company after only a year in the role. Next-gen reports that the news was broken in an e-mail from Karraker, in which he said that the decision to leave Sony was very difficult.” The news comes one year to the …

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Nintendo to sign new PR agency?

The UK’s leading PR agencies are scrabbling for one of the most lucrative accounts in consumer entertainment, as Nintendo reviews its exclusive relationship with Cake Media. MCV can reveal that the platform holder is considering switching its outsourced PR contract with Cake – which it has shared for the past …

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