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INDUSTRY RISING STARS
Want to know who the industry’s hottest young talents are? Look no further: MCV provides a guide to some of the brightest young talents in the sector. Didn’t get in? Then you didn’t campaign hard enough...
Marketing Manager, amBX
Product Manager, Namco Bandai
European PR Manager, South Peak Games
In his five years with amBX, 26 year old Bolu has run product and technology launches, organised amBX’s presence at exhibitions internationally and presented the tech on five continents. At amBX, he is known for his attention to detail and dedication to driving amBX in the games industry and beyond.
Lauren joined Namco Bandai earlier this year from agency Cogent Elliot, where she was responsible for accounts with luxury brands such as Land Rover. In just over six months, her professional approach and refusal to crack under pressure has impressed those inside and outside the company.
28-year-old Rob took up his role at SouthPeak at the start of the year. Since then, he’s juggled a varied workload, one minute sending out decapitated heads to journalists, the next working with the Brownies for a baby game. He’s an enthusiastic and extremely dedicated PR manager.
Senior Games Buyer, Sainsbury’s
Account Director, Maverick
Marketing Executive, Gem
Chris’ colleagues call him an incredibly valuable member of the team who drives the supermarket’s games category both internally and externally. He has great relationships with suppliers, which have been instrumental in bringing Sainsbury’s closer to the games industry throughout the last 18 months.
Alice has worked on a number of high-profile creative projects for publishers – for brands including FIFA and Pirates of the Caribbean – earning praise from the likes of Disney, Bethesda and others. She now has a senior role at Maverick, helping clients with digital ad strategies in the non-boxed game space.
Recently-promoted Louise manages the marketing for Gem’s supply partners and works closely with sales teams to maximise product awareness in the channel. This includes overseeing marketing activity in Gem’s The Future magazine, co-ordinating web communications and trade campaigns.
2009’s MCV 30 Under 30 is sponsored by OPM Recruitment, the leading specialist recruitment consultancy in the computer, console, handheld, mobile, online games and interactive entertainment sectors. OPM recruits for a diverse roster of clients in the UK and worldwide with jobs available in every area of business associated with entertainment products and services. www.opmjobs.com