UK, Cambridge, Friday 21 st February 2014 – Jagex, the UK’s largest independent games developer, today announced the promotion of Sam Forrest to the newly created position of Vice President of Communications. Forrest, who joined Jagex as Director of PR in August 2012, has more than 19 years of PR experience working in the video games and entertainment sector working for THQ, SCi Games and Activision.
Speaking of his promotion, Sam Forrest said, “The past 18 months have seen the PR team go from strength to strength. The in-house team has doubled in size and we’ve recruited a global agency network to support Jagex’s games and promote the studio properly for the first time. 2014 is key for Jagex with the launch of Transformers Universe, and I relish the challenge that comes with this new role as we solidify Jagex’s position as a UK development powerhouse.”
David Solari, Chief Marketing Officer for Jagex, added; “Since joining the team in August 2012, Sam has become an integral part of Jagex’s senior marketing team. His wisdom, experience and creativity have helped shape and grow the PR team, which has seen excellent results under his stewardship. We are about to embark on one of the most important periods of growth in Jagex’s history and we felt that now was the perfect time to recognise Sam’s work with a well-earned promotion.”
In his new role as VP of Communications, Forrest will oversee all aspects of Jagex’s global PR, video production, video marketing and events.
To find out more about career opportunities at Jagex, visit www.jagex.com/careers.
Starting in 2001 with their flagship free-to-play adventure game, RuneScape, Jagex has created a long-standing reputation for crafting the world’s best online games. Today they stand as one of the UK’s largest independent games developers and publishers with over 550 staff currently employed across two sites in Cambridge, UK. With over 40 titles published to date, Jagex prides itself on developing and publishing hugely popular, accessible, free-to-play games for millions of players globally. For more information please visit www.Jagex.com