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Steel Media appoints Kristan Reed as Pocket Gamer editor-in-chief

Former Eurogamer editor and industry veteran to bolster SM network


For Immediate Release

London, UK– 24 th January 2012– Steel Media is delighted to announce that Kristan Reed has joined its editorial ranks in the company’s continued mission to provide world-class portable gaming coverage.

A veteran in the gaming industry, having held the editorship at both trade publication CTW and leading consumer site Eurogamer, Kristan is a firmly established and hugely respected figure within the sector.

As Pocket Gamer editor-in-chief, Kristan brings his vast knowledge and experience to bear in steering the continued evolution of Europe’s leading mobile and handheld gaming site, as well as casting an eye over PG’s b2b sister offering, PocketGamer.biz.

“Joining one of the most respected, authoritative teams around is an honour, and it's the kind of challenge that doesn't come around very often,” said Kristan Reed.“The creative energy and ambition within the handheld gaming sector makes it an exciting place to be, and I'm looking forward to helping the team to take the Pocket Gamer sites to the next level.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome someone of Kristan’s stature and experience to boost what is an already strong team,” added Chris James, Steel Media’s MD.“This latest hire, coupled with that of What Mobile editor Jonathan Morris and the return of ex-Develop editor Owain Bennallack underlines both our ambition and our commitment to editorial excellence across consumer and b2b sites in the mobile games market. We have a lot more planned for 2012, too, so definitely watch this space!”


For more information, contact Chris James ( chris@steelmedia.co.uk)


Notes to editors

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 90 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, which is licensed internationally, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz, consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk, and leading iPhone video review portal AppSpy.

Steel Media also runs iPhone Quality Index and Free App Alliance, as well as the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris@pocketgamer.co.uk?

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