The next chapter – #ItsInTheGame

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A quick update to note that I am moving on from my time at Activision and joining the ranks of EA as Manager – Digital Communications.

Woking at Activision over the last three and a bit years has been a fantastic experience. Getting to have an impact on the marketing across all the titles has been absolutely invaluable for me and I cannot have asked for a better group of people to work with during that time.

A particular highlight was of course Destiny. As many people know working with Bungie was a real dream come true for me and being able to play a part in bringing their latest mega franchise to the world was unbelievable.

I also cannot overstate how exciting it was to work on Call of Duty and what I learnt whilst doing so will always remain with me.

Now it is time for something new and getting to go to EA and join the team that look after digital marketing is incredibly exciting. I cannot wait to get started and get my teeth into the work for the titles that are coming out in 2016 and beyond.

To see what we’re going to be doing make sure to check out all the announcements from EA’s press conference and the streams from this years EA Play event.

Also please take the time to visit EA’s latest charitable initiative – Play To Give.

I wish everyone I know and have met at Activision, Blizzard and the studios Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer, Treyarch, Raven, Toys for Bob, Vicarious Visions, Freestyle games and of course Bungie all the very best and a huge thank you. I cannot wait to see what is coming next from you all.

#ItsInTheGame 🙂

 

My E3 2014

One week later and I think I’ve got over the jet lag now! E3 this year was pretty intense with a lot of work going on but the reaction we got shows it has definitely been worth it.

This year I was able to attend two of the press conferences and find some time to wander around the event. Here are some of the photos I took, enjoy!

Xbox Conference

At the Xbox press conference we were all given these wrist bands. They lit up in unison at various points! It was an impressive sight.

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A Tale Of Two Conventions – A Photo Essay

This year (2013) I attended both E3 and Gamescom, both being massive moments on the gaming calendar. I took the opportunity to take a lot of photos at both events and have whittled them down to the ones you see below.

The Location

Both conventions take place in two of the most amazing cities, Los Angeles and Cologne.

Downtown LA

Cologne Cathedral across the Rhine

Cologne Cathedral across the Rhine

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E3 Countdown

In one week today I’ll be back in LA to attend an event I have long dreamed of going to, E3. If you don’t know E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is the annual trade fair for the video games industry where all the major companies show off what they have in the pipe line for the coming year and beyond.

This year is an especially exciting one as Sony and Microsoft will be showing off their new consoles and the games that are coming with them (and probably some kind of multimedia function living room extravaganza). Nintendo, although they will be holding a more low key affair, are going to be showing some new titles to go with the Wii U and 3DS, which for this old school gamer I’m particularly excited to see.

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New Adventures

Just a very quick update to say I’m really happy to be able to announce that on Monday 4th March (tomorrow) I’ll be starting work for Activision as their new Social Media Marketing Specialist. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to work for such a huge company and the fantastic video games that they publish. Those of you who know me will be very aware of how especially excited I am about the new Bungie project, Destiny.

I am of course sad to be leaving Lawton Communications Group where I have worked for two of the agencies, Headstream and Five by Five, over the past three years. The people are amazing and I’m looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future. I’m glad to have made such great friends there.

Now though onto the future and a whole new chapter in my life. Right now I don’t really know what to expect, I am just incredibly excited and can’t wait to get stuck in and be a part of the Activision family.

Watch this space!