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Ed Blincoe

Ed Blincoe

Director, Digital Publishing

Codemasters

Director, Digital Publishing at Codemasters

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Codemasters

Director, Digital Publishing

- Ownership of the Digital Publishing team with global responsibility for Codemasters digital portfolio of games / services across Console (XBox, PlayStation, WiiU), PC (including Steam) and Mobile (iOS and Android).

- Development, direction and implementation of the company's User Acquisition strategy along with the selection and management of third party marketing, UA SDKs

- Own and manage third party relationships with platform holders and store fronts (Apple, Microsoft, Steam, Sony, Google, etc)

- Drive additional revenue through sales, promotions and discounts across the entire portfolio

- Strategic planning of new games / services (including product greenlight) with a focus on upcoming industry trends over the next 12 - 36 months

- Bridge the gap between digital marketing, social / community management, brand marketing, licensing and development teams

- Identify, negotiate and manage third party publishing and distribution agreements

- Creation and ongoing management of digital storefront content and assets along with backend reporting

- Responsibility for the Digital Publishing P&L

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App Generation

CEO

App Generation is an independent developer of social and casual games for mobile and tablet devices along with web browsers and social networks.

App Generation also provides marketing and business development consultancy to some of the leading players in the Free to Play gaming space.

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DNA Dynamics

Director

- The set up, running and management of a small mobile game development team

- Oversaw the acquisition of Slam Productions and it's game development technology

- Managed the creation, distribution and marketing of 6 branded and non-branded titles over an 18 month period

- Titles included The Naked Gun, Dizzy, Skillz: The DJ Game and Warheads: Battle

- Negotiated development, licensing, publishing and distribution deals with key partners such as Paramount, Codemasters and Glu Mobile

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SouthPeak Interactive

European Marketing Director

- Reported to the EMEAA Managing Director with marketing responsibility for PAL territories (EMEAA, Russia and Japan) for SouthPeak’s titles across major platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and iPhone)

- Ran a team of five covering Product and Brand management along with PR and partner management

- Directed marketing and PR activities with distribution partners across 18 territories

- Media planning and booking across all media including TV, Online and print with a major focus on console platforms (Xbox Live and PSN) along with social networking sites including YouTube and Facebook

- Worked with First Parties (Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft) on marketing promotions and approvals

- Being an integral part of the product acquisition process

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Gametribe

Head of Marketing

- Reported directly into the CEO, I had marketing responsibility for the entire Gametribe operation

- Direct responsibility for the Marketing team along with Marketing & PR agencies spread across 4 countries

- Oversaw the implemented Marketing and Brand Planning for all games, formalized campaign and media planning, set up and execution of a Q3/4 marketing campaign across Europe and actively involved in new game selection and business negotiations.

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Codemasters Online Gaming

Senior Product Marketing Manager

- Reported to the Director of Marketing; managed overall responsibility for the entire Global Product Marketing team for all global consumer brands, products & services.

- Overall responsibility of the entire Global Product Marketing team within Codemasters Online consisting of Product / Brand Management teams structured to maximize the acquisition and retention of customers to Codemasters online gaming services.

- Actively involved within the PR and Business Development areas of the division including crafting press releases, dealing with agencies, partner management, etc

- Spearheaded the successful launches of four massive hit online gaming services into the marketplace including the Global No 1 best seller title “The Lord of the Rings Online”.

- Formulated & executed the entire global marketing strategy for the acquisition and retention of customers to the ongoing The Lord of the Rings Online MMORPG service in Europe.

- Global responsibility for the co-ordination and communication with 6 major territory offices and leading global distribution partners spanning 30+ countries.

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Typhoon Games

European Sales and Marketing Manager

- Working on a short term contract with Typhoon Games I was charged with bringing a number of their games and services to Europe.

- Sourcing of European distribution partners or a network of partners for several self funded new titles

- Tasked with looking at the demand and to find partners for Typhoons MMO and Online games and franchises specifically: Hello Kitty Online, Sanriotown.com, Digital Fairy and Evernight

- To find co/sub publishing partners for several third party games for release in Europe, Eastern Block and North America

- To represent and promote Typhoons sister company, outsourcing agency DreamCortex to developers, publishers, mobile operators and content providers

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Nicely Crafted Entertainment

Director of Sales and Marketing

- Focused on the acquisition and retention of subscribers to Time of Defiance, an MMO RTS developed in-house.

- Execution of several small scale Above the Line and Through the Line marketing campaigns for the digital download of the games skinny client

- Responsible for game and corporate PR activities including press relations, writing press releases, etc

- Oversaw licensing agreements for the retail version of the game in Europe and North American

- Instrumental in the expansion of the digital client subscriber base and the sale of the game into the Asia / Pacific region

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EB Games Management

Owner

- Covered all major formats and represented developers in Europe and the US.

- The acquirement of developers in need of help finding publishing and licensing contracts for their games, the creating and writing presentation and pitch documentation, meeting, pitching and demo’ing of games to publishers

- Sourcing licenses and intellectual properties and dealing with the holders directly

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Ego Maniacs Ltd

Business Develpment Manager