TransformersUniverse 21 Feb

Jagex Director of PR Sam Forrest has been promoted to the studio’s newly created vice president of communications role.

“Since joining the team in August 2012, Sam has become an integral part of Jagex’s senior marketing team,” Jagex CMO, David Solari said. “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.”

“The past 18 months have seen the PR team go from strength to strength,” added Forrest. “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.”

Before joining Jagex, Forrest spent almost 10 years at THQ and has 19 years of PR experience. Jagex is the creator of the free-to-play Runescape series, and is also currently developing the free-to-play MMO Transformers Universe.

(via GI International)