Future US

February 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Future US Promotes Editorial Video Game Veteran, Kristen Salvatore to Publisher

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) -  Future US, the special-interest media company, today announced the promotion of Kristen Salvatore to Publisher. An experienced media veteran both in the editorial and business units, Salvatore in her new role directs the business strategies of the PC Gamer and PlayStation: The Official Magazine brands, including analysis of emerging market opportunities, technical development, sales and marketing and direction of the creative teams. She is also the head of Future Studios, an in-house digital development unit, which creates multimedia products. Future Studios is responsible for production of the interactive video program, Qore, available on the PlayStation Network, and other products aimed at reaching the same audience of hardcore gamers that Future's magazines have been speaking to for decades.

"Kristen has helped Future continue to thrive in a time of tremendous change and challenge by staying abreast of reader needs," said John Marcom, President of Future US. "With her dual business and editorial perspective, it will be great to see how the properties continue to evolve under her leadership."

"As publisher, I am focused on delivering engaging media content in any way or place our audience wants to receive it -- whether that is in print, online, on their favorite gaming console or by creating a new media mix," said Salvatore. "I am proud to be an integral part of a global publishing company that is well-positioned to lead the 'new media' revolution, bringing readers creative content that's uniquely suited to their passions."

Salvatore has spent nearly a decade in the editorial world of games journalism, including three years on PC Gamer's editorial staff, first as executive editor and later as editor-in-chief. Both as EIC and most recently as associate publisher, she explored creative ways to market and extend Future brands' reach, especially by finding ways to show that hardcore gamers are everywhere, and make up a large part of the consumer buying market.

Salvatore first joined Future in 1999 as the managing editor of Maximum PC, and was later promoted to features editor. This was followed by four years at Ziff Davis, including her role as Managing Editor of Computer Gaming World, before returning to Future in 2006. Earlier in her career, she was a freelance editor, regional director for Community for Education Foundation and a development editor with the Prentice Hall division of Simon and Schuster.

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About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar, and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

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