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  • First WIGJ London Meetup set for Wed. March 14th from 6.00 pm near Liverpool Street.

    Women in Games Jobs is pleased to announce its first London Meetup set for Wednesday March 14th from 6.00 pm at The Alchemist, 133 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BX , near Liverpool Street station, London, UK.

    These meetups are the opportunity for anyone interested in gaming to meet leading, female video game professionals and an opportunity for you to network with other women in the industry over a drink. Men are welcome too. Meets ups are planned quarterly, normally from 6.00 – 8.00 pm on a Wednesday evening near Liverpool Street, London, UK. Each meetup will include a talk from a prominent speaker from the games industry giving personal, practicable career tips and advice.

    We are delighted to have as our first speaker Alison Cressey, former European MD for Activision. Alison’s talk is titled “So you know you have the professional X factor – why personal branding is so important to success.”

    Alison Cressey is a senior executive and consultant advising leading companies on brand and content strategy and digital to build for future success. She has extensive experience in brand and digital strategy having worked on some of the world’s largest brands. She has also run multimillion $ P&L’s for global organizations. Prior to becoming a consultant Alison’s most recent roles included running the Lucas Arts and Activision Blizzard licensed/casual video games business across Europe. Whilst there Alison grew the Lucas Arts business from $20 to $150m. Alison was responsible for some of the world’s best known entertainment brands including Star Wars, Transformers and James Bond. Prior to that Alison oversaw marketing for Warner Bros. Entertainment including Theatrical, DVD, TV, licensed products, consumer products and mobile where she increased revenues by $10m+ and changed the way Warner Bros did marketing.

    This is an informal, free event where you can turn up on the night but we would like to get a good idea of numbers, so please register your interest at our dedicated Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/WIGJMeetup/

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