GamePro Announces the Strategic Appointment of Vice President and Associate Publisher; Faust Joins the Industry Leading Multiplatform Video Game Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 22, 2001 — IDG Games Media Group, the world's largest interactive entertainment information provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and publisher of GamePro magazine, the world's largest multiplatform gaming magazine, and GamePro.com, the world's premier online source for gaming, today announced the appointment of Doug Faust as vice president and associate publisher.

 

Effective this week, Faust joins GamePro with over 17 years of successful Advertising Sales and Management experience including 8 years in the video game industry. In his previous position at Imagine Publishing, he was publisher for several console magazines including PlayStation Magazine and Next Generation. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UC San Diego.

"I am pleased to be part of one of the most powerful and successful brands in the history of the video game and PC market," said Faust, vice president and associate publisher of GamePro magazine. "I look forward to utilizing my knowledge and experience to further grow the magazine's dominant market status."

In his new position as vice president and associate publisher of GamePro, Faust will be responsible for driving revenue for GamePro's print and online brands by drawing from his extensive industry experience. He will also oversee the sales and marketing teams while maintaining the highest standards of customer service, merchandising programs, and marketing opportunities for GamePro's advertisers.

"Faust's industry expertise and leadership will be an instrumental force in driving the GamePro brand to new heights," said John F. Rousseau, president and CEO of IDG Games Media Group and publisher of GamePro magazine. "His primary objective will be to strategically position our sales and marketing teams to be perfectly poised for the upswing of the market as the next generation of platforms emerge. We are pleased to have someone of Doug's stature join the GamePro team!"

About IDG Games Media Group:

Located in San Francisco, IDG Games Media Group is the world's premier interactive entertainment publisher for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine, GamePro.com, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper. GamePro's audience of over 3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the 4th largest male teen magazine in the country (Teenage Research Unlimited 2000). The magazine is the market leader in circulation with an average monthly circulation of 500,000 (BPA 2000). GamePro delivers cutting-edge multiplatform gaming previews, reviews, strategies, cheats, and codes. The magazine's seasoned editorial staff provides its male teen audience with an authoritative source for video and personal computer gaming information. GamePro.com (www.gamepro.com) is the premier online source for gaming information on the Internet. The site delivers around-the-clock coverage of game reviews, previews, and cheats for every major gaming platform. GamePro.com is highly interactive with many popular features, including an online community for gamers that enables its visitors to post user reviews, chat with GamePro's editors and fellow gamers, create online personas, and more.

About IDG:

IDG Games Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.