IDG Entertainment Announces the Appointment of Senior Vice President of Business Development and Consumer Marketing
OAKLAND, CA – June 24, 2003 – IDG Entertainment, the world's largest interactive entertainment information provider and publisher of GamePro and Code Vault magazines, today announced the appointment of Daniel Orum to the company.
Effective today, Orum joins IDG Entertainment as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Consumer Marketing. In this newly created position, Orum will be responsible for driving circulation, aligning strategic partnerships for IDG Entertainment– branded products and services, and further enhancing interactive product development.
Orum joins the company with nearly 20 years of senior management experience in consumer marketing, and business development. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Interactive Media at Weider Publications, where he was responsible for overseeing interactive premium services development and related consumer marketing strategies for Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Flex, Fitness Hers, and the iShape brands. Prior to joining Weider, Orum was President of Internet Operations for Oxygen Media, and also served as President of Thrive Online, an AOL Time Inc. joint venture. Additionally, Orum held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Circulation at IDG's Macworld publication.
"We are very pleased to have Dan join IDG Entertainment's topnotch team. His expertise in the publishing and interactive industries will be an asset to GamePro's suite of media properties,” said John F. Rousseau, President and CEO of IDG Entertainment and Publisher of GamePro and Code Vault magazines. "This strategic appointment reinforces IDG Entertainment's commitment to not only strengthen the powerful GamePro brand, but to increase the reach and overall effectiveness of our entire family of current and future media properties within the entertainment arena. Dan's experience in both print and online will help guarantee the success of these new ventures."
About IDG Entertainment:
Located in Oakland, CA, IDG Entertainment is the world's premier interactive entertainment publisher for multiplatform gaming and entertainment enthusiasts, and produces GamePro magazine, GamePro.com, Code Vault magazine, and the IDG Entertainment Industry White Paper.
GamePro's audience of over 2.9 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the most read video game magazine amongst male teens in North America (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2003). GamePro's circulation is 529,043 (ABC Initial Audit Report, three-month period ending January 2002). GamePro is the industry leader among independent multiplatform video gaming magazines. 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.
Code Vault is GamePro's exclusive, monthly publication of video game cheats, tricks, and secrets for all major gaming platforms. All Code Vault codes are GamePro-tested and guaranteed to work. The publication is action-packed with thousands of codes per issue and is available on newsstands nationwide.
IDG Entertainment is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted websites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.