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Green Man Gaming included in “Financial Times (FT) 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies”

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We’re pleased to announce that Green Man Gaming has been selected as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by the Financial Times. Green Man Gaming is listed alongside the continent’s most exciting companies in the FT 1000: ‘Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ 2018 ranking, published today.

Green Man Gaming’s inclusion in this prestigious list reflects the company’s continued fast growth. We now serve 4.5 million customers in 195 countries and work with 670 publishing houses and 17 development studios, offering games for 13 different PC platforms and two consoles. Our partnership with Intel, as well as the growing vibrancy of our online community, are further demonstrations of the momentum in the business.

The Financial Times, in conjunction with Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, have identified the top 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe that they consider to be the driving force of the European economy. The Financial Times will publish a Special Report on its ranking on 30th April, while the full FT 1000 list is available to view from today, 6th April, on the Financial Times website.

“We’re incredibly proud to have been identified by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Gaming is growing more quickly than any other entertainment sector in the world, and Green Man Gaming is right at its heart. We have become a global platform that opens the door to a million virtual worlds, giving people the chance to buy, discuss, promote and publish games all in one place. This is a great achievement for us and is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the team at Green Man Gaming,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming.

READ the full press release.

Green Man Gaming Emerging Retailer Finalist in Retail Week Awards 2018

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Green Man Gaming was chosen as a Finalist in the Emerging Retailer category at the Retail Week Awards 2018 late last year.

The Awards ceremony took place on 22 March 2018 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, UK and although we didn’t win, we were very honoured to be a finalist and part of such a prestigious event for the retail industry, sitting alongside major UK retailers such as Asos, Amazon, Tesco, M&S and Next retail.

The Retail Week Awards have been a symbol of excellence for the retail sector for the last 23 years and we’re very proud to be nominated by the judging panel this year. The panel of judges felt that Green Man Gaming deserved to be a finalist in the Emerging Retailer category which celebrates young, growing retailers that have made waves in its market over the last year.

The full list of winners are available on the Retail Week Awards website.

Green Man Gaming Newsroom Now Live

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We are pleased to announce that our new Newsroom has gone live!

The Green Man Gaming newsroom is a great place to get all the latest news from the gaming world. We won’t just be focussing on PC games either as we will be reporting on news that covers PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo as well. We will be giving instant updates on all the current news from the games industry too.

Fear not though as the Green Man Gaming blog you love will still be here giving you in depth articles about all things video gaming, We’ll just be moving more of the news articles over to our newsroom.

You can check out the newsroom right now. Just follow this link!

New Community platform on the way

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Following Green Man Gaming’s new site launch earlier this year, we have started work on introducing new community features to the platform.  We are currently transitioning our Playfire community to a new and improved community platform that will allow us to offer a richer and more engaging social community for gamers.

Our tech team have been working hard to rebuild a new proposition to make the community even better than what it is today whilst incorporating the best parts of Playfire and feedback from the community.  Their initial work on the backend, the database and integration with different platforms means that we now have a flexible and scalable platform that allows us to implement new community features and upgrades that we simply couldn’t do on the old Playfire platform.

Through feedback from the existing Playfire community, we will be continuously fine tuning the new community platform in BETA with more features and additions.  The platform is currently in development and being tested by Playfire mods and a select number of users.  Once this phase is complete, we will launch the new Community BETA on the new platform to everyone which means it will be available to over 5 million people in 195 countries.

Once we have fully transitioned to the new platform with all the features and upgrades, all existing community members will be notified in advance.

As of today, the community platform in BETA has basic features including a community homepage which includes all activity across the entire forum or buzz.  Users will be able to see what everyone is talking about and view their own activity in a separate tab.  Game pages will also feature a community section that will show overall community game stats and give users the ability to comment or start discussions about games.  All comments on the Green Man Gaming blog will also be available for comment on the master buzz.  A new profile is currently in development and will include the users’ bio and game data and achievement which will be updated automatically.

We are working on many more features and solutions to move across current Playfire content and profiles to the new platform. Watch this space!

In the meantime, we’ve answered a few popular questions from the community about this transition in our Community BETA FAQ.

New EVP of Performance Marketing at Green Man Gaming

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We’re happy to welcome our new EVP of Performance Marketing, Paul Turner, to the Green Man Gaming family today.

Paul is responsible for driving traffic internationally to Green Man Gaming’s store and delivering revenue through paid media channels, SEO, email, content and design as well as managing merchandising.

His strong background in digital marketing strategy and innovation working for brands such as QVC and Sporting Index will play a big role in our drive to ramp up our digital marketing campaigns internationally as we expand our localised websites to new regions.

Before joining Green Man Gaming, Paul was the Marketing Director and Head of Sporting Index, one of the world’s leading online sports gambling sites, where he completely overhauled the company’s marketing strategy, rebranded the business and successfully launched their mobile site.  He also spent almost nine years at QVC building up their digital marketing programme from scratch and was instrumental in driving some record breaking results for the company.   His early career saw him build up his knowledge and skills in digital marketing by working agency-side for clients such as Canon, Time Out and Piaggio.

READ FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

eCommerce Awards picks Green Man Gaming as 2017 Finalist

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Green Man Gaming has been chosen by judges from the online retail world as Finalists for this year’s eCommerce Awards. We’re so honoured to be finalists in the following categories:

  • Large eCommerce Company of the Year
  • Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games, Music & Toys eCommerce
  • Pureplay eCommerce Company of the Year

The full list of finalists can be found on the eCommerce Awards website.

In 2016, Green Man Gaming won two eCommerce Awards: Pureplay and Large eCommerce Company of the Year.

In its ninth year, the eCommerce Awards highlights some of the very best online retailers, online companies, agencies, innovations, products and campaigns in the eCommerce industry.

The winners will be announced at the eCommerce Awards dinner held on 27 September 2017 in London, UK.

Green Man Gaming Finalist in National Business Awards

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We’re so excited to be shortlisted in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK 2017 under “The Amazon Digital Business of the Year” category for a second year in a row.

The National Business Awards recognises and rewards the best of Great British business.  A panel of judges from a wide range of companies and disciplines including Amazon, Google, IBM, M&S and Universal Music Group pick the finalists and decide on the winners.

The Amazon Digital Business of the Year award recognises those best optimising all aspects of eCommerce to achieve growth and strong financial performance through exceptional customer experience.

This year’s award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2017, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

For a full list of finalist, visit the National Business Awards website.

 

 

 

Green Man Gaming in London Stock Exchange ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report

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We’re so proud to be recognised in London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017 list.

The list aims to celebrate some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain. Green Man Gaming’s inclusion is also part of an annual report that looks at the opportunities, challenges and trends facing SMEs today.

Research company, Duedil, identified the list of 1,000 UK companies by examining those that showed consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.

More details can be found online at http://www.1000companies.com

 

 

 

Green Man Gaming finalist in UK Private Business Award 2017

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We’re thrilled to be shortlisted by the UK Private Business Award judges this year as a finalist in the International Business of the Year Award category.

The awards, sponsored by PwC, recognises success and achievement within the vast number of private businesses in the UK.

The voting panel this year included senior executives at PwC and Investec as well as Deputy Mayor of London, Rajesh Agrawal.

Winners of the 2017 Awards will be announced at the ceremony on 14 September in London, UK.

For more information about the awards and to view the full shortlist, visit http://www.ukpba-awards.co.uk/

Lesley McDiarmid heads up Corporate Partnerships at Green Man Gaming

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We’re delighted to announce that Lesley McDiarmid has joined the Green Man Gaming team as Head of Corporate Partnerships.

Lesley brings her vast experience of identifying and building strong partnerships between businesses particularly in the video gaming and technology industries at a time when we’re looking at growing our B2B partnerships rapidly.

She will be leading all Corporate and B2B partnership projects at Green Man Gaming and working closely with new and current partners including Intel, Lenovo, Cyberpower PC, Origin PC and Unreal Engine.  Her role will also include identifying B2B opportunities involving Green Man Gaming’s store and technology.

Before joining us, Lesley worked at leading media titles including New Media Bay, publisher of MCV and Develop, building strong relationships with industry partners and co-ordinating marketing campaigns.

“We are very happy to have Lesley join Green Man Gaming to head up our Corporate Partnerships team as we seek to build more B2B partnerships and identify synergies with technology brands to grow the business further. Lesley’s experience and strong relationships within the industry make her a valuable asset to the Green Man Gaming team,” said Paul Sulyok, Founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming.

You can read the full press release here.

 

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