SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 6, 2011 – Future U.S., a leading publisher of gaming and technology media properties, today announced the promotion of Nathan Hunt to Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Previously Executive Director of Integrated Sales, Hunt will oversee all revenue operations for games and technology products in print, digital and emerging areas in his new role.
“Nate Hunt has been an instrumental force in the growth of Future U.S. over the past 10 years,” said Rachelle Considine, COO of Future U.S. “We’re thrilled to announce his new position and know he’ll be key in leading the company to further success as a digital publisher, while maintaining Future’s core content philosophy.”
Hunt started his sales career at IGN.com as an internal sales representative in 2001. He quickly moved into external sales handling East Coast accounts. Most recently, as Executive Director of Integrated Sales at Future U.S., Hunt led the integration of Future’s print and digital sales teams and helped establish the company’s 360 degree integrated programs. He launched the Digital Future brand, a collaborative sell across all Future properties to large brands which garnered more than $1 million in brand advertising in 2011, a 250 percent increase. Hunt also launched OXMonline, Qore and PC Gamer Digital to advertisers in the U.S. He established GamesRadar.com as a voice of leadership to video game publishers and brand marketers, and his efforts resulted in a 65 percent growth of GamesRadar.com year over year.
Hunt began his career working in inner city job training and placement in Detroit, MI, where he taught interviewing skills, job training and career development to low income families.
About Future U.S.
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 the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company’s web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 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 it the U.K.’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.