Merged Eidos/SCi appoints chief

SCi Entertainment, the video games publisher that merged with rival Eidos in June, has appointed chief marketer Dave Clark as marketing director of the enlarged company, following a restructure of the marketing team.

SCi Entertainment, the video games publisher that merged with rival Eidos in June, has appointed chief marketer Dave Clark as marketing director of the enlarged company, following a restructure of the marketing team.

Clark’s appointment has led to the departure of Eidos European marketing director John Davis. It is not known whether he has a job to go to. It is understood a number of Eidos staff have also left as a result of the restructure.

Clark was marketing director at SCi before the merger and it is understood that he will take on responsibility for global marketing at the merged company, which will be known as Eidos.

The merger has created the UK’s largest video games publisher. Eidos is known for its iconic games brand Tomb Raider and more recently the Lego Star Wars game. The combined group has a market value of &£245m and employs about 800 staff in eight countries.

Earlier this year, SCi announced that sales had dropped by 36 per cent from &£9.4m to &£6m in the six months ending March 31. It cited poor back-catalogue sales, particularly in the US, as the main factor for the poor performance. Pre-tax losses rose from &£100,000 to &£3.8m.

The results did not include Eidosand the merged company will report its first combined figures later this month.

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