Report Comment to a Moderator Our Moderators review all comments for abusive and offensive language, and ensure comments are from Verified Users only.
Please report a comment only if you feel it requires our urgent attention.
I understand, report it. Cancel

New VP of brand marketing for King

By Rachel Weber

New VP of brand marketing for King

Fri 14 Feb 2014 9:00am GMT / 4:00am EST / 1:00am PST

Candy Crush studio appoints Nicki Sheard

Controversial Candy Crush Saga developer King has appointed Nicki Sheard, previously of BBC Radio, as its new vice president of brand marketing.

"I am extremely excited to be joining King at this time," she said.

"It's a refreshing and innovative company buzzing with talent and creativity and I am looking forward to helping them develop and extend their brands and grow their business."

Sheard joins the games industry after four years as director of marketing and audiences, audio and music at the BBC. Prior to joining the BBC in 2008 she worked at both McKinsey and Procter & Gamble.

"We're delighted to welcome Nicki to the King team," added CMO Alex Dale.

"She brings with her an unrivalled track record in growing brands and will play a vital role in building on our already successful games franchises including Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, as well as driving the growth of our newer games titles."

King is currently facing criticism from developers over its attempt to trademark the word "candy" and for threatening those using it with legal action.

If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on

From Recommendations by Taboola


Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises

508 346 0.7
I don't think you can have a lady king... can you?

You definitely can't trademark the word candy unless you alter it first into something more like candi or kandy.

Posted:2 years ago


Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development

1,219 2,667 2.2
Just note how warm and happy she looks in that photo. Let's see what next year's looks like.

Posted:2 years ago


Steven Hodgson Programmer, Code in Progress Ltd

105 152 1.4
Do King need marketing? I thought they just bullied out the competiton

Posted:2 years ago


Martyn Brown Managing Director, Insight For Hire

150 68 0.5
Hmm, bit of a poisoned chalice given where it's already at?

"Here, improve our audience, reach etc and whilst your at it, do something about the current saga of press negativity. Wait, can I say that?"

Anyway, I'm looking forward to corporate bullshit bingo saga.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Martyn Brown on 19th February 2014 2:35am

Posted:2 years ago


Login or register to post

Take part in the GamesIndustry community

Register now