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Margaret Robertson appointed Editor of Edge

Tony Mott promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Future's sector-leading videogame magazine

Future's award-winning multi-format videogame magazine, Edge, has announced a reshuffle of its senior editorial staff, with Margaret Robertson promoted to Editor and former Editor Tony Mott moving up to the role of Editor-in-Chief.

James Binns is Group Publisher of Edge:

"Both Margaret and Tony's promotions are suitable rewards for their contributions in taking Edge from strength to strength. The magazine's circulation has increased over every six-month ABC period since Tony's appointment as Editor in 2003, it now has the highest sales figure in its 13-year-history, and its staff have just won Magazine Team of the Year at the MCV Industry Excellence Awards, so this is a great time for Margaret to pick up the baton. She is respected by our readers and the industry alike and it will be exciting to see how the magazine evolves under her editorship."

Joining Edge in 2003, Margaret Robertson rapidly worked her way upwards through the editorial structure, with previous stints as Staff Writer, Games Editor and Deputy Editor. Margaret will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Edge, with a brief of embracing the possibilities afforded by the growth of new gaming trends and the arrival of new technology.

Tony Mott will be responsible for overseeing Edge's direction while working to develop the brand in new areas, including online and via special editions. A videogame industry veteran of 12 years, he will also be involved in Future's wider games portfolio and will take a key developmental role in the creation of Future's new unofficial Nintendo magazine.

Margaret Robertson, Editor of Edge said:

"I'm thrilled to have been appointed Editor. It has been a very interesting journey from being a reader of the magazine to its Editor and I relish the chance to take on Edge at such an exciting time for gaming. Together with a talented team, I intend to build on our recent successes and continue Edge's tradition of breaking new ground."

ENDS

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK, US, France and Italy. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. Over 100 international editions of Future's magazines are also published under licence in 30 other countries across the world. Future employs over 1,500 people worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

For more information please contact:
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, 01225 822517.

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