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Brisbane, CA (June 14, 2007) - David Cooper has been promoted to Executive Director, for Official Xbox Magazine, PSM: Independent Playstation Magazine, PC Gamer, and GamesRadar at Future US, the leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines and websites.
Previously, Cooper was the publisher of Future US' successful games portal, GamesRadar. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all game related ad revenues for Future US media properties, including print, online, events, podcasts, DVD's and PC CD-ROMs. Additionally, Cooper will be responsible for all non-video game related ad revenues across all Future US online properties.
Prior to Future US, Cooper was the Publisher and Vice President of Advertising Sales at Primedia Magazines, supervising all sales efforts for NFL Insider Magazine, NFL Game Day and the Official Super Bowl Program. Mr. Cooper also worked as the Senior Vice President of Advertising and Sponsorships for Rivals.com as well as the Director of League Advertising Sales and Special Programs for ESPN.com.
"Since joining Future US, David Cooper has made fantastic inroads in developing GamesRadar's image as the first international games information destination on the Web," says Jonathan Simpson-Bint, Future US's President. "We're confident that David's experience as publisher will benefit the games group."
Future US is a leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines and websites, which sell in excess of 2.1 million and reach more than 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Future's publications reach a young, active, affluent audience and rank 12th among audited newsstand publishers in gross newsstand revenue. Its market-leading print titles include Official Xbox Magazine, PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, Pregnancy, Future Snowboarding Magazine, Guitar World, and Revolver. Future also publishes leading consumer websites GamesRadar ( www.gamesradar.com), Futuresnowboarding.com ( www.futuresnowboarding.com) and Next Generation ( www.next-gen.biz ), the highly-respected US game industry news source. Future is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. ( www.futureus.com).