Brighton, United KingdomFavorite Games
Sayonara Wild Hearts, Rez Infinite, Katamari Damacy, Abzu, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Spiderman, Mario Odyssey, God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Lumines, XIII, No One Lives Forever, Puyo Puyo Tetris
As Co-Founder of Plan of Attack, Chris has been waxing lyrical about video games for the last 20 years. Kicking off his career at Psygnosis in 1998, he quickly moved to operating communications for a range of developers, publishers and communications agencies in Europe and North America including NovaLogic, Atari, Electronic Arts, Namco Bandai and Telltale Games among dozens of others. With a penchant for obscure funk disco and house vinyl jams, the odd marathon and becoming the ultimate Plan of Attack multiplayer champion of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Chris’ plan of attack for his clients is very hands-on in all aspects of communication planning, strategy and execution.
Amsterdam, The NetherlandsFavorite Games
Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 2, Mario Kart, Monument Valley, Legend of Zelda, Nex Machina
Co-Founder of Plan of Attack, Audra has nearly 15 years of video game PR under her belt, covering turf from San Francisco to New York and Madrid to Amsterdam. With an extreme passion for travel, you are more likely to find Audra at a video game conference somewhere in the world than at home in Amsterdam, but she does enjoy living the expat life in the Netherlands. Audra’s focus hovers around client relations, corporate strategy / messaging and business development.
Sunny Essex, United KingdomFavorite Games
Battlefield 1, Super Star Wars SNES, Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption 2
Former brand manager at Atari and Midway, Aidan has worked in video games for over 25 years on titles including the Driver series, Mortal Kombat and Unreal Tournament. When he’s not binge watching Netflix TV shows or spending time with his family, Aidan fills up any spare time he has with Airsoft and shooting. Aidan has been with Plan of Attack helping indies build PR strategies since 2014.
Portland, Oregon, United StatesFavorite Games
Spelunky, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nuclear Throne, The Last Guardian, What Remains of Edith Finch, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
Jeffrey joined Plan of Attack in 2018 after serving for more than five years as Eurogamer's US News Editor. In that time he learned firsthand what it's like to be on the receiving end of a PR campaign, and developed a keen sense of what the media will and won't pick up. He specialized in discovering fantastic indie games - like Gone Home, Gang Beasts, Superhot, and the original Slender - before they were known quantities. His love of games and understanding of the industry has made him very enthusiastic about ensuring developers' passion projects find the audience they deserve.
London, United KingdomFavorite Games
Final Fantasy XII, Kingdoms Under Fire, Pokémon Soul Silver, the Halo Series, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, Tetris 99
Vincent brings 5 years of experience working in publishing to join Plan of Attack as the latest new recruit. Having climbed the ranks in publishing by building strong relationships with production teams, he will now be building PR strategies for Plan of Attack. Known for being the go to guy for getting things done and always calm under pressure, Vincent is a strong asset to the PoA team. In his spare time he has a penchant for strategy games, RPGs and the Halo series in addition to a deep love and knowledge of pop culture, food and screenprinting.
Vilnius, LithuaniaFavorite Games
Portal, Civilization, Heroes, The Room, Don’t Starve, Monument Valley
It took Laura 9 months of working at a railway company to realize that she doesn’t share a passion for trains with Sheldon. This revelation opened up a path to something way more exciting - video games PR. Laura joined Plan of Attack in 2014 and has been devising PR attack plans for a variety of clients ever since. Known for her ‘no drama’ attitude at work and life, Laura is surprisingly good when it comes to the stage and uses her skills to educate children through theatrical experience in an annual summer camp.
Vilnius, LithuaniaFavorite Games
COD WWII, Until Dawn, Raiders Of The Broken Planet, Kitten Squad
In previous years, Vytautas would have sacrificed everything for one more Counter Strike 1.6 match, an addiction has led him to a Computer Science degree @King’s College London as well as owning a PC monitor bigger than his dreams. “Attacker” at Plan Of Attack, “Theatre maniac” in a children's summer camp, “Mr. Know-it-all” at "everything unknown" and “Dreamer in code” at “this can definitely be optimised, hold my kombucha”, Vytautas calmly and with a sober mind assists in executing PR strategies from A to Z.
Milton Keynes, United KingdomFavorite Games
League of Legends, Overwatch, MTG: Arena, Half-Life 2, TES: Oblivion, The Jackbox Party Pack series, SUPERHOT
A self-proclaimed 'casually competitive' gamer, Ollie makes his PR debut as Plan of Attack's latest recruit. Equipped with a fiery enthusiasm and pragmatic approach to new challenges, Ollie is dedicated to building fruitful, dynamic relationships with his clients. When he isn't talking PR strategy, Ollie can be found gigging across the country, impressing Chris with his extremely danceable afro-funk and hip hop compositions.
Zadar, CroatiaFavorite Games
Mass Effect Trilogy, Dark Souls, Super Meat Boy, Spelunky, Hades, Spiritfarer, Monster Hunter: World, Terraria, The Binding of Isaac, The Witcher, XCOM 2
After working for seven years as a games journalist, covering all aspects of the industry, Mateja decided it was time for new challenges. Sharing her love for indie games, in particular, became increasingly difficult, so she wanted to “join the dark side”, and get word out on as many lovely new experiences as possible. She plays a lot in her spare time and loves discovering games to add the ever-growing list of favourites, be they big or small. Apart from that, she has a love for cooking and taking photographs of flowers and nature.
Frankfurt, GermanyFavorite Games
Return of the Obra Dinn, Dishonored, Disco Elysium, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Deus Ex, Bioshock, Hotline Miami, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid, Kentucky Route Zero
Paul joins Plan of Attack after spending eight years as a video games journalist writing for a host of renowned publications, including The Guardian, Edge, Kotaku, and Retro Gamer. He brings with him a vast knowledge and experience of the industry, as well as a skill for telling stories that zero in on what makes a game worth paying attention to. As a journalist, he’s always had a penchant for championing indie games and he’s excited to continue doing that in the world of PR. When he’s not playing games, Paul can usually be found in a bouldering gym or failing to throw people at Judo
Manchester, United KingdomFavorite Games
Hearthstone, Life is Strange, Darkest Dungeon, Bugsnax, Wide Ocean Big Jacket and all things Pokemon
Benjamin joined Plan of Attack after gaining experience across the French games industry as a writer and community manager. Sharp-witted and flexible, Benjamin can create strong professional relationships and contribute meaningfully across the various aspects of a PR campaign. In his free time, Benjamin can be found taking part in game jams, travelling across France or enjoying a good whisky.
San Francisco and all over the USFavorite Games
Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Battlefield: Bad Company 2
A PR gaming professional who has spent the last 10 years working on various PC, console, mobile, and tech projects. Before coming to Plan of Attack, Derick worked on the front lines for Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. While there, he worked on and maintained numerous games under his belt such as the hit titles Star Trek Online and Neverwinter. Over the years, Derick has honed his craft by bringing an in-depth knowledge of the PR industry and a diverse skill set that delivers extensive coverage and top-tier results.
San Francisco, USAFavorite Games
SEGA Heroes, Phantom of the Kill, Puzzle & Dragons, Hearthstone
Kate Pietrelli brings 15 years of experience and a diverse background in public relations, corporate communications, content development, marketing strategy and sales development. She has led consulting and in-house roles across a wide range of verticals including adtech, gaming, VR, eSports, blockchain and cryptocurrency. Recent clients have included Adjust, Applifier (acquired by Unity Technologies), gumi Inc., Roadhouse Interactive, Colopl, The Rogue Initiative, Amazon Lumberyard, Cocos2d, SLIVER.tv, Visbit and CashBet. Previously, Kate led marketing initiatives for World Golf Tour, hi5.com and Shockwave.com (acquired by Viacom/MTV Networks), including programs for acquisition and retention, email marketing and media relations. While at the interactive agency TriplePoint, Kate advised clients such as LEGO, Gaia Online, Social Gold (acquired by Google) on public relations strategy.
Brighton, United KingdomFavorite Games
Barknite, Call of Duty: Woofzone, Horizon Zero Barks, Play Dead Redemption II, World of Woofcraft,
Residing in London, collie pup Cosmo enjoys long walks, nibbling feet, a spot of frisbee and walking simulators.