Brand Manager

Prismatika
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Posted
June 21, 2022
Full Time
CET +/- 4 hours
Remote

Prismatika is a newly-founded, venture-backed indie publisher with a focus on the long-term development of indie game IPs. We’ve signed a number of titles - including our first announced title Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime - and are now building a core publishing team. We’re searching for a high-energy, creative, experienced brand manager with a love for indie games and those who make them. 

Founders Steven Kovensky (CEO) and Eduardo Aparicio (CPO) recently left Humble Bundle after nearly 10 years. There they led business development and helped grow the business from its early days to its sale in 2017, and to a recent major milestone of $200m raised for charity - while generating much more than that for indie developers. They also launched and led Humble’s successful indie publishing business, Humble Games, until their departure to found Prismatika. 

The role: Brand Manager

In this role, you will lead the brand and marketing planning for the Prismatika portfolio of games, communicating these plans to stakeholders and executing said plans with finesse. You’ll be expected to build a relationship of trust with our development partners, inspiring confidence in them through sound planning and excellent communication. 

This is an exciting role for an independent, self-starter who loves working in a dynamic environment, and wants to be part of a small-yet-growing team that loves to collaborate and support each other.

Who We’re Looking For

  • A full-time, fully remote, Brand Manager, located within a reasonable distance of the Central European Time zone (+/- 4 hours)
  • MINIMUM of 3 years of experience successfully bringing multiple PC and console games to market
  • Excellent knowledge of indie PC and console game marketing methodologies and frameworks
  • Someone excited to be involved in the creation, operation, and improvement of go-to-market plans and tools
  • Strong relationship-building skills to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with diverse development teams
  • An experienced task juggler who can prioritize based on overall objectives
  • Someone who can give and receive feedback 
  • Video games aficionado, who enjoys games outside of work too!

Responsibilities

  • Full ownership of the brand vision and marketing strategy, both long & short term, for each game and for Prismatika as a whole
  • Translate key product features into compelling messaging that is in line with brand vision
  • Work effectively with indie dev teams to help define brand positioning and requirements in line with marketing strategy, and advise them on branding best practices
  • Identify and act upon key player insights, working alongside the Community, Production, and other teams 
  • Stay up-to-date on the changing landscape of online/offline events and best practices when it comes to utilizing them to the advantange of our games
  • Coordinate, select, and manage external service providers (PR, trailers, influencers, etc.)
  • Devise fresh, daring marketing tactics that attract attention, generate interest and ultimately deliver sales
  • Stay abreast of industry marketing trends to experiment with and measure new ways of reaching players
  • Give brand and marketing insights during the greenlight process for new games in the Prismatika portfolio 
  • Build effective processes and procedures for current and future PRISMATIKA games
  • Manage, track, and communicate the brand marketing campaign budget

Bonus Points For

  • Being able to produce a list of successful marketing campaigns credited to you
  • Experience in other roles in game development.
  • A passion for indie games (which will be put to the test!)
  • Experience hiring and managing direct reports 
  • Existing network of recommended outsourcing and service providers
  • Having a noteworthy online presence and/or network within the industry
  • Being located in Berlin or Madrid
  • Having a high tolerance for (or blissful enjoyment of) bad puns

Additional Details

  • Location: Remote. Our founders are in Europe (Berlin and Madrid) but we’re happy to work with anyone in any location with a reasonable time-zone overlap.
  • Reporting to: the Chief Product Officer

About Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime

Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime (Spiritus Games) - Cross blades with space knights in an epic roguelike where the futuristic and the medieval collide! Battle, loot and upgrade your way across the galaxy, defeating rival ships in gripping melee combat on a quest to save your kingdom from destruction.

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