“When Linn PR uses its contacts, all relevant editorial offices will open their doors to CDV,” says Bob Pickens, CEO of CDV USA. “Linn’s highly qualified staff are known for their excellent work and have already led many customers to great success.”
Linn Public Relations devotes itself entirely to media work in connection with the marketing of computer games. It boasts very solid specialist expertise in the games business and is well-known for its long-standing, excellent relations with the hard core of games editors. With its San Francisco office, Linn PR is located near the heart of the publishing business – and right on the pulse of the editorial offices. Linn PR has managed customers such as 3DO with Uprising X, or Dynamics with Starsiege and Tribes.
“I am really looking forward to handling the PR activities for a range of products that is as differentiated and already successful as that offered by CDV,” comments Bill Linn, founder and CEO of Linn Public Relations. “US gamers may already have a feast spread before them from which to choose, but the CDV titles will still be welcomed enthusiastically – for who can resist such delicious morsels?”
CDV titles in the USA
Based on their excellent experiences in the US market since the release of the blockbuster Cossacks: European Wars in April of the last year, CDV decided to extend their internationalization strategy to include the USA.
“CDV titles are not only very popular in Europe, but also in the Far East, even down under, and especially in the USA. Of course, Linn PR is aware of this,” concludes Wolfgang Gäbler, CEO of CDV Entertainment Software AG. “We are looking forward to a mutually advantageous cooperation, even across the big pond!”
The Linn Public Relations experts will handle the entire communication surrounding all CDV titles which are included in the release list in the USA: the Cossacks add-on Cossacks: The Art of War, the Cossacks Gold Edition, Sudden Strike II and Sudden Strike Gold. Linn PR will also promote the new titles such as Project Nomads (Best PC Game Award of ECTS 2001), the online game Neocron and the 3D action shooter Breed in the US press. Other titles may follow.
About Linn Public Relations
Located at the geographical focal point of gaming media, Linn Public Relations has provided unparalleled public relations services to the videogames and PC games market for five years. For more information about Linn Public Relations, please visit www.linnpr.com.
About CDV Software Entertainment
Founded in 1990, CDV Software Entertainment AG is one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC software in Europe. In 2000, the company successfully completed its initial public offering and is traded on the "Neuer Markt" in Germany (equivalent to the USA's NASDAQ index).
Its first three internationally published titles, Sudden Strike, Cossacks: European Wars, and Sudden Strike Forever, were all major blockbusters. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, the company has offices in London, England and in Los Angeles, CA and Cary, NC in the USA.