PG is 10: Alumni Revisited – Owain Bennallack
0 Flares 0 Flares ×As part of our 10th anniversary celebration we’ve asked ten former key members of the PG team to share their memories and thoughts. Let’s dive in…
Who are you?
I am Owain Bennallack.
When did you work in the Pocket Gamer empire, and what did you do?
Er, around late 2005 to mid to late 2007 if I recall correctly. I was a co-founder and editorial director.
Mainly I stayed glued to the Google Analytics screen for 18 hours a day, and phoned people up to try to get our stories onto the Digg front page, which could multiply our daily traffic tenfold at the time.
When I wasn’t doing that, I was overseeing all the editorial on the site as well as getting involved in founder/director style activities, such as brainstorming business direction, debating if we’d ever get paid, complaining about [Steel Media MD] Chris James’s membership of the private members club Home House while drinking £5 tea in aforementioned private members club, and wondering if mobile games and the entire platform would ever stop being dreadful. (This was pre-iPhone, remember!)
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