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Obituary: Nintendo, Sega PR veteran Jennifer Majalca
Obituary: Nintendo, Sega PR veteran Jennifer Majalca
April 11, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

April 11, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
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News broke this week that Jennifer Majalca -- who most recently worked as a vice president at PR firm Golin Harris, handling Nintendo's account -- has passed away. Though the news first traveled primarily via social media, Gamasutra has been able to independently confirm it.

Over the course of her career, Majalca handled public relations for multiple console platform-holders. She also worked on the Xbox account at Edelman, and for Access PR on Sega's short-lived final console, the Dreamcast.

The circumstances surrounding Majalca's death have not been made public, but her Facebook wall contains an outpouring of support from game industry friends and colleagues, who fondly remember her bright personality.


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Christian Nutt
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Jenny was the first PR person I worked closely with. When I started out full-time in the game industry, I was the Dreamcast editor at Gamers.com (defunct for years, so don't bother checking it) and she was on the Sega account. We communicated all the time. I've kept in touch with her over the years at her different jobs, and would always make a point to talk to her at Nintendo events when I had the chance. I'm going to miss her -- really sincere, fun to talk to, sarcastic but warm. An incredible shame.

Andy Eddy
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She was a spark plug and you'd never see her without a smile on her face. Nice tribute, Christian.

Douglass Perry
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Christian, thanks for posting this story. You are right, she deserves to be recognized, as she was a witty, warm, and someone I looked forward to seeing each year at E3. I continue to miss her.


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