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Andre Faure's Blog


I have the privilege of working in this virtuous industry for the last 22 years, always in leadership positions, from Marketing and Product Manager LATAM, XBOX to General Manager of the ZEEBO project at Tectoy/Qualcomm to Sr. Director, Games at RealNetworks. More than six years ago I have decided to invest in my own company, GamePlan, a consultancy specialized in Business Intelligence, Development and Marketing Strategy and Execution. Since 2014, we have served more than 180 studios and companies across the globe and the industry.

I'm looking forward to sharing opinions, trends, questions and hopefully a lot of information to help out readers!


Member Blogs

One of the main things that afflict an organization is lack of communication. My observation for the last 23 years working in this space is that one of the things that really gets in the way of clear communication is the Perception vs Reality dilemma.

It is quite interesting how the pandemic changed completely the way we do business in the game industry. Despite that, one thing that hasn’t changed much are matchmaking events. Here are some preparation tips I’ve gathered over the years:

I’m feeling a bit confused. Maybe it has something to do with the Pandemic, maybe it has to do with the waterfall of bad news every day, but I am attending a digital event, and how do people do a networking party with everyone quarantined?

It is quite interesting the usual confusion that takes place when we talk about business development and/or sales. Every business developer is involved in sales and use sales tactics, but not all salespeople are business developers.

It may sound a bit crazy, but that’s the reality. A corporation needs some humanity to maintain a safe and growing business ecosystem, or it may fall on its own weight. I’ll tell you how.

The motto of the French Revolution, in 1789, is a very powerful Manifesto from a miserable, sick, and tired population of workers that simply could not stand the French monarchy no more. The oppression was so overwhelming, that it preceded a Revolution.