GET AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH PR

Since 2002, TriplePoint has been the leading specialized video game public relations firm. We work with select technology start ups the world should know about as well.

We know your business. We play the games, go to the conferences, relate to the media, and know the players in the industry. Our results help clients grow.


TESTIMONIALS

Pokémon Scores a Touchdown

“It’s been 20 years for Pokemon, and about 18-19 for me, and that’s how I got involved with it…Pokemon meant a lot to me as a kid…It’s one of those things that transcends race, it transcends gender, and age. Even at Stanford, there were people that played it.”

-Richard Sherman, Cornerback, Seattle Seahawks

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Show Stopper Virtual Reality

“Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be”

 

-Josh Constine, Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch

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E3 Inaugural PC Gaming Show

“No E3 event is perfect in its first iteration, and I would like to see another PC Gaming Show at E3 2016. Make it a little shorter and a little more unpredictable, and it won’t be hard to see why PCs, though expensive, are still the most versatile and high-fidelity way to game.”

-Marshall Honorof, Tech Reporter, Tom’s Guide

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Introducing the Star Trek Tricorder

“TriplePoint PR is a wonderful firm to work with. They provide professional services and we love the commitment and creativity the firm offers. All requests are met quickly and effectively and it’s been a great pleasure working together!”

-Dror Sharon, CEO, Consumer Physics

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We Built This City

“I plan on playing Cities: Skylines at length…We haven’t had a city building series in forever and a lot of people want to see another one and I want to do another one. And why not do it with this game, because so far, it is fantastic. I really, really do like it.”

-Sips, YouTuber, Yogscast Team

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Flying Atop a Virtual Pegasus

“As usual, donning a headset plants you in a 360-degree virtual environment. But instead of a gamepad or motion controller, the VirZoom powers your movement through pedaling. Pedal harder on the bike, and you’ll move faster through a game. Think of it as SoulCycle for the couch-loving gamer.”

-Nick Statt, Reporter, The Verge

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Taking Temple Run Farther

“TriplePoint does a fantastic job with our PR and Marketing, and lets us focus on what we do best, making great games.”

-Keith Shepherd, Co-Founder, Imangi Studios

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The Smart Pen is the Mightiest of All

“The team at TriplePoint helped drive a tremendous launch for our Livescribe 3 smartpen, delivering top-tier stories on a regular basis, doubling the number of impressions from the previous year and providing strong strategic counsel on a regular basis. The amazing PR results helped drive our best product launch ever, and have continued well beyond the initial introduction to help us drive a more efficient overall marketing mix.”

-Gilles Bouchard, Chairman and CEO, Livescribe

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Providing a Glimpse into Future Tech

“Meet The USC Journalism Professor Leading A Course On Google Glass- ‘It’s the most mature wearable platform that’s out there,’ says USC journalism professor Robert Hernandez. ‘And we need to be proactive and figure it out.'”

-Chris Gayomali, Staff Writer, Fast Company

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Tearing Down the Physical Walls of Supply Chain Management

“We did a lot together! I continue to believe our launch and follow on announcements were a great success and we couldn’t have done it without TriplePoint PR.”

-Tyler A. Lopez-Ziemann, Head of Growth, Elementum

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World's Best Coffee Machine

“The fact that at one point I had to ask to stop interviewing with reporters was a really good sign.  Blossom has really advanced through TriplePoint’s efforts, and I hope that we’ll get the chance to work together again.”

-Jeremy Kuempel, Founder and CEO, Blossom Coffee

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Showcasing Asian App Market Opportunity

“Essentially acting as our extended team, TriplePoint helped CocoaChina successfully establish its thought leadership position about China within the North American mobile gaming industry. TriplePoint’s great reach to press, professional approach of handling campaigns, as well as their understanding and sensitivity to culture differences, makes their service an invaluable tool to CocoaChina’s overseas operation.”

-Lei Zhang, General Manager, North America, Chukong Technologies

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The Future of Big Box Retailers

“How 10 people built a competitor to Amazon.com for $1 million—in 90 days”

-Christopher Mims, Reporter, Quartz

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Leveraging Mobile to Disrupt Events

“In a nutshell, DoubleDutch has some amazing innovations in their future. I sit through a LOT of demos, but it’s rare that I leave feeling so excited for our industry.”

-Liz King, CEO, techsytalk

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A Match for All Eternity

“Obsidian will remain in creative control of Pillars of Eternity, while Paradox will focus on marketing, public relations and fulfillment of Kickstarter rewards for the title.”

-Alexa Ray Corriea, Reporter, Polygon

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The Scariest Game Ever

“Most Likely to Make You Faint: Outlast”

-Jared Newman, Reporter, TIME

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Using a Game to Reconcile the Past

“It will linger in players’ minds long after they’ve forgotten about more slickly produced games.”

-Lou Kesten, Video Game Reviewer, Associated Press

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Relaunching BTN2Go

“The TriplePoint team did an outstanding job in delivering key stories and targeted results during our relaunch of BTN2Go. Due to their thorough planning, flexibility and timely responses, our team was put in a constant state of ease during a process that can otherwise be chaotic.”

-Jordan Maleh, Director of Digital Marketing and Communications, Big Ten Network


CLIENT EXPERIENCE

 

WE'RE DOING EXCITING THINGS IN NEW MEDIA, INCLUDING THE INCUBATION OF ROOSTR.TV, AS WELL AS CREATING A NEW TOOL THAT WILL HELP PUBLISHERS AND DEVELOPERS CONNECT WITH STREAMERS ON YOUTUBE AND TWITCH.

OUR CORE VALUES MAKE US DIFFERENT

Informed

We know what we’re talking about and want to learn more.

Influence

We are members of our industries, not mere vendors.

Culture

We are a rewarding place to work with inspiring colleagues.

Performance

We are high-performing competitors who win as a team.

 

TEAM

 

Richard Kain

Richard Kain

General Manager

Andrew Karl

Andrew Karl

Account Supervisor

Jesse Henning

Jesse Henning

Senior Account Executive

Justin Rende

Justin Rende

Account Executive

Eddiemae Jukes

Eddiemae Jukes

Partner

Tristan Kruth

Tristan Kruth

Account Supervisor

Surabhi Srivastava

Surabhi Srivastava

Senior Account Executive

Cassandra Reynoso

Cassandra Reynoso

Account Coordinator

Alan Dunton

Alan Dunton

Partner

Travis Varner

Travis Varner

Account Supervisor

Chris Carley

Chris Carley

Influencer Relations Specialist

Nicholas Schake

Nicholas Schake

Associate

Quinn Wageman

Quinn Wageman

Partner

Gentry Brown

Gentry Brown

Senior Account Executive

Jesse Bandeen

Jesse Bandeen

Account Executive

Andrew Jepsen

Andrew Jepsen

Office Manager

Eddiemae Jukes

Eddiemae Jukes joined TriplePoint in 2002 and is proud to be a more than ten-year veteran of the firm. Her expertise in PR ranges from consumer electronics and games to financial and education tech. She’s worked with clients including Livescribe, Nature Publishing, Electronic Arts, Yodlee and LEGO. In her role as Partner/Vice President, Eddiemae creates strategic plans, develops messaging, and provides counsel on product and corporate PR. She has spoken at industry events including Austin GDC and GCDC, and she organized the PR for Games Conference. Eddiemae holds a B.A. in communications from Stanford University.

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Andrew Karl

Andrew Karl is an Account Supervisor at TriplePoint who has been with the firm since June 2011. Andrew brings several years of experience in both high-tech public relations and video game editorial, having co-founded and run a gaming site for two years. While honing his craft at a high-tech agency, Andrew amassed extensive experience in the areas of media and analyst relations, running social media programs and campaigns, and spearheading corporate blogging initiatives. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of New Hampshire. A rabid soccer fan supporting Liverpool FC and the United States National Team, Andrew is generally playing FIFA or enjoying a deep RPG, intense RTS, or any game involving zombies.

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Jesse Henning

Jesse Henning was born and raised in the SF Bay Area, starting his games career in non-digital form by working with Settlers of Catan. Since then, Jesse has worked in gaming as a journalist, PR manager, marketing assistant, community manager, designer, QA lead, and in-game support provider. As a Senior Account Executive at TriplePoint, he specializes in crafting messaging, strategies, and content for clients, including official press materials, website copy, and social media. He’s a rogue who likes roguelikes, a sucker for indie bundles, and wants to trade Steam cards with you.

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Alan Dunton

Alan Dunton has focused his 17+ year career on creating marketing and communications campaigns for technology and entertainment companies. As a Partner at TriplePoint, he works closely with clients and account teams to design programs that deliver high-quality, measurable results. Prior to joining TriplePoint, Alan was Bigpoint’s director of public relations for North America, responsible for introducing the German-based company to this market. Before Bigpoint, Alan helped launch The Multiverse Network, a virtual world platform company founded by a number of Netscape veterans that has since gone open-source. He began his career with a number of global communications firms, where he supported technology companies of every size and shape. Alan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in journalism and is eagerly awaiting more news about the sequel to Top Gun.

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Surabhi Srivastava

Surabhi Srivastava is a Senior Account Executive at TriplePoint. A resident of Cupertino, CA, Surabhi grew up surrounded by the Silicon Valley start-up culture and is passionate about new technology and innovation that can change lives. She was briefly enchanted by the glamorous nature of the entertainment industry and ran away to Los Angeles to study PR at the University of Southern California where she was fortunate enough to work for companies like Fox Television. After four years in the city of never ending traffic where “brunching” was a verb, she waved a bittersweet goodbye to the celebrities and started her career in the heart of the technology industry here in San Francisco. Surabhi’s very excited about the digital age and can’t wait to see where it takes the communications industry in the future. In her free time she takes Bollywood dance classes (#teamdiversity) and watches way more television than an average social human being should.

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Quinn Wageman

Quinn Wageman is a Partner at TriplePoint where he represents various technology and interactive entertainment companies spanning all major platforms and business models. Quinn helped open TriplePoint’s NYC office in 2007 before moving for the firm to California. Additionally, Quinn has accumulated over six years of business development and B2B sales experience including browser games with Arkadium, wireless communications with NTT DoCoMo, and international trading with ITOCHU. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri International Business program, holding a dual B.F.A. and B.S.B.A. with a minor in Japanese (business-level).

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Andrew Jepsen

Andrew Jepsen is the Office Manager for TriplePoint, which is a fancy way of saying he makes sure there are enough staples and moves heavy boxes when no one else wants to. His background includes two years of public relations for digital and nonprofit clients including TRUSTe and the California Academy of Sciences, writing for a music magazine, and herding horses across the high planes of Idaho. When not providing his home brewed beer to the SF office, he can be found writing or playing games, like Silent Hill 2 for the fifteenth time. He holds a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Utah.

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Tristan Kruth

Tristan Kruth is an Account Supervisor at TriplePoint. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, he didn’t choose the tech life — it chose him. On top of a love for gaming and tech cultivated by a childhood in the technological center of the world, Tristan has a soft spot for the classic video games of his youth and thinks everyone on earth should play Heroes 3. When not working on PR campaigns for the entire range of TriplePoint’s broad client expertise, Tristan enjoys cooking, trying to golf, and supporting the full panoply of his favorite sports teams (most notably the San Jose Sharks). He graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in History.

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Gentry Brown

Gentry Brown is a Senior Account Executive for TriplePoint, who reps consumer tech and gaming clients. Initially interested in the journalistic side of the coin (with stints at NYU’s Washington Square News and the Orange County Register) she rose to the challenge of representing clients in the ever-changing space that is technology and games, and became enamored with the fun of presenting and promoting them in a similarly dynamic fashion. After graduating from New York University in 2014 with a BS in Media, Culture and Communications, Gentry decided to head back to her native California for endless enchiladas, the ability to camp year-round, but mostly to be in the epicenter of tech culture.

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Phillip Klugman

Phillip Klugman is a Business Development Manager at TriplePoint, where he works to find high caliber clients looking to share their brand and products through public relations. He is in charge of the agency’s alumni network, client feedback, and inbound business opportunities, and he works to foster positive and lasting relationships between TriplePoint and the greater PR community. Prior to becoming the Business Development Manager at TriplePoint, Phillip was a Project Manager and Customer Success Manager at Bolo Software, where he helped build better PR software for Teams. Prior to joining Bolo, Phillip was a Senior Account Executive at TriplePoint. Phillip is a huge fan of Burritos, Pokémon, and the San Jose Sharks.

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Richard Kain

Richard Kain is the General Manager at TriplePoint, with over 15 years of experience in corporate communications, product public relations, and public affairs campaigns. He provides strategy and counsel as well as corporate communications guidance to the agency’s clients. Rich previously worked as director of public relations for Vitria Technology, a publicly traded enterprise software company in Sunnyvale, and started his PR career at Fleishman-Hillard in Los Angeles. He is an active angel investor, with a portfolio viewable at https://angel.co/richardkain. Rich graduated from Haverford College in 1993 with a B.A. in philosophy and history.

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Travis Varner

Travis Varner is an account supervisor who brings years of experience from FleishmanHillard where he focused on consumer electronics, interactive entertainment and sports. He has led and supported media relations programs, social media activations, large scale events amplification, and provided valuable strategic counsel. Travis has a keen sense of consumer, entertainment, technology, sports, and video game markets. As a rabid sports fan, Travis is also working to build out the agency’s sports technology business. Travis graduated from the University of Iowa with a dual B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and Health and Sport Studies.

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Jesse Bandeen

Jesse Bandeen is an Account Executive at TriplePoint. Although born in New York City, Jesse was raised in London, England before completing her BA in Sociology at Duke University. With her siblings and her closest friends drawn so completely into the tech world, its appeal was hard for her to resist and she was inevitably hooked. Jesse left her background in marketing for luxury goods in London and headed west towards the epicentre of the industry to work in the dynamic tech environment. In her free time she enjoys foreign TV shows, art exhibits, sci-fi films and playing volleyball.

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Justin Rende

Justin Rende is an Account Executive at TriplePoint. Born and raised on the East coast, Justin attended the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate to earn his B.A. in Communication. After working for a few years within NYC public relations agencies for pharmaceutical clients, Justin decided to follow his heart and make the journey to San Francisco to be in the center of tech and gaming. When not in the office, you’ll find Justin exploring the trails of local state parks or inside one of a myriad of virtual worlds accessed through his VR headset.

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Cassandra Reynoso

Cassandra Reynoso is an Account Coordinator at TriplePoint. She mainly goes by Cassie, Cass, or by her in-game name “Reynososo.” Cassie began her career in public relations through an internship with Blizzard Entertainment where she worked on Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and Blizzard esports. Cassie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Media Studies and Mass Communications. Besides chasing her dream to be a video games PR pro, Cassie also sets PRs in the weight room. She once held a record for the deadlift in her division and continues to set the bar high.

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Chloe Mortensen

Chloe Mortensen is an Associate at TriplePoint. Chloe grew up on the East Coast, where she earned a B.F.A in Game Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since childhood, Chloe has been an avid gamer who enjoys playing games from all genres and watching Anime. Before joining TriplePoint, Chloe worked at Double Fine Productions as a Project Archivist, and Toys for Bob as a QA Assistant Lead. When not in the office, you’ll find Chloe snuggling up to her dog Kiba, playing video games, and watching Netflix.

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Nicholas Schake

Nick is an Associate at TriplePoint. Born with a Game Boy in his hands, Nick’s formative years were spent tinkering with and talking about technology and video games. After graduating from Allegheny College’s Communication Arts department, Nick sought a way to continue those conversations professionally, and found a new home with TriplePoint in the world of public relations. Outside of work, Nick loves watching his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, as well as talking about hip-hop, sneakers, and comic books to other passionate fans. 

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Chris Carley

Chris Carley is the Influencer Relations Specialist at TriplePoint. Chris is an avid gamer and enjoys streaming and creating content under the moniker “Tons0fun.” He started the Bay Area streamer Meetup, TwitchSF, with the goal of bringing together local streamers. Prior to joining TriplePoint, he worked in the games industry for many years and ran the AngryJoeShow gaming community

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