Womenize! Wednesday Weekly is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Ruby Rumjen, International PR Manager at WB Games. Read more about Ruby in this interview:
Hi Ruby! You are the International PR Manager for WB Games, before that you’ve worked at several other Marketing and PR positions. How did you become interested in these fields in the first place?
Hey, I first became interested in Marketing whilst I was at university. I was studying Media and Business Management, and during my course I stumbled across a summer role for an American Tech company as an International Marketing Co-ordinator. I applied not thinking that far ahead about the role itself, but during my summer there was where I discovered my passion for all things Marketing. I didn’t want to leave as it also tied in well with my degree, so I managed to persuade the company I was working for at the time to keep me on whilst I was studying. A year later I graduated and went to work for them full time. I was also fortunate enough to accept a promotion shortly after as I had gained a vast amount of work experience along with my new degree.
What would be a good starting point for someone who is interested in a similar career like yours, but doesn’t have any work experience yet?
I would suggest signing up to a couple online marketing courses/webinars to help grasp the basics of what a marketeer does and expectations. I truly believe understanding the fundamentals of what marketing is and how it can help enhance ones business as well as align with the sales team is half the job. After that, any skills and knowledge you pick up along the way can be transferred and put into practice across any industry.
What advice would you give your younger self when you started out in the games industry?
Hmm…good question. I would say to play a variety of videogames and not stick to what I know or my favourite genres, as you never know where you may end up later on down the line. Challenge yourself to take the time to learn more, as it will always go in your favour if you do.
Thanks for your time, Ruby!
Ruby’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/rubyrumjen
WB Games’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wbgames
WWW Feature by Anne Zarnecke