London, UK, 17 June 2021 – Raptor PR, the virtual-first digital PR agency for video games, media and tech brands, today emerges from soft launch into full communications agency mode having secured four retained accounts since January 2021. The quartet includes Admix, a $12M funded in-game advertising platform that is leading the ‘In-Play’ movement, Gamestream, the leading B2B whitelabeled cloud gaming solution, GameBake, the pioneering video games distribution solution, and PlayLa.bZ, the award-winning multi-dimensional motion arts research institute at Ravensbourne University London.
Founded in May 2019 by twenty-year tech PR veteran Rana Rahman, Raptor PR has transitioned from single freelancer status to a fully formed PR agency, offering a laser-focussed set of services designed to help emerging tech, games and media companies cut through the noise. Coinciding with the launch, its new website and gamified branding goes live today. Today Raptor PR is also proud to announce it is now a member of UKIE, the trade association for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry.
For its new clients, Raptor PR will be developing their entire global communications architecture, designed to scale-up their reach to meet new, untapped audiences. This includes global corporate messaging, earned and paid media strategy, social media strategy and community management, audio and podcasting, analyst and influencer relations, data analytics, market research, events, branding, web build, content marketing, and advanced copywriting services, powered by a team of veteran freelance journalists and communications professionals.
Rana Rahman, Founder and CEO of Raptor PR, commented:
“With COVID-19 bringing my long freelance consulting career to a halt last year, I had the opportunity to develop a virtual-first model for Raptor PR. There’s a new breed of tech entrepreneur which desires a hyper-agile agency model to mould around their evolving business needs. One which can truly adapt to suit an ever-changing environment. Our virtual model enables us to deliver best-in-class local services with global reach, unshackled by location, time-zone and resource. The goal for Raptor PR is to perfect a diverse, data-driven, virtual agency model that’s capable of adapting to rapidly changing client needs and variable economic conditions”.
Sam Huber, CEO and Co-Founder of Admix, says of Raptor PR:
“As a company with large ambition in the gaming space, it was very important for us to find a PR partner who understands our mission, and is equally as passionate about our industry. Rana and his team have a combination of experience and out-of-the-box thinking necessary to break through the noise and deliver real results.”
Mike Hudson, CEO & co-founder of GameBake, added:
“Gaming is the passion that drives GameBake, and finding a PR partner that has that same passion and drive to not just understand our mission, but to become a true part of the team has really helped unlock the creativity of the whole team to drive our PR machine.”
James Edward Marks, PlayLabZ Co-Founder, SEEDS Mentor, Artivist, Emerging Film Technologies Guest Lecturer, added:
“Raptor’s playful passion to mix shareable stories with byte & its knack for blurring boundaries within the arts, culture & emerging tech for social good third-space, feels like a natural synchronicity with our own. As PlayLa.bZ & GenieMo now look to expand minds and massage the mainstream with our Multi-dimensional Motion Arts innovations at Ravensbourne University London, and explore the rapidly evolving shape of DIY spatial social-cast communication & experiences to come.”
The core team is led by Founder and CEO Rana Rahman, and PR Account Director and audio specialist Rosie Lumley. Content is driven by Simon Judges and Thomas Huxter, AR by Angela May, HR by Utterclub founder Lorraine Barker. Industry partners include Mobidictum, the leading mobile gaming news platform in Turkey, broadcast PR specialist Hound Global, and US-based Briz Media Group. Over the past two decades, Rana has consulted for an eclectic mix of award-winning global PR agencies like JIN (UK, FR and DE), WITH PR, April Six, Borkowski.DO, Bubble Agency, Shine Communications, MSL UK, H+K, 3 Monkeys, Braben, Propeller Group PR. Rana’s previous brand experience includes the likes of PlayStation, Rovio, Philips, Microsoft, IONITY, SafeToNet, Fujifilm, AppLovin, Tappx, EMAP, Buena Vista International, MediaCom and Carat.