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Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer?

A thread on reddit sums up a 4Chan discussion with someone claiming to be a viral marker for Electronic Arts prior to his recent dismissal. He outlines his job trolling websites to create good press and deflect bad press, and makes a number of claims about EA, the most significant being they are on the verge of acquiring another company. This is all to be taken with a grain or more of salt, of course, but Blend Games' summary of the summary (how meta) notes an interesting aspect of all this: "What's more is that when he reveals a former forum name, posters instantly recognize him as a guy who had been defending Mass Effect 3, Star Wars The Old Republic and Origin for several months, even using Origin to hand out free games during a brief marketing campaign, meaning he's either legit or one of the most dedicated trolls ever."

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34. Re: Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer? Mar 29, 2012, 11:28 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 11:09:
Work from home does preclude him from access to sensitive information such as M&A work, which tends to be ultra top secret until announced because any kind of leak could destroy a deal or, in some cases, be considered insider trading. A viral advertiser working from home has zero chance to learn this kind of information. Only top executives and people working on the deal know, and then likely some people via the water cooler. If you're working from home there are no hallway conversations and you do not get this access.

You do not "know the right people" if you work from home.


And I'd be shocked if EA really had many people such as this on payroll. They outsource this to an agency, like every other company in the world.

Oh you would be very surprised at what info a person can obtain working from home, especially if that person is good at obtaining info.

Yes, there's a chance it's bullshit all he said but as that blog points out there was too much info someone from the outside wouldn't have access too. He also had financial expertize, another suspicious thing that makes me think he's legit. And considering that so many leaks have come out in the recent past it's likely some of them are legit as well. Also, taking into account this industry does produce a lot of disgruntled employees no doubt some may think of leaking out internal details a proper revenge.
 
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