Report: Sony loses two key executives

It appears that PlayStation's North America team has lost two additional members of its executive staff. According to a report, VP of marketing Scott Steinberg and senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer have left Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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It appears that PlayStation's North America team has lost two additional members of its executive staff. According to a report, VP of marketing Scott Steinberg and senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer have left Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Earlier this year, senior marketing and PlayStation Network VP Peter Dille left SCEA to join mobile advertising network Tapjoy.

According to IndustryGamers, SCEA has yet to name a replacement for either position. One source reportedly informed the publication that Steinberg was "escorted out by security" after being let go, but SCEA told IG that he actually resigned from the position.

Steinberg joined Sony in 2007, following his time in a VP role with Sega of America. Dyer had previously served as president of Eidos for a number of years before joining SCEA. During the highly publicized PSN outage, Dyer was responsible for assuaging third-party company concerns.

Shacknews has contacted Sony to confirm the resignations of both Dyer and Steinberg as well. We have also contacted Zynga to confirm reports of Dyer's move, but no comment was offered at the time of publishing.

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    December 1, 2011 7:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Report: Sony loses two key executives.

    It appears that PlayStation's North America team has lost two additional members of its executive staff. According to a report, VP of marketing Scott Steinberg and senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer have left Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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      December 1, 2011 7:30 PM

      They should look where ever they saw them last.

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        December 1, 2011 7:40 PM

        Nicely done. My first thought as well. Such a poor title.

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      December 1, 2011 10:33 PM

      this just in. useless rich people have decided to get rich somewhere else.

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      December 2, 2011 2:16 AM

      Are they that important to gamers? Never heard of them before. Am I missing something here?

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        December 2, 2011 3:25 AM

        Well, they don't make games, they help promote and sell them. They would be more relevant to journalists and retailers but it's still game news.

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          December 2, 2011 5:38 AM

          Ok, so based on that I expect to see more news about executives moving from one position to another in the industry. I I know it's been a slow day for news, but c'mon, that hardly relevant. If Booby Kotick was retiring or something I'd agree being big news, but some executives from marketing?

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            December 2, 2011 6:03 AM

            it means gaming journos have to update their contacts lists and that's important to them?

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              December 2, 2011 6:15 AM

              I'm pretty sure Sony has a PR company for that.

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      December 2, 2011 2:36 AM

      The beginning of the end?

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