PORTLAND, OR, January 12, 2015 – Oni Press, the premier independent comic book publisher, today appointed Fred Reckling to the position of Director of Publicity. Reckling will lead PR outreach and publicity strategy for the company.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be adding Fred to the Oni Press gang,” added editor in chief James Lucas Jones. “With Fred, Oni Press adds a forward thinking individual who has been in the marketing trenches at one of the fastest growing new media companies out there. His experience, work ethic, and charming personality will serve our titles, creators and retail partners with the thoughtfulness and enthusiasm they deserve.”
Reckling joins Oni Press from Machinima, a leading video game YouTube network and gaming brand, where he served as Social Media and Community Manager for over three years, building relationships around AAA properties with fans and press alike. Prior to that he was tasked as Social Media Marketing Manager with LA-based marketing firm M80. Reckling also comes to Oni Press with a deep love and knowledge of manga from his degree in Japanese Literature at Occidental College.
“Fred’s efforts in the social media sphere took an impassioned community of gamers and geeks and made them into a Machinima family,” said Tom Ham, Head of Publisher Relations at Machinima.
Says Reckling, “I am a huge fan of original Oni Press titles such as The Sixth Gun and Stumptown. I’m honored to have been chosen for this opportunity and it’s incredibly exciting to be part of the team at Oni Press.”