Play N Trade Names Jeff Broviak Vice President of Brand Strategy

Play N Trade Names Jeff Broviak Vice President of Brand Strategy

Retail Video Game Expert to Strengthen Vendor Relations

January 10, 2008 // Franchising.com // NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., – Play N Trade Franchise, Inc., one of the fastest-growing franchises worldwide, today announced that retail video game expert Jeff Broviak has been named to fill the newly-created position of vice president of brand strategy, where he will be responsible for strengthening the company's vendor relations.

Broviak brings more than 20 years of retail buying, category management and merchandising experience to Play N Trade, including executive positions with Hollywood Entertainment/GameCrazy, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Office Max. He was also chairman of the industry committee that worked with the U.S. Senate to establish the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) in 1994.

In his new role, Broviak will be responsible for developing and executing Play N Trade's strategic product planning, selection, purchasing and placement programs. He will also broaden the scope of Play N Trade's vendor relations to strengthen co-branding and joint marketing opportunities with video game publishers and manufacturers. He reports to Roger Lloyd, CEO of Play N Trade.

"The relationships we have developed with publishers and manufacturers have been key to the growth and success of Play N Trade over the past year, and bringing in a recognized expert will further enhance our ability to support our franchisees," Lloyd said. "Jeff's years of experience in retail merchandising and the video game industry are an ideal combination for this position. We are highly confident in his ability to strengthen our vendor partnerships as Play N Trade continues to extend its retail presence and market reach."

"This is an excellent opportunity for me to apply my expertise and skills to make a positive impact on such an exciting company," Broviak said. "I look forward to expanding and enhancing our vendor relationships and working with them to bring innovative product promotions to our franchisees and their customers."

About Play N Trade

Play N Trade is the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise worldwide. It is also one of the fastest-growing franchises worldwide across all industries. To date, the company has sold more than 400 franchises, opened more than 100 stores, and is now opening a new store every other day. The company provides exceptional training, support and marketing systems to its store owners, who in turn provide an outstanding customer experience for their shoppers. Play N Trade customers can try any video game before they buy, participate in local and national tournaments, have their consoles and games repaired, as well as buy, sell and trade video games. Please visit www.playntrade.com or call 1.888.PNT.GAME for more information.

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