was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communication at Nintendo
of America when he left at the end of December 2007.
Harrison holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut
and holds a master's degree in marketing
from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Harrison was a director of marketing for Pepsi USA and Pepsi Bottling Groups's southern U.S. division.
Before joining Nintendo, George Harrison worked for Quaker Oats
, and directed two new ventures.
Nintendo of America
George Harrison oversaw retail merchandising, publications, advertising, corporate communications and promotions at Nintendo of America. Harrison joined the company in March 1992 as Director of Advertising and Promotions. In July 1993, Harrison was promoted to the position of Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications. Harrison's most recent promotion was in 2001.
In June 2007 he was rumored to have resigned, most likely due to not wanting to move his family from Washington to San Francisco or New York, where Nintendo is moving their marketing branches in July. However, Nintendo responded on June 8 to this rumor as nothing more but 'speculation' and has refused to comment further since. In a recent E3 interview with Harrison, online site GameDaily BIZ
questioned whether or not the rumor was true. In response, Harrison stated that while he... Read More