I have been a bit out-of-touch the last week or so. I know Scott Rouse announced his last day, and it has passed. Have we heard anything about his replacement? I would be very surprised if such an important position was left vacant.
I don't recall The Rouse's exact title (I just that he was brand manager, don't know if it was officially 'senior' or 'associate') but a job search on the WotC site shows "Associate Brand Manager for Dungeons and Dragons" as an opening (as well as for MotG)
I guess you're referring to my post:another thread posted about this, but what i recall was said...
In the most recent character builder update, the name of the new brand manager is mentioned.... Looking up now....
I can't find it. So unless i can remember what thread it was in, then we're outta luck.
Btw, the last update for the Adventure Tools lists Liz Schuh as D&D Brand Director in the credits section.
For added confusion, compare the credits sections of the Character Builder and the Adventure Tools; both were updated October 6th, and the brand teams are quite different.
Who says they don't?It's kinda odd. Normally a big company like WotC should have a new Brand Manager ready if the old one quits. I mean, usually you give some warning in these things, right? (As in that's what we do in my country)
It is indeed a bit odd... after reading Scott's post, I was expecting some kind of announcement on WotC's page, welcoming the new brand manager.It's kinda odd. Normally a big company like WotC should have a new Brand Manager ready if the old one quits. I mean, usually you give some warning in these things, right? (As in that's what we do in my country)
I disagree.Who says they don't?
Just because WotC hasn't put out a press release detailing their internal staff changes doesn't mean they haven't filled the position.
And what if they haven't? So what? When an important position is left vacant, it can take time to find the right man/woman for the job. Usually the staff can keep things moving along nicely until the replacement is comfortably ensconced.
I'm guessing that they have replaced Scott, but that the new person is busy right now learning their job. Scott wasn't required to be so friendly and helpful here on ENWorld as part of his job . . . he did all that stuff simply because he's a stand up guy.
And, really, while we may all be interested, WotC's internal staff changes are none of our business.
The US custom is two-weeks notice for employees to employers. Obviously, the deviation from expected behavior varies by individual circumstances and corporate policies.It's kinda odd. Normally a big company like WotC should have a new Brand Manager ready if the old one quits. I mean, usually you give some warning in these things, right? (As in that's what we do in my country)
At WotC, as at most US companies, a Director is someone who sits between the manager level and the VP level. Liz Schuh was Scott's boss; before that she was my boss.
This is not in reference to Scott's position (note also that that listing has been up since early August); I think this is the position that used to be held by Sara Girard. An Associate Brand Manager is one step below Brand Manager in most brand management hierarchies.fba827 said:A job search on the WotC site shows "Associate Brand Manager for Dungeons and Dragons" as an opening
I think deciding it meant the first two is jumping to conclusions when there are no other indications they are true.If WotC has no replacement ready, it could indicate one of those two things happenings. It could of course mean a lot of other things as well, including WotC not being able to find a suitable replacement, him/her being to busy etc.
My guess is when the time comes, the order of announcement will be along the lines of:As far as being our business, well - part of Scott's job was interacting with us, he said as much. So yeah, I am making it my business, since it will possibly affect the communication I have with my favorite RPG-company.
He said not to quote him and there you are quoting him in the very next post...Good for her. Hopefully Scott has a similar story to share soon.