University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jeff Hoffman Papers, 2001-2007



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hoffman, Jeff
Title: Hoffman, Jeff, Papers
Dates: 2001-2007
Abstract: Materials document variety and extent of marketing efforts conducted by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE).
Accession No.: AR 2008-16
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Jeff Hoffman worked as a Merchandising Account Representative for the Los Angeles office of Sony Computer Entertainment, where he accumulated the materials in these papers as part of his job.


Scope and Contents

Materials document variety and extent of marketing efforts conducted by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). All materials in this collection were used for promotional purposes and then discarded; they were never sold in stores. The game titles represented were all developed by SCE exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 2 or 3 consoles, as well as the PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform. The marketing materials included in the papers direct their messages to two distinct audiences: the consumer and the retailers who sell the games to the consumers. Materials directed toward the consumer were to be placed at the “point of purchase” by the retailer.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hoffman, Jeff
Subjects (Organizations)
Sony Computer Entertainment
Subjects
Video games
Video games industry

Related Material

Forms part of the UT videogame archive


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeff Hoffman Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zach Vowell.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/V60a Collateral Materials
Posters
God of War II
Playstation 3 promotional poster, 2006
Playstation 3 poster featuring stills from Madden NFL 07, Resistance: Fall of Man, Call of Duty 3 and others, 2006
Doormat
God of War II
3-D holographic standees
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, 2003
Ratchet & Clank / Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, 2002
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal / Jak 3, 2004
Jak II, 2003
The Mark of Kri, 2002
Traditional standees
Siren, 2004
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2008-16/1 Brochures
Playstation 2 Online brochure
Retailer packets
Warhawk, 2001
Warhawk commemorative pin
Form letter from Mark Valledor, Sony Product Marketing Manager
Sell Sheet
Heavenly Sword, 2006
Heavenly Sword commemorative letter opener
Form letter from Mark Valledor, Sony Product Marketing Manager
Sell sheet
God of War, 2005
Demo Disc
Promotional DVD reel with trailers, behind the scenes footage
Form letter from Jeff Reese, Sony Senior Product Manager
Sell sheet
Collected reviews of God of War
Nametags
Notepad
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2008-16/2 Lair, 2007
Promotional DVD reel
Form letter from Grant Luke, Sony Product Marketing Manager
Sell sheet
Nametag
Lanyard
Demo Discs
SOCOM, U.S. Navy Seals: Tactical Strike [PSP], 2007
Syphonfilter: Logan's Shadow [PSP]
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction [PS3], 2007
Killzone [PSP], 2004
Antigrav [PS2], 2004
The Getaway: Black Monday [PSP], 2004
Rise of the Kasai [PSP], 2005
Final Fantasy XI Online [PSP], 2003
MLB 2006 [PS2], 2005
Jak and Daxter Trilogy [PS2], 2004
Kiosk Disc 2.23 [PS2]
Promotional shirts
Gran Turismo 4
PSP: Playstation Portable
Artifacts
Gran Turismo 4 desk clock
PSP clipboard calendar
Yellow Loco Rocco cellphone keychains [7]