Weber Shandwick has been selected by Colt, one of Europe's leading telecoms and IT service providers, to handle PR across the region. Colt provides 35,000 European business and government customers in 13 countries with network access and IT infrastructure services. Operating from London, Weber Shandwick's tech practice will implement a strategic comms programme to raise the profile of Colt as a force enabling European firms to innovate and reduce costs.
Mat Morrison, former global head of digital at Porter Novelli, has taken a job as head of social media at Starcom MediaVest Group, part of Publicis.
In the newly created role, Morrison will be responsible for overseeing strategy, management and activation of all social media activity across Starcom and MediaVest. After two years at Porter Novelli, Morrison quit in November 2009 to start his own firm, the Magic Bean Laboratory.
Summersault Communications has appointed Philip Mutton to the role of account manager in its digital division. He previously worked for digital media agency bit10 and Freecom.net.
CafePress, the Californian website, has appointed Six Degrees to handle UK consumer PR brief. CafePress attracts more than 11 million shoppers every month who buy and sell custom gifts - including T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and water bottles - that reflect their interests.
The PR programme will help to raise awareness of the CafePress brand in the UK.
Six Degrees will focus on building relationships with consumer, lifestyle and fashion journalists and bloggers, and encourage them to try out the site for themselves.