Racepoint Group has seen a change in its senior management with Jay O'Connor, MD Europe, and Philip Sheldrake, MD UK, both leaving the agency. The two are departing following
the completion of a post-sale period after Racepoint bought their agency Fuse PR in 2006.
Cathy Pittham, founder and CEO of marketing and brand communications company
Fatcaninc, replaces O'Connor, while Racepoint director Blaise Hammond has been promoted to MD UK.
Jonathan Ross has been named the world's most influential tweeter, according to a Twitter Index released by JCPR. Ross tweeted that he promised ‘not to abuse my position, however briefly it lasts'. The index measured influence rather than popularity and was produced
using a specially developed algorithm. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton and Stephen Fry followed Ross in the index.
Fee lfit.com, the fitness website, has hired Quintus for a retained PR and public affairs brief. The website uses a points-based system to help users achieve their fitness goals and calculates how much everyday activities, such as gardening, count towards fitness points.
Quintus will be working on online and traditional media relations.
Shiny Red , the social media PR agency, has partnered with web video specialists Simply
Media. The web video production house will provide advice and specialist video to
Shiny Red and its parent company The Red Consultancy.
Speed Communications has launched a set of digital PR tools for its clients. The
agency is offering digital PR workshops and ongoing training, as well as a personalised dashboard of social media tools.