Ask Jeeves director of corporate communications Nick Mason-Pearson was made redundant following the group's decision to scale-back its corporate PR efforts in the UK.
Mason-Pearson said he is now considering his optionsafter a two-year spell at Ask Jeeves. His role has been abolished to make way for a 'more cost-effective' brand PR manager post, for which Ask Jeeves is now recruiting.
Ask Jeeves also dropped its retained relationship with external agency Consolidated Communications in July, as part of a plan to refocus on marketing and brand management.
The news comes just weeks after Ask Jeeves announced global revenues of £11.4m in the three months to 30 September, up from £9.9m in the same period last year - of which the UK contributed an impressive 26 per cent or £3m.
Ask Jeeves UK chief executive Adrian Cox told PRWeek that Mason-Pearson's role was made redundant because of a focus away from corporate communications, largely due to the fact the group scrapped original plans to float.