— Hamann: Robin Hamann, who has done more than most to popularise use of blogs at the BBC, is leaving the corporation for social media consultancy Headshift. A blog advocate, Robin first started threading the tools in to Beeb life whilst on attachment from a senior broadcast journalist post in the English regions, and has rolled out a growing number of journals at the BBC Blogs network; he has also advised BBC News on monitoring social media for breaking news. At Headshift, which advises companies and state agencies on social media communication, Hamann will be a senior consultant he told me.
— Yahoo: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has finally filled the role of sales director Blake Chandlee, who left to set up Facebook’s UK commercial operation way back in October. San Francisco-based global sales VP Mark Rabe is promoted to VP and MD of UK sales, charged with developing marketing solutions for its biggest advertisers, Mad.co.uk reports.