Industry Moves: BBC Comms, Bauer Media Sales,’s Bebo Grab

BBC Comms: A year after joining as Auntie’s head of strategic comms, former Reuters (NYSE: TRI) Media PR Sophie Brendel is becoming the BBC’s head of digital engagement. She will plan corporate audience engagement online and social media activity in a newly-formed digital comms team.

Bauer Media sales: The mag publisher is tapping Gorilla Nation deputy sales director James Eppinger for a new role of agency digital head, effectively managing the online sales team and reporting to digital sales head Richard Phillips. Via NMA. Bebo’s digital director Dan’l Hewitt is off to run edgy culture zine Vice Media’s video site as director of digital strategy. Via MediaWeek.