Buzzfeed UK needed a media editor, so it snatched up Patrick Smith from MediaBriefing, where he's been an editor and chief analyst since 2010. "Help! I've been snared," Smith tweeted, poking a bit of fun at the FishbowlNY article announcing his hiring. "Buzzfeed has made a(nother) v smart hire," remarked Neil McIntosh with the BBC. "Congrats @psmith! Exciting news," Telegraph's Kate Day added her voice to the fray.
Later, Smith reflected, "A contact gets in touch to say Buzzfeed is "awesomely evil genius". Something to go on the business cards?" We think that would look pretty snazzy, actually.
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