As 2008 speeds toward the festive season, some of the upper echelons are making some hard-hitting changes.

Online social networking hub Bebo and super brand consultant Landor have added new talent to their executive stables.

Kelly Brett is joining Bebo after a year working on KateModern – an online reality show that garnered industry attention with two BAFTA nominations and a British Press Guild Award for innovation.

Francisco Cordero, general manager of Bebo Australia and New Zealand says, “We’re proud that Bebo is seen as the place for outstanding original content online and Kelly will bring with her a depth of experience and knowledge in this field.”

Meanwhile, Landor managing director Michael Graham has announced he’s stepping aside for Nick Foley, previously the company’s executive director of Client Services.

“This is the eighth year of my role as MD of Landor,” says Graham, “it’s been a great experience and there have been many cherished and important moments.”

“We have a great business and I am sure that Nick is the right person for the job.”

Landor’s clients including Telstra, Nestlé and (one of our favourites) Foster’s.