Pluck, which re-packages social media content for publishers, broadcasters and major brands, is expanding beyond the US and is now on the hunt for a UK MD, according to a highly placed source.

Last year the Austin, Texas-based RSS and publisher services company, raised $7 million from Reuters, Austin Ventures and Mayfield and re-focused away from consumer-facing RSS services towards B2B products.

Their SiteLife Social Media suite generates user content via blogs, photos, comments, ratings and discussion groups to build the site traffic of publishers. The BlogBurst network re-publishes A-list blog content with publishers and MyNews enables publishers and portals to offer their users personalised news.