Facebook Nabs Brunswick’s Buckley for Top Communications Job

A new PR dude we can irritate!

Facebook Wants You to Vote on Whether You Should Be Allowed to Vote

Voting is a privilege, not a right. Except on Facebook, where it may soon be neither.


Facebook Moving Away From Voting Scheme

A Facebook experiment in democracy is fading.

High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

The D.C.-based communications pro leaves the company after a near-15-month stint.

News Byte

Facebook VP Elliot Schrage Appointed to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

President Barack Obama nominated Facebook Vice President of Communications and Public Policy Elliot Schrage to the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council on Tuesday. The council serves as the governing body to the Washington D.C.-based museum, which was first established in 1993. Before joining Facebook four years ago, Schrage was previously vice president of global communications and public affairs at Google from 2005 to 2008.

Exclusive: Randi Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook to Start New Social Media Firm (Resignation Letter)

Randi Zuckerberg, who is director of marketing at Facebook and also the sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg — is leaving the company. IMHO, Facebook just got 100 percent less fun.

Facebook Hires Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart

Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton’s eventful second term, will join Facebook as VP of global communications next month.

News Byte

Former Obama Aide Robert Gibbs May Join Facebook

Facebook is trying to hire Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary and Barack Obama communications director. Gibbs, who left the White House in February, would report to Facebook’s Elliot Schrage as a member of his communications, marketing and public policy team, according to a report by DealBook. Many executives from Silicon Valley–especially from Google–have gone to work for Obama, but this would be a significant move in the other direction.

Facebook Communications Kingpin Joins Pixazza as Strategic Adviser and Board Observer

Pixazza, the Mountain View start-up that has nicknamed itself “AdSense for images,” has added someone who might know a thing or two about it. Former Googler Elliot Schrage–who is now Facebook’s global communications, marketing and public policy head–is joining the start-up’s board as a strategic adviser and observer.

OutCast Agency Head Joins Facebook as Tech Communications Lead

Caryn Marooney, the co-founder of one of Silicon Valley’s premier tech communications firms, OutCast Agency, is joining Facebook to lead its tech public relations strategy. Marooney has actually led the Facebook account for OutCast, which she and Margit Wennmachers built and sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group in 2005 for over $10 million.

Ben Ling to Leave Facebook