After eight years of her service at Facebook, Caryn Marooney, Facebook PR Head is bidding adieu to the social media giant. The past year was a roller coaster ride for the company as it faced a range of vexing controversies. The company has been in the difficult spot because of pretty much everybody, from the media to government to consumers. Recently, the social media platform has faced a lot of criticism over hacking, the spread of false information, sloppy management of the platform etc. Her decision of quitting the company has come as sad news for the company amidst all these fiascos.
The departure of PR person from the company can affect Facebook as it needs all the experienced communications hands it can get these days. In her role as Facebook’s top communications executive, Marooney has been responsible for managing the reputation of the company’s most critical products including the flagship Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. She is the closest PR executive to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and CEO. She will be a part of the company until the company finds her replacement.
Many executives have left Facebook recently including Elliot Schrage, The head of policy and communications. He was replaced by Nick Clegg, who was deputy prime minister of the UK.