International: Top PR exec departs from Compaq after two months

NEW YORK: After only two months in the job, Compaq's most senior PR executive, Bill Fasig, has left the company.

NEW YORK: After only two months in the job, Compaq's most senior PR executive, Bill Fasig, has left the company.

Compaq senior manager of corporate media relations Arch Currid said he had left 'to pursue other interests'. She refused to comment on whether he had quit or was asked to leave.

Compaq had spent a year trying to fill the position before finding Fasig.

He joined in August as VP of corporate communications from Burson-Marsteller, where he was MD and chairman of the global technology practice.

At Compaq he headed a team of 50 PR executives.

His brief included global responsibility for media relations and IR.

Fasig was unavailable at the time of going to press, but told PRWeek in July that he had his work 'cut out'.

Compaq underwent a massive management shake-up earlier this year; its consumer PC business is losing market share, and it dropped three places to eighth in this year's Fortune Most Admired list.

Stepping into the role on an interim basis is Doug Fox, senior VP marketing and strategy, who was Fasig's boss. Fox is understood to be interviewing candidates for the role.

Currid said Fasig's departure would not effect its agency, Hill and Knowlton, which won the account last year.





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