Compaq's newly hired top PR exec, Fasig, is gone after two months

NEW YORK: After just two months on the job, Compaq's number-one PR executive, Bill Fasig, has departed the firm.

NEW YORK: After just two months on the job, Compaq's number-one PR executive, Bill Fasig, has departed the firm.

NEW YORK: After just two months on the job, Compaq's number-one PR executive, Bill Fasig, has departed the firm.

Compaq's senior manager of corporate media relations, Arch Currid, confirmed the departure saying: 'He has left to pursue other interests.'

The company had spent a year trying to fill the position before finding Fasig. Currid refused to comment on whether he had quit or was asked to leave.

Fasig joined Compaq in August as VP of corporate communications, from the agency world. He headed a team of around 50 PR executives employed by the computer giant.

His responsibilities included global oversight of media relations and IR. Fasig was previously MD and chairman of Burson-Marsteller's global technology practice.

Fasig was unavailable at press time, but told PRWeek in July that he had his work cut out for him. 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 added that Fasig's departure would have no effect on its agency, Hill & Knowlton, which won the dollars 8 million account last year.





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