Google Exec Brian O'Shaughnessy Leaves To Run Skype PR

This is a loss for Google. Brian O’Shaughnessy, one of the good guys of PR, is leaving Google to run communications for eBay-owned Skype. His last day at Google will be this week.

O’Shaughnessy oversaw communications for all of Google’s user-focused products, including YouTube, Search (Google Chrome), Apps (OpenSocial), Geo (Google Earth), and Mobile (Android).

This is the second high profile PR loss for Google this year. In May Elliot Schrage, Google’s vice president of global communications and public affairs, left the company to join Facebook.

O’Shaughnessy will be moving to Luxembourg for his new position at Skype. Lucky him.