Another day, another MySpace executive resignation. Dani Dudeck, Vice President of Global Communications, has resigned from MySpace, says a source, and will shortly become the top communications executive at Zynga. Her new title will be General Manager of Corporate Communications.
It was just a week ago that MySpace execs Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi announced that they were leaving the company. Two days before that the top two execs at Slingshot Labs, MySpace’s research and development arm, resigned. And the list goes on and on and on.
Will the last person to leave please turn out the lights?
Dudeck is a particularly difficult loss for MySpace. She has been with the company since 2005, first as an outside PR flak from Edelman, and from 2006 as head of communications. She knows where all the skeletons are, and she has watched the company both during its meteoric rise and it’s almost as fast descent.
Zynga is a good choice for Dudeck. She has a difficult to control CEO on her hands, just as she did with Chris DeWolfe at MySpace, and later Owen Van Natta. So she’s used to dealing with cults of personality. If anyone can clean up Zynga CEO Mark Pincus’ image, it’s Dudeck. Which is sort of too bad, because stuff like this is priceless.
We interviewed Dudeck two weeks ago at our office. No wonder she wouldn’t say a word.
We’ve reached out to MySpace and Zynga for comment and confirmation.