The political advocacy group being formed by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is moving full-speed ahead, as Politico Pro reported that two more lobbying firms have signed on to work with the group.
More details are emerging on the political advocacy group reportedly being put together by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the group’s goal is to raise $50 million, and its focus is on comprehensive immigration reform.
Facebook has a new vice president of communications: Michael Buckley, who had been a U.S. managing partner at global strategy and communications consultancy Brunswick Group, with the social network among his clients.
Facebook Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, the Mideast, and Africa Joanna Shields became the latest passenger on the train carrying high-profile executives departing the social network, as she announced that she will join Tech City Investment Organisation, a venture sponsored by the U.K. government and aimed at helping London’s East End create its version of Silicon Valley.
Adam Gerston, one of the leaders of Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developers program, became the latest high-profile executive to leave the social network, and he will join Shift as vice president of strategic partnerships.
Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg booked his ticket out of the social network, confirming to TechCrunch that Friday will be his last day, and that he is leaving to found a travel startup.
Facebook Vice President of Corporate Communications Joe Lockhart will become the latest high-profile executive to depart the social network, with Politico reporting that he will return to the East Coast and begin consulting.
Facebook application developers were in the spotlight for the second week in a row at the social network’s “Apps and Drinks” event held in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday to coincide with the kickoff of the Democratic National Convention. A similar event was held last week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., Facebook posted an interview with Joe Lockhart, vice president of corporate communications at the social network, in which he shares his thoughts on how this unique political tradition has evolved over time with technology advancements, and what attendees can expect to see from the company this week.
CNN and Facebook are gearing up for the 2012 presidential election Nov. 6 with the upcoming launch of Facebook application I’m Voting, as well as combining efforts to measure metrics about the presidential and vice presidential candidates, and conducting surveys.