Facebook is losing its marketing boss at an inopportune time for its brand.
Facebook CMO Gary Briggs is retiring more than four years after leaving Google to join the company, he announced on Tuesday. In addition to traveling and working with other companies as an advisor or board member, “I plan to help the Democratic Party on some efforts leading up to the US midterms this year through to 2020,” Briggs wrote in a Facebook post (embedded in full below).
Prior to joining Facebook in August 2013, Briggs served as Google’s VP of consumer marketing before being appointed Motorola Mobility’s CMO following Google’s acquisition of the hardware maker. He had previously worked at eBay and PepsiCo.