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AOL PR Chief Tricia Primrose Leaving After 13 Years

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AOL EVP, Corporate Communications Tricia Primose Wallace is leaving the company after thirteen years, according to an internal memo from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong obtained by AllThingsD.

Primrose is one of the last of the “old guard” of AOL executives who were around before Armstrong took the reins as CEO. Kara Swisher of AllThingsD said that she will miss Wallace’s “consummate professionalism throughout some decidedly dicey times.” She will remain with the company in an advisory role.

The memo from Armstrong noted that Primrose was commuting to New York for part of each work week from Virgina, where her family lives and where the company used to be based.

Armstrong also noted in the memo, “We will be opening an external and internal search for a successor.”

Primrose’s move follows that of other AOL PR executives. In April, Kurt Patat left his post as communications director and headed to Viacom’s MTV. Matthew Frankel, formerly svp for corporate communications, joined Current Media in May.

The relatively new additions to AOL’s PR team include Kiersten Hollars, who joined in November 2009 from Digg and Caroline Campbell, who joined in September 2009 from Porter Novelli.

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AOL Comm. Director Kurt Patat Joins MTV

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First on PRNewser: Kurt Patat has left his post as Communications Director at AOL for Viacom.

He joined the corporate communications team at MTV as the head of digital PR, starting yesterday. Patat had been with AOL since June 2006. Previously he was an account director with agency Trylon SMR.

RELATED: Caroline Campbell joined AOL as VP of Corporate Communications in September 2009. She had previously worked with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong when he was at Google.

Digg.com PR Head Leaves for AOL, Re-Joins Old Yahoo Boss

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Kiersten Hollars, director of communications at social networking site Digg, has left to join AOL. The connection? Hollars was plucked away by her old boss at Yahoo, Brad Garlinghouse. Garlinghouse is now President of Internet and Mobile Communications at AOL.

Hollars’ new role is senior director of corporate communications, reporting to both Garlinghouse and EVP Corporate Communications Tricia Primrose. “This is more about working with Brad again, and nothing about Digg,” Hollars told TechCrunch, who broke the news. This is the second high profile PR hire made by AOL this fall. PRNewser reported exclusively on September 24th that Caroline Campbell joined the company from Porter Novelli. Campbell has ties to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from their days together at Google.

Meanwhile, Digg is looking for a replacement.

Caroline Campbell To Join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications

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PRNewser has learned that Caroline Campbell will join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications. Campbell previously was a VP at Porter Novelli. Prior to Porter Novelli, Campbell served as Senior Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs at Google.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, formerly head of advertising sales at Google, continues the trend of bringing former Google employees to AOL. Campbell’s first day at AOL will be October 19th.