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MySpace VP of Communications Joins Brew Media Relations

Tracy Akselrud has left MySpace for a position with Brew Media Relations. As TechCrunch tells it, she’s part of an ongoing executive exodus that started earlier this year. She reportedly took charge of the communications group following Dani Dudeck’s move to Zynga in April and prior to Rosabel Tao’s appointment to the role of senior vice president of corporate communications in August.

Dudeck and Akselrud are set to cross paths again, TechCrunch notes, as Zynga uses Brew’s services.

Akselrud previously worked for Burson-Marsteller.

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MySpace Hires New PR Chief

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MySpace said today that it has hired Rosabel Tao as its new senior vice president of corporate communications to replace Dani Dudeck, who left the company this past April to join social gaming company Zynga.

Tao has spent time at Golin Harris, Weber Shandwick and Fleishman-Hillard. She most recently was running her own consultancy. She was also previously vice president of communications for Spot Runner.

We’ve posted the full press release after the jump.

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MySpace PR Chief Dani Dudeck Resigns; Joins Zynga

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MySpace Vice President of Global Communications Dani Dudeck has resigned and will be joining social gaming company Zynga as the company’s top PR executive.

TechCrunch first reported the news, citing a “source.” PRNewser confirmed the news with MySpace.

A MySpace spokesperson declined to comment if the company would be hiring a replacement. Weber Shandwick is MySpace’s PR agency of record.

A source familiar with the matter tells PRNewser, “she [Dudeck] was the last of the old guard.”

Perhaps Dudeck’s decision explains her awkward “interview” with TechCrunch recently, where she declined to answer any questions.

Have You Seen a More Awkward Interview? TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington Interviews MySpace PR Chief

Does it seem like MySpace PR chief Dani Dudeck agreed to do this interview with TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington? Not at all. She doesn’t answer any questions, but instead just awkwardly smiles into the camera.

Arrington and Dudeck have been rumored to be “romantically linked” at one point, says Alley Insider’s Nicholas Carlson. Perhaps that explains the awkwardness?

As Carlson writes, “If his goal was to embarrass her, it worked.”