Another Zynga Exec Calls It Quits


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Zynga's chief marketing and revenue officer, Jeff Carp, has resigned effective immediately. A replacement has not yet been named.

Over the past few months, several other executives, including chief operating officer, have left the company as well. Holding onto talent is turning into a real problem for Zynga, especially considering the lifespan of games' popularity is relatively short, so top-notch creatives are key for success.

Zynga shares are down about 70% year to date, and analysts agree that the stock's an untouchable. Zynga is unable to maintain share price, can't seem to keep talent in-house, and is dangerously reliant on Facebook, now known as the world's worst IPO. Furthermore, with Facebook eager to expand and diversify its gaming environment, it may prove less friend than foe to Zynga in the end.

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