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Microsoft Fires Two Bing Marketers After Internal Investigation

Microsoft has sacked two of its marketing executives within the Bing division after the employees were allegedly involved in mismanaging corporate assets.

"We can confirm that as the result of an investigation, Eric Hadley and Sean Carver's employment with Microsoft has been terminated for violation of company policies related to mismanagement of company assets and vendor procurement," the company said in a statement.

No further information was disclosed by the company, whilst news of the sacking first came about in AdAge - where it was reported that Microsoft had terminated the employment of the pair after they had violated "internal guidelines dictating relationships with outside vendors, which includes any number of partners, agencies or media companies."

Hadley's role was as a general manager for marketing at both MSN and Bing, whilst Carver was appointed as director of Brand Entertainment at Microsoft.

The duo were responsible for creatively managing the Bing brand at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, and both served as executive producers on "Para Fuera: A Portrait of Dr Richard J Bing," a documentary about Dr Richard Bing that debuted at Sundance back in 2010.

Source: CNET

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