Allison Johnson, who has served as Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing communications since 2005, is leaving the company, reports “All Things Digital” (, quoting “several sources.”

She’s purportedly leaving to co co-found a new marketing and communications firm with another Silicon Valley communications luminary, Former Facebook PR exec Brandee Barker. Sources told “All Things D” that Johnson will begin work at the venture after negotiating her departure from Apple, which is likely to come sometime before the summer.

At Apple, Johnson has managed global advertising for some of the company’s most revolutionary products and the iconic ads for them. Those ads have been created by TBWA\Chiat\Day.