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How Marissa Mayer Fell Asleep and Kept Ad Executives Waiting For Hours
Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/23/14 | SUZANNE VRANICA

Posted on 06/24/2014 11:28:21 AM PDT by jimbo123

For media companies, the Cannes advertising festival is all about getting face time with top media buyers and advertisers. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer missed a golden opportunity to do just that last week.

Last Tuesday evening, Interpublic Group arranged a private dinner at the swanky L’Oasis for Ms. Mayer to meet executives from marketers such as Mondelez International MDLZ, brewer MillerCoors and Greek yogurt maker Chobani. It was supposed to be a chance for Interpublic and some of its clients to get a first hand update from Ms. Mayer on what Yahoo has to offer.

But Ms. Mayer was nearly two hours late, and several dinner attendees including IPG Chief Executive Michael Roth ended up leaving before she arrived, people familiar with the matter said.

Ms. Mayer told some attendees that she had fallen asleep, some of the people said.

“If it were an investor meeting, a board meeting or a potential acquisition, I am sure she or someone from her team would have woken her up,” said one top executive in attendance. “It is another instance where she demonstrated that she doesn’t understand the value of clients, ad revenue or agencies,” the person added.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marissamayer; obamabundler; obamagroupiefail; yahoo

1 posted on 06/24/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT by jimbo123
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President Obama Will Headline DNC Fundraiser Hosted By YC’s Sam Altman And Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/20/president-obama-will-headline-dnc-fundraiser-hosted-by-ycs-sam-altman-and-yahoos-marissa-mayer/


2 posted on 06/24/2014 11:30:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Betcha she doesn’t sleep through that.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 11:32:08 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: jimbo123
“It is another instance where she demonstrated that she doesn’t understand the value of clients, ad revenue or agencies,” the person added.

Or...

She misses Google so much that...

She could be looking for a way to devalue Yahoo, which would make it easier for Google, her first love, to acquire her company.
4 posted on 06/24/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: jimbo123; Gamecock; F15Eagle

It’s that damned Urban Sombrero.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: jimbo123

I think she’s on her way out - FAIL.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: colorado tanker

“Betcha she doesn’t sleep through that.”

The knee pads should keep her awake...


7 posted on 06/24/2014 11:34:45 AM PDT by glasseye
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To: Menehune56

Pretty stupid for her to snub the advertisers that pay Yahoo’s bills and employees salaries.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The uber rich lyin’king lovin’ little snot doesn’t have an alarm clock, a hotel wake up call or an “assistant” to take care of her? And she’s the ceo of what again?


9 posted on 06/24/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: jimbo123

Is this an EEO thing? Super hot, older chicks in these tech firms? Sunberg (sp), the Facebook chick, and now this one. What gives?


10 posted on 06/24/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: jimbo123

She’s so important and brilliant, she doesn’t need clients.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 11:44:06 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Menehune56
I think she’s on her way out - FAIL.

Perhaps that's just as well. I have noticed in the past few months that Yahoo's e-mail service has gotten worse. It used to be that you could sort e-mails in the inbox alphabetically by sender, which facilitated deleting unwanted e-mails in bulk, but that is no longer the case. And they now run ads to the right of the text of the e-mail, which after a while becomes annoying to the reader. If you don't want the ads, you have to pay a fee.

I've diverted most of my Yahoo e-mail to my Google account.

12 posted on 06/24/2014 11:46:55 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: jimbo123

She’s pretty good looking...and I think that is what got her to where she is today. I’ve read several articles over the past 6 months about how things at Yahoo are getting worse since she was hired.

Yahoo devotes most of its time to the Kardashians, and Homo news. She screwed up the sports and finance section of Yahoo...the only reason why I used to visit the web site. Now, if I go to Yahoo by accident, I can actually feel my brain cells dying as I read the headlines. They are trying to out-trash People Magazine.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jimbo123

I’m guessing that jet lag had something to do with this. That said, you would think that a “high powered executive” like this would know enough to either:

a) Get some sleep on the plane there (private jet, no less), or

b) Have one of her underlings (um, assistants) make sure she was awake and ready for the event.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 11:52:40 AM PDT by ssaftler (I am both ashamed and afraid of my government, Federal AND State. Local not far behind...)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Plus, she hired Katie Couric at $6 mill/year.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s Yahoo, after all. It’s not 1999.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I wouldnt exactly call her super hot. She’s definitely attractive, in a cute-girl-next-door sort of way, but otherwise maybe slightly above average when it comes to hotness.

Then again, compared to IT industry geek chicks she is pretty smoking. So it’s all relative. I also come at it from the perspective of having worked in IT (hardware and software dev) where she’s probably in the top two or three of women I’ve known but also having married to a Kentucky horse country sorority girl and having been consistantly exposed to true hotness over the last 20 or so years ...


17 posted on 06/24/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jimbo123

power nap???


18 posted on 06/24/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yeah, they lost the NFL Game Pass too.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Yahoo devotes most of its time to the Kardashians, and Homo news. She screwed up the sports and finance section of Yahoo...the only reason why I used to visit the web site. Now, if I go to Yahoo by accident, I can actually feel my brain cells dying as I read the headlines. They are trying to out-trash People Magazine.”

Remember, A gay Obama sycophant is the head of NBC News. He was involved in some controversy a couple of years ago, but I can’t find anything on it searching, not even his name. How strange....


20 posted on 06/24/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Doctor 2Brains; Lazamataz

I’m sure Laz’d hit it, and she doesn’t make me want to gouge my eyes out, but I think “super hot” is probably overselling.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 12:17:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Fiji Hill

“Perhaps that’s just as well. I have noticed in the past few months that Yahoo’s e-mail service has gotten worse.”

There’s been a tidal wave of complaints about the disastrous new Yahoo! email system, which also ruined AT&T email. Missy Mayer was in charge of that customer-alienating fiasco, as well.

Everybody at Yahoo! was apparently asleep when they approved it, despite the exclamation point in their name, which I assume means the correct pronunciation is to shout it.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: jimbo123

She’s one of those people that brag about how they “thrive” on 3-4 hours of sleep a night.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 12:51:23 PM PDT by glorgau
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