Yahoo Hires Eric Brown As VP Of Global Communications

Former NetApp exec

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Yahoo has named Eric Brown as its new senior vice president of global communications.

Brown will be in charge of the company’s global communication efforts, overseeing public relations, executive communications, product promotion, public affairs, internal communications, corporate reputation management and social media outreach. Brown will join the company in early July and report to Yahoo’s chief marketing officer, Elisa Steele.

"Our communications strategies and programs for Yahoo!’s key audiences are core to the company’s success, and we are very excited that Eric will be joining Yahoo! in this critical role," said Steele.

Eric Brown
Eric Brown

"Eric’s extensive track record as a communications leader will be invaluable to our efforts to globally reinvigorate Yahoo!’s brand."

Previously Brown was vice president of corporate relations at NetApp, managing global communications in more than 30 countries. Brown handled media relations, social media, internal communications and executive communications. He was a key part of NetApp’s recent rebranding campaign and the communications program behind the company’s recognition by Fortune  magazine as the "Best Company to Work for in America" in 2009.

"This is such a pivotal time to join Yahoo! and I look forward to being a part of the team that helps the company reassert its brand relevance globally," said Brown. "Yahoo! has an amazing combination of assets and I am excited to work with the talented communications team to tell the Yahoo! story around the globe."

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