I said I’d explain why there’ve been so many references to Yahoo! recently. Here’s why: I’m going to be working there, for a second time. Here’s what the press release says:
Yahoo! Europe today announces the appointment of Simon Gunning and Lloyd Shepherd to the Yahoo! media team. Their mission is to develop ever more relevant and engaging content for users across Europe building on Yahoo!’s market leading position in areas such as news and games1.
Simon Gunning joins as Director of Entertainment and Games and Lloyd Shepherd as Director of News, Sport and Information. In their respective content sectors, Simon and Lloyd will be responsible for defining and executing pan-European product strategy as well as market and partnership development. They will also be working alongside other product leaders in the Yahoo! group to define and benefit from global opportunities.
To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. From March 13th I’m back in the Y! fold after a five-year absence, responsible for the News, Finance and Sport platforms across Europe, working with the fantastic and dedicated local teams in each territory to deliver the best, most complete offerings in all those verticals. It’s going to be an absolute blast.