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Yahoo’s New Head of PR: The “Intro” Memo

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Remember when Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz offered $1,000 cash rewards to employees who turn in other employees that leak info to the press? As with any organization of Yahoo’s size, keeping a muzzle on all internal info is close to impossible.

Hence the latest leaked memo, of course obtained by AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher, which is a long intro memo from newly appointed PR head Eric Brown. His first official day on the job was yesterday.

Swisher calls it her “favorite leaked Yahoo internal memo ever…” Brown lays a lot out on the table, from fluffy stuff like his guilty pleasure of “ice cream in bed with the Kindle” to more serious statements such as the following:

My biggest pet peeve: beating around the bush-tell me what you want me to know because I’m not telepathic and say it without a lot of metaphor or subtlety-if you really want me to know something, please make it crystal clear.

Read the full memo here.

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