SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yahoo!Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO)is asserting its place at the center of people's online lives. The company announced today that it has realigned all aspects of its business around simplifying and enhancing the Web experience for people throughout the world. To underscore its commitment, Yahoo! is launching a global brand campaign to celebrate its connection with people and communicate core product enhancements.
"Today the Web and your world are inseparable," said Yahoo!Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz. "Hundreds of millions of people use Yahoo! (R) to get the information they need, connect with friends and family, and be entertained. We are about creating online experiences people find meaningful, relevant, and fun."
Global Brand Campaign Is All About "Y!ou"
The brand campaign will launch on September 28 in the United States and October 5 in the United Kingdom and India, and extend into 2010. It will reach major and emerging markets worldwide, including Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Taiwan.
"Our vision is to be at the center of people's online lives--to be at the place where their world meets the larger world," said Elisa Steele, Yahoo! executive vice president and chief marketing officer, speaking at the IAB MIXX Conference and Expo in New York City. "Our new branding will focus on people--the power and promise of 'you.'"
"This is much more than an advertising campaign," added Steele. "It's about how Yahoo! delivers its promise to the market in everything we do. Our brand strategy shows our commitment to delivering personally relevant online experiences."
Extensive consumer research led to Yahoo!'s brand campaign. Input from millions of Yahoo! users all over the globe emphasized the importance of simplification and personal relevance.
Product Enhancements Deliver "Wow" Experiences
The last two months have brought major changes to Yahoo!'s core products. For example:
"Everything that our engineers and product developers at Yahoo! do draws on deep, world-class technology skills to make the Web more personalized and fun for people," said Ari Balogh, Yahoo! executive vice president of products and chief technology officer.
Additional information including screen shots, campaign collateral and Yahoo! product information is available at: www.youandyahoo.com
Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://pressroom.yahoo.com or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (http://yodel.yahoo.com).
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