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Yahoo names new chief communications officer

Yahoo names new chief communications officer

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Yahoo has appointed Sona Iliffe-Moon (pictured) as its new chief communications officer. Within her new role, lliffe-Moon will report directly to Jim Lanzone, CEO of Yahoo.  

In her new position, Iliffe-Moon will guide all aspects of Yahoo’s global communications strategy, overseeing corporate, consumer, and internal communications.  

Furthermore, she will promote innovation across Yahoo’s products and demonstrate the brand’s evolution, leading end-to-end communications that help consumers, partners, and employees connect with Yahoo’s mission. Iliffe-Moon will partner closely with marketing to tell integrated stories at the intersection of earned and social. 

Iliffe-Moon brings over 20 years of experience leading strategic consumer, crisis, and corporate communications for iconic brands including Facebook, Instagram, Nestle, Toyota, and, most recently, Lyft. 

Prior to joining Yahoo, Iliffe-Moon served as vice president of communications and a member of the executive leadership team at Lyft. She was responsible for communications across corporate, consumer, and policy as well as direct-to-consumer storytelling through brand social and content.  

Before joining Lyft, Iliffe-Moon’s experience spanned various industries. She previously drove communications at both Facebook and Instagram, launching key products and programs including Instagram’s IGTV, Instagram Stories, Facebook Dating, Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Communities Summit, and many more.  

She additionally oversaw communications across Nestlé’s beverage and international divisions, and spent nearly nine years at Toyota driving corporate and marketing communications. 

“lliffe-Moon has a proven track record in elevating influential brands, and we look forward to welcoming her to Yahoo at a pivotal inflexion point in the company’s history,” said Lanzone,. “As Yahoo charts a new path forward and our story continues to unfold, lliffe-Moon will be instrumental in shaping our narrative and sharing it with the world.” 

“Yahoo was a huge part of my introduction to the internet, and today it remains a highly trusted guide with potential to play an even more meaningful role in people’s lives,” said Iliffe-Moon. “I’m thrilled to join Jim and the rest of the executive team to help tell the story of what’s next.” 

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Iliffe-Moon’s appointment follows several recent key hires including Tressie Lieberman as chief marketing officer and Ryan Spoon as president of Yahoo Sports. 

As Yahoo’s CMO, Lieberman will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's global marketing strategies, brand positioning, user acquisition and customer engagement initiatives. Consequently, she will play a pivotal role in shaping the brand’s direction and growth strategy.

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