- Linda Yaccarino made her first feedback about turning into Twitter CEO Saturday.
- She mentioned she was “impressed” by Elon Musk’s imaginative and prescient and was “excited” to deliver it to Twitter.
Linda Yaccarino made her first feedback about her new position as Twitter’s new CEO Saturday – a day after Elon Musk introduced her appointment.
Yaccarino quote-tweeted Musk, thanking him and saying: “I’ve lengthy been impressed by your imaginative and prescient to create a brighter future. I am excited to assist deliver this imaginative and prescient to Twitter and remodel this enterprise collectively!”
Welcoming new followers, Yaccarino added in a follow-up tweet: “I am not as prolific as @elonmusk (but!), however I am simply as dedicated to the way forward for this platform.”
“Your suggestions is VITAL to that future. I am right here for all of it,” she mentioned. “Let’s maintain the dialog going and construct Twitter 2.0 collectively!”
—Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) May 13, 2023
Musk vowed in December to discover a new CEO after polling Twitter customers whether or not he ought to step down from the position.
Yaccarino is properly revered within the promoting business, and her appointment might assist Twitter win extra promoting income.
She’s even been nicknamed the “Velvet Hammer” inside NBCUniversal, based on The Wall Avenue Journal, due to her pleasant nature and difficult negotiating techniques.
Nevertheless, Yaccarino is taking on an organization that is had its workers slashed from 7,500 to about 1,000 and seen advertisers cease spending on Twitter since Elon Musk took over.
However she’s “lengthy been impressed” by the billionaire and interviewed him final month at an promoting convention. Yaccarino applauded Musk’s work ethic and quipped: “Buddy, I met my match.”
Musk and Yaccarino did not instantly reply to requests for remark from Insider made exterior regular working hours.
Twitter responded to Insider’s request for remark with an automatic message that did not tackle the inquiry.