• 25 Jun 2014 at 8:45 AM

Marissa Mayer Is Sorry About The Ill-Timed Zzzz’s

She might’ve dozed off and missed a meeting with top execs, but it wasn’t, like, a hate-nap or anything.

Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer said she apologized and did “feel really badly” for being late to a dinner with advertisers last week in Cannes, France, in her first public comments since facing criticism over the incident. Mayer said in an interview that she didn’t mean to slight attendees at the dinner hosted by Interpublic Group of Cos. at Cannes Lions, an advertising festival that drew Google Inc., AOL Inc., Microsoft Corp. and others. She said she was pleased overall with the more than 200 meetings that Yahoo had at Cannes…Mayer is responding after critics questioned her commitment to building relationships with advertisers following the Cannes event. The 39-year-old CEO kept guests waiting for about two hours at the dinner that was attended by top ad executives, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the meal was private. Mayer later told guests she had overslept, said one of the people. Michael Roth, CEO of Interpublic Group, left before she arrived, the people said.

Yahoo CEO Says She Apologized for Lateness to Dinner [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Don't sweat it Marissa – sleeping in and missing a critical business responsibility happens to the best of them.

    – Faithful Dealbreaker Reader

  2. Posted by Quant me maybe... | June 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    It's a lie! Marissa Mayers doesn't sleep. She's not even human because she's the only successful Google 'moon shot' project — a robot that passed the Turing test and is indistinguishable from a human being.

    >Why am I the only one who can see this?

  3. Posted by I'm in | June 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I wouldn't mind catching some zzzs with Marissa Mayer

  4. Posted by Grammar Cop | June 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I am now offended by her poor grammar.

  5. Posted by Guest | June 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    New CEO at Yahoo in 3…2…1….

  6. Posted by Guest Interpretor | June 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    you'd be disappointed. she just told the world she feels really badly. forget about getting any pleasure from a handjob.

  7. Posted by B Iteme | June 25, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Maybe she finally got the botox appointment and ran late. Next up, fix that eye lid droop.

  8. Posted by Topsy | June 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    i fucking LOVE handjobs!

  9. Posted by Guest | June 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    He would baste her Cornish game hen so hard.

    Chazzy Bourdain

  10. Posted by Shaz's beard | June 25, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Trading floor 9

  11. Posted by BNP HR | June 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    She prob had a few chardonnays and wound up getting plowed by some frenchman and woke up smelling like a bad vineyard and a dirty ashtray. It happens

  12. Posted by Guest | June 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    She needs to get pregnant soon to secure 2 more years at Yahoo…

  13. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    this was..graphic.

  14. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    It pains me to defend Marissa Mayer, but this sort of stuff happens to almost everyone over the age of 30 who goes from PDT to CEST and tries to keep up a busy schedule in the local time zone. You get these waves of total exhaustion that hit at random times during the day. If you're awake it's impossible not to go to sleep. If you're asleep it's impossible to wake up.

  15. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    except she prides herself on needing much sleep