Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns

Twitter's co-founder, Biz Stone, is returning to the social media company after six years in a newly-created role focusing on company culture.

Stone: had left Twitter in 2011
Stone: had left Twitter in 2011

Stone, who launched Twitter in 2006 alongside chief executive Jack Dorsey and Ev Williams, sold his tech start-up Jelly to Pinterest two months ago. He left Twitter in 2011. 

He follows Dorsey, who returned to Twitter in 2015 as chief executive after also having left.

Stone explained in a post on Medium that he will shape the Twitter experience internally so it is also felt outside the company, which has struggled to grow in recent years as user numbers have stagnated.

Last month Twitter reported an 8% drop in quarterly revenue to $538m (£427m), with ad revenue down 11% to $474m compared to the first quarter of last year.

Cannes Offer: 12 weeks' online access from just £12

Subscribe to Campaign before the end of Cannes Lions and save up to 71%


Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

1 Publicis Groupe withdraws from marketing and awards to focus on AI-powered platform Marcel

Publicis Groupe is pulling out of all marketing activity for the next 365 days - and won't be entering awards at Cannes next year - as it focuses its resources on developing Marcel, described by chief executive Arthur Sadoun as a ground breaking new platform.

Job description: Digital marketing executive

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).

Just published