Hi, I'm Alex Kantrowitz, a staff reporter at Ad Age covering the technology of marketing and advertising.
My work at Ad Age includes a series naming the perpetrators behind digital advertising's fraud problem and a number of stories focusing on the battle for marketing cloud supremacy -- the highlight is a September 2014 cover story featuring Larry Ellison's last interview as Oracle CEO.
Prior to joining Ad Age, I spent 20 months contributing to Forbes' tech section. While there, I looked at the digital side of the 2012 election, the Vatican's social media strategy and the controversial shutdown of Google Reader. I also played for Forbes' softball team, the Capitalist Tools. You can find my archive here: forbes.com/alexkantrowitz
My work has also been published by Fortune, BuzzFeed, PBS MediaShift and the Ithaca Journal and cited by Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab, Poynter, MediaGazer, TechMeme and Jim Romenesko.
Before becoming a journalist, I worked in marketing for New York City's Economic Development Corporation and sales for Operative Media. I also managed the first New York State Assembly campaign of a retired credit union manager from Queens. That man is now in his third term.
I graduated from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.