Garett Sloane joins Digiday as platforms reporter

by Brian Morrissey
One of the biggest shifts in media and marketing has been the rise of gigantic platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram and more. They’re having a profound effect on how both brands and publishers interact with their audiences. That’s why Digiday is pleased to welcome Garett Sloane as senior reporter to lead our platforms coverage.Read the full article

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