Ad Lib: Skift Founder Rafat Ali on the State of Travel -- and the Media -- in 2018

Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play and iHeartRadio too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend!Rafat Ali is co-founder and CEO of the travel site Skift, which covers the business side of the travel industry. In publishing circles, he's also known as an astute and pointed observer of digital media. On this week's Ad Lib podcast, he dons both hats as he takes us on a mini tour of his time at internet 1.0 startups like Inside.com and, his own first company, PaidContent. He explains why he's a believer in the scaled-down pivot to qualityand the power of the email newsletter.We also touch on his time growing up in India, where he first learned about media and advertising by reading Ad Age, or so he says. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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