Today we learned that Executive Editor Matt Quinn, hired by AdAge in 2013 to “build out the coverage of marketing and media,” is no longer with the publication.
Quinn worked as a financial analyst before turning to journalism and in 2006 helped launch Crain’s Financial Week, where he reported on “commercial banking, investment banking and corporate cash management.” (He also wrote on financial concerns for other publications like Inc.)
Quinn joined AdAge after editing the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal in an editorial “reshuffling” that the magazine positioned as an attempt to cement its position as what one of our industry contacts called “the outlet that clients like to read” by mastering the language spoken by CFOs and CMOs.
In January 2014, Quinn took over newsroom operations at AdAge when the pub cut its frequency, increased its per-issue page total, updated its website, began featuring more b-to-b news, and promoted Abbey Klaassen to the newly-created position of associate publisher, editorial & audience.
We have no word on the reason for his departure, his future in the trade pub space, or the magazine’s plans to replace him; neither Quinn nor AdAge responded to our requests for comment.