Marty Swant

Marty Swant

Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.
Marty Swant is a former staff writer for Adweek, where he focused on the intersection of technology, creativity and marketing. Along with reporting on digital marketing, tech startups and giants, and data privacy issues, he also writes about experiential marketing and emerging technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and blockchain applications. Prior to joining Adweek, Marty was a political reporter in Alabama for the Associated Press and spent years as a business and politics reporter for various newspapers in the south and midwest. He's also a proud alum of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Find him on Twitter at @martyswant or via email at

NYC Could Ban Wireless Providers From Sharing Location Data In the City

The legislation was introduced to the council today.

FaceApp’s a Viral Star—But Its Privacy Policy Has People Worried

Officials have raised questions about the app, while others say the issue is overblown.

Top Sports Marketers Think Beyond ‘Butts in Seats’ to Grow Their Franchises

The NBA, Call of Duty and Nascar are courting new fans and players in unconventional ways.

Adobe’s Survey Shows How People Are Using Emojis to Communicate With Brands and Each Other

Today is World Emoji Day.

The Group That Approves Emojis Debuts New User-Friendly Website

Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that approves all emojis, got a major website redesign with the help of Adobe.

Busch Is Hiding a Pop-Up Bar ‘Miles Away From Civilization’

The scavenger hunt to win free beer for life benefits the National Forest Foundation.

Mobile In-App Video Ads Platform Vungle Is Selling to Blackstone

One source put the deal at $750 million.

IBM Watson’s Newly Sold Marketing Tech Division Rebrands as Acoustic

Its major selling point is focus.

Baskin-Robbins and Netflix Made a Spy Game for Stranger Things That Uses Only 1985 Tech

Alternate reality Operation Scoop Snoop, created for Season 3, combines show themes and '80s news.

Xbox CMO Mike Nichols Will Retire This Fall After Recruiting His Successor

After more than 20 years with Microsoft, Mike Nichols is moving on.