Omar Akhtar

Managing Editor, Altimeter Group

Omar Akhtar is the managing editor of Altimeter Group. He oversees the editorial process behind all of Altimeter’s publications, including its research reports, daily blog and multimedia content. Omar’s research focus is paid, earned and owned content strategy, and marketing technology.

Previously, Omar was the editor-in-chief of the marketing technology news site The Hub where he covered the latest trends, tools and strategies in the world of digital marketing, big data, social media, and mobile. He has frequently served as a moderator in conferences and panel discussions on the above topics.

Before The Hub, Omar worked as a tech and finance reporter at Fortune Magazine, where he contributed to the publication’s most popular lists, included the Fortune 500, The Best Places to Work, and the 40 under 40.

Omar has a masters degree from Columbia University’s Journalism School, with a specialization in digital media. In a previous life he fronted a rock band, and hosted a top-rated radio show in his native Pakistan.

Past Appearances

Marketing Matters: January 6, 2016

Host Catharine Hays is joined by Chris Yeh (VP of Marketing, PBworks), Thorin McGee (Editor-in-Chief and Content Director of Target Marketing, NAPCO Media), Omar Akhtar (Managing Editor, Altimeter Group), and Brian Wong (Co-Founder and CEO, Kiip) on the Wednesday, January 6, 2016 edition of Marketing Matters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016


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Marketing Matters: May 25, 2016 Episode Featured ImageMarketing Matters: May 25, 2016

Host Catharine Hays is joined by Rusty Shelton (President, Advantage Marketing), Rick Ducey (Managing Director, BIA|Kelsey), Gareth Kay (Founder, Chapter), and Omar Akhtar (Managing Editor, Altimeter Group) on the Wednesday, May 25, 2016 edition of Marketing Matters.

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