Marty Swant is a reporter at Forbes covering the marketing, advertising and technology industries. Previously, he was a staff writer at Adweek where he reported on brands and the intersection of technology and marketing including artificial intelligence and virtual reality along with issues of data privacy and regulation. Marty has also spent time covering business and politics for newspapers and wire services in the Midwest and the southeast, most recently as a correspondent for The Associated Press covering Alabama’s government and other regional news.