Adam Ostrow is a new media entrepreneur and commentator. As Mashable’s Chief Strategy Officer, Adam is responsible for defining and implementing strategy across the organization.
Prior to being promoted to CSO, Adam was Mashable’s Executive Editor, a role in which he was responsible for the company’s editorial and business development strategy. In that position, Adam led the development of the Mashable Publisher Platform, created Mashable’s video program and expanded the scope of the company’s syndication relationships.
Adam joined Mashable in 2007 as Editor in Chief, a role in which he directed day-to-day editorial coverage, authored more than 2,500 articles and grew the editorial staff from 3 to 25 employees. During his tenure as Editor in Chief, the site’s audience grew more than tenfold to more than 14 million unique visitors per month.
Adam has been frequently quoted by numerous major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today, among many others. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Bloomberg and NPR, and has contributed columns to CNN, Forbes and Newsweek.
Adam is also a highly sought after speaker and has made presentations at TED Global, Cannes Lions, CES, SXSW Interactive, Digitas NewFront and Guardian Changing Advertising Summit. He’s also spoken at private events for corporations including Coca Cola, Disney, Verizon, American Express, Nike, Gillette, McGraw Hill, Yahoo, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard and BMW.
His TED Talk “After Your Final Status Update” has been viewed more than 750,000 times as of July, 2012.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and was awarded Most Outstanding Senior in the school’s prestigious Hinman CEOs program.