Alex Mangiola

Vice President

Alex brings 20 years’ experience in journalism, publishing, marketing and public policy communications to his role as Vice President at Pilot. His career spans a number of sectors, including government, financial services, tourism, tech, education and social services, and includes a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Alex began his career in journalism, as a reporter, magazine editor and, later, publisher, before moving into senior management roles in marketing and public relations. Before joining Pilot, he was Senior Manager of Public Relations for United Way of Toronto.

A native of Chile, Alex moved to Canada with his family when he was a young teenager. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Guelph, Alex went on to graduate from the University of Windsor with a degree in English and Communication Studies, and a Journalism Diploma from St. Clair College.

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Recent posts from Alex:

Conversation: Easier said than done

| By Alex Mangiola

Is conversation really dead? Sometimes it sure feels like it. By the time I made the switch from journalism to PR in the late 90s, email had become the de facto tool for virtually every …

Media

Robot Journalist: The Monkey in the Machine

| By Alex Mangiola

According to the Infinite Monkey Theorem, a monkey hitting keys at random on a keyboard for an infinite amount of time will eventually produce any amount of narrative text imaginable, from all the content in …

News

In the Digital Age, the Medium Is the Muse

| By Alex Mangiola

When USA Today launched in the early 80s, much was made of its TV-shaped newspaper boxes. The paper promised to synthesize news in much the same way TV does – with short stories, easy-to-consume content, …

News

Occupy This Message

| By Alex Mangiola

It was more than a year ago today that countless worldwide Occupy encampments began to dismantle, but the “leaderless people-powered movement” had lost its mojo long before the tents came down. Even before it went …

News

PICTURE THIS: THE EVER-EXPANDING VISUAL WEB

| By Alex Mangiola

Arthur C. Clarke, the British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, once famously declared that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Fast forward a few years and think about the sheer power and …

News

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