Ad Age editor Braiker departs publication
Brian Braiker, the editor of Advertising Age, is leaving the Crain publication after three years.
Braiker writes, “I’m not going to bury the lede: This will be my last issue as editor of Ad Age. After three wonderful, challenging, intense and exhilarating years, I’m sad to say I’m parting ways with this iconic institution. Working with this newsroom in both good times and scary has been an honor. The journalists—reporters, editors, designers, producers—on this staff are best-in-class.
“In my time here, we completely relaunched the brand, brought the tone and scope of our coverage into the 21st century, introduced three new podcasts (“Ad Lib,” “Marketer’s Brief” and “Ad Block”) and new video series (“Remotely,” and our video editor’s letter on LinkedIn Live). Our events went narrower and deeper, especially our “Ad Age House,” “Inside Pages” and “Next” series. We’ve won awards: five prestigious Neal awards for b-to-b journalism in three years, to be precise, including “Best Website,” which we picked up just last Friday, a bittersweet victory on my last day. I can’t wait to see where the team takes Ad Age next.”
Braiker had previously been executive editor of Digiday.
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