OLD Media Moves

Ad Age executive editor leaving

December 10, 2009

Advertising Age named Abbey Klaassen as its new executive editor on Thursday, replacing Jonah Bloom, who is leaving Ad Age to become CEO and editor-in-chief of B2B blog network Breaking Media.

An Ad Age story states, “Ms. Klaassen, currently digital editor for Ad Age, joined the publication five years ago, and has developed a number of successful new products for Ad Age, including the annual Digital Issue and companion Ad Age Digital Conference, the Digital Next blog and her twice-weekly newsletter. Her experience at Ad Age before that includes coverage of TV, radio and out-of-home advertising.

“Before joining Ad Age, she was assistant editor in Minneapolis at Mpls-St. Paul Magazine, and wrote for the Twin Cities Business Monthly.

“‘Jonah did a tremendous job for us as editor, and we will definitely miss him,’ said Rance Crain, Ad Age editor-in-chief. ‘But Abbey is a great editor in her own right. We are very happy to see her move into this new role as leader of the Ad Age editorial team.'”

Read more here. Also leaving Ad Age is senior editor Matthew Creamer. He is also going to Breaking Media.

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