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Ad Age Editor Jonah Bloom Leaving; Klaassen to Run Edit Operations

Dec 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Jonah Bloom is leaving his position as the editor of Advertising Age, the publication has announced.

Hi will become CEO and editor-in-chief of Breaking Media LLC.

Concurrently, Ad Age announced that Abbey Klaassen has been promoted to executive editor, in charge of all editorial operations for the brand. Klaassen, who’s been  has been at  Ad Age for five years, most recently has been the publication’s digital editor. 

In a statement Rance Crain, president of Ad Age (and TVWeek) parent Crain Communications said, "Jonah did a tremendous job for us as editor, and we will definitely miss him. 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."

Also in a statement, Allison Arden, Ad Age publisher, added, "Abbey’s talent and incredible grasp of the digital landscape are the exact skills Ad Age needs during this extraordinary time in marketing and media. We have been so fortunate to have Jonah on board, especially through this past year, to help guide Ad Age and our industry through a difficult time. We wish him much success in the future."

–Chuck Ross

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