Ad Age Publisher Moves to New Role

She will help find her successor.

Ad Age publisher Allison Arden is stepping down from her role as publisher. According to Ad Age, Arden is moving on “to focus her energy on a new venture dedicated to corporate excellence.”

Arden has been with Ad Age for 18 years. She was named publisher in 2007. Arden will continue her role until parent Crain Communications finds her successor.

“Allison has been a great leader for Ad Age, and strong voice for the industry,” said Crain president and editorial director Rance Crain. “We’re thankful for the intelligence and creativity she’s brought to Ad Age. It’s an exciting time for everyone as Allison is freed up from the day to day role as publisher, to focus on new initiatives to grow the Ad Age brand and explore her personal passion.”