James Cooper

James Cooper

James Cooper is editorial director of Adweek, where he leads all news operations across the magazine and its digital channels. He has a master's in journalism from Boston University and has been covering the media and marketing industries for more than two decades.

PR Execs Are the New Stewards of Strategy

Specs Who Andy Polansky Age 51 New gig CEO, Weber Shandwick Old gig President, Weber Shandwick (since 2004)

Editor’s Letter: Get in the Picture

We go through this funny dance as part of our Agency of the Year selections every year, resulting in reports here on the global (Wieden + Kennedy), U.S. (Droga5) and digital (AKQA) winners for 2012.

Hot Type: Editor’s Letter

I recently had the unenviable task of purging the house that I grew up in in suburban New Jersey—certainly a messy physical and emotional task in which tough calls had to be made about jettisoning items that had surrounded me my entire life.

Editor’s Letter: The Long Recovery

As a New Yorker, I’m finding it very hard to feel mentally recovered from Superstorm Sandy’s effects, with parts of the city still without power and many of our neighbors and fellow citizens continuing to be so firmly in the grip of real distress.

Editor’s Letter: Breaking Through

These are indeed uncertain times, and for the media economy, nothing causes more angst, paranoia and agita than not having a handle on the near term.

The 2012 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence

Previously called the 4A’s Awards for Account Planning, the awards were renamed in 2004 in honor of advertising legend Jay Chiat, who is credited with introducing the discipline of planning to the United States. In 2007, the awards began to accept international entries in an international category. In 2010, all categories were opened to international entries.

First Mover: Chris Weil

Specs Age 47 Day job Chairman, CEO, Momentum Worldwide New assignment Chairman, 4A’s(two-year term started in June)

Editor’s Letter: Finding Our Voice

For the last 11 months I’ve been on tour—a listening tour, that is.

Droga5 Ups Bauer to Chief Strategy Officer

In an effort to swim insight further upstream in client talks and compete for new business on a larger global canvas, Droga5 has promoted Jonny Bauer, its head of strategy, to the newly created role of chief strategy officer.

First Mover: Steve Williams

Specs Age 47 New gig President, PHD, New York Old gig CEO, OMD Group, U.K. How’s the new job so far?