Brian Braiker Appointed Editor at Ad Age

Ad Age, the leading publishing brand for the changing marketing, communications, and media industries, has announced the appointment of Brian Braiker as its new Editor. In this role, he assumes overall content leadership for the newsroom that produces Ad Age and and supports its Conference programs.

Braiker joins Ad Age directly from Digiday, where he successfully led its editorial team as Executive Editor for nearly four years. He also brings versatile experience as an editor and prolific writer and reporter at Newsweek, Adweek, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian US. Brian holds a BA from UC-San Diego and an MA from George Washington University.

In its press announcement, Crainǯs senior leadership cites the value of Braikerǯs Ǯinformed, approachable tone and digitally savvy point of view as the brandcontinues its evolution” as the voice of the dynamic industries it serves.

Publisher Josh Golden, who joined Crain last year from the marketing and digital agency industries, adds that Brian’s experience and editorial vision are exactly whatǯs needed for Ad Ageǯs next incarnation.” Together, they have already signaled their plan to experiment and shake things up a bit in producing engaging, must-read multi-platform content and impactful events for the marketing and advertising industries.

Cara Erickson of executive search consultancy NewCoordinates, LLC partnered with Crain Communications on this search, and on the recruitment of the new Ad Age Publisher last year.