Advertising Age Names New Editor

NEW YORK — Ad Age announced that Brian Braiker has been named the new editor of the publication and website covering the ad industry. Most recently the executive editor for Digiday, Braiker will bring his digitally savvy point of view to Ad Age as the brand continues its evolution as the voice of the media, communications and marketing industries.

“As someone who has been both working in and observing the digital space for more than 15 years, I couldn’t be more honored to join such a storied brand at this exciting juncture,” said Braiker. “I look forward to working with the team to experiment, broaden our scope, sharpen our chops and shake things up a little.”

“Brian’s experience and editorial vision is exactly what’s needed for Ad Age’s next incarnation,” said Josh Golden, publisher, Ad Age. “His expertise in finding and cultivating engaging stories in all media and through new platforms will be instrumental as we explore potential areas to develop and grow the brand.”

“The marketing and media industry is in the midst of historic transformation and Brian is the perfect person to lead Ad Age editorial as our readers navigate this new landscape,” said David Klein, senior vice president and group publisher, Crain Communications.

Braiker was most recently executive editor at Digiday where he helped refine the voice and guide the site through four years of steady growth and international expansion. Prior to Digiday, Braiker was an editor at several notable news outlets including Parenting magazine and Adweek where he oversaw the front-of-the-book during the relaunch of the magazine and website. Additionally, he previously served as the news editor at the Guardian US, general assignment writer and homepage editor at ABC News and general editor Newsweek magazine. Braiker has also written for Rolling Stone, Time, USA Today, Nightline, People magazine, Time Out New York, Slate.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Variety and Salon.com, among others.

Braiker received his master’s in international affairs with a focus in international human rights law from George Washington Universityafter graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, San Diego.

He currently resides in Brooklyn with his two daughters and their hound and is widely known for having great hair.