Allison Arden was named Vice President/Publisher of Advertising Age in 2007 & added the title of Managing Director of Internet Week, upon Crainâs 2012 acquisition of the festival the celebrates evolution and innovation in business and the thriving tech community in New York City. Since joining Crain in 1996, Ms. Ardenâs primary focus has been on aggressively expanding Advertising Ageâs portfolio of products into conferences, custom content, research and digital with an eye toward innovation and creativity. Products launched under Allisonâs leadership include Ad Ageâs Global Cover Competition, Small Agency Conference & Awards, and the Ad Age Goodworks Effie in partnership with the Effie Awards.
Allison is the author of “The Book of Doing,” a book created to help democratize creativity and empower personal exploration. Ms. Arden is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the proud mother of Max, 12 and Maya, 9. Allison is a two-time finisher in the ING New York City Marathon. She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Advertising Federation (AAF), and VCU BrandCenter. Allison was inducted into the AAFâs Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2009.
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