Allison Arden

Vice President/Publisher, Advertising Age and Creativity

Allison Arden is Vice President/Publisher of Advertising Age and Creativity, overseeing the business and editorial strategies and operations for those media brands. Advertising Age is the world’s leading brand of news, information and insights on advertising, marketing and media. Creativity is the definitive showcase of brand-driven creative work.  

Since becoming Publisher in 2007, Allison and her team have expanded the way Advertising Age serves the community with products and programs including Ad Age on Campus, Goodworks, CaT: Creativity & Technology, and the Small Agency Awards.  Throughout Allison’s tenure at Advertising Age, she has held the roles of Associate Publisher and General Manager, Interactive for Advertising Age and Creativity.  In those roles, she helped drive the evolution of Advertising Age and Creativity’s digital product line, including, (formerly,the expanding video line-up such as 3 Minute Ad Age, Creativity Top 5, as well as other vertical initiatives including Ad Age China, MediaWorks, TalentWorks and Ad Age Digital. 

Prior to joining Crain Communications in 1996, Ms. Arden worked for Miller Freeman Inc where she worked on Cadence Magazine and launched 3D Design Magazine and its website as National Sales Manager in 1995.

Ms. Arden is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the proud mother of Max, 8 and Maya, 5.  Allison is a two-time finisher in the ING New York City Marathon.  Ms. Arden also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Advertising Federation (AAF),on the Board of Directors of Advertising Women of New York, on the Board of VCU BrandCenter, and was featured in the May 2009 issue of Publishing Executive Magazine as one of 50 Top Women in Magazine Publishing.

Last Updated: 2009