A Shuffle at the Top of Ad Age

Editor Jonah Bloom departs for blog network; Abbey Klaasen slides in

Last Updated: December 11, 2009 @ 5:48 AM


More news from the suddenly fast-moving world of media trades: Advertising Age announced today that its editor Jonah Bloom [pictured, in Montana] is leaving to become CEO and editor-in-chief of Breaking Media, a fledgling b-to-b blog network that includes Dealbreaker and Fashionista.

Abbey Klaussen, the publication’s digital editor, has been promoted to executive editor, taking Bloom’s spot.

Bloom is taking senior editor Matthew Creamer with him – with Creamer becoming Breaking Media’s executive editor.

Here are the statements from Crain Communications, which owns Ad Age.

President Rance Crain: "Jonah did a tremendous job for us as editor, and we will definitely miss him. But Abbey is a great editor in her own right. We are very happy to see her move into this new role as leader of the Ad Age editorial team."

Allison Arden, Ad Age publisher, added, "Abbey’s talent and incredible grasp of the digital landscape are the exact skills Ad Age needs during this extraordinary time in marketing and media. We have been so fortunate to have Jonah on board, especially through this past year, to help guide Ad Age and our industry through a difficult time. We wish him much success in the future."