Vice President, Publisher
As Vice President/Publisher of Advertising Age, Allison and her team have expanded and upgraded the way Advertising Age serves the community with a brand new website and membership offering, the expansion of Creativity into a industry sourced database of the world' s best brand creativity, and the expansion of Ad Age's event portfolio to include Ad Age's Small Agency Awards & Conference, the Brand Summit and Ad Age's Data Conference. Under Allison's leadership, Ad Age launched Ad Age on Campus to serve the next generation of marketing executives and worked with the Effies to create the GoodWorks Effie which recognizes brands using their platforms to affect positive change in the world.
Most recently leading the acquisition of Internet Week into the Crain portfolio, Arden has expanded the remit for Internet Week to explore tech's impact on each sector of business and examine the ways business leaders and technologists can partner together to transform companies, create jobs and change the world.
Allison also appreciates the need to disengage from technology every once in a while as underscored in her first book, The Book of Doing: Everyday Activities to Unlock Creativity and Joy.
Prior to joining Crain Communications in 1996, Ms. Arden launched 3DDesign Magazine and its website as National Sales Manager. Ms. Arden is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the proud mother of Max and Maya. 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), John A. Reisenbach Foundation and VCU BrandCenter. She was inducted into the AAF’s Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2009 and received the Catalyst Award at Advertising Women of New York’s centennial celebration Women Making Business Better in 2012. You can follow Allison on Twitter @allisonarden.