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Nielsen names Farrar president of Nielsen Business Media

Nielsen Co. has named Greg Farrar president of Nielsen Business Media. Farrar, who was most recently COO, has been in charge of Nielsen Business Media since former CEO Bob Krakoff died suddenly in March. Nielsen Business Media's brands include Adweek, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, among other trade publications. The portfolio also includes the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Outdoor Retailer trade show.

Arden chosen as publisher of `Advertising Age' and `Creativity'

Late last month, Allison Arden, associate publisher of Advertising Age and Creativity, was named publisher of the two publications, parent company Crain Communications Inc. announced. She succeeds Scott Donaton, who was recently named publisher of Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly. Arden joined Advertising Age in 1996 as a sales rep, and was soon promoted to ad director and director of business development and custom programs. She was named associate publisher in February. No replacement was named for the associate publisher position.

Shank named VP-group president of RBI Publishing Group

Reed Business Information has appointed Ron Shank VP-group publisher of its Publishing Group, which includes Críticas, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. A 25-year publishing veteran, Shank spent the last 19 years at Library Journal and School Library Journal, serving most recently as publisher of the two magazines.

Mozarsky chosen as acting CFO of CMP

Scott Mozarsky has been appointed acting CFO of CMP. Adam Marder resigned as CFO and left the company on Dec. 7. Mozarsky has for the last three years been head of mergers and acquisitions and corporate development for the U.S. businesses of CMP parent company United Business Media. During that period, Mozarsky and his team completed 25 transactions for CMP, including the acquisitions of Black Hat, MediaLive and Shorecliff Communications.

`Financial Times' appoints Edgar first head of video

The Financial Times has appointed Richard Edgar to the newly created position of head of video for FT.com. Edgar joins FT.com from Reuters Video, where he was editor in charge for Europe, Middle East and Africa. His appointment coincides with the introduction of new video content including: "View From the Markets," a weekly interview produced in Asia.

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