Ad pages at the magazine from its January through October issues this year declined 8.7%, according to the Media Industry Newsletter. Traditional Home was off 1.4% in 2006, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.
"We are excited to bring someone with Debbie's leadership and proven advertising performance record in the upscale shelter and luxury lifestyle categories to Traditional Home," said Michael Brownstein, senior VP-publishing director at Meredith Publishing Group, in a statement. "She has excellent experience and relationships that will be of great benefit to Traditional Home."
Before New York Home and Absolute, Ms. Brandt was publisher at magazines including Golf for Women and Western Interiors and Design. She also held advertising posts at titles such as Redbook, Country Living, Cosmopolitan -- and Traditional Home itself.
"I am very excited to be back at Traditional Home," Ms. Brandt said in the company statement. "I look forward to continuing to build the Traditional Home brand and helping our marketing partners maximize their opportunities to tap into the power of our strong and loyal readership."