AA PROMOTES 7 IN KEY POSTS

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CHICAGO-Advertising Age, in further restructuring and expansion of its growing group of publications and online services, announces several key appointments.

Effective immediately, Jan Jaben becomes executive editor/international of Advertising Age and all related publications and information services, including the monthly Advertising Age International.

In addition, Scott Donaton becomes executive editor/interactive and new media, supervising all interactive/new media editorial coverage and new business ventures for the Ad Age Group.

Ms. Jaben, 42, led a significant expansion of global coverage at Ad Age's Business Marketing, where she has served as editor. She will continue to oversee international coverage of Ad Age's Business Marketing, as well the Advertising Age Daily Fax, the daily World Wire, online services and other Ad Age products.

Mr. Donaton, 27, has held several important editorial positions at Ad Age since joining the publication in 1987. He covered the magazine industry with insight and distinction, and was involved in the earliest planning stages for what was to become the publication's Interactive Media & Marketing section. He became the editor of that section and all Ad Age new-media operations a year ago. Mr. Donaton this week was named by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of the top 30 business journalists under 30.

Chuck Paustian, 31, succeeds Ms. Jaben as editor of Ad Age's Business Marketing, where he previously served as managing editor. Mr. Paustian has been with Ad Age's parent Crain Communications Inc. for 10 years, earlier working as a copy editor at sister publication Pensions & Investments.

Charmain Kosek, formerly a copy editor at Ad Age, becomes managing editor of Business Marketing. Ms. Kosek, 41, started her career in radio, working more than 11 years at stations in the western suburbs of Chicago. She also worked for United Press International, serving as state editor of Illinois in her last position.

Ms. Kosek joined Ad Age as a copy editor in September 1993. In the mid-1980s, she was president of the Illinois News Broadcasters, the largest statewide broadcast news group in the country.

In other international moves, Laurel Wentz, 38, based in London, was promoted from European editor to deputy editor/international. She will continue to write Ad Age International's "Global Village" column. Ms. Wentz has been with Ad Age for 12 years, also serving as Latin American bureau chief in Sao Paulo.

Judann Pollack, 36, becomes managing editor/international. Ms. Pollack, formerly assistant international editor, has been with Ad Age for 10 years, including services as a reporter in New York.

Todd Pruzan, 24, formerly editorial assistant, becomes international reporter.

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