AD AGE GROUP ELEVATES KLEIN, MANEE AND ARDEN

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The Ad Age Group unveiled a reorganization that includes the promotion of three top executives.

David Klein was named publishing and editorial director, a new post. He most recently was associate publisher/group editor. In his new role, Mr. Klein will have overall responsibility for the print, Internet and database publishing businesses of the group.

Jill Manee was named publisher of Advertising Age, Advertising Age International, Business Marketing and Creativity. She was most recently associate publisher/advertising director.

Allison Price Arden was promoted to advertising director, from eastern sales manager.

As publisher, Ms. Manee succeeds Edward R. Erhardt, recently named president-advertising sales and customer marketing for ESPN and ABC Sports.

"We are incredibly fortunate to have such great bench strength in the Ad Age Group that we can fill all of these positions from within," said Gloria Scoby, senior VP-group publisher. "David Klein, Jill Manee, [Editor] Scott Donaton, Allison Arden and the rest of the executive team will have the responsibility for driving the Ad Age Group's future."

Mr. Klein, 44, was named associate publisher/group editor in 1997. Before that, he served as editor of Advertising Age. He first joined Crain Communications, parent of Ad Age, in 1984 and served as editor of Electronic Media.

Ms. Manee, 47, joined the Ad Age Group in 1996 as advertising director and was promoted to associate publisher/advertising director in 1997.

Ms. Price Arden, 29, joined the company in 1996 and held posts including national sales manager of Creativity and eastern sales manager for the Ad Age

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