Ms. Pollack is based in Chicago, and reports to New York-based Executive Editor George Vernadakis. She succeeds Larry Edwards, who retired in January after more than 27 years as a reporter and editor for Ad Age.
Ms. Pollack, 41, joined Ad Age in 1985 and held various posts, including reporter, deputy New York bureau chief, Chicago bureau chief and managing editor of Advertising Age International. She was promoted to assistant managing editor of Ad Age in June 1999.
"Judy has been a key part of Ad Age's editorial team for more than a decade and is now an essential member of the editorial management group," said Advertising Age Editor Scott Donaton.
In addition, Ad Age has named Karen Egolf, 42, to the new post of features editor. In that role, she will coordinate and edit features and trend stories, as well as Special Reports.
Ms. Egolf was most recently editor of Business Marketing, a sibling publication to Ad Age. Before that, she served as editor of Telephony and managing editor of Electronic Media.