Staff changes at Ad Age

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Judann Pollack, E.J. Schultz, Jeanine Poggi, Megan Graham
Judann Pollack, E.J. Schultz, Jeanine Poggi, Megan Graham

Ad Age is pleased to announce several promotions of long-term editorial talent, which went into effect earlier this month.

Under the new organization, Judann Pollack becomes executive editor. Pollack, who joined Ad Age in 1985, has held just about every position on and off the masthead at the company. In addition to day-to-day editorial oversight of our agency coverage, she runs Ad Age's popular Women to Watch event in both the U.S. and U.K., and has taken ownership of its buzzy Small Agency Awards program.

"Judy has a tremendous trove of industry and institutional knowledge, which makes all of our jobs just a little easier every day," says Ad Age editor Brian Braiker. "She also knows where a few bodies are buried."

Also receiving promotions are E.J. Schultz, who becomes assistant managing editor for marketing, and Jeanine Poggi, who is now Ad Age's senior editor for media and technology.

Schultz joined Ad Age in 2010 as a reporter covering consumer packaged-goods marketing after a stint at The Fresno Bee. He was promoted to Chicago bureau chief in 2015, with a focus on the evolving chief marketing officer beat (with a flair for covering alcohol, automotive and, occasionally, cannabis). As the new AME for marketing, Schultz will steer Ad Age's brand marketing beats with coverage that helps C-suite decision-makers do their jobs better.

Prior to joining Ad Age in 2012, Poggi covered the media and retail industries at TheStreet, Forbes and Women's Wear Daily. In her new role, Poggi will oversee Ad Age's media and technology coverage at a time when the lines are increasingly blurring between the two.

All three promotions signal a commitment at Ad Age to deepen our understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the modern marketer in an era of rapid change, smoke, mirrors, data and bewildering technology. But not at the expense of our agency coverage.

Megan Graham, formerly focused primarily on the media agency landscape, will lead all of our agency coverage.

"We are proud to maintain our long heritage of developing and elevating talent at Ad Age," says Josh Golden, Ad Age president and publisher. "This change enables us to lean in to our industry-leading marketing coverage to complement our historically unrivaled advertising expertise."

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