Advertising hall of fame inducts Rance Crain
Crain: President of Crain Communications
Rance Crain, president of Crain Communications Inc., has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame.
Crain, who is editor-in-chief of Advertising Age, Crain's Chicago Business, Crain's New York Business and TelevisionWeek.com, joins his father, G.D. Crain; his mother Gertrude Crain; and Sid Bernstein, former editor, editorial director and publisher of Advertising Age on the list of hall of fame inductees. The induction ceremonies will be held April 29 at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Rance Crain, 74, began his career as a reporter for Advertising Age in its Washington bureau and later moved to the publication's New York and Chicago offices. He was named senior editor of Advertising Age in 1965 and continues to write a biweekly column for the publication.
He was the first editor of Business Insurance in 1967. He was appointed editorial director of Crain Communications, which also publishes Automotive News, in 1971. He added the title of company president in 1973.
Rance Crain founded four of the company's titles: Pensions & Investments, Crain's Chicago Business, Crain's New York Business and Electronic Media (now published as TelevisionWeek.com).