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Aug 07, 2014, 15:57 ET
Happy 70th Birthday Smokey! (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday and Reminds Americans ... "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"

Smokey Bear, the icon featured in the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history, turns 70 years old this Saturday, August 9, 2014....

Jul 29, 2014, 09:30 ET

Ad Council's 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner to Honor FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith, Stephen Colbert to Host

 The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that its 61st Annual Public Service...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:05 ET

USDA and HHS join Ad Council to Launch New Online Recipe Tool to Help Families Protect Themselves from Food Poisoning this Summer

 Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer—a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food...

Jul 07, 2014, 11:30 ET

Starcom MediaVest Group Global CEO, Laura Desmond, Named Chair of the Ad Council

 Laura Desmond, Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Advertising...

Jun 30, 2014, 10:32 ET

Ad Council and Clear Channel Communities to Promote Safe Summer Driving in Support of Existing Road Safety Campaigns

 The Ad Council and Clear Channel Communities, the community engagement brand of Clear Channel, are joining forces to launch Safe Summer...

Jun 13, 2014, 09:30 ET
Visit Today. (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

New Public Service Advertising from U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council to Encourage Families to Reconnect with Nature Launches in Advance of National Get Outdoors Day on June 14th

In an effort to motivate parents and tweens (ages 8-12) to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad...

Jun 12, 2014, 09:00 ET (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

American Heart Association and Ad Council Team Up to Get Blood Pressure Down

Americans with high blood pressure are about to get a strong dose of encouragement and a reminder of the grim consequences of the condition if left...

Jun 06, 2014, 14:55 ET
WWE Superstars Take Time to Be Dads in New PSAs (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Las Superestrellas de WWE® Alberto Del Río, Titus O'Neil y Roman Reigns hablan de la importancia de ser un padre en campaña nacional de servicio público

La mayoría de los padres en los Estados Unidos, siete de cada diez, informó recientemente que podrían usar consejos sobre cómo...

Jun 06, 2014, 10:09 ET
WWE Superstars Take Time to Be Dads in New PSAs (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

WWE® Superstars Alberto Del Rio, Titus O'Neil and Roman Reigns Take on the Importance of Being a Dad in National Public Service Campaign

 A majority of dads in the U.S., seven out of ten, recently reported that they could use tips on how to be a better parent, according to a...

May 22, 2014, 10:55 ET
New Wildfire Prevention PSAs (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Characters from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue Join Smokey Bear in New Wildfire Prevention PSAs

In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the...

May 21, 2014, 14:14 ET
Learn how to spot a stroke FAST (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Paul George se suma a la campaña F.A.S.T. para generar conciencia sobre el ataque cerebrovascular

DALLAS, 21 de mayo de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Paul George, swingman de los Indiana Pacers, se asocia con la Asociación...

May 21, 2014, 08:30 ET
Learn how to spot a stroke FAST (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Paul George Joins F.A.S.T. Campaign to Raise Stroke Awareness

Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to...

May 13, 2014, 08:30 ET
Happy 70th Birthday Smokey Bear! (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday, Awards Smokey Bear Hugs In New Wildfire Prevention PSAs

Smokey Bear, one of the most well-known icons in advertising history, is starring in a new round of public service advertisements (PSAs) to...

May 01, 2014, 17:50 ET (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

U.S. Department of Transportation, Mazda Motorsports, NOYS and the Ad Council Announce Winners of Third Annual Project Yellow Light Video Contest

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the Ad Council announced...

May 01, 2014, 14:13 ET

Ad Council Launches First Global Online Auction to Benefit 50 National Public Service Campaigns

 The Ad Council is launching its first auction on Charitybuzz, a global charity auction website, with support from prominent leaders across the...

Apr 23, 2014, 10:01 ET

Ad Council and TEACH use Innovative Microsoft Advertising to Recruit the next Generation of Teachers

 The Ad Council and TEACH have formed a unique outreach campaign with Microsoft's Advertising team in an effort to recruit the next generation...

Apr 22, 2014, 12:57 ET

Ad Council Elects 21 New Members to Board of Directors

The Ad Council, a non-profit organization and the largest producer of national public service advertising (PSA) in the U.S., announced today that...

Mar 18, 2014, 10:25 ET

USA TODAY Earns The Ad Council's Crystal Bell Award

 USA TODAY received the Ad Council's Crystal Bell Award yesterday afternoon at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA)'s mediaXchange...

Feb 25, 2014, 11:22 ET
Visit Today! (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council Join 20th Century Fox to Launch PSAs Featuring Scenes and Characters from Rio 2

 In an effort to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council are...

Feb 20, 2014, 11:42 ET
The only way to find out how amazing shelter pets really to meet one.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Shelter Pets Transcend TV Screens In New 'Meet' PSAs From The HSUS, Maddie's Fund And The Ad Council

 Today the Ad Council, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Maddie's Fund®, launches a new series of...