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Jul 12, 2013, 11:52 ET
New Smokey Bear PSAs Give Bear Hugs.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Smokey Bear Gives Bear Hugs in New Wildfire Prevention PSAs

 The Ad Council, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), announced today the...

Jul 11, 2013, 12:45 ET
A recycled plastic bottle can become a bench! Give your garbage another life.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

"I Want To Be Recycled" Campaign to Target the Nearly Two-Thirds (62 Percent) of Americans Who Are Not Avid Recyclers, According to New Research Released Today

 The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and on the whole the United States produces over 250 million tons of trash a year....

Jul 02, 2013, 14:29 ET

USDA, HHS and Ad Council Launch New Public Service Advertisements to Help Families Protect Themselves from Food Poisoning in Time for July 4th

 81 million Americans are expected to barbeque this July 4th holiday, marking the start of summer - a time when incidents of foodborne...

Jun 25, 2013, 13:45 ET
Prepare your community before wildfire strikes.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Nearly 70,000 U.S. Communities at Risk as Wildfire Season Approaches

 As wildfires burn across the western United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Ad Council launch new public service ads (PSAs)...

Jun 21, 2013, 21:14 ET
New PSAs from U.S. Forest Service, Ad Council and Sony Pictures.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

The Smurfs(TM) Encourage Children to Get Outside and Discover the Forest

 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...

Jun 11, 2013, 08:00 ET

Autism Speaks y Ad Council continúan campaña galardonada con nuevos PSAs motivando a los padres afroamericanos e hispanos a "Aprender las señales"

 Expandiendo su galardonada campaña "Aprenda las señales", Autism Speaks, la organización líder mundial de ciencias y...

Jun 11, 2013, 08:00 ET

Autism Speaks and Ad Council Continue Award-Winning Campaign with New PSAs Encouraging African American and Hispanic Parents to "Learn the Signs"

 Extending its award-winning "Learn the Signs" campaign, Autism Speaks – the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization...

Jun 07, 2013, 16:35 ET
Visit DiscoverTheForest.org.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council Launch New Multimedia Public Service Advertising Effort to Encourage African American Families to Discover Nature

 While more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland, research shows that a majority of children in...

Jun 05, 2013, 16:36 ET
Invest in a Student's Future at uncf.org/invest.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

UNCF and Ad Council Launch Better Futures Campaign -- A New Strategy to Close the African American College Completion Gap

The UNCF in partnership with the Ad Council, announced today the launch of Better Futures, a national multimedia public service effort that will...

May 30, 2013, 12:30 ET
Wireless Emergency Alerts can save lives. Learn more at Ready.gov/Alerts.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

FEMA and Ad Council Help Americans Prepare for Severe Weather with Wireless Emergency Alerts

  Recent severe weather and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season reinforce the need for Americans to familiarize themselves with the...

May 30, 2013, 11:22 ET

FEMA and Ad Council Ayudan en la Preparación ante el Clima Severo con las Alertas Móviles de Emergencias

WASHINGTON, 30 de mayo de 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – El clima severo experimentado recientemente y el comienzo de la...

May 24, 2013, 17:45 ET

Ad Council Joins United Way of Central Oklahoma to Launch New PSAs to Encourage Support for Tornado Relief Efforts

 In response to the devastation wrought by the tornadoes on Monday, the Ad Council and the United Way of Central Oklahoma launched today a...

May 21, 2013, 17:10 ET
Ad Council and Autism Speaks Launch New PSAs.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Autism Speaks and Ad Council Continue Award-Winning Campaign with New PSAs Encouraging African American and Hispanic Parents to "Learn the Signs"

 Extending its award-winning "Learn the Signs" campaign, Autism Speaks – the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization...

May 20, 2013, 10:23 ET
Ad Council launches new PSA Central, multi-media PSA delivery platform.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Ad Council Launches Robust Digital Platform to Offer Downloadable Public Service Ads Across All Media Types

The Ad Council launched today a new version of their digital distribution platform, PSA Central, making it the first single source destination for...

May 03, 2013, 11:23 ET
Texting and Driving is not multitasking. Learn more at StopTextsStopWrecks.org.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

U.S. DOT, Mazda Motorsports, the Ad Council, and NOYS Announce Winners of 2013 Project Yellow Light Video Contest

As part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month™, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, the Ad Council and the...

Apr 16, 2013, 13:00 ET
Ad Council Releases New Childhood Obesity Prevention Video.  (PRNewsFoto/Ad Council)

Greatest Action Movie Ever To Premiere On Disney XD

 The Ad Council is joining forces with BAM! Body and Mind and KIDZ BOP to premiere The Greatest Action Movie Ever (G.A.M.E), a kid-targeted...

Apr 03, 2013, 11:28 ET
Laila Ali Appointed Spokesperson for Kids' Healthy Mouths Campaign by The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Laila Ali Appointed Spokesperson for Kids' Healthy Mouths Campaign by The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council

Laila Ali, athlete, health advocate and mom, has been announced as the new campaign spokesperson for the Kids' Healthy Mouths public service...

Feb 12, 2013, 09:49 ET
TODAY's Matt Lauer Stars in New Fatherhood Involvement PSA for the Ad Council.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

NBC's TODAY Joins Ad Council for "TODAY Takes Action," a Weeklong Series Debut of Public Service Ads Featuring TODAY's Anchors

Beginning today and airing throughout the week, NBC's TODAY will debut a series of television public service ads, (PSAs) featuring TODAY's...

Jan 23, 2013, 13:43 ET
Visit strokeassociation.org to learn how to spot a stroke FAST.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Every 40 Seconds a Stroke Occurs in the United States

Every 40 seconds a stroke occurs in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. To raise awareness...

Dec 12, 2012, 06:27 ET