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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
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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...

Feb 04, 2014, 12:44 ET

Enroll America y el Ad Council lanzan campaña para alentar a las personas sin seguro médico a inscribirse para tener cobertura de salud bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

Hoy Enroll America se asoció con el Ad Council para lanzar "Take Care, People" (Cuídense, gente), una campaña nacional de anuncios...

Feb 04, 2014, 09:54 ET
Enroll America and Ad Council launch new PSAs.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

Enroll America and the Ad Council Launch Campaign to Encourage the Uninsured to Sign Up for Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Today Enroll America partnered with the Ad Council to launch "Take Care, People," a national multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign...

Jan 23, 2014, 06:30 ET

Nuevos PSAs crean mayor conciencia acerca de los 31,000 adolescentes que esperan ser adoptados por medio del Sistema de Crianza Temporal de Estados Unidos

 Hoy, cerca de 102,000 niños (menores de 18 años de edad), provenientes del sistema de crianza temporal en Estados Unidos están...

Jan 23, 2014, 06:30 ET
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New PSAs Raise Awareness of the 31,000 Older Youth Awaiting Adoption in the U.S. Foster Care System

 Today, nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) are available for adoption from the foster care system in the United States;...

Jan 23, 2014, 06:30 ET

New PSAs Raise Awareness of the 31,000 Older Youth Awaiting Adoption in the U.S. Foster Care System

New PSAs Raise Awareness of the 31,000 Older Youth Awaiting Adoption in the U.S. Foster Care System /* Style Definitions...

Jan 15, 2014, 10:32 ET

New Gaming App Inspires Kids to Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day!

The Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives announced today the release of the new mobile gaming app, Toothsavers,...

Dec 03, 2013, 12:00 ET

Vampire Diaries' Torrey DeVitto and her Adopted Shelter Dog Featured in New "Meet My Shelter Pet" Online Video

 A new "Meet My Shelter Pet" video featuring actress Torrey DeVitto and her shelter dog, Beau, will mark Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. The video,...

Nov 22, 2013, 12:22 ET

Ad Council Joins USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and CIDI to Encourage Support for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts in the Philippines

 In response to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ad Council joined the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for...

Nov 21, 2013, 15:38 ET
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TEACH and Ad Council Launch Integrated Public Education Campaign to Recruit the Next Great Generation of Teachers

Half of our nation's teachers will be eligible to retire over the next decade, creating an urgent need to recruit talented individuals into the...

Nov 20, 2013, 09:05 ET

Seth Meyers Hosts Ad Council's 60th Annual Public Service Award Dinner in Honor of Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL

 The Ad Council will honor Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, with its 60th Annual Public Service Award at the organization's Annual...

Nov 12, 2013, 16:08 ET
Buzzed. Busted. Broke. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ad Council)

TVB Marks the 10th Holiday Season of Local Broadcast Television Putting the Brakes on Drunk Driving

 Today the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) (, the not-for-profit trade association of America's commercial broadcast...

Nov 12, 2013, 10:00 ET

TVB celebra la décima temporada de fiestas navideñas y de fin de año de la televisión local poniéndoles freno a los conductores ebrios

Hoy el Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB, por sus siglas en inglés) (, la asociación empresarial sin fines de lucro...