Press Releases

New Ad Council Campaign Gives Hispanic Parents Resources & Support to Help Their Children Prepare, Plan, and Pay for College

September 18, 2014
Actors Adam Rodriguez and Edward James Olmos Join Univision Anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas in New Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Ad Council PSAs

Ad Council to Implement Mobile Marketing Programs In-House For the First Time

September 17, 2014
Mobile Commons’ platform to provide text messaging to encourage parents to help improve children’s oral health and promote financial literacy among young adults


September 5, 2014
Events in all Five Boroughs Encourage New Yorkers to ‘Be Disaster Aware, Make a Plan to Prepare’

Recent Report Highlights Need for Greater Focus on Preparedness Planning for Households

August 28, 2014
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ad Council release new PSAs as part of the national Ready campaign to encourage families to create a plan

Ad Council and United Way Continue Campaign to Inspire Americans to LIVE UNITED and Make a Difference; Collaborate with the NFL on Youth Health and Wellness

August 19, 2014
New extension utilizes online interactive map that shows the impact of local United Ways on education, income and health in their communities

The Ad Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Launch PSAs to Encourage Young Adults to “Skip the Drama” and Pursue their GED® Diploma

August 14, 2014
PSAs feature Kristian Alfonso from Days of Our Lives, John York from General Hospital and Country Music Star Dustin Lynch


August 7, 2014
U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council honor iconic PSA figure with Washington, D.C. birthday celebration, Instagram campaign and a re-launched zip code

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

July 29, 2014

The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that its 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith and Stephen Colbert will host. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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

July 7, 2014

Laura Desmond, Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Advertising Council. She succeeds Debra L. Lee, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks. David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company, has been announced as Vice Chair of Media, joining Vice Chair of Advertisers, David Christopher ,CMO of AT&T Mobility.

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

June 13, 2014

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 Council launched today a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as an extension of their Discover the Forest campaign.

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

June 12, 2014

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 uncontrolled. 

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

June 6, 2014

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 national survey conducted by the Ad Council. In advance of Father’s Day, WWE Superstars are inspiring dads throughout the country to get more involved in their children’s lives. 

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

May 22, 2014

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 National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios' upcoming animated film "Planes: Fire & Rescue."

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

May 13, 2014

Smokey Bear, one of the most well-known icons in advertising history, is starring in a new round of public service advertisements (PSAs) to celebrate his 70th birthday and further his famous message, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.”

Ad Council’s Boston Leadership Committee and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries Encourage Bostonians to Be Job Creators

May 2, 2014

In an effort to inspire Bostonians to get involved in their communities and encourage job growth, the Ad Council’s Boston Leadership Committee and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries are urging all TV and radio stations in the greater Boston area to support their localized job training and employment public service advertisements (PSAs).

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

May 1, 2014

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the Ad Council announced the high school and college winners of their third annual Project Yellow Light college scholarship contest as part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month™.

Viamedia Announces $2 Million in Donated Advertising Time for Ad Council Campaigns that Address Social Causes

April 30, 2014

Viamedia, the television industry’s leading independent provider of outsourced local television advertising services on behalf of cable companies,today announced  that it will donate $2 million in advertising time on behalf of the company’s 50+ MVPD partners covering 70 DMA’s to support Ad Council campaigns developed in partnership with Feeding America, Goodwill and United Way.

Peggy Conlon, President and CEO, To Retire from The Advertising Council

April 29, 2014

Debra Lee, Chair of the Board of The Advertising Council, announced today that Peggy Conlon is retiring as President and CEO. The officers of the Board, with Ms. Conlon’s support, have initiated a process to identify a successor and ensure a smooth transition by early 2015. 

For all press inquiries, please contact

Help us improve this site!
Take our quick survey.

Ad Council Family of Sites