Press Releases

Local Broadcast TV's "Project Roadblock" Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign is Helping to Save Lives

August 17, 2015
New Findings Suggest that Partnership between TVB, NHTSA and the Ad Council Has Contributed to a Reduction in Drunk Driving Fatalities during the Holiday Season

Ad Council, Futures Without Violence and YouTube Star Meghan Rienks Partner to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

July 14, 2015

To help prevent teen dating abuse throughout the country, Futures Without Violence and the Ad Council today launched a new mobile-first campaign as part of their “That’s Not Cool” public service effort.  The national campaign aims to empower teens to set their own boundaries in their relationships when communicating through digital and social media. YouTube Creator Meghan Rienks is joining the effort as part of the Ad Council’s Creators for Good program with new exclusive video content that will be distributed to her more than 1.7 million subscribers.

Ad Council Announces David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility, as New Board Chair

July 6, 2015

David Christopher, the Chief Marketing Officer of AT&T Mobility, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ad Council. He succeeds Laura Desmond,Global CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group. Christopher will be Board Chair through June 2016 when he will be succeeded by David Kenny, Chairman and CEO of The Weather Company.

The Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels Is Honored at 2015 Cannes Lions Festival

July 1, 2015
With More than 110 Million Views, the Campaign Created Pro Bono by R/GA Receives Eight Awards Across Key Categories

Ad Council and Futures Without Violence Launch New Campaign to Engage Men in the Effort to Prevent Violence Against Women

June 16, 2015
New PSAs, Featuring the Voice of Forest Whitaker, Support Findings that 89 Percent of Men Surveyed Think They Should Talk to Boys About the Issue, but Only 37 percent Have Had the Conversation

Winners of the Fourth Annual Project Yellow Light Video Contest Announced

May 6, 2015
U.S. Department of Transportation Partners with the Ad Council to Promote Peer-Produced Videos on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Ad Council Calls for User-Generated Content Following Viral Success of “Love Has No Labels” Video with More Than 100 Million Views

May 5, 2015
Social influencers and activists from Niche, Reelio, and join the movement by creating original content

Ad Council Joins USAID’s Center for International Disaster Information to Encourage Support for Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal

April 29, 2015
TV, Print and Digital Ads Communicate the Importance of Financial Donations to Disaster Relief Efforts

Ad Council Announces Creators for Good, A Partnership with Leading Digital Content Companies, Google and Top Creators to Benefit Social Causes

April 27, 2015
Creators including Grace Helbig, Joey Graceffa, Meghan Rienks, iJustine, and The Fine Bros to address social issues such as bullying and teen dating violence prevention

Ad Council Releases New “Love Has No Labels” Video Following Viral Success of PSA with More Than 90 Million Views

March 25, 2015
New social and video elements created by R/GA feature behind-the-scenes footage and stories of real friendships and relationships

Keep America Beautiful, Ad Council Join with Unilever to Encourage Recycling in the Bathroom through 2015 “I Want To Be Recycled” Campaign

March 5, 2015
Second Phase of National Campaign Targets Nearly Half of Americans (45 percent) Not Consistently Recycling Their Plastic Personal Care Products, through PSAs and Digital Outreach

Ad Council Launches “Love Has No Labels” PSAs to Address Bias and Celebrate Diversity

March 3, 2015
New PSAs Filmed at Live Event on Valentine’s Day

Goodwill® and the Ad Council Ask Communities to “Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.” Through New PSAs

February 13, 2015
PSAs demonstrate how donated goods are not an endpoint but a means for building stronger communities

With 3 out of 4 Parents Admitting Their Kids Forget to Brush their Teeth, Kids’ Healthy Mouths Campaign Continues to Encourage Kids to Brush for Two Minutes, Twice a Day

February 13, 2015
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Campaign Announces Video Contest Winners, Texting Challenge and Revamped Mobile App

An Unprecedented Collaboration of Leading Brands Joins the Ad Council and Leading Non-Profits to Launch “Love Has No Labels,” A Campaign to Celebrate Diversity and Promote Inclusion

February 12, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, P&G, Unilever, Allstate and State Farm partner on national effort created pro bono by R/GA

USDA and Ad Council Launch PSAs to Help Families Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness this Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014
“Food Safe Families” public service campaign dispels cooking myths and offers tips to help consumers safely prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals

Grey Honored with the Ad Council’s Annual Top Creative Award for Children’s Oral Health Campaign

November 20, 2014
Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Merkley also win awards at Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner, Dinner raises an unprecedented $3.5 million for public service advertising
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