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How the Creator Economy is Driving Social Impact

By Elena Havas Taylor
Last June, in partnership with Whalar, the Ad Council’s Creators for Good team–our premier in-house talent engagement arm–launched an Ambassador Pilot Program to foster deeper connection with multi-hyphenate content creators passionate about social impact.
May 9, 2024

Gun Violence Is Now a Public Health Crisis

By Michelle Hillman
At the Ad Council, we always say we can’t possibly pick a favorite campaign—just like we can’t pick a favorite child. But sometimes an issue just gets inside you. You see that statistic, you see that headline, and your reaction isn’t just intellectual. It’s not even just emotional. It’s visceral. You feel it twisting in your gut. And as a mother, you feel it in your heart.
March 19, 2024

The Impact of Trusted Messengers on Marketing Strategies

By Alex Teman
In a post-COVID world, the creator economy is a reinvigorated space. Traditionally, messaging around sensitive topics like mental health, public health and gun safety were shared out by health organizations, government agencies or other trusted institutions. Today, influencers play a vital role in sharing important messages and driving meaningful change—reshaping how marketers partner with trusted messengers to address key social issues. Now more than ever, nano to celebrity influencers play a pivotal role in shaping online conversations and creating impact.
March 13, 2024

The Magic of Leading with Purpose: A HOW Conversation about Leadership with Lisa Sherman and Dov Seidman

By Lisa Sherman
We are in a time where unprecedented forces are reshaping our world faster than we can adapt our institutions, leadership and even ourselves. In recent years, we have faced challenges on all sides—a global pandemic causing suffering, death and economic destabilization; a reimagined workplace; technological advances that challenge human dignity and autonomy; a war in Ukraine and Israel that has shaken international alliances; and the rise of autocratic leaders across the globe.
February 5, 2024

Stories from Detroit: How JPMorgan Chase Showcased a City’s Remarkable Comeback

By Steve O'Halloran
“Detroit’s story is one of the greatest comebacks of all time,” says Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. “Having served the city for more than 90 years, especially after it filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, we’re proud to share the successes and stories of Detroiters who helped make it happen.”
December 4, 2023

Centering Women Veterans in ‘Don’t Wait. Reach Out.’ Campaign

By Sarah Cummings
Veterans, whether they've recently left the military or served decades ago, have unique experiences and needs as they adjust to civilian life. They may struggle with challenges related to their service or face common stressors like physical or mental health challenges.
November 20, 2023

A Deep Dive on Our Substance Use and Overdose Crisis Work

By Monica Hunter
In the United States, drug overdose deaths reached nearly 108,000 in 2021, the highest number ever recorded in a 12-month period and a staggering 52% increase compared to two years prior. Over the past 21 years, drug overdoses have claimed more than 932,000 lives. In addition, in 2021, 46.3 million people aged 12 or older in our country had a substance use disorder (SUD). However, less than 10% of these individuals report receiving care or treatment for their substance use.
November 16, 2023

5 Principles to Guide Your 988 Outreach and Messaging Efforts to Key Populations

By Colleen Thompson-Kuhn
Warning to the reader: This blog discusses various experiences that you may find yourself identifying with while reading. Should you need emotional or mental health-related support, please contact 988 or a local trusted support.
November 15, 2023

A Conversation on Climate Anxiety and Its Impact on Youth Mental Health

By Anastasia Goodstein
In the wake of the pandemic, mental health has emerged as a crisis that can no longer be ignored. At the same time, millions of Americans who are struggling also hold attitudes and beliefs that can prevent them from reaching out for help. The Ad Council's multi-year Mental Health Initiative, in partnership with the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, addresses this growing concern through a series of ongoing mental health campaigns, for multiple audiences, to ultimately inspire people to be more open, accepting and proactive when it comes to mental health.
October 31, 2023

Advancing Healthy Aging Initiatives and Alzheimer's Awareness in Hispanic Communities

By Sophie Murray
In the Hispanic community, distinguishing between the natural process of aging and the early signs of Alzheimer's disease can be difficult to recognize. Healthy aging is a universal goal that transcends cultural boundaries and can take on various forms within different communities.
September 21, 2023