Press Releases

Children's Teeth Tops Parents' Halloween Concerns, According to New Survey

October 28, 2014
Kids' Healthy Mouths Campaign Celebrates National Brush Day® on November 1st

New Survey finds that 3 out of 4 Parents Admit Their Kids Forget to Brush their Teeth

October 13, 2014
Kids’ Healthy Mouths PSA Campaign Continues to Encourage Parents to Make Sure Their Kids Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day

U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the Ad Council Launch New Public Service Ads to Reach Struggling Homeowners

September 24, 2014
Ongoing effort urges homeowners with mortgage trouble to learn about free foreclosure prevention assistance through the Making Home Affordable Program

FEMA Unveils National Strategy to Strengthen Youth Preparedness

September 24, 2014
Ad Council, FEMA and Disney launch “Big Hero 6” PSAs to Encourage Emergency Preparedness for Kids

New “Grads of Life” Campaign Launched at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to Bridge the Gap between Employers and Qualified Candidates known as Opportunity Youth

September 23, 2014
PSAs and website offer resources, tools and information to help employers connect with unseen talent

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.

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