Ad Council releases new High Blood Pressure Control PSAs

The Ad Council have released new PSA’s to educate people more about High Blood Pressure Control. About 85 million Americans (1 in 3 adults over age 20) have high blood pressure, but only half of those individuals have their condition under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and even death. However, people with high blood pressure can create a treatment plan with their doctor that can help reduce their risk for heart attack, stroke, and other  related health issues.…

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The Ad Council Launches “CreateForChange”

The Ad Council, the nonprofit leader behind iconic and impactful public service campaigns including Smokey Bear and “Love Has No Labels,” joins the Taproot Foundation to announce CreateForChange, a program that connects advertising, media, technology and communications professionals to nonprofit causes. Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council, and David Sable, Ad Council Board Chairman and Global CEO of Young & Rubicam, announced the program yesterday at the Ad Council’s Board of Directors Meeting. “The Ad Council has been powering the collaborative pro bono efforts of the communications…

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New PSAs focus on the importance of adopting teenagers from foster care

New public service advertisements (PSAs) launched today by the Children’s Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in partnership with the Ad Council, AdoptUSKids and KBS, highlight the importance of adopting teens from foster care and emphasize that adoptive and potential adoptive parents do not have to be a perfect parent in order to adopt youth from foster care. Older children in foster care, particularly teenagers, have a hard time being adopted from foster care. Of the estimated 428,000 youth in…

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Former U.S. Presidents Launch “One America Appeal” to Help Hurricane Victims

All five living former American presidents have joined together to issue the “One America Appeal” to ask their fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. As the nation carefully watches the advance of Hurricane Irma, the presidents stand ready to expand their appeal to help those affected by that storm. The appeal will launch with the PSA “Our Friends in Texas,”. A second PSA that addresses both hurricanes will launch over the weekend. A website for online donations is now live…

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Ad Council launches “Teachers have better work stories” to Fight National Teacher Shortage

Today America faces a shortage of 60,000 teachers – a number that’s expected to grow to 110,000 by 2021. Only 9% of the top one-third of college graduates pursue a career in teaching. In an effort to raise awareness for the national teaching crisis, the Ad Council partnered with TEACH.org and volunteer ad agency DigitasLBi to create “Teachers Have Better Work Stories,” a campaign that demonstrates the benefits of teaching through storytelling. The campaign targets high-achieving high school and college students to positively change the perception of education as a…

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