Ad Council Honors JCDecaux with the 2019 Catalyst Award

JCDecaux was recognized with the Ad Council’s Catalyst Award today at the 2019 OAAA/GEOPATH National Convention + Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Each year, this award is presented to one out of home (OOH) advertising company for its extraordinary contribution to the Ad Council’s public service communications programs. The Ad Council, a national non-profit organization, uses the power of communications to tackle the nation’s toughest issues and is the creator of national campaigns including Smokey Bear and “Love Has No Labels.” Through partnerships with non-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and…

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“End Family Fire” Campaign Launches Scholarship Competition to Promote Safe Gun Storage

In the United States, 4.6 million children live in homes with access to unlocked or unsupervised guns. To help prevent incidents of “family fire,” a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home which results in death or injury, the Ad Council and Brady (formerly known as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence) are hosting the End Family Fire Scholarship Competition. The nationwide competition invites high school and college students to create a video promoting safe gun storage, which can help prevent tragedies caused by…

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NHTSA and the Ad Council launch new campaign to combat marijuana-impaired driving: “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different”

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council today launched a new national campaign to encourage individuals to recognize that when they’re high on marijuana they shouldn’t drive. Created pro bono by award-winning agency Reprise Digital, the multimedia communications campaign features the tagline, “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.” According to NHTSA’s most recent national roadside survey, between 2007-2013 there was a 48% increase in weekend nighttime drivers who tested positive for a form of cannabis.* Although several states have legalized marijuana use, driving…

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Ad Council Announces New Members of Board of Directors

The Ad Council, America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, elected new members to its Board of Directors at its Spring meeting yesterday. The Board is chaired by Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. New members of the Ad Council Board of Directors include: Sabah Ashraf, CEO, North America, Superunion Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer & Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International Tim Ellis, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, NFL Konrad Feldman, Co-founder & CEO, Quantcast Rita Ferro, President, Disney Advertising Sales Constance Cannon Frazier,…

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Kode With Klossy Partners with the Ad Council’s She Can STEM Campaign to Celebrate the Bright Futures of Girls in STEM

The Ad Council’s She Can STEM campaign has joined forces with Karlie Kloss’s nonprofit organization, Kode With Klossy, to show girls how exercising their minds – using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is the first step to changing the world. In a new PSA (public service advertisement), launching today to coincide with Pi Day, supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is joined by a team of bold, confident young girls who exercise their STEM skills through exciting coding projects, which help inspire self-confidence and creative thinking. “When we create…

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