Black Women are 40% More Likely to Die from Breast Cancer than White Women; Susan G. Komen® & the Ad Council Launch Empowering ‘Know Your Girls™’ Campaign

Black women in the U.S. are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, and a recent study found that while 92 percent of black women agree breast health is important, only 25 percent of women have recently discussed breast health with their family, friends, or colleagues and only 17 percent have taken steps to understand their risk for breast cancer. To address the unacceptable disparity in breast cancer mortality rates, Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, and the Ad Council, the nation’s…

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Intersection Honored with the Ad Council’s Crystal Bell Award

Intersection was recognized with the Ad Council’s Crystal Bell award today at the 2018 GEOPATH/OAAANational Convention + Expo in Austin, Texas. 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, is the largest producer of public service communications programs in the U.S. and the creator of national campaigns including Smokey Bear and“Love Has No Labels.” Through partnerships with non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, the Ad…

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“Beyond I Do” Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT People in the United States

A campaign has been launched which aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, despite the widespread misconception they have basic protections. The public service campaign from the Ad Council, in partnership with the Gill Foundation, promotes acceptance, empathy and understanding for the millions of LGBT Americans who can be kicked out of their homes, fired from their jobs or denied services because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Created by ad agency CP+B with research…

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Ad Council Announces New Members to Board of Directors

The Ad Council, a non-profit organization that powers the collective pro bono efforts of the advertising, media and tech industries, announced new members that were elected to its Board of Directors at the organization’s Board meeting on April 18th. The Board is chaired by David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R. New members of the Ad Council Board of Directors include: Lou Aversano, CEO, Ogilvy USA Lynne Biggar, EVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Visa Nancy Elder, EVP, Chief Communications Officer, Mattel, Inc. Wayne Gattinella, CEO, DoubleVerify Scott Hagedorn, CEO, Hearts…

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Meals on Wheels America and the Ad Council Focus on the Fulfillment Volunteers Get When They Give

Today in the U.S., ten million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. Meals on Wheels already serves over two million homebound seniors annually, though with the senior population expected to double by 2050, there is an escalating need for a new wave of volunteers to step up to help seniors in their communities. That’s why Meals on Wheels America and the Ad Council today are kicking off a new chapter of their successful volunteer recruitment initiative, “America, Let’s Do Lunch”. Beyond the impact…

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