New PSAs from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Ad Council Remind Adult Learners that “No One Gets a Diploma Alone”

Today, the Ad Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation launched new public service ads (PSAs) for the national Finish Your Diploma campaign, which provides adults with the information needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma and encourages people to sign up for free adult education classes by finding nearby centers at FinishYourDiploma.org. The campaign builds on the inspirational “No One Gets a Diploma Alone” message, which inspired more than 200,000 people across the United States to find free adult education classes over the past year and features three…

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Ad Council Partners with Actor and Producer David Schwimmer and Writer and Director Sigal Avin to Launch ‘#ThatsHarassment’ Campaign

The Ad Council has joined with actor and producer David Schwimmer, writer and director Sigal Avin, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) to launch ‘#ThatsHarassment,’ a national campaign to empower victims and bystanders to speak out and provide tools for employers to create a safe work environment.  Beginning Friday, January 26, the full-length short films and PSAs will be supported digitally and on television by major media companies including Amazon Prime Video, CBS, The CW, Fox Networks Group, Freedom, Hulu, SHOWTIME…

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TV Stations Continue Record-Breaking Support of Anti-Drunk Driving PSA Campaign during Holiday Season

Last December, 781 Americans lost their lives in car crash fatalities involving a drunk driver, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To help make our roads safer during the holiday season, the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) today launched the 14th annual “Project Roadblock” initiative, in which local broadcast TV stations donate airtime to support NHTSA and the Ad Council’s “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” PSA (public service advertising) campaign. According to statistics from NHTSA, in 2016 drunk driving claimed a life every…

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The Ad Council’s 64th Annual Public Service Award Dinner in Honor of Unilever CEO Paul Polman Celebrates the Power of Advertising for Social Change

On the 30th November the Ad Council, the non-profit leader behind iconic and impactful public service campaigns including “Love Has No Labels” and Smokey Bear, held its 64th Annual Public Service Award Dinner honoring Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Samantha Bee, host of TBS’s Emmy-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, emceed the event, which concluded with a live performance from musicians Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The event was held at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Attended by more than 1,500 prominent executives from the media,…

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New PSA Campaign Urges Americans to Bring High Blood Pressure Under Control

We covered this previously but this a lot more detailed, the American Heart Association (AHA), American Stroke Association (ASA), and the American Medical Association (AMA) have announced a new public service awareness (PSA) campaign in partnership with the Ad Council. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the serious, life-altering consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure, and motivate people to work with their doctor on developing and committing to a treatment plan to manage their blood pressure. Launched on the heels of a new guideline that means more people will…

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