Leading Digital and Tech Platforms Join Ad Council, White House, HHS and CDC to Address COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council, White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that they are partnering with leading digital and technology platforms, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, SiriusXM and Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and Verizon Media, among others, to extend the reach and impact of critical COVID-19 response messaging. From custom filters to emojis to influencer content, digital and technology partners are leveraging their tools to connect their audiences with life-saving messages…

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Ad Council, along with White House, CDC, HHS and Major Media Networks, to Launch National PSAs in response to Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council is working in collaboration with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and major media networks to launch a series of national public service ads (PSAs) and multi-channel content to provide critical and urgent messages to the American public. The creative assets focus on reaching high-risk populations and the general public with messages around social distancing, personal hygiene and mental health. The PSAs direct audiences to visit www.coronavirus.gov, a centralized…

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Teens Push Back Against Culture of Meanness

The Ad Council launched a new film “A Message from the Future” as part of the Because of You campaign, a public service advertising campaign that addresses teen bullying.  The new work encourages teens to consider the long-lasting impact of their actions, in a culture where meanness is normalized, to create a more empathetic, inclusive community. The launch comes at the start of a new year and decade, an important time to reflect on how what we do today can impact someone’s tomorrow. More than previous generations, today’s teens feel…

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The Ad Council’s 66th Annual Public Service Award Dinner Celebrates the Power of Purpose

On December 5th, the Ad Council, America’s leading organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, held its Annual Public Service Award Dinner. Emmy-nominated actress, author and comedian Ellie Kemper emceed the event, which featured a live performance from the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir. The event honored Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, for his longstanding dedication to public service, including supporting nurses and veterans’ issues. The Ad Council’s Annual Dinner was held at the New York Hilton and raised over $5.8 million to support the…

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American Lung Association and the Ad Council Launch New PSAs for Lung Cancer Awareness Month to Promote Lifesaving Screening

To raise awareness of lung cancer—the leading cancer killer of women and men—the American Lung Association and the Ad Council have launched a new phase of work this November during Lung Cancer Awareness Month for their successful “Saved By The Scan“ campaign. The campaign, created pro bono by advertising agency Hill Holliday, educates current and former smokers about the low-dose CT scan that can detect lung cancer in the early stages, when the disease is more curable. Consider the facts about lung cancer: Lung cancer kills 422 people every day…

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