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2014-03-18 12:27:08

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY received the Ad Council's Crystal Bell Award yesterday afternoon at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA)'s mediaXchange conference. Every year the award is presented to one newspaper that shows exceptional support and leadership in disseminating Ad Council public service messages. The Ad Council, a national non-profit organization, is the largest producer of public service advertising (PSAs) in the United States. Through...

2014-02-25 08:27:32

PSAs Encourage Children to Get Outside and Discover the Forest WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council are joining 20(th) Century Fox to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from the upcoming animated feature Rio 2. The PSAs are an extension of the U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council's Discover...

2014-02-12 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) has launched the first phase of a yearlong public service campaign to underscore the direct connection between the work of federal employees and the quality of life in America. The new campaign will include radio and TV Public Service Announcements (PSAs), a web site, social media and a grassroots effort involving NTEU's chapters around the nation. (Photo:...

2013-11-21 08:25:52

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Joins Public-Private Partners in Encouraging Today's Students to Become Tomorrow's Teachers NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of our nation's teachers will be eligible to retire over the next decade, creating an urgent need to recruit talented individuals into the teaching profession who will lead the transformation of our education system. That's why TEACH and the Ad Council have partnered to launch Make More, a new public awareness...

2013-11-20 08:27:11

Dinner Raises $3.4 Million to Support Public Service Advertising NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council will honor Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, with its 60(th) Annual Public Service Award at the organization's Annual Dinner held tonight at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Head writer of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers will serve as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The annual dinner is the Ad Council's largest...

2013-11-12 12:20:19

National Survey Reveals Long-term Progress Among Adults 21 Plus in Abating Driving While Buzzed NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) (www.tvb.org), the not-for-profit trade association of America's commercial broadcast television industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council kicked off the tenth year of their nationwide public service advertising (PSA) initiative, "Project Roadblock: Local...

2013-10-15 12:26:37

Campaign partners also include the Adobe Foundation, AOL, Arcus Foundation, Carat, Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up Facebook, the Free to Be Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, HLN, filmmaker Lee Hirsch and The BULLY Project, MLB Network, NBA Network and the U.S. Department of Education NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate and empower parents to speak to their children about bullying, a new series of television public service advertisements (PSAs) are...

2013-09-10 08:25:14

Goodwill Industries International and Ad Council partner on their first national multimedia PSA campaign to encourage Americans to help create jobs in their communities WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 11.3 million Americans are currently unemployed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In an effort to educate and inspire Americans to help create jobs in their communities by donating clothing and household items to Goodwill(®), today Goodwill Industries...

2013-09-05 12:29:20

Feeding America and Ad Council Launch Child Hunger PSA Campaign as Part of Hunger Action Month NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that nearly 16 million children in America face hunger. As a part of ongoing efforts to raise national awareness about childhood hunger and encourage the public to support their local food bank, today Feeding America--the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief...

2013-08-28 08:23:16

FEMA and the Ad Council Unveil New Ready Kids PSAs to Encourage Parents to Involve their Kids When Preparing for Emergencies WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of Americans self-reported they currently do not have a family emergency plan in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, according to a 2013 national survey conducted by the Ad Council. To encourage parents to engage their children (ages 7-12) in a conversation about preparing for emergencies,...