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Starcom MediaVest CEO Becomes Chair of Ad Council Laura Desmond praised as one of the industry's 'most respected leaders'

Starcom MediaVest Group's global CEO Laura Desmond today was named board chairman of the Advertising Council. Desmond succeeds Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks.  The appointment continues the Ad Council's tradition…

July 7, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Children Tell Parents to 'Lock It Up' in Merkley's Gun Safety Ads A welcome role reversal

Merkley + Partners takes the kids' side in its new campaign for gun safety, with boys and girls questioning why adults don't go to greater lengths to hide their firearms. In…

June 25, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

The World's Kookiest, Catchiest Anti-Asthma PSAs May Leave You Breathless Twisted genius of Parry Gripp

Remember the "Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway" song from way back in 2010? How about the theme song from Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the 1990s? Parry Gripp was the…

September 18, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

Bottles and Cans Plead to Be Recycled in New Ads for Keep America Beautiful PSAs from Pereira & O'Dell

Pereira & O'Dell tells stories from the point of view of trash in its new "I Want to Be Recycled" pro-bono campaign for the Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful.…

July 19, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

Smokey Bear Reboot Takes Warm and Fuzzy to a Whole New Level Iconic mascot returns with hugs

The new man-in-a-furry-suit-and-big-ass-jeans incarnation of Smokey Bear is all about huggin' and lovin' strangers he meets in the woods. These days, who isn't? (Well, OK, Purity Bear for one.) Draftfcb…

July 17, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

Walgreens Runs Blowout Video Ad Effort—Aimed at Bots? Heavy autoplay presence on slew of Alphabird ghost sites

Just before Memorial Day Weekend, Walgreens started running a blowout Web video ad campaign for its Way to Well initiative. The ads, featuring Alison Sweeney (Sammy from Days of Our…

May 30, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Feb. 8-15 Long-haired babies and short-haired kitties, tiny beers and giant noses

With the Super Bowl out of the way, advertisers who didn't have almost $4 million to blow can resume their previously scheduled programming. There were a bunch of visually striking spots…

February 15, 2013, 10:18 AM EST

Where in the World Is Matt Lauer? Somewhere in This Ad Council PSA Campbell Ewald plays games with the Today host

Ad Council PSAs don't get much better than this one from Campbell Ewald and Tool director Sean Ehringer. It would spoil things to reveal what's going on, so just watch.…

February 11, 2013, 1:59 PM EST

NBCU Ad Sales Picture Crystallizes Yaccarino firms up her executive staff with promotions, new hires

Nearly two months after Linda Yaccarino became the head of advertising sales at NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks units, the org chart is coming into focus. The company announced today that…

November 15, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

Texting While Walking Is Bad, but Guess What's Worse? New PSAs contrast embarrassment with manslaughter

Traffic safety efforts shouldn't play it safe. These days, it's often a case of gore or bore—or at least trying something beyond the expected. PSAs lacking visual punch quickly fade…

November 2, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

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