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Topic: The Ad Council

How the Ad Council and R/GA Created the Powerful ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSA

The second most viewed community activism campaign of all time

Chris Northam didn't know what to expect when he set up a giant, ersatz X-ray installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., this past Valentine's Day. But…

These 16 Videos Are Each a Case Study in Nailing the Right Tone for the Right Audience

Watch Awards honor the top targeted clips

Only a fool (or a brand with billions to spend on media) tries to be all things to all people. That's why Adweek's Watch Awards honor the year's top online videos…

Adweek's Watch Awards Winners: the Year's Best in Online Video, From the Hilarious to the Heartfelt

Top talent, production and programming

The winners of Adweek's second annual Watch Awards, honoring the best in online video, were culled from hundreds of entries. Filmmakers, actors, activists and comedians are creating a universe of…

It's Good to Be the Star of Cannes: R/GA Wins 33 Lions and Agency of the Year

Lion of St. Mark for Bob Greenberg, too

Digital agency R/GA is having arguably its best year ever, leaving last week's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with 33 shiny new Lions statues, including eight Cyber Lions and…

Modern PSAs Shock or Amuse Where Classics Only Preached

The format can help jumpstart creatives' careers

Imagine you're watching an X-rated version of Game of Thrones (you don't have to admit that out loud), and all of a sudden, up pops a message about testicular cancer. Believe…

Top 10 Branded Video Chart: Ad Council's Moving PSA Gets 30 Million YouTube Views in Five Days

Video took off on YouTube after initial promotion by Upworthy

The Ad Council and R/GA's "Love Has No Labels" spot last week not only got people to feel all the feels, but also racked up a lot of YouTube views…

24 Hours in Advertising: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Always continues the 'Like a Girl' campaign and brands promote love in 2015

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Brands spread messages of love in 2015 This seems to be the year…

Lisa Sherman Is the New CEO of The Ad Council

Succeeds Peggy Conlon, who is retiring after 15 years in the role

The board of directors for The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service ads in the U.S., has hired Lisa Sherman as president and CEO. Sherman, who starts Nov. 3,…

Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday Is Cause for Celebration—on Instagram

The U.S. Forest Service dives deeper into social media

The U.S. Forest Service is about to become one of the first federal organizations to run Instagram ads in the mobile-social app with a splash tomorrow to celebrate the 70th…

How Mobile Ads Found 53,000 Uninsured Leads for Healthcare Provider

Nonprofit Enroll America gets 40% click-through rate

Nonprofits and health insurance companies rarely reveal their marketing strategies. But Enroll America—a nonprofit involving a coalition of groups supportive of the Affordable Care Act—has given Adweek an interesting, results-based…

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