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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

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

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

Food-Safety PSAs: Before You Eat That Pig, Bring It to the Sauna

With picnic, patio and potluck season in full swing, the U.S. government has launched a series of quirky new ads from JWT to remind Americans about some food-safety basics. Each…

July 1, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

Go earn that GED and trash your crappy job

The Ad Council and director Bo Platt make a potent, straightforward case for getting a GED: It can help break down barriers and lead to better jobs. Offended wait-staff, grocery-store workers and…

July 28, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Mental-health PSAs aren't exactly feel-good

These Ad Council spots from Grey, addressing mental-health problems, are well intentioned, and no can argue that the loving support of friends goes a long way toward helping folks…

May 26, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

Fake kids are the only kids who don't booze

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) takes on underage drinking in new PSAs from Deutsch showing parents in denial who refuse to acknowledge that their…

March 29, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT