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Topic: Ad Council

After a Record 8 Lions in Cannes, Ad Council Brings 'Love Has No Labels' to NYC Pride

Extending a hit campaign

The Ad Council's "Love Has No Labels" campaign didn't just set records for the nonprofit PSA maker. With 110 million online views, the launch video is the second most watched…

Ad of the Day: This Beautiful Ad Council PSA Reminds Us We're All Human Underneath

Dancing skeletons, warm embraces and a few tears

Prepare to feel all of the feels—and have a box of tissues nearby—as you watch this PSA about bias and diversity from the Ad Council. The poignant three-minute spot, for the…

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner

A public service for the industry

FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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