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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

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

Ex-smokers are awkward, dangerous people

I don't really understand where these new "Become an ex" anti-smoking spots (from American Legacy, the NATC, the Ad Council and GSD&M Idea City) are coming from. The…

February 25, 2010, 11:07 AM EST

The Pope thanks you for not driving buzzed

Holiday safe-driving PSA season is in full throttle. First, we had that great ad from New Mexico. Now, here's a spot from Mullen for the National Highway Traffic…

December 18, 2009, 12:12 PM EST

VIDEO: Tina Fey celebrates Ad Council work

Tina Fey emceed the Ad Council's annual dinner last Wednesday. Here's a video of her amusing opening remarks, in which she bemoans NBC's fourth-place ratings ("Actually, we're in ninth place…

November 23, 2009, 11:48 AM EST