Clear Channel Earmarks $120 Mil. for PSAs

NEW YORK Clear Channel Communications has committed to donate $120 million in advertising time and space for the Ad Council’s public service campaigns in the coming year—the largest upfront commitment from a media company in the council’s 60-year history.

The amount of donated time and space in Clear Channel media properties is double the total that the company contributed this year.

The ad time will be utilized in all Clear Channel media properties, including radio, television, outdoor, Internet and special events. In addition to its media properties, Clear Channel also committed to donate the company’s talent to create original public service announcements for Ad Council campaigns.

“Clear Channel’s extraordinary commitment marks a historic day for public service advertising and the many clients that we serve,” said Peggy Conlon, president of the Ad Council. The Council currently has more than 45 PSA campaigns addressing significant social issues.