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Ad Council Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
1942
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The Ad Council campaigns raise awareness, inspire action and save lives, and we want you to join our team! The Ad Council is the New York-based non-profit organization behind iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, “Friends Don’t Let ... Read more

Mission: To identify a select number of significant public issues and stimulate action on those issues through communications programs that make a measurable difference in our society.

Ad Council – Why Work For Us?


Effecting Positive Social Change

“Love Has No Labels.”

“I am a Witness.”

“It’s On Us.”

“Take Time to Be a Dad Today.”

Our Mission

We distribute and promote campaigns that improve everyday lives. Our memorable work inspires ongoing dialogue, engagement and action around significant public issues, creating a measurable difference in society.

What We Do

A private, non-profit organization, the Ad Council focuses on approximately 50 national campaigns at a time, each sponsored by non-profit organizations or federal government agencies.

Since 1942, the Ad Council has offered trusted advice and inspiring calls-to-action. In fact, we created the category of public service advertising, and our icons and slogans are woven into the very fabric of American culture. The Ad Council is where Smokey Bear lives. The Ad Council saw that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” and reminded Americans that, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.”

Today, we continue to be the leading producer of public service advertisements in the United States, raising awareness and inspiring action on a diversity of issues, from texting and driving to autism awareness. We connect with Americans across ever-expanding communication channels to inspire, inform and save lives.

 

The Story of the Ad Council

The idea for the Ad Council was born in November 1941. Days later, with the entry of the U.S. into World War II, we were christened The War Advertising Council and soon created a campaign to sell War Bonds.

More than seventy years and hundreds of campaigns later, the Ad Council remains America's leading producer of public service communications.


 

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    Pros

    The warm fuzzy feeling that you're changing the world through advertisements (just ignore the fact that most of our metrics can't definitively say that we're making a difference).

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Understaffed. Incredibly cliquish.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing around on Facebook and Candy Crush, upper management. You can also stop gossiping loudly about people in our NY office that you have beef with. You are being PAID to oversee a team - not to warm a seat.

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Ad Council Interviews

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    Assistant Brand Manager and Counication Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ad Council (New York, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I uploaded my resume online, and a few weeks later I received an email rom Ad Council asking if I was still interested in the position and if i would come for a interview. I said yes, and we set up an interview for a week later. Interviewer asked me to email link of my work. I did, and I never heard back from them. I think they should have said thank you, at least, as other companies do. Just good manners.

    Interview Questions

    • Which kind of professional experience I had and how could i help Ad Council. She asked me to send links of my work. I thought it was strange that they asked me to fill a from with my work experience by the front desk, since they already had my resume. I thought it was old fashioned and not very organized.   1 Answer
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