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.
“Love Has No Labels.”
“I am a Witness.”
“It’s On Us.”
“Take Time to Be a Dad Today.”
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.
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 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.
I worked at Ad Council full-time (More than a year)
Pleasant people - great work life balance. Exposure to many facets of the advertising industry.
Limited opportunities for growth from the junior level - senior and mid level management are comfortable in their roles and going nowhere. Some portions of mid level and senior management are cliquey to a fault. Major strategic decisions are outsourced to consultants with limited input from the boots on the ground. Lots of lip service paid to culture improvements by senior management but transparency is limited.
I applied online. I interviewed at Ad Council (New York, NY) in April 2017.
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.
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