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The 8 Most Iconic Public Service Ads (VIDEOS)

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Everyone knows that advertising has long been used to influence society -- particularly around consumption of goods. But advertising has also been used for good, with the goal of educating American society on a variety of important issues and topics.

The non-profit Ad Council has long been using the traditional TV advertising medium to inform and educate Americans about all sorts of important subjects such as safety, education, health, the environment, and community service.

Here are 8 of the most iconic public service ads the Ad Council has produced, ranging from Smokey Bear to the Crash Test Dummies.

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