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Rosie The Riveter! Smokey The Bear!: Best Advocacy Ads Ever

Peggy Conlon | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Peggy Conlon

Seventy years ago, Americans were trying to crawl out of the Depression, facing unemployment, poverty, war. I won't try to compare the two times -- it's impossible. But what strikes me is the Ad Council had its roots in helping America face adversity and we're still doing it today.

My Birthday Wish

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Smokey Bear

Since I first appeared, many people have helped me reduce the number of acres burned by wildfires from about 22 million in 1944 to an average of 6.5 million today, but my work isn't done yet. I still need your help.

10 Classic Public Service Ads that Changed a Nation (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

Since 1942, the non-profit Ad Council has been using the power of advertising for social good, educating Americans on important topics, and along the ...

BP Should Pay to Educate the Public About Clean Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Mr. President, in this time of crisis I urge you to return to your roots. You got your start as a community organizer.

Smokey All A-Twitter

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Following in the footsteps of such celebrities as John McCain, Stephen Colbert, Britney Spears, and Shaquille O'Neill, Smokey the Bear has become a Tw...

Joe the Plumber, Smokey the Bear and Alexander the Great

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Sarah Palin and John McCain are beginning to remind me of an old, and dumb joke, that I remember from my childhood which goes something like "What doe...