The National Limousine Association (www.limo.org) has produced a new on-air public service announcement to educate the industry and public at large about the risks and hazards of transportation network companies (TNCs).
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7430252-nla-ride-responsibly-new-psa/
In an effort to support the 42.1 million caregivers in the U.S. who are caring for parents and older loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as an extension of their ongoing Caregiver Assistance Campaign. The campaign, created pro bono by agency DDB New York, is supported by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) who are urging their members to run the spots in the weeks leading up to both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7514151-ad-council-caregiver-assistance/
In response to the devastation wrought by Saturday’s earthquake and powerful aftershocks in Nepal, the Ad Council has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) to launch a series of television, print and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) encouraging Americans to make financial contributions to disaster relief efforts. The PSAs direct audiences to visit CIDI.org/NepalRelief, where they can contribute to support the short and long-term recovery operations, providing supplies and services to those affected by the earthquake.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7512851-ad-council-nepal-earthquake-relief/
Every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. No one knows this better than “Nashville” star Charles Esten and his wife Patty. Esten’s 15-year-old daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 ½. Naturally, their world was turned upside down. But, they quickly learned that there was hope, based on research to advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, much of it funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7491051-charles-esten-light-the-night-walks/
NBA All-Star Paul George was only 6-years-old when his mother Paulette suffered a stroke that left her practically bedridden for two years. Today, Paulette remains partially paralyzed on the left side of her body.
“I remember every moment of it,” said the Indiana Pacers swingman. “I was always there at hospital visits, right by her bed. When she got a hospital bed in our home, I would lay in my bed next to her. I want to make sure that everyone knows the warning signs for a stroke so they can quickly take action and give their loved ones the best chance for recovery.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7477751-paul-george-stroke-psa/
MultiVu, PR Newswire’s multimedia and broadcast production and distribution group, has restructured their Public Service Announcement services and launched a digital distribution platform for PSAs. The newly created web portal, www.psaroom.com will provide PSA Directors with the convenience and ease of downloading PSAs right from their desktops.
This platform creates a virtual one stop shop for PSA Directors. On it, they will be able to preview PSA videos, download HD Broadcast Quality digital PSA files, as well as receive all supporting campaign collateral materials like PSA Director Letters and Tax Exempt Certification. All PSA material and videos will be available within a user friendly web interface, making it a go to resource for PSA Directors and Broadcast outlets nationwide.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7489551-multivu-digital-distribution-platform-psa/
The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced its first-ever, national advertising campaign aimed at parents of children ages 8-14 to make sure their kids are consistently and properly wearing their seat belt every time the car is moving.
“Buckling up is an important habit to instill in children at a young age. As parents, we need to lead by example and reinforce the message to make sure it sticks,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This campaign urges parents to never give up until their kids buckle up.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7467951-psa-kids-seat-belt-safety-ad-council/
To coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Selma March (March 7–25, 1965), the Ad Council is leading an unprecedented group of historic brands to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) on behalf of their Love Has No Labels campaign. First announced in February, the digital–first campaign is designed to further understanding and acceptance of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. The new television and online video PSAs encourage audiences to examine and challenge their own implicit bias.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7459751-ad-council-love-has-no-labels-psa/
In an effort to continue to create and place people in more jobs, including people who are unemployed or underemployed, Goodwill® and the Ad Council have launched new public service advertisements (PSAs) that demonstrate how donated clothing and household items to Goodwill support those facing challenges to finding employment. Every 27 seconds of every business day, Goodwill helps someone find employment.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7442751-goodwill-ad-council-psas/
Today, the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), the not-for-profit trade association of America’s commercial broadcast television industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Ad Council launched their 11th year of “Project Roadblock: Local TV Puts the Brakes on Drunk Driving.” Launched in December 2003, Project Roadblock is the local broadcast television industry’s extension of NHTSA and the Ad Council’s ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ PSA campaign. Since then, the multi-media campaign has served as an opportunity for local television stations to combat drunk driving by donating on-air, online and mobile advertising time and space for the PSAs. To date, broadcast TV stations across the nation have donated more than $34 million in media to support this effort.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7391951-ad-council-tvb-nhtsa-partner-to-prevent-drunk-driving-fatalities-during-holidays/
The Ad Council is launching its first crowdfunding effort leveraging the Tilt platform to raise the funds necessary to continue its national Bullying Prevention campaign. The program kicks off today and will run through mid-December with a goal of raising $100,000 to fund the production and distribution of new public service ads (PSAs). Promotional partners for the Tilt program include Change.org, Participant Media, Element Associates and PR Newswire.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7357251-ad-council-tilt-be-more-than-a-bystander-bullying-prevention-campaign/
Non-profit Enroll America, the nation’s largest health care enrollment coalition, is working with the Ad Council to encourage women to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the next open enrollment period, which runs from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
To raise awareness, Enroll America is working with the Ad Council to continue its successful “Take Care, People” integrated public service advertising (PSA) campaign encouraging the uninsured, particularly women, to enroll. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make 80% of the health care decisions for their families. Women are also 47% more likely than their male counterparts to share information about health care with their friends, family and community. Lack of awareness is a critical issue among women, however, with 79% of those in the Enroll America study saying they do not know enough about the new law.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7368551-enroll-america-ad-council-second-affordable-care-act-open-enrollment-period-begins/