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Company Overview of The Advertising Council, Inc.

Company Overview

The Advertising Council, Inc. produces, distributes, and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies. It addresses various issues, such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well-being, environmental preservation, and strengthening families. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in New York, New York.

815 Second Avenue

9th floor

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1942





Key Executives for The Advertising Council, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Senior Vice President of Media Marketing
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Senior Vice President of Interactive Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Key Developments

The Ad Council Announces Board Appointments

The Ad Council announced that sixteen new members were elected to their Board of Directors at the organization's board meeting on October 24, 2013. The board is led by Debra Lee, Chairman & CEO of BET Networks. The new members of the Board of Directors are: Durk Barnhill, CEO, New York, Saatchi & Saatchi; Andrew Benett, Global President, Havas Worldwide; Tony Cervone, EVP, Group Communications, Volkswagen Group of America; Lisa Church, President, eMarketer; Jeff Dossett, CRO, Demand Media; Michael Lazerow, CMO, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, salesforce.com; Carter Murray, Global CEO, Draftfcb; Mark O'Brien, President, North America, DDB Worldwide; Jim Palmer, CEO, Lowe Campbell Ewald; Seth Rogin, CRO, Mashable; Leif Roll, Marketing VP, State Farm(R); Karen Seamen, COO, Cramer-Krasselt; Dave Senay, President & CEO, FleishmanHillard; Pete Stein, Global CEO, Razorfish; Russell Wallach, President, Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation Entertainment; and Tony Weisman, CEO, North America, DigitasLBi.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Receives $1.6 Million Federal Contract

The Advertising Council, Inc. won a $1,599,466.74 federal contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., for high school dropout prevention campaign.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Names Laura Desmond as Vice Chair

The Advertising Council, Inc. named Laura Desmond as Vice Chair of the board of directors of the company. Desmond joined the company board in 2009. As Vice Chair and as a member of the executive committee she will participate in the strategic leadership of the organization and will succeed Debra L. Lee as Chair in 2014. Marc Pritchard, PandG's Global Brand Building Officer, is currently Chair of the company. Desmond has served as Global CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group since 2001 and during that time has garnered significant new business from both new and existing clients, including Coca-Cola, Masterfoods and PandG.

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