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The Ad Council and United Way Launch New PSAs for Live United Campaign

NEW YORK July 13, 2011

Through the work of more than 1,200 local United Ways across the country, the nation’s largest privately-funded non-profit is focusing on the building blocks of a good life – education, income, and health – thereby creating opportunities for a better life for all Americans. In 2008, United Way announced 10-year goals designed to improve education and cut high school dropout rates, increase the number of families that are financially stable and promote healthy lifestyles. As part of its education goal, United Way recently announced an ambitious goal to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors by 2014.

pro bono

Peggy Conlon

Brian Gallagher McCann Erickson

$136 million

Richard Donohoe

Per the Ad Council model, the PSAs will run and air in advertising time and space that is donated by the media.

The Advertising Council

The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization with a rich history of marshalling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives.

United Way

About McCann Worldgroup

McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of best-in-class agencies that emphasize creativity, innovation, and performance, including McCann Erickson Worldwide (the world’s largest advertising agency network); MRM Worldwide (digital marketing/relationship management); Momentum Worldwide (event marketing/promotion); McCann Healthcare Worldwide (professional/dtc communications); WGEXP (global production); UM (media management); Weber Shandwick (public relations) and FutureBrand (consulting/design).

SOURCE The Ad Council

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