August 17, 2018 2:43 PM ET


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.

President & CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Senior Vice President of Interactive Services
Executive Vice President and Director of Client Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2018.

The Advertising Council, Inc. Key Developments

Ad Council Announces Board Changes

Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE, has been named Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors. She succeeds David Sable, Global Chief Executive Officer of advertising agency Y&R, and will serve in the role for one year. The Ad Council Board is comprised of a prestigious group of senior executives from media companies, agencies (advertising, public relations, digital and social), technology companies and advertisers. In her role as Chair, Boff will work closely with the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Ad Council's Board, and Ad Council leadership to drive the organization's mission of raising awareness and inspiring action on behalf of many of the nation's most pressing social issues. She will also manage and advise on business affairs and policy initiatives, as well as chair the Ad Council's 2018 Annual Public Service Award Dinner, the fundraising event for the organization that will be held on December 5, 2018 at the New York Hilton.

Ad Council Appoints Margaret Johnson as Chair of One of the its Campaign Review Committees

Ad Council Appoints Margaret Johnson as Chair of one of the its Campaign Review Committees (CRCs). She joins additional CRC Chairs Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer of FCB; Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld; and Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann. The Ad Council has four Campaign Review Committees that are comprised of the top creative minds in its industry. This collaborative peer review helps to ensure creative excellence and drive impact on all Ad Council campaigns.

The Ad Council Announces New Members to Board of Directors

The Ad Council announced new member to board of directors at the organization's Board meeting. The member includes Lou Aversano, CEO, Ogilvy USA, Lynne Biggar, EVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Visa, Nancy Elder, EVP, Chief Communications Officer, Mattel, Inc., Wayne Gattinella, CEO, DoubleVerify, Scott Hagedorn, CEO, Hearts & Science, Jodi Harris, VP, Marketing Culture & Learning, Anheuser-Busch, Michelle Hulst, GVP, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Oracle, Kellyn Smith Kenny, SVP & CMO, Hilton, Marcien Jenckes, President, Advertising, Comcast Cable, Sean McCaffrey, President & CEO, GSTV, Rebecca Messina, SVP, Global CMO, Beam Suntory, Katie Miller, VP Connections Planning and Investment, Coca-Cola, Peter Naylor, SVP and Head of Advertising Sales, Hulu, Vic Noble, VP, Head of Brand, Shire, Diana O'Brien, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte, Michelle Peluso, SVP and CMO, IBM, Geoff Schiller, CRO, PopSugar, Pete Stein, General Manager, Fullscreen, Brian Stempeck, Chief Client Officer, The Trade Desk and Eugene Willemsen, EVP, Global Categories and Franchise Management, PepsiCo. New members of the leadership council include Albert Hwang, VP, Marketing, Prestige Brands, Brandon Murphy, President, 22squared and Jeff Ragovin, Chief Growth Officer, Social Native.

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