News & Events

Here’s the latest on the UR the Spokesperson campaign.

For media inquiries, please contact Susan Jacobsen, 212-984-1919, or Elizabeth Osborn, 202-842-3600 x261.

  • May 8, 2007 — Launch of “Speak Up” Contest

    May 8, 2007

    Contacts: Elizabeth Osborn, 202-842-3600 x261
    Susan Jacobsen, 212-984-1919

    UR the Spokesperson Campaign Marks National Youth Traffic Safety Month with Launch of “Speak Up” Contest
    Car Crashes #1 Killer of Teens in U.S.
    WASHINGTON, DC – May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month and The Advertising Council’s read more »

  • April 12, 2007 — Peer Pressure Can Be Positive Force for Teenage Drivers

    Peer pressure can be positive force for teenage drivers
    Peggy Conlon, President & CEO, The Advertising Council Inc. - New York

    USA TODAY’s article “Expert: Risky teen behavior is all in the brain” discussed the role peer pressure plays in how likely a teen is to take risks. But peer pressure also read more »

  • February 23, 2007 — Op-Ed: "Speaking Up"

    Speaking Up
    Teens Are Key to Reducing Automobile Crash Deaths

    By Stephen Wallace, M.S. Ed.

    Targeting the world-changing tenacity of youth, the Ad Council, in partnership with AAA (American Automobile Association) and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), has launched an impressive public-service advertising campaign designed to combat complacency and trigger an read more »

  • January 25, 2007 — Press Event Archive

    The UR the Spokesperson campaign officially kicked off today with a live Web event conference. If you missed the event, you can view an archived version of it online.

  • January 25, 2007 — Launch Release

    Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. and The Advertising Council wants to put the brakes on this alarming situation. In partnership with a coalition of state Attorneys General and consumer protection agencies, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and AAA (American Automobile Association), the organization read more »

  • January 17, 2007 — Media Advisory

    Contact: Elizabeth Osborn
    (202) 842-3600 x 261

    Media Advisory for Thursday, January 25

    The Ad Council is launching a new public service campaign to prevent youth reckless driving. The goal of the UR the Spokesperson campaign is to empower read more »