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Why is Advertising Important?



The Ad Council recruits volunteer advertising agencies to help promote social issues through public service advertising. Memorable campaigns include forest fire prevention (Smokey the Bear), seatbelt safety (You Could Learn a Lot From a Dummy), and pollution prevention (Weeping Indian).

"What's good for society?" is a challenge to the exhibit patrons to consider the social implications of public service advertising.


We regret that the advertisements from the Ad Council as shown in the exhibit cannot be shown on the web. Permission has not been granted by the Ad Council at this time. You may, however view the exhibit on the first floor of the Main Library and surf through the Ad Council web pages to find more information about the activities of the Council.