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Ad Council rolls out 'Freedom' PSAs

The Advertising Council Monday launched its "Campaign for Freedom," a
series of public-service announcements aimed at making Americans think about
their freedom.

"As we celebrate Independence Day this year, it is important to remember and
cherish the freedoms that make our country so extraordinary," Ad Council president and CEO Peggy Conlon said.

The spots -- eight TV spots and one print ad -- were created pro bono by four
advertising agencies: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. in Chicago; New York's DeVito Verdi and Lowe &
Partners Worldwide; and the Los Angeles office of

Phil Dusenberry, retired chairman of BBDO North America, organized the
campaign in his role as the Campaign for Freedom's creative counsel.

The spots will launch July 4, and they all conclude with the tag line: "Freedom.
Appreciate it. Cherish it. Protect it."

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.