NEW YORK, Oct 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Ad Council announced today that its 67th birthdayNS The annual Public Service Awards dinner will honor the Chairman and CEO of Verizon Hans Vestberg. The event will be streamed both in person and online, with the in-person meeting at the Glasshouse in. takes place New York City At December 2, 2021. Platinum sponsors include Adobe, Comcast NBCUniversal, Disney Ad Sales, Facebook, Google, and Verizon.
The Annual Public Service Award Dinner brings together executives at the intersection of media, marketing, advertising and technology and is the organization’s largest fundraising event. At the last Annual Dinner in 2019, more than $ 5.8 million in support of the Ad Council’s national social impact programs. This year’s event is moderated jointly by Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of the Ad Council and Chairman of Global Advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal and Vice Chairman of the Ad Council Diego Scotti, Verizon’s chief marketing officer.
Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, receives the Public Service Award for his outstanding social commitment. As a member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Vestberg helped create the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, he has also led initiatives on climate change and digital health.
âIt is an honor to receive this award and to be with so many organizations that the Ad Council has called to make a difference in the country, to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccines and many other important issues . We look forward to our impactful collaboration bringing passion and creativity to create a strong rally call across the industry, “said Vestberg.
Vestberg played a pivotal role in the Ad Council’s COVID-19 vaccination awareness initiative over the past year. He and his team at Verizon were instrumental in raising company money to support the campaign, the largest public awareness campaign in US history. Vestberg is also a board member of BlackRock, the UN Foundation and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative.
“We are honored to recognize Hans Vestberg for his incredible leadership, legacy of social welfare and crucial role in turning the pandemic. The challenges of the past two years make this year’s dinner a truly special moment to display the remarkable generosity.” to celebrate.” and contributions from our industry. ” Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council.
The Advisory Board is committed to ensuring that this year’s face-to-face event complies with the current safety guidelines at the time of the event. Proof of full vaccination of all guests is required. To learn more about the event and to purchase tables or tickets, please visit the event website.
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