Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to be honored at Ad Council’s 68th Annual Public Service Awards Dinner

NEW YORK, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Ad Council today announced that the CEO of Walmart Doug McMillon will be recognized for outstanding social commitment on the organization’s 68th anniversarye Annual Public Service Awards Dinner December 1, 2022. The event will take place at the Glasshouse in New York City.

“Under Doug’s leadership, Walmart continued its longstanding commitment to building a better world,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “From sustainability to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and bringing communities together, Doug has truly demonstrated how corporate brands can be catalysts for social change. We are grateful for Walmart’s support and look forward to working together for many years to come.

Walmart has been a supporter of the Ad Council since 1986, most recently with the funding and activation of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative. Additionally, Walmart contributions have supported the Ad Council’s Welcoming Immigrants campaign, Belonging starts with usEmmy-winning diversity and inclusion effort Love has no labels, and Workforce Readiness, which helps people of all ages, backgrounds and backgrounds develop their skills for a rapidly changing job market. Walmart has also donated millions of media time and space across its platforms, including and in-store checkout screens.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Ad Council for Walmart’s work to help create ‘a better life for all.’ For more than three decades, this goal has been central to our work,” said McMillon “Walmart is driven by a desire to serve all of its stakeholders: customers, associates, shareholders, suppliers, communities and the planet. When we put the scale of Walmart to work for them, it results in a more successful business that benefits everyone. the long term.”

Bringing together leaders at the intersection of media, marketing, advertising and technology, the Ad Council’s annual Public Service Award Dinner is the organization’s largest fundraising event, the last annual dinner in 2021 having raised more than $6.4 million to support Ad Council’s national social impact programs. This year’s event will be co-chaired by Jacki Kelleynew Chairman of the Advertising Board and CEO of dentsu Americas, and Board Member of the Advertising Board William White, Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart.

The Ad Council is committed to ensuring that this year’s in-person event meets the latest safety guidelines at the time of the event. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination from all guests will be required.

To learn more about the event and to purchase tables or tickets, please visit the event website.


The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge. The nonprofit organization brings together the most creative minds in advertising, media, technology and marketing to tackle many of the most important causes in the country. The Ad Council has created many of the most iconic campaigns in advertising history. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. smoked bear. Love has no labels.

Ad Council’s innovative social good campaigns raise awareness, inspire action and save lives. To learn more, visit AdCouncil.orgfollow the Ad Council communities on Facebook and Twitterand display the creation on Youtube.

SOURCE The Advertising Council

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