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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Partners with Ad Council and DreamWorks to Combat Childhood Obesity
PSAs featuring Shrek characters urge kids to "Be a Player. Get up and play an hour a day."
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2007 / PRNewswire / â The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Ad Council joined with DreamWorks Animation SKG today to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to help address childhood obesity. Featuring characters from the movie Shrek, the PSAs are an extension of HHS' ongoing "Small Step" Childhood Obesity Prevention campaign, which encourages children and families to lead healthy lifestyles. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt unveiled the ads at a press conference in Washington, D.C. this morning.
The new PSAs, using the slogan "Be a Player: Get up and play an hour a day," urge all children to engage in physical activity. The PSAs will complement the current "Can your food do that?" PSAs which promote the benefits of eating healthy foods. Created pro bono by ad agency GSD&M, the ads include television, outdoor ads and web banners, which direct children and families to visit HHS's newly redesigned website, www.HealthierUS.gov, for suggestions on a healthier lifestyle. The Cannery, a west coast online development firm, created the new homepage, along with a kid's website at www.smallstep.gov, which includes games and activities to support the new PSAs.
"We are pleased to collaborate with DreamWorks Animation SKG to address childhood obesity and possibly thwart the onset of chronic disease," said HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt. "I hope to find innovative ways to work as partners with many other companies in creating a culture of wellness. I am a strong supporter of the President's HealthierUS initiative and encourage all Americans to be physically active every day; eat a nutritious diet; get their preventive screenings; and make healthy choices."
According to HHS' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. More than 10 million school age children in Americaâ18 percent are considered overweight. In addition to the psychological and social issues of stigmatization, overweight children are at far greater risk of growing into adults who have cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases that may reduce the length and quality of their lives.
During the event, Secretary Leavitt announced campaign support from member companies of the Ad Council's Coalition for Healthy Children. The Coalition was initiated in 2005 to help combat childhood obesity by developing consistent, research-based messaging for marketers, media, government agencies, non-profits, academics and the private sector. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided support for the Ad Council's research and development of these health messages, which will ultimately be disseminated to the public by Coalition member organizations such as PepsiCo, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, SUBWAY, McDonald's, American Heart Association, Girls Scouts of the USA, Shaping America's Health, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Univision Communications.
During 2007 and 2008, the Coalition will provide messaging and creative material for its members to utilize in their own communications, including an online presence across major marketers, non-profits and government agency websites, in-store and on-pack promotions sponsored by advertisers and significant media commitments. These materials will support the work of HHS and extend the "Be a Player" message, some of which will reach consumers in the first quarter of 2007. Further details regarding Coalition member support can be found in the accompanying quotes from organization spokespersons.
"Despite all of the emphasis focused on childhood obesity in our country during the last several years, many children and families are still not making the necessary changes to lead healthy lifestyles," said Ad Council President and CEO Peggy Conlon. "We are delighted to continue our partnership with HHS with this new series of PSAs that are both motivating and entertaining for children. I am confident that this work, combined with the wonderful efforts of our Coalition, will have a significant impact on this epidemic."
Using the Ad Council's model, all of the PSAs will run and air in advertising time and space that is donated by the media. Several media companies have made commitments to donate time and space to support the PSAs. These media companies include Nickelodeon, Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Turner Broadcasting System, Univision Communications, Discovery Communications, Azteca America, Comcast Spotlight and Cox Communications.
"DreamWorks Animation is pleased to support HHS and the Ad Council on this important initiative," said company chairman Roger Enrico. "We can think of nothing more important than the well-being of our children. It's a delight for us to be able to share Shrek, Donkey and other great movie characters to help encourage kids to play and be active."
"We were honored to be asked to help with this campaign with some new partners and DreamWorks," added Roy Spence, president and founder of GSD&M. "Using Shrek and all the wonderful characters in this creative collaboration was the perfect way to show children why it's important to get out and play."
In addition to the new Shrek creative, the Ad Council and HHS are continuing their Small Step Obesity Prevention PSAs with new work (television, radio, outdoor, Web) expected to launch in April 2007. In an effort to further the reach of these ads and generate excitement among youth, HHS will partner with YouTube for an online video contest beginning in Spring 2007 that will encourage participants to submit videos based on the Small Step content.
The Obesity Prevention campaign launched in March 2004, targeting adults, and focuses on the power of small steps taken regularly. The campaign expanded its target to children in the fall of 2005 and currently aims to encourage all children and families to lead healthy lifestyles. Since the campaign launch, the PSAs have received more than $270 million in total donated media support. Additionally, the campaign website, www.smallstep.gov, attracted an average of 190,000 visits per month during 2006.
For more information about the Childhood Obesity Prevention campaign, and to learn how kids and adults can lead a healthier lifestyle, log onto www.HealthierUS.gov.
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Video Travel PostCard: Andalusia, Spain.Our Spain Video Postcard takes travelers on a trip to Spain. Takes them to Grenada and Seville, the most cultural cites in Spain. The Video PostCard is a unique travel experience taking viewers through the exciting Andalusian cities in Spain. The travel Video PostCard takes us to Grenada and the Video Travel PostCard takes us to the elegant Alhambra, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.Come to Spain. Travel with us and our Travel Video Postcard that unites sound and video to bring you a unique Travel Video experience. This Spain Travel Video Postcard is a special way to see Spain, especially Andalusia. These Travel Video PostCards are only one minute, but the Travel Video PostCards are vivid, and help travelers to Spain see the great cities of Seville and Grenada and their achievements. Jews, Christian, Muslims all succeeded in Andalusia. They created art and literature and lived in peace. The Christian, Jews and Muslims worked together and accepted each others religion. Too bad the Middle East today cant learn from Andalusia, Spain.Our travel video takes us there. We hear the wonderful flamenco music with its mournful guitars and beautiful women. Spanish eyes and Spanish hearts. We dont quite taste Spanish cooking but our travel video gives us the flavors we want. Come to Spains Andalusia.
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Orlando, Fla. Rising up in Orlando is a whimsical, one of a kind water park only SeaWorld could create Aquatica. Opening March 2008, Aquatica blends up close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high speed thrills and wide, sandy beaches.
SeaWorld is famous for immersing guests in the mystery of the sea and its animals, said Jim Atchison, executive vice president and general manager of SeaWorld Orlando. Aquatica takes this immersion to a new level, inviting guests to play in, over, and under the water itself.
Setting foot into Aquatica, guests immediately experience the vastness of nearly 60 acres of lush landscape inspired by the vivid color, stunning flora and carefree personality of the South Sea Islands. Reminiscent of the rugged beauty of New Zealand, Australia and New Guinea, the landscape of Aquatica is striking. Crystal blue rivers wind through hidden grottos and refreshing waterfalls, while rich greenery and bright flowers adorn towering rock formations.
Peeking through this verdant landscape, brightly colored, quirky buildings topped with swooping, pitched roofs create an uplifting, carefree setting. Colorful, whimsical animals derivative patterns from New Zealand's Maori culture adorn carved totem poles and interactive fountains.
Live animals from lands all over the world including Commersons dolphins, brilliant macaws and colorful fish bring to life the park's playful, high energy nature.
Aquatica features the most thrilling water rides in the world with 36 water slides, six rivers and lagoons, and more than 80,000 square feet of beach area. Designed in a way that could only be done by SeaWorld, these distinct attractions will zoom, float and splash guests through amazing animal habitats and undersea adventures.
The parks signature attraction plunges riders in clear tubes through a crystal-blue lagoon with black-and-white Commersons dolphins. Guests feel as if they are flying beneath the sea among these beautiful animals. While similar in coloration to SeaWorlds icon, Shamu, these dolphins are also distinctly different. In addition to being much smaller, they are also fast, agile swimmers making them the perfect inhabitants for this lively park.
Aquaticas attractions offer equal emphasis on high energy thrill rides and immersive swimming experiences. A colorful mix of racing tunnels, raft rides and rivers offer crashing surf and high speed thrills, while pools, lagoons and lazy rivers invite guests to enjoy slower pace.
Many of the parks attractions even offer dual experiences within the same ride. Two immense wave lagoons create the world's only side by side wave pools that can be operated independently or together. Though side by side, each lagoon offers a very different experience one with crashing waves and 5 foot swells, the other with a gently rolling surf. Nine different wave patterns can be created throughout the two pools, with the ability to generate one immense wave, or even dueling waves.
Winding rivers throughout Aquatica also offer two different journeys from serene to extreme. One river carries guests through gentle waterfalls, past exotic birds and into an undersea grotto with thousands of colorful fish. An adjacent river offers pure thrill, jetting riders through rolling rapids, rushing geysers and racing waters.
Colorful eight lane racing slides, triple drop raft rides, double inner tubes, and a 6 story family ride round out the mix of thrills.
Even the littlest swimmers will enjoy one of a kind attractions at Aquatica. One of the worlds largest interactive water play areas includes a colorful rain fortress that towers 60 feet above a 15,000 square foot pool. The entire family can zoom together on slides and blast water cannons. In a separate childrens pool, even those Aquatica guests not old enough to walk can still slide down tubes with Mom and Dad in specially built rafts.
Plenty of wide, sand beaches, refreshing lagoons and cool shade from towering oaks and exotic trees create the ultimate water park for guest comfort. Personal cabanas dot the shoreline for those who desire a private retreat. The entire park is designed to limit wait times and provide easy access to rides, attractions and even restaurants. Those who don't want to leave the comfort of their lounge chair can even enjoy beachside waiter service. All of this allows more time for carefree family fun.
Aquatica will be the natural complement to a full days adventure at SeaWorld Orlando, and create a trio of SeaWorld parks in Central Florida that collectively provide experiences found nowhere else in the world.
In a destination famous for immersing families in fun, the SeaWorld parks offer the ultimate in family togetherness, connecting guests to the sea and with each other in three immersive, interactive, but very different, ways, said Joe Couceiro, corporate vice president of marketing.
Guests are amazed by the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld. They can then visit Aquatica to indulge in the playfulness of the sea, as they zoom, float and splash through amazing animal habitats. For the ultimate in immersion, the companys Discovery Cove park offers a completely different experience an exclusive tropical paradise, with limited attendance, where guests have up-close encounters with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, rays and tropical fish. Whether making wondrous connections, having carefree fun, or enjoying up close animal encounters, the SeaWorld parks offer guests an unmatched Orlando family vacation.
Natural, exotic, untamed, fun SeaWorlds new water park, Aquatica, has an attitude all its own. Offering fun as endless as the sea itself, it's not what you would expect from a water park, unless that park is created by SeaWorld.
Our Cayman Island Travel Video PostCard takes us to the Cayman Island Jazz festival in Grand Cayman, one of the Caribbean Islands best Jazz Festivals. The Travel Video Postcard of the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean get us up close and personal to the groups playing reggae and calypso, and strong jazz pieces.
Our Travel Video PostCard to Grand Cayman also introduces viewers to the beauty of this Caribbean island like the Blue Iguana, the only place in the world where this near extinct reptile lives. And only on our Travel Video do the wonderful blue water of the islands beaches come alive.
Cayman Islands in the Caribbean are perfect Caribbean destinations for Family Travel, lovers, music lovers and jazz lovers.
Let our Travel Video of Grand Cayman and Caribbean travel take you to the elegant Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Our Travel Video takes us the other sights and sounds of the island, so you can hear the music and sample the life of the Cayman Islands after you watch and listen.
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez Unveils National Campaign to Inspire Invention in Children
The Advertising Council joined with the Department of Commerces United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation NIHFF today to launch a national, multimedia public service advertising PSA campaign to engage a new generation of children in innovation. The campaign seeks to make inventing and developing new ideas part of American childrens lives.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez unveiled the campaign at the National Press Club.
For generations, the United States has been a recognized global leader in technology and innovation. While the country represents only 5 percent of the world's population, it accounts for nearly one third of the worlds science and engineering researchers and 40 percent of all research and development, according to the Council on Competitiveness. However, with increased economic competition globally, its widely recognized that the United States must take steps now to maintain its leadership. In particular, America must ensure we inspire future generations of innovators.
The new Inspiring Invention campaign, created in conjunction with ad agency Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco, aims to inspire children specifically the tweens, ages 8 to 11 to recognize how their imaginations can lead to the technological advances of the future. The campaign communicates that there is a role for every kind of unique curiosity and imaginative idea as it relates to invention. Ultimately, the goal is to motivate children to pursue inventing and innovating as part of their educations and, later, in their careers.
Secretary Gutierrez said, In an innovation driven economy, the key to our future success and competitiveness lies in making sure we are sharing Americas culture of innovation with our young people. In doing so, we will prepare them to compete more effectively in the global marketplace and ensure that the United States maintains our global economic leadership.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Jon Dudas added, We see the Inspiring Invention campaign as a wonderful opportunity to show kids how fun and rewarding it can be to create. We hope that children who watch these ads will want to become more inventive; explore math, science and other creative fields; and then share their new ideas to continue Americas legacy of innovation.
Developed with extensive research with inventors and children, the campaign includes new television, radio, outdoor and Web advertising that feature ordinary children creating inventions to solve everyday problems. The PSAs communicate to children that anything is possible and encourage them to keep thinking. The ads direct audiences to visit a new comprehensive website, www.InventNow****, to explore and discover their own innate inventiveness and curiosity. Designed by VPI Visual Perspectives Internet, the site features interactive games and allows children to explore their inventive interests in space, sports, design and entertainment.
Research conducted for our new campaign found that children are naturally curious and inventive, but they do not realize the impact of their creativity, according to Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of the Ad Council. We are proud to join with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation on this wonderful effort to help children see that there are no limits to their creativity and imagination and that they can have a role in the technological advances of our future if they just keep thinking.
The Inspiring Invention campaign is one of several educational initiatives in which the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office partner to encourage children to think inventively. Among these initiatives are the National Inventors Hall of Fames Camp Invention and Club Invention programs, which are supported by the USPTO. Camp Invention, now in its 17th year, is a summer day camp that fosters creativity and inventive thinking skills that allow children to learn through hands on activities, subject immersion and discovery. In 2007, more than 60,000 students will attend Camp Invention in 47 states. Club Invention is an after school program directed by the Hall of Fame that extends scientific inquiry based education to after school sites.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee and inventor of the modern microphone Dr. James West said, This campaign relates directly to our mission of inspiring invention and creativity. Its a prime opportunity for us to capture the attention of children and share with them the wonders of science and technology, inspiring them enough to become involved in life ong endeavors in these fields. Our future, and theirs, will be much richer because of it.
We are honored to have been chosen to create a campaign with the important objective of engaging a generation of kids to make innovation and creativity an integral part of their lives, said Karen Francis, CEO at Publicis & Hal Riney. The work shows real kids creating and building incredibly innovative solutions to their problems. We hope that this campaign will help kids realize that they have the power and imagination to invent something totally new.
The PSAs are being distributed to 28,000 media stations nationwide this week. Per the Ad Councils donated media model, all of the new PSAs will air and run in advertising time and space donated by the media.
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