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CEMUSA Earns the Ad Council’s Crystal Bell Award

CEMUSA Earns the Ad Council’s Crystal Bell Award

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014
– CEMUSA received the Ad Council’s Crystal Bell Award today at the 2014 TAB/OAAA Out of Home Media Conference & Marketing Expo. Every year the award is presented to one out of home advertising company that exemplifies exceptional generosity and leadership in disseminating Ad Council public service messages.

The Ad Council, a national non-profit organization, is the largest producer of public service advertising (PSAs) in the United States. Through partnerships with non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, the Ad Council works to stimulate action on public issues through PSAs and innovative communications programs. All Ad Council PSAs are aired and run in donated time and space.

The Crystal Bell Award was presented to CEMUSA for its commitment to community well-being and Ad Council PSAs by donating out of home advertising space, including bus shelters and newsstands in the New York City market. When CEMUSA constructed new large-format newsstands throughout the city, the Ad Council’s campaigns were among the first to be featured in the space.

“Our target audiences across the country would not have access to the Ad Council’s public service campaign messages without the generosity of the outdoor media,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO, the Ad Council, “CEMUSA’s support of a number of critical education and safety messages last year has helped make a significant impact in improving awareness of these causes, and they are highly deserving of this award.”

CEMUSA has supported for a variety of social issues including Community Engagement, Emergency Preparedness, Supporting Minority Education and the New York City Truancy campaign.

“On behalf of the entire team at Cemusa, I would like to thank the Ad Council for this recognition,” said Carlos Pujol, CEO, CEMUSA. “Cemusa has been fortunate to partner with the Ad Council for the past several years raising awareness for important social issues in our markets. We hope that we have inspired change and improved lives through this collaboration.”

CEMUSA is a leading international outdoor advertising company operating in more than 170 cities in Europe and The Americas. Having specialized in integrated street furniture management for 30 years, CEMUSA operates more than 71,000 structures in large cities such as New York, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Boston, Lisbon, Bologna and Brasilia. CEMUSA is the exclusive operator of Spanish airports both on the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands.

Its technology unit CEMUSA TEC promotes the development and implementation of innovative and interactive digital communication solutions that deliver high impact results.

CEMUSA’s capacity for technological and commercial innovation coupled with its high level of commitment to all its clients and the mutual trust fostered among all constituents: municipal authorities, advertisers and the OOH media industry are the basis for CEMUSA’s success. For more information, please visit

OAAA is the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry. Founded in 1891, the association represents more than 90 percent of the US industry based on revenues. OAAA is dedicated to leading and uniting a responsible OOH industry committed to serving advertisers, consumers, and communities. The OOH industry generates $6.9 billion annually in ad revenues and donates more than $450 million in space each year. For more information, please visit

The Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization with a 70-year history of marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has affected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit You can also visit or follow the Ad Council on Twitter @AdCouncil.



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