If you are working in the marketing department, you at least have some background regarding the history of how advertising and marketing came to be. The Ad Council and its inception were born at the turn of the forties decade.
It was created during WWII. It was even christened as The War Advertising Council. Not all marketers and advertisers are aware of this, but to the average person, this is a very surprising revelation to them- to think the advertising and marketing council was born out of war.