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2012 Edition

national industry 541850

Outdoor Advertising


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating and designing public display advertising campaign materials, such as printed, painted, or electronic displays; and/or placing such displays on indoor or

outdoor billboards and panels, or on or within transit vehicles or facilities, shopping malls, retail (in-store) displays, and other display structures or sites.

The immediate parent of national industry 541850 is international industry 54185: Outdoor Advertising

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Providing sign lettering and painting services:are classified in Industry 541890, Other Services Related to Advertising;
  • Printing paper on paperboard signs:are classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Erecting display boards:are classified in Industry 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors; and
  • Manufacturing electrical, mechanical, or plate signs and point-of-sale advertising displays:are classified in Industry 339950, Sign Manufacturing.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541850
2007 541850
2012 541850
2017 541850
2022 541850

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541850, Outdoor Advertising:

  1. advertising agency
  2. advertising company away from shop
  3. advertising display installation service
  4. advertising not otherwise classified
  5. advertising public relation and related service
  6. advertising service indoor
  7. advertising service outdoor
  8. advertising sign company
  9. advertising sign company operation
  10. advertising sign company outdoor
  11. display manufacturing paper mache
  12. office not otherwise classified
  13. office not otherwise classified condominium office
  14. office not otherwise classified office
  15. outdoor advertising
  16. outdoor advertising service
  17. professional scientific and technical service
  18. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  19. sign installation maintenance repair or removal
  20. sign installation maintenance repair removal or replacement not otherwise classified away from shop
  21. sign installation maintenance repair removal or replacement service


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