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2017 Edition

national industry 541810

Advertising Agencies


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating advertising campaigns and placing such advertising in periodicals, newspapers, radio and television, or other media. These establishments are organized to provide a full range of services (i.e., through in-house capabilities or subcontracting), including advice, creative services, account management, production of advertising material, media planning, and buying (i.e., placing advertising).

The immediate parent of national industry 541810 is international industry 54181: Advertising Agencies

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Purchasing advertising space from media outlets and reselling it directly to advertising agencies or individual companies--are classified in Industry 541830, Media Buying Agencies;
  • Conceptualizing and producing artwork or graphic designs without providing other advertising agency services--are classified in Industry 541430, Graphic Design Services;
  • Creating direct mail advertising campaigns--are classified in Industry 541860, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Providing marketing consulting services--are classified in U.S. Industry 541613, Marketing Consulting Services; and
  • Selling media time or space for media owners as independent representatives--are classified in Industry 541840, Media Representatives.


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 541810
2007 541810
2012 541810
2017 541810
2022 541810

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 7311 - Advertising Agencies

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541810, Advertising Agencies:

  1. advertising
  2. advertising agency
  3. advertising and related service
  4. advertising and related service condominium office
  5. advertising and related service office
  6. advertising office
  7. advertising public relation and related service
  8. advertising service
  9. consultant advertising
  10. office advertising
  11. office advertising and related service condominium office
  12. office advertising and related service office
  13. other consulting service
  14. professional scientific and technical service
  15. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic


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