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2017 Edition

national industry 541870

Advertising Material Distribution Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the direct distribution or delivery of advertisements (e.g., circulars, coupons, handbills) or samples. Establishments in this industry use methods, such as delivering advertisements or samples door-to-door, placing flyers or coupons on car windshields in parking lots, or handing out samples in retail stores.

The immediate parent of national industry 541870 is international industry 54187: Advertising Material Distribution Services

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Creating and designing advertising campaigns for the purpose of distributing advertising materials or samples through the mail--are classified in Industry 541860, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Publishing newspapers or operating television stations or on-line information services--are classified in Sector 51, Information; and
  • Distributing advertising specialties (e.g., keychains, magnets, or pens with customized messages imprinted) to clients who wish to use such materials for promotional purposes--are classified in Industry 541890, Other Services Related to Advertising.


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 541870
2007 541870
2012 541870
2017 541870
2022 541870

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541870, Advertising Material Distribution Services:

  1. advertising material distribution service
  2. advertising not otherwise classified
  3. advertising public relation and related service
  4. advertising specialty distributor
  5. bill posting
  6. business service not otherwise classified
  7. office not otherwise classified
  8. office not otherwise classified condominium office
  9. office not otherwise classified office
  10. professional scientific and technical service
  11. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic


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