Industry Sector

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Companies


Est. Employment



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).


NAICS Code 541810 - Advertising Agencies is a final level code of the “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services” Sector. There are 52,304 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 194,792 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 541810 - Advertising Agencies are:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Advertising agency consulting services


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 541810 - Advertising Agencies that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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