Classified Advertising

Since the mid-1990s, the term classified advertising has expanded from those relatively short messages merely appearing as print ads to more elaborate types of advertising in various periodicals, as well as on the Internet and cable television. As newspaper classifieds have notably declined, those on electronic media continue to expand.

Classified advertisements have proved to be a boon for consumers and newspapers for hundreds of years. They have proved to be a useful resource across demographic and other boundaries. Today, these ads of the people are “classified” into different categories, ranging from different jobs available, apartment rentals, and even matrimonial propositions.

Characteristically, the text of classified advertisements is set in uniform type size and style, usually without illustration. The three major headings are Employment, Real Estate, and ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles