An advertiser is the company, organization, or individual that pays for an advertising space or time to present a persuasive advertisement or message to the public. It comes from the Latin verb annunciare which means to announce or to make known a news.
The system of presenting the advertisement is known as advertising. Through advertising, advertisers seek to generate greater consumption of their products or services through the “brand”, which associates the name of the product or the image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. Advertisers are not always commercial, being able to spend money to advertise other elements of a product or service to the consumer, such as political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and government agencies.
Nonprofits can take the form of an advertiser using free forms of persuasion such as public service announcements, or street-level promotional activities.
The advertising business model has been adapted in recent years. For example, there is now guerrilla marketing, which involves unusual approaches, such as staged encounters in public places, raffles for products such as cars that are covered with brand messages, and interactive advertising where the viewer can respond to become part of the advertising message. This type of advertising is unpredictable, causing consumers to buy the product or idea.
All this reflects a growing trend of online advertising, hand in hand with “embedded” ads on the internet, through the placement of interactive products, which make consumers vote through text messages, or campaigns that use social networking services such as Facebook or Twitter.
Average advertiser spend
Likewise, the ratio of advertising spending to GDP has changed little through major changes in the media. In 1925, the major advertising outlets in the United States were newspapers, magazines, posters on streetcars, and outdoor posters.
Advertising spending as a percentage of GDP was around 2.9 percent. By 1998, television and radio had become the main means of advertising. However, advertising spending as a percentage of GDP was slightly lower, at around 2.4 percent.