What does advertising do for consumers? What does advertising do to consumers? In what ways are ads helpful and in what ways harmful to consumers?

Advertising is a way to bring a company more customers or business. It lets people know about a company’s product, prices, and what their product has to offer. Without advertising a product or service, many times people would never know that certain companies exist. Advertising gets a companies message out to consumers, and helps them know what things are out there for them. Ads are helpful because they can provide information about products and services, and explain the benefits of them. They can be harmful because many times ads decide to put down their competition and do other negative things. Also, ads can be overused and then consumers can start to have a negative image for different companies.