Advertising includes the public service advertisements. A sense of social awareness and welfare is embedded in all the citizens of a country when the public service advertisements are aired.
The advertisements regarding the harmful nature of smoking and tobacco and the advertisements dealing with “save water” and “go green” have done a lot to heighten the awareness amongst public.
Apart from public service advertisements, advertisements marketing goods do a lot to improve the social standards of the society.
In India, where a particular percentage of women still live in the ignominious darkness, adverts relating to sanitary napkins have done a lot of good.
When the sales go up, the demand in the market for that product increases.
With an increase in demand, supplies are increased which mean more manufacturers and working hands would be required.
Through adverts, companies are able to reach a larger consumer base which in turn increases their sales.
An increase in sale equals to more profit, and not just more profit but more job opportunities.
For example, advertisements may show how a cream can make you look fair but they would not include the part that the cream may be toxic to some and may even prove to be carcinogenic in the long run.
Another major drawback of advertisements is the effect it has on the brains of children.