In Latin, ad vertere means "to turn toward". The purpose of advertising may also be to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful. Advertising messages are usually paid for by sponsorsand viewed via various old media; including mass media such asnewspaper, magazines, television advertisement, radio advertisement,outdoor advertising or direct mail; or new media such as blogs, websites or text messages. Thanks Wiki:)
Modern advertising was created with the techniques introduced withtobacco advertising in the 1920s, most significantly with the campaigns of Edward Bernays, considered the founder of modern, "Madison Avenue" advertising.