Book Chapter

The advertising industry in Latin America: A regional portrait

J Sinclair

The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture | Routledge | Published : 2013

Abstract

Outside of North America and Europe, Latin America is the world region with the longest history and closest engagement with the globalization of the advertising industry. US-based advertising agencies were opening up offices in selected Latin American capitals as early as the 1920s, and Mexicans and Brazilians had their own thriving agencies before World War II. The establishment and growth of radio on a commercial basis in the major countries of the region were decisive in laying the basis for the subsequent commercialization of television, not only as the premium advertising medium, but also as a political and cultural institution which remains uniquely Latin. This chapter will demonstrate..

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