13+ Advertising Trivia Questions and Answers

Do you consider yourself an advertising guru? Or are you your marketing department’s next trivia host searching for trivia questions to ask the team? Or are you just pop culture enthusiasts looking for new trivia questions to try out?

We’ve put together the perfect trivia collection for trivia events, icebreakers, and challenges for people in marketing and advertising. Check out this collection of advertising trivia questions, answers, and facts.

Advertising Trivia

Advertising and marketing strategies have changed over the years. We’ve seen the boom of print, radio, and digital advertising. So it’s only fitting to start off with some advertising trivia across time.

  • The first Academy Award-winning movie to feature product placement was “Wings.”
  • Facebook’s first ad revenue project was called Flyers, which were ads placed on Facebook’s homepage.
  • One of the first old commercials was placed on a clock on top of a map of the United States with the brand’s name visible.

Advertising Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you confident in your advertising knowledge? This quiz should be the perfect way to test how much you know.

Go through some challenging rounds of trivia questions and answers for a weekly trivia night or trivia game with the marketing team. You’re sure to have an enjoyable unique experience with this collection.


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Complete this phrase by Engel, Blackwell, and Mansard, “________ is the actions and decision processes of people who purchase goods and services for personal consumption.” ▶ Consumer Behavior
What’s the lowest cost you can run on eBay ads? ▶ $0.02
What ad objective involves creating a greater consumer familiarity with a brand’s products, services, and messages? ▶ Awareness building
The slogan “Just Do It” was created in 1988 for which company?▶ Nike
“A Diamond is Forever” is a famous advertising slogan created in 1947 for what company?▶ De Beers
What is the brand name for the product that has a mascot of a muscular man with a shaved head and an earring?▶ Mr. Clean
“My bologna has a first name” are the first words of a classic Jingle advertising what company?▶ Oscar Meyer
Head and Shoulders is a brand of shampoo that claims to deal with what common chronic scalp condition?▶ Dandruff
“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” is a Nike advertisement associated with what former NFL player?▶ Colin Kaepernick
What famous Christmas legend did a Montgomery Ward advertising man create as part of his job?▶ Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Adman Robert May first wrote of the now famous reindeer in a pamphlet distributed to children by store Santas in 1939.
Shown before a baseball game in 1941, the world’s first television commercial advertised what product?▶ Bulova watches

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

His friends call him the Question Master.