World’s Largest Advertising Company Valued At $155 Billion

According to the BBC, Google’s stock is soaring on the strength of online advertising. Shares in the company have surged since it listed at $85 on the Nasdaq in August 2004.
The latest price rise means Google has joined a group of only six other firms that trade above that level, including Berkshire Hathaway and pork processor Seaboard.
[IN RELATED NEWS] “Googol” is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, Mathematics and the Imagination by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. hey im jamie and well i am doing a school progect and i typed in the worlds bigets advertising company and i just wanted to know what you did and i dont know if this will work but its dew today and i really love it if you could help me??!!!

  2. Jamie,
    I don’t believe we can be much help with your school project, but I’m pretty sure Wikipedia can.
    Google, the search engine that no doubt brought you to our door, is the world’s largest advertising company. Even though their ads are mostly just small text boxes.
    As far as what we do, we’ll here it is. I’m doing what we do right now–talking about brands and the communications industry.

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