Though I think advertising has gotten out of control - so many voices yelling louder and louder, so many fingers waving in the air to grab our attention, etc.
This has caused more of a backlash against advertisers and is driving people to greater and greater effort to remove/avoid/ignore ads.
And it increases the cost of everything we buy.
Reduce advertising costs and insurance costs (a whole other issue!) and we'd be looking at much lower costs for everything.