I must admit that the bigger influence in my life when it comes to doing business is my father, who is a media man. I learned from him about the effectiveness of classified ads in the print media and used newspapers and magazines to advertise my first ever sales projects.

However online classifieds work in similar way that its offline counterpart, with the advantage to reach a larger target audience that seems appealing to anyone seeking for good conversations.

Mixing online and offline advertising techniques, classifieds were my main advertising method for years, but today I feel this type of promotion is losing effectiveness, perhaps because the offer is saturated and the demand has decreased. Not sure about this.

So what do you think of this? Are classified ads services dead? Is there any promotional potential behind them or people have moved away from them?