Photos: On-site CES advertising turns somber

Literal signs of the times, CES 2009's on-site banners and advertisements look distinctly more staid than in years past.

Literal signs of the times, CES 2009's on-site banners and advertisements look distinctly more staid than in years past. Perhaps out of respect for the national mood, out of cutbacks in ad agency budgets, or maybe even because fewer exhibitors are buying ads at all, this year's creative focuses on practical and simple messages.

Want to make your own interpretation of the state of ads at CES? See for yourself in our slide show:

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