The History Of Advertising [infographic]

Source: First appeared on Business Insider by Laura Stampler.

Over the last 4,000 years, advertising has evolved from people carving public notices in steel to posting viral videos online. Infolinks has created a timeline that explains how we got from reading stone carvings to liking the Old Spice Guy on Facebook.

Who knew that the first print ad was for a prayer book, the first television commercial was for a watch, or that David Ogilvy thought that it was socially acceptable to usher in the modern advertising age with the quote, “The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife?”


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