Infographic – The History of Advertising

My friends over at Infolinks have created a cool infographic on the history of advertising. It is a brief history/timeline of advertising and its evolution. Starting off in ancient Egypt all the way to today’s methods of advertising on the worldwide web, some of the biggest and most interesting landmarks are documented.

Some interesting facts from the infographic include:

  • The first print ad was created in England, and it was for a prayer book.
  • The first official TV commercial was in 1941 for Bulova watches.
  • The first keyword ad was “golf”

The evolution of advertising has experienced milestones such as the printing press and television which impacted advertising format immensely. However, the internet has revolutionized advertising perhaps the most, and of course Infolinks believe that In-Text advertising is the next generation of advertising. 🙂