Advertising: A Brief History

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Advertising has played a vital role in culture around the earth. It goes way back to the caveman days and as time has passed, advertising has evolved to adapt to the different forms of media today.

In the following infographic, Ocean Media presents several key events in history that help define advertising, and lead it to where it is today. Various countries are represented as they developed new methods to get information across to their audiences and helped pave the way for more development in the advertising, and promotional realm. Also featured is what future  possibilities might be for the next generation of advertising.

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Advertising: A Brief History

David Wallace
David Wallace, co-founder and CEO of SearchRank, is a recognized expert in the industry of search and social media marketing. Since 1997, David has been involved in developing successful search engine and social media marketing campaigns for large and small businesses. In additions to his duties at SearchRank, David is editor in chief at Infographic Journal, a blog featuring some today's best infographics and data visualizations.
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  • Ashish Chaubey

    Thanks David Wallace
    I agree to you because I know it well that Infographics play the vital role in advertising the on the web.

  • Brittanie

    As someone with an advertising degree, this infographic is awesome! It’s amazing to see how long it’s been around and how far technology has come. It will be interesting to see where it is in 50+ years.