The History of Advertising


Do you know when the first newspaper ad was placed? How about when the first ad agency was started? Take a quick walk through history in Mashable’s video that gives you the history of advertising in under a minute. You may be surprised by the dates on some creations (soap operas date to the 1920s) and some might make you feel old (remember those frogs in the Budweiser spots? 1995) but no matter what, it is fun to see a quick snapshot of the industry.