The History of Advertising [Infographic]

Ever wonder the origins of modern advertising? This is a fantastic overview of the history of advertising – fully detailed and broken down for all of you advertising buffs. For a true marketer this is a must, you can’t really push forward until you know the full story. This infographic throws us back all the way to 2000BC where Egyptians invented outdoor advertising by carving public notices in steel, all the way to modern day. [via mashable]

Advertising has come a long way from steel carvings to digital ads but it still serves the exact same purpose. What did you think of this history of advertising infographic? Did some of the key points surprise you? Let us know what you think in the comment field below.

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