The first ad was an announcement about a house for sale in the Boston Newsletter.
The First Advertising Agency
The first advertising agency opened in Philadelphia. A man named Volney Palmer was the first true ad agency man. He was in charge of brokering space for advertising more than for the actual creation of the ads.
Coca Cola had the First Registered Trademark
The company bookkeeper came up with the original first mark for the brand. His name was Frank Robinson.
The First Million Dollar Advertising Client was Born
The W.k. Kellogg company broke that million dollar barrier to promote its cereal products.
The Stock Market Crashes!
Advertising revenue plummets. From a high of $3.5 billion, it reaches only $1.5 billion by 1933.
Life Magazine Begins its Life
Life publishes over $100 million dollars in ads and is the most financially successful magazine the country has ever seen, primarily due to ad revenues.
Television's First Broadcast Ad!
A Bulova watch ticked for 60 seconds while 7500 televisions in New York were tuned in to see it... the thrill of watching a watch.
Congress Bans Cigarette Ads Via Broadcast Media
Advertising in general felt the bruises from the restraint, and re-channeled all of the ads into magazines and billboards.
A new, frenetically paced style of television advertising tries to emulate the music videos that youth was quickly coming to expect.
Facebook Gets its Start!
A social networking service launched as FaceMash in July 2003, but later changing to TheFacebook on February 4, 2004.