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Going back as far as the caveman days, advertising has played a role in culture around the earth. As time has passed, advertising has evolved to adapt

Going back as far as the caveman days, advertising has played a role in culture around the earth. As time has passed, advertising has evolved to adapt

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1840 - 1873 Contraceptives and potions to cause miscarriage or “bringing down the menses” are openly, but euphemistically, advertised in the US.

1840 - 1873 Contraceptives and potions to cause miscarriage or “bringing down the menses” are openly, but euphemistically, advertised in the US.

As Facebook has grown from a collegiate social network to a site that gets action from 7.3% of the world’s population, it has also evolved into a marketing tool. One report estimated that advertisers will spend $4 billion on Facebook advertising this year.    Facebook didn’t come out of the gate as a marketing-friendly product in 2004, and it has conducted a fair share of failed experiments in its efforts to become one. We’ve chronicled its evolution in the infographic below.

As Facebook has grown from a collegiate social network to a site that gets action from 7.3% of the world’s population, it has also evolved into a marketing tool. One report estimated that advertisers will spend $4 billion on Facebook advertising this year. Facebook didn’t come out of the gate as a marketing-friendly product in 2004, and it has conducted a fair share of failed experiments in its efforts to become one. We’ve chronicled its evolution in the infographic below.

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Bill Bernbach's Book: A History of Advertising That Changed the History of Advertising by Evelyn Bernbach

Bill Bernbach's Book: A History of Advertising That Changed the History of Advertising by Evelyn Bernbach

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The video above provides a 60-second, bird's-eye view of the evolution of the advertising industry, from ad agencies to brand-building to soap operas to bran...

The video above provides a 60-second, bird's-eye view of the evolution of the advertising industry, from ad agencies to brand-building to soap operas to bran...

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