Four thousand years ago Ancient Egyptians invented advertising by carving public notices in steel. Fast forward to the present day, and in-text online ads, Facebook Like-driven campaigns and viral commercials, such as the Old Spice Guy, are common form.
Sell & Spin A History of Advertising 1999 Sell & Spin A History of Advertising. Documentary about how products ideas and people have been sold over the years. The program traces the development of advertising techniques and examines some of the most successful and disastrous campaigns ever developed. Writers: Gary H. Grossman Rob Blumenstein Sean P Geary.