The History of Advertising from Its Beginnings to the Future.
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The History of Advertising from Its Beginnings to the Future.

Wall paintings to outer-space The history of advertising from its beginnings to the future.

Advertising: a form of communication intended to persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to purchase or take some action upon products, advertising is not a new thing, Egyptians used papyrus to make sales messages and wall posters, political campaign displays have been found in the ruins of Pompeii, as most people couldn’t read paintings outside cobblers, millers, tailors or blacksmiths served very well this the oldest forms of advertising, the first adverts could arguably be “Lost and found” advertising on papyrus found in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Television was still in its experimental phase in 1928, but its future potential to sell goods was already in mind

Nowadays advertising is found almost everywhere in newspapers and magazines on hoardings alongside the roads in fact any surface that can be painted drawn or have a poster stuck to it.

One of the things we have got used to whilst watching a television show is the advertising, in The united kingdom we have 480 channels but only eight are free from advertising all from the BBC

  1. BBC1
  2. BBC2
  3. BBC3
  4. BBC4 BBC news
  5. BBC Parliament
  6. and two children's channels
  7. CBBC
  8. CBeebies

These along with the BBC Famed radio stations

  • Radio 1 ("the best new music and entertainment")
  • Radio 2 (the UK's most listened to radio station, with 12.9 million weekly listeners)
  • Radio 3 (classical and jazz music)
  • Radio 4 (current affairs, factual, drama and comedy)
  • Radio 5 Live (24 hour news, sports and talk)
  • Five Live Sports Extra sister program to 5 Live
  • 1Xtra (for black, urban and gospel music),
  • 6 Music (less mainstream genres of music)
  • BBC Radio 7 (comedy, drama & children's programming)
  • BBC Asian Network (British South Asian talk, music and news in English and in many South Asian languages)
  • BBC World Service

There are of course many "Local" BBC Radio stations all advert free.

Though advertisements for cigarettes are banned in many countries, advertisements can still occur by the broadcast of race events.

The first advert to be shown in the UK was an advert for S.R. Toothpaste shown on the ITV network the channels first day on September 22, 1955, ITV's £250,000 asking price for a 30 second slot during the 2010 series of Britain's Got Talent is currently the most expensive advertising slot on television. The amount of airtime allowed by the UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom for advertising is an overall average of 7 minutes per hour.

Advertising has come a long way and much that was allowed is now banned or looked down upon

Now we even get adverts on our mobile phones on the internet even the International space station has its name on the side.

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Comments (3)

An interesting read Johnny.

It's amazing how adverts evolved.

I guess everything has a history. An interesting read, thanks.