The Past, Present, and Future of Marketing

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The real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise. – Nate Silver

As this Entrepreneur infographic will show you, marketing has come a long way in a relatively short time.

In 1450, Gutenberg revolutionized printing. The first print magazine was published in Philadelphia in 1741. By 1839, posters were already so popular that they were banned on London properties. And less than 30 years later, in 1867, the first billboard went up.

Think about that. It took us 418 years to get from printing Bibles to renting out billboards. A glacial pace compared to the seismic shifts in today’s marketing landscapes.

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