History of Online Advertisements

Sujeeth Panikar
Dec 13, 2017 · 2 min read

The first quarter of 2017 saw online advertisements in the US fetch as much as 19.6 billion USD and studies say that this was a growth of 23 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2016.

Online advertisements, believe it or not, had it’s inception dating as far back as 1978. So we decided to dig deeper to discover the origins of online advertisements and some important milestones in this interesting journey.

Online advertisements, just like the internet, is here to stay. They will also need to adapt and keep pace with the transformation of the internet.

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